NEWS FLASH: MARK SCHOPPE WINS the 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! 


JULY MEETING ON SAT., JULY 11.    We will meet at Ironsight Brewing in Cedar Park on July 11 from 3-5 p.m.  Style of the month is Wheat beers and Meads (but bring whatever you have brewed).  Bring some homebrew to share and a chair if you want to sit.  Address:  3200 Woodall Dr #C-1, Cedar Park


The Austin ZEALOTS Homebrew Inquisition is open for entries!  Go to the Inquisition Site for more details.  The deadline to enter is June 28 and this year, points earned count toward the Lone Star Circuit!  You can register starting on June 13.


NXNW and the Austin ZEALOTS present the NXNW Pro-Am, part of the Keep Austin Beered Pro-Am
Series.  Deadline to enter: July 5.  Brew an English IPA in BJCP category 14A and if you win, you and NXNW will brew your recipe and enter  it into the 10th Annual GABF Pro-Am in 2015.  Click on CONTESTS to see more details and print bottle labels.

All homebrewing entrants must be members of the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) at the
time the original homebrew entry is submitted for competition (July) as well as when the Pro-Am entry is judged (October).  AHA membership of the winning homebrewer will be verified by the AHA.  You can never have been an employee on the brewing staff of any brewery, and you can never have been an employee of NXNW in any capacity (GABF rules).   You must write your AHA member number on your recipe form & bottle labels or it will be disqualified.

Take your 2 bottles  (11 to 16 ounce bottles) to either Austin Homebrew Supply. (9129 Metric, Austin,
TX, 78758) or Soco Homebrew Supply (4930 S. Congress Ave, Ste 307, Austin TX 78745) between July 2-5. There is no entry fee but only entry is allowed per AHA member.


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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April Meeting Real Ale in Blanco April 13, 2013 Noon to 5 p.m. 
March Meeting Rogness Brewing, Pflugerville March 9, 2013 5 to 7 p.m. 
May Meeting Thirsty Planet May 11, 2013 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 
June Meeting Hops and Grain Brewing, 507 Calles St. June 8, 2013 5-7 p.m. 
July Meeting Adelbert's Brewery July 13, 2013 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
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