NOVEMBER MEETING ON SAT., NOV. 14 from 5-7 PM.    We will meet at Strange Land Brewery, 5904 Bee Cave Rd, Austin, TX 78746 - on the NE corner of Loop 360 and Bee Caves).   Bring enough homebrew for 30-40 brewers (two 12 ounce bottles will do).  Please bring a tasting glass.  Bring a chair if you want to sit.  Style of the month is Barleywines & big beers but as always, bring what you have.  Cheers!


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! 


The 12th Annual Austin ZEALOTS Homebrew Inquisition results are in ! 

2nd runner up, Will Schauberger, Round Rock Brewers Guild, hoppy beers, "Not Quite A Zombie Dust"

1st runner up, Mark Schoppe, Austin Zealots, Open category, "Mark's Imperial Rauchbier VI"

Best of Show, Keith & Pam Bradley, Austin ZEALOTS, Lagers, "HELL YES!"

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


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 Saturday of the month at a location and time announced here, on the email group, and on Facebook.   Our meetings usually consist of about 60 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!  The ZEALOTS won the Lone Star Circuit Trophy in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014!


  • 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
  • Styles of the Month January - Stouts & PortersFebruary - English ales & all ImperialsMarch - Scottish and Irish alesApril - Pale Ales & IPAsMay - Bocks and Smoked beersJune - BelgiansJuly - Wheat beers & MeadsAugust - Lawnmower ...
    Posted Jan 12, 2014, 1:05 PM by Dan Dewberry
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November ZEALOTS Meeting Strange Land Brewery at 5904 Bee Cave Rd, Austin, TX 78746 November 14, 2015 5 to 7 p.m. 
October ZEALOTS Meeting Argus Cidery at 12345 Pauls Valley Rd, Austin, TX 78737 October 10, 2015 4 - 6 p.m. 
September ZEALOTS Meeting Blacklands Malt, 11880 Old Farm to Market Rd, 2243 #304, Leander September 12, 2015 1 to 3 p.m. 
August ZEALOTS Meeting Emma Long City Park at 1706 City Park Rd, Austin, TX 78730 August 8, 2015 Noon - 9:30 p.m. 
July ZEALOTS Meeting Ironsight Brewing, 3200 Woodall Dr #C-1, Cedar Park July 11, 2015 3 to 5 p.m. 
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