Welcome Brewers!

The Wort Hogs will brew anywhere, but we meet in the northern Virginia suburbs of Reston and Herndon, Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm, at the Herndon Mellow Mushroom.

Our Mission: Advancing the art, science, evaluation and enjoyment of home produced beer and the responsible consumption thereof. We aim to give our members and guests a deeper appreciation of the making and enjoyment of truly exceptional homebrewed beer, mead, and wine.

For membership, directions, suggestions, corrections, praise, complaints & all manner of communication, e-mail us at: worthogsofficers@gmail.com. Limit length of complaints to one sentence; no limit for other topics.

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Use this link to join the AHA or renew your membership and The Wort Hogs receive a kickback

American Homebrewers Association

American Homebrewers Association


April Meeting

The April Wort Hogs meeting will be Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Mellow Mushroom in Herndon, Virginia.

This months competition is Belgian and French Ale, BJCP 16.

If you are interested in entering the competition, please e-mail worthogsofficers@gmail.com informing us of your beer and specific BJCP style and substyle it corresponds to.  Please be sure to bring enough beer to share.  We recommend at least 64 oz (a standard growler or a 6 pack)

Please feel free to bring any other brews you would like to share for after the competition.

Thirsty Thursdays!

“Thirsty Thursday” Kickoff – April 23

We’re starting a new and informal way for us beer lovers to get together to drink beer.  On the 4th Thursday of the month, we’ll be visiting a local establishment and, well, drinking beer!  To kick things off, we plan to meet at Sweetwater Tavern, located at 14250 Sweetwater Lane, Centreville VA.  Homebrew is welcome to share (usual 2 oz rules apply).

Sweetwater’s head brewer, and friend of the Wort Hogs, Joe Schineller will be there to host us, with some free appetizers and samples of some of the new brews.  As always, enjoying the free stuff is great, but let’s give them some good business that night too.  Note that there are several Sweetwater locations, this is the one in Centreville.

Brewer of the Year Dinner – March 15

Brewer of the Year Dinner – March 15

The Brewer of the Year Dinner will once again be held at Rock Bottom in Ballston Common Mall on Sunday, March 15th from 5-8 pm.  The price will be $50 all-inclusive or $45 for designated driver tickets (small tastes will still be provided for DDs).

We request that you PRE-PAY our treasurer, Mark Waddell, at the upcoming March meeting.  If you are planning to attend the dinner but are not able to to make the meeting, please reply and let us know so we can get an accurate head count.

The dinner will start with a Happy Hour with a beer of your choice, and will include 5 courses, each paired with a different Rock Bottom beer, including the Dubbel Hog Belgian Ale, a collaboration beer brewed at Rock Bottom with our top 3 Brewer’s of the Year.

Highlights from the menu include:
First Course – Teriyaki Chicken Satay
Second Course – Caesar Salad
Third Course – Bourbon Glazed Salmon
Fourth Course – Filet Mignon
Fifth Course – Chocolate Mousse Mason Jar

March Meeting

The March meeting will be at 7:30pm on Wednesday March 11 at The Mellow Mushroom, located at 1030 Elden St in Herndon VA.

The competition this month is English and Scottish Ales , BJCP 8 and BJCP 9 (A-C & E).  Note that this is the “Real Ale” competition and Irish Red is excluded.  If you would like to participate in the competition, please email worthogsofficers@gmail.com, let us know the style, and be sure to bring at least 64oz to share.

Please feel free to bring any other brews you would like to share for after the competition.