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.
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The November Wort Hogs meeting will be Wednesday, November 11, 2015 (Veterans Day) at 7:30 pm at the Mellow Mushroom in Herndon, Virginia.
This months competition is Spiced Beer, BJCP 21A and 21B
If you are interested in entering the competition, please e-mail email@example.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)
November 7 is Learn To Homebrew Day!
There will be a few events in the area, most notably, Wort Hogs member Jason Bryant will be brewing his gold medal Session IPA recipe at Brew LoCo from 1-6pm. Wort Hogs members are welcome to join in, observe or just stop by to say hi.
The competition schedule for 2016 is almost finalized and the first few months are listed below. The full schedule will be posted soon. Note that next year we will begin using the 2015 BJCP style guidelines, which incorporate quite a few changes from the previous 2008 guidelines. The 2015 version has not yet been posted in a quick lookup web version, only PDF.
January – American/English Porters and Stouts – BJCP 13C, 15B, 15C, 16, 20
February – Belgian Ales – BJCP 24, 25
March – Open Competition – “People’s Choice” Open to all styles.
This month’s Thirsty Thursday will once again be held on Tuesday. For October, we will visit Aslin Brewing in Herndon on TUESDAY, Oct 27 6-9pm. Aslin is officially closed on Tuesday, so we will get the place to ourselves with the brewer(s) and owner(s), and can share homebrew. Aslin is at 257 Sunset Park Dr in Herndon.
This will be the last Thirsty Thursday of the year, as Nov 26 is Thanksgiving & Dec 24 is Christmas Eve.
If you plan to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, Aslin has requested a head count.