October Meeting

The October Wort Hogs meeting will be Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm at Mellow Mushroom in Herndon, VA

This month’s competition is Mead / Cider

  • M1A – Dry Mead
  • M1B – Semi-sweet Mead
  • M1C – Sweet Mead
  • C1A – New World Cider
  • C1B – English Cider
  • C1C – French Cider
  • C1D – New World Perry
  • C1E – Traditional Perry
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) for cider, less is required for mead due to high ABV.

September Meeting

The September Wort Hogs meeting will be Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm at the Mellow Mushroom in Herndon, Virginia.

This months competition is Trappist and Strong Belgian Ales

  • 25a – Belgian Blonde
  • 25b – Saison
  • 25c – Belgian Golden Strong
  • 26a – Trappist Single
  • 26b – Belgian Dubbel
  • 26c – Belgian Tripel
  • 26d – Belgian Dark Strong

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)

August Meeting

Reminder that September is co-brew. There is still time to brew a few of the styles! Find someone you don’t normally brew with and brew!

The August Wort Hogs meeting will be Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm at Lost Rhino Brewery (21730 Red Rum Dr #142, Ashburn, VA 20147).

Our long-time friends at Lost Rhino have graciously offered to have a meeting at the brewery this month. Come on out, have some great beer and food! There is no competition this month. Homebrew IS allowed at Lost Rhino, bring some to share!

July Meeting

The July Wort Hogs meeting will be Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 7:30 pm at the Mellow Mushroom in Herndon, Virginia.

This months competition is Saison / Wheat

  • 1D – American Wheat
  • 10A – Weissbier
  • 10B – Dunkles Weissbier
  • 10C – Weizenbock
  • 22D – Wheat Wine
  • 25B – Saison

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)

May Meeting

The May Wort Hogs meeting will be Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm at the Mellow Mushroom in Herndon, Virginia.

This months competition is Pale / IPA

  • 12C – English IPA
  • 21A – American IPA
  • 21B – Speciality IPA (please note subcategory)
  • 22A – Double IPA
  • 24B – Belgian Pale Ale

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)

February Meeting

The February Wort Hogs meeting will be Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm at Carpool, 208 Elden Street, Herndon, VA.

This month there is no competition. Bring homebrew to share!  Hang out and enjoy some great beers. We will also be doing a tasting educational session.

Thanks and we hope to see you all there!  Please e-mail us if you have any other questions beforehand.

November Meeting

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 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)

2016 Competition Schedule update

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.

October Thirsty Thursday (Tuesday)

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 worthogsofficers@gmail.com, Aslin has requested a head count.