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AUGUST MEETING (CLUB PICNIC) ON SAT., AUGUST 9 from Noon-9 p.m.Location: Emma Long City Park - Style of the month: Lawnmower beers and free-for-all!      TIME of INQUISITION AWARDS: approx 2 p.m.

PICNIC DETAILS:  There is a $10 fee per car to enter the park.  Look for us on the left along the water with a bunch of kegs.  Bring a keg of homebrew to serve---we have 11 spaces in the trough so those are first-come first-served so bring a cooler or trash can, just in case.  We need EVERYONE to bring one bag of ice, please.  We will have cups, plates, utensils etc.   There is a cooking contest and there will be prizes.  This year it is:  ANYTHING grilled!  Yup, anything grilled and they will be judged by an "esteemed panel".   IF you don't grill something (that is NOT a problem) please bring a side dish: chips, salad, potato salad, dessert, or anything!!   Summary: Bring a bag of ice, sunscreen, water, a swimsuit, a lawn chair, some homebrew, & a good attitude.  You can spend the night at the park so you can bring a tent. Visit the Emma Long website for details.  They lock the gate at 10 p.m. and you cannot leave the park after that, so drinker beware!  FYI - this event is lots of fun.

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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).  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 on the calendar.   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, and 2013!



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