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now $10 per person.
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4:00 PM at the Gaslight
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Marzens / Oktoberfests
October Meeting - 10/9/16
4 PM at the Gaslight

This month’s meeting is a salute to the 183rd Oktoberfest
which started on September 17th and ended on October 3rd:
he Munich  event attracted over 5.6 million  fans from all
over the world.
Countries outside of Germany with the
largest amount of visitors were
Italy, Australia, Brazil,
New Zealand, Uruguay and the USA.

The official Oktoberfest mug with this year's logo on it was
popular among collectors
as seen in the fact that tent
security took 96.000 mugs from souvenir hunters at the
exits. Mayor Joseph Schmid said that stealing the
beer mugs is like a sport to some people.

The Munich Oktoberfest originally took place in the 16-day
period leading up to the first Sunday in October. In 1994,
this longstanding schedule was modified in response to
German reunification.
 The festival had its beginning when  
King Ludwig I (reign: 1825-1848), married Princess
Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. The
citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held
on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the royal
event.  The festival has always opened with the same
traditional procedure: A twelve-gun salute and the tapping of
the first keg of Oktoberfest beer at 12:00 p.m. by the
incumbent Mayor of Munich with the proclamation "O'zapft
is!" ("It's tapped!" in the Austro-Bavarian dialect). The
Mayor then gives the first litre of beer to the Minister-
President of the State of Bavaria.

Only beer conforming to the Reinheitsgebot, and brewed
within the city limits of Munich, can be served at the
Munich Oktoberfest. Beers meeting these criteria are
designated Oktoberfest Beer. The breweries that can
produce official Oktoberfest Beer are
Staatliches Hofbräu-München

Oktoberfest Beer is a registered trademark by the Club of
Munich Brewers, which consists of the above six breweries

Oktoberfest beers are no longer only brewed in the spring.
Today, they can be brewed any time the brewer wants.
They are no longer aged for 6 months like they once were.
To age a beer that long would be an expensive proposition
for a brewery these days. If the beer has the name
"Oktoberfest" on the label, it is now aged for 12-16 weeks.
If the beer is only called a Märzen, it only has to be aged for
6-8 weeks (BJCP Guide).  Oktoberfestbiers are clean and
smooth with just enough noble hop bitterness to balance the
big bready malt complexity. The beer should be slightly
sweet but never so sweet that it becomes cloying.

We will be tasting a selection of Oktoberfest/Marzin beers at
the meeting with a special emphasis on those made in New
Jersey depending on availability.  The beer has personally
been selected by Mr. Dan Hodge.

If you like to drink beer in October (or any other month)
this is one meeting you'll surely enjoy.  Prost!

Members - don't forget to pick up your
free DB15 half
liter stein at the meetings.  Steins are also available
for purchase.
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(No April Meeting)
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MORE than the amount of the dues!
NOTE - Non-members now pay $10 per meeting.

Great Beer Articles
Hope You're Not A "Novuveau"
The History of Happy Hour and More!
Ten things Dan Hodge Hates About Beer
A Trip To The Grocery Store
To Brew or Not to Brew
The Tasting Room

Check out member Glenn DeLuca's latest
beer musings in
The Big G Beer Beat

Read the behind the
scenes story and
watch the trailer for
the  upcoming
TV series"Beer
Snobs" filmed
at the Gaslight
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The Finest Executive Gifts
featuring items for beer lovers
Use coupon code
"BEER" for 20% discount
Remember -
All meetings are
generally held on
the second
Sunday of the
month, 4 PM,
at the Gaslight.
Congratulations to
club member
Doug Vohden  
for winning the Gold
Medal and "Best in Show"
at the NJ State Fair
Homebrew Competition
Read the latest news from the
NJ Craft Brewers Guild
Samuel L. Jackson

not be at our
Oct. Meeting!!
Co-winners of the
Member of the Year award
Tom Nooney, Faith Franzino,
Glenn Deluca.
Show your appreciation and
buy them a beer at Gaslight!
Wins Title of
Best Beer in NJ
in the
Congratulations to
Head Brewer
D.J. Soboti
and the entire Gaslight
No One Wins
No one was able to
correctly identify
all people in both
pictures below
before entry
deadline. The
contest is now over.
Make bad beer
good with
Mad Hops -
full product
review HERE

Next Meeting
October 9
Sunday - 4 PM
arzens /