Saturday, June 24, 2023

Horsemen rein in AHA's 2023 Radegast Club of the Year award

Image courtesy of The Horsemen of the Hopocalypse.

This evening, Fort Worth's Horsemen of the Hopocalypse, North Texas' fastest-growing homebrew club, was named the 2023 Radegast Club of the Year by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA).

Presented during the AHA's National Homebrew Competition awards ceremony in San Diego, California, the Radegast prize goes to a club displaying excellence in diversity, philanthropy, promotion of the homebrewing hobby, teaching, and “overall awesomeness.” The award comes with a $1000 cash prize to be split between the club - a registered nonprofit - and a charity of its choice, to be announced at a later date.

“The Horsemen are an excellent community of friends and family who all love making - and drinking - great homebrewed beer," says Charlie Scudder, the club's information officer. "Winning the AHA’s Radegast Club of the Year award is a great honor, but it doesn’t change the work we do to support our homebrewing community and the greater community in D-FW. From organizing competitions for our area’s homebrewers to fundraising for local nonprofits throughout the year, we’re always looking for ways to give back.”

In the club’s nomination materials for the Radegast, the Horsemen highlighted their competitive success and homebrewer mentorship efforts, along with their charitable work, including raising funds for Brotherhood for the Fallen and Ukrainian humanitarian aid during 2022.

“This is an incredible honor and a result of the hard work and dedication of all our officers and members,” says Steve Russell, the club’s president. "Five years ago, we were a small social home brew club. Thanks to leaders like Shawn Mason, who we lost in 2021, that started us down this road and past-president Jarrett Long who drug us kicking and screaming, here we are."

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