The Texas Carboys

A Homebrew Club in North Austin

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New 2018 Tasting Glasses!

The new tasting glasses for 2018 have arrived! They will be at the February meeting for all paid members.

This photo shows a proper pour for the new tasting glass, as well as the prior 2 years glasses.

The Monster is coming!

Registration and entry drop off for The Monster Homebrew Competition ends soon! Tuesday October 31st (Halloween) is the last day to register and drop off your beers. We have a ton of great prizes this year, including sacks of malt, gift packs from local breweries, and gift certificates to local homebrew stores. Check out the competition website for all the details.


We have a new website!

Aside from the redesign, the new site gives each member their own blog!

If you're a member and we have your email address, you already have an account. Enter your email address with a bogus password then click "Sign In". You should see a message with a "Forgot Password?" link. Click that and you should receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password. If you receive a message saying, "No user found" send us a message with your name and email address by clicking "Contact Us" above.

If you have any questions or comments on the site, please let us know!

Monster Update

This is the 10th Anniversary of the Monster! The Monster is central Texas' scariest high gravity homebrew competition. Monster Entries will be due during the month of October. Dropoff locations include Austin Homebrew Supply and the Dixie Cup in Houston.
Monster Medal Categories
• Categories may be rebalanced depending upon participation
• An individual may enter as many subcategories at they wish, however they may only enter each subcategory once.

2017 Spring Picnic

Thanks everyone for making the 2017 spring picnic a huge success! Special thanks to the weather for cooperating!

Congratulations to the winners of the first annual Kubb tournament!

2017 Spring Picnic Kubb tournament winners

Monster Competition 2016 Winners

Results are in and the winners are:

Hop Monster:

  1. Dean Cortez, Double IPA, “MaiTaIPA”
  2. Robert Chaney, American IPA, “DayMaker IPA”
  3. Bob Kapusinski, American IPA, “Just Another IPA”

Malt Monster:

  1. Bob Kapusinski, Baltic Porter, “Igor Porter”
  2. Brian Harris, Belgian Dark Strong, “Quad Damage”
  3. Bob Kapusinski, English Barleywine, “Barleywine”

Other Worldly Monster:

  1. Henrik Engert, Belgian Dark Strong, “Dark Strong!”
  2. Dean Cortez, Specialty Wood-Aged, “15 Barrel RIS”
  3. Dean Cortez, Specialty Wood-Aged, “16 Barrel RIS”

Best of Show:

  1. Bob Kapusinski, Baltic Porter, “Igor Porter”
  2. Henrik Engert, Belgian Dk Strong, “Dark Strong!”

Thanks to everyone who entered. Without you, the competitions would not have been such a huge success. And thanks to all of the judges, stewards and other volunteers.

And of course thanks to all of this years sponsors:

Monster Competition 2015 Winners

Hop Monsters

  1. Keith and Pam Bradley “Hop Fusion”
  2. Dean Cortez “Zombie Mud”
  3. Michael Allen “Hop Blooded”

Malt Monsters

  1. Jeff Hilland “Eis Eis Baby”
  2. Keith Bradley “McLuvin”
  3. Jeff Hilland “Intergalactic Stout”

Other Worldly

  1. Keith and Pam Bradley “On the Sly” (Weizenbock)
  2. Dean Cortez “Olde Luddite Barleywine”
  3. Dean Cortez “Barrel RIS”

Best of Show

  1. Keith and Pam Bradley “On the Sly” (Weizenbock)
  2. Keith and Pam Bradley “Hop Fusion”
  3. Jeff Hilland “Eis Eis Baby”