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 May 16 - 22, 2013 
The Cult of Homebrew

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The Cult of Homebrew

By Ty Bannerman

It must cross every beer aficionado's mind at some point. Halfway into a pint of microbrewed ale, you savor and ruminate on the balance of malt and hops. “This is good,” you think. “But could I do it better?”

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Michelle Trujillo, wearing a shirt from one of Albuquerque’s first homebrew festivals and holding a photo of her father, Victor.
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Brew City

Duchess of Ale

Albuquerque’s oldest homebrew shop enters a new generation

By Ty Bannerman
Michelle Trujillo proudly carries the torch for her father Victor, who started Victor’s Grape Arbor, Albuquerque’s first (and, for a long time, only) homebrew supply store.

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Brewing it for Ourselves

A short guide to the long history of American homebrew

By Brian Haney

America has a long history with home brewing beer. The pilgrims did it in Plymouth because it was considered safer than the questionable water of their adopted home. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson made beer at Mount Vernon and Monticello respectively.

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A Beginning Brewer’s Glossary

By Ty Bannerman
Wort, hops, lager, malt … what does it all MEAN?

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The Five Brewing Commandments

By Ty Bannerman
The “thou shalts” of mixing the drink in the comfort of your own home.

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Local Brewing Resources

Where to go to browse, buy and question.

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