AUGUST MEETING ON SAT., AUGUST 12  -  PICNIC!   EMMA LONG PARK, morning - 10 p.m.   Address:  1706 City Park Rd.    Emma Long Park  does NOT take cash for daily park fees (only credit/debit cards) & it costs $10/day per vehicle on the weekend.  Some folks will be there all day so feel free to come out early and help set up or just have fun.  The park does get to capacity later in the day, so if you don't come out early enough you might get turned away.   Check our facebook page for updates as the day goes on.  You can bring canned goods but it's easier if you bring them to the September meeting.   Please bring a bag of ice for the beers.  Speaking of beer, this is a keg drag, so feel free to bring a keg and serve it or put it in the trough, but it does only go to 11, so you may want to bring a bucket or trash can to put your keg in as well as a picnic faucet (last year we had about 30 kegs).  If you don't keg you can still bring your bottles, just keep it on the down low as glass containers are not allowed in the park.  

The annual cook-off this year is any dish made with PEACHES.  Everyone will vote on their favorite 2 dishes and prizes will be awarded!!  Be sure to have your dish there by 1 p.m. if you want to enter the contest.   This is a potluck so bring anything that is tasty!!  We will provide the plates, cups, napkins and utensils.   

Bring a swimsuit, SUNSCREEN, WATER , floats, sunglasses, lawn chairs, pop-ups for shade, a bag of ice, food to share, maybe a dish with peaches for the contest, and a fun attitude!!  Kids are welcome.  

This is also when we announce the winners of the Inquisition, usually between 2-3 p.m.  Winners of the contest will absolutely NOT be announced before this date and time.  The results will be posted on the website and sent out via email whenever we recover from this event.   

Many of us stay the night, so you are more than welcome to join us.   Some folks will even be spending Friday night at the park.  Click on the Emma Long link to reserve a campsite (bring a tent).  The park closes at 10 p.m. and they lock the gate.  If you aren't outside the gate, you WILL be spending the night. Cheers!

If you want an opinion on your beer, please let us know and we will try it early and help solve any issues you may be having. Don't be shy!   We will give you an honest opinion and give friendly advice. How are we going to win the National Homebrew Conference in Minneapolis next year if we don't HELP eachother???   If you are new, we don't bite!!  Come on in and introduce yourself.   Cheers!

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ZEALOTS winners at the 2017 MCAB (Masters Championship of Amateur Brwing)
are:    
Ronnie Lawson - Best of Show - Grand Master Award - for his Wood-aged Stout
Matt Chrispen - 1st Place - Berry Ancho Stinger (Fruit and Spice Mead)
James Petty - 2nd place - Helles 
Congratulations!!


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THE AUSTIN ZEALOTS HAVE WON THE LONE STAR CIRCUIT TROPHY FOR 2016!!!!! 

And Ricardo Fritzsche won homebrewer of the year on the Lone Star Circuit!!  Congrats!   Mark Schoppe finished second!!  Kerry Martin finished 7th and Ronnie Lawson finished 15th!!  Congrats on an amazing effort in 2016!  Corey & Angela Martin finished 4th in the team competition!  

Join us at the Bluebonnet Brewoff in the DFW area in late March where the Lone Star Circuit Trophy will be awarded to us.  

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The 13th Annual Austin ZEALOTS Homebrew Inquisition (2016) results are in !  

Best of Show, Ricardo Fritzsche, Austin ZEALOTS, Balanced Beers, "Ric's Pale Rider"

1st runner up, Mark Schoppe, Austin ZEALOTS, Meads & Ciders, "Mark's Semi-Sweet Hydromel"

2nd runner up, Dan Ironside, Austin ZEALOTS, Open Category, "Imperial Smoked Porter"

See all the results on the bottom of the Inquisition page, or click RESULTS.

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Chris Colby has also written a homebrewing book!!!  "Home Brew Recipe Bible"  LINK TO PURCHASE      "Chris Colby from Beer & Wine Journal serves as the brewmaster for this collection of 100 recipes for home brewing!  Chris’ Vienna Lager won silver in the 2004 National Homebrew Competition, as well as a Best of Show in 2004 and several lesser ribbons from his contest days. Here, he’ll show you how to take the freshest ingredients and create a lot of different and fantastic beers to choose from."    Beer and Wine Journal

Dan Ironside (Austin ZEALOTS member) has written "Idiot's Guide: Homebrewing".  Purchase a copy now or download on your device.  LINK TO PURCHASE       "Idiot's Guides: Homebrewing breaks the brewing process down step-by-step and helps you understand how to minimize the risk of a bad batch, maximize your success, and foster the passion and pride that every homebrewer experiences when they brew the perfect beer. The author teaches readers the fundamentals -- from home brewery setup and equipment sanitization, to the proper techniques for nearly any style of beer, to bottling and aging their brews. You will learn how to select ingredients, taste beer the right way, and experiment from over 60 recipes ranging from German lagers to IPAs."    Dan's Apartment Homebrewer Blog

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NEWS FLASH: MARK SCHOPPE WINS the 2015 NINKASI AWARD for earning the most points in the National Homebrew Competition!  Congratulations to Mark!  What an effort!  He was the Ninkasi winner in 2012 as well! 

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The Austin ZEALOTS is a loose group of members that have a common interest in brewing and/or drinking great beer. "ZEALOTS" stands for Zymurgic Enthusiasts of Austin Loosely Organized Through Suds. The club has been around since about 1990 and was started by some of Austin's homebrewers, the owners of Live Oak Brewing Co., the early owners of Austin Homebrew Supply, and employees at Celis Brewery. There is a weekly roaming happy hour at the various breweries in and around Austin (sign up for the forum, the yahoo email group for details or check Facebook).  No dues or office of the CEO exist. However, we do ­have pseudo officials: Primary Fermenter, Secondary Fermenter and Conditioning Tank(s), just for grins.  Monthly meetings are the 2nd or 3rd Saturday of the month at a location and time announced here, on the email group, and on Facebook.   Our meetings usually consist of about 40 or more people who share their creations (bring a tasting glass please). We have a style of the month, but if you have homebrew that isn't in that style, bring it on! ­If you don't have any homebrew handy, feel free to bring a commercial example of the style of the month that you enjoy. Bear in mind that to give each person a sample, you will need to bring at least 2 twelve ounce bottles. Each year we host a Homebrew Competition called the Inquisition.  It is certified and sanctioned by no one. It is unique in that judging is not to determine if you can emulate a particular classic style, but can you make quality beer.   In 2012, the ZEALOTS finished 3rd in the AHA's National Homebrew Conference and Mark Schoppe finished in first place overall and became the Ninkasi Award winner (plus he won the Ninkasi in 2015!)!  The ZEALOTS won the Lone Star Circuit Trophy in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 & 2016!



News



  • Styles of the Month We do have a "Style of the month" for our meetings BUT we are Loosely Organized!!!  As always, bring what you have to a monthly meeting.  But if you are ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2017, 2:09 AM by Dan Dewberry
  • Mark Schoppe wins Ninkasi for 2015! Mark Schoppe Wins Top Award at World’s Largest Beer Competition  SAN DIEGO, CA • June 14, 2015 Mark Schoppe of Austin, Texas, and the Austin ZEALOTS was presented the Ninkasi ...
    Posted Jun 14, 2015, 10:20 PM by Dan Dewberry
  • Lone Star Circuit news and Dixie Cup results The Dixie Cup completed all the contests for 2014 and the Austin ZEALOTS scored enough points to win the Lone Star Circuit!  Also, Chris Rauschuber scored the most points at ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2014, 9:07 PM by Dan Dewberry
  • Black Star Contest Go to the "Contests" page to get the details on the homebrew contest being held in November, 2014 at Black Star Co-op.
    Posted Sep 24, 2014, 9:45 PM by Dan Dewberry
  • Keep Austin Beered ProAm winners - 2014 Here are the results from the two contests.  Congrats to all the winners!ROGNESS - American Brown Ale1st - Corey Martin2nd - Chris Rauschuber3rd - Daniel ChristensenFLIX - Mild1st - Stuart ...
    Posted Jun 30, 2014, 12:15 PM by Dan Dewberry
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August ZEALOTS Meeting & Picnic Emma Long Park at 1706 City Park Rd. August 12, 2017 morning until 10 p.m. 
July ZEALOTS Meeting Flying Man Brewing July 8, 2017 TBA 
June ZEALOTS Meeting Last Stand Brewing (12345 Pauls Valley Rd, Austin, TX 78737) June 10, 2017 1 to 3 p.m. 
May ZEALOTS Meeting Infamous Brewing, 4602 Weletka Dr, Austin May 13, 2017 2 to 4 p.m. 
April ZEALOTS meeting Hi Sign Brewing, 1201 Bastrop Hwy, Austin. April 15, 2017 Noon - 2 p.m. 
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