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For those who missed it, or simply want to revisit it, Adam Wyss’ has kindly made the slides to his presentation of the Brew In A Bag technique available to us online:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1keb86qZ7OQFM_mA_pyoXdJLsJSzidBYq94BVnt2IaXc/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

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It is already March 31st!  It seems like March went by really fast, and now we are approaching April already. There are a lot of local festivals (beer events) in April just begging for your attendance. First off is the Bistro IPA festival in Hayward on April 5th, soon followed by the Bay Area Craft Beer Festival in Martinez on April 12th  http://www.bayareacraftbeerfestival.com/     Remember, you can pour your homebrew at this festival and get entry to the fest for your efforts. Talk to Vito about getting your beer in the lineup.

Then on April 26th there is the AHA Rally at Heretic Brewing Co. in Fairfield from 1pm to 4pm.  http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/events/heretic-brewing-co/

Tonight at the meeting, we will have Steve Smith from Giga Yeast and Adam Wyss will give a Brew in a Bag presentation. Remember to bring your best homebrew for the BOTM table.download1

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Tonight’s meeting will feature a water talk from Colin Mead. A gadget from Jon and the inaugural BOTM (beer of the month). Meeting starts at 6:30 pm. Be there!!
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Here is what happened at the January 27 meeting.

We welcomed several new members to the club, a couple of which were referred to us by More Beer.

We were reminded that the 2014 membership dues are due.

Scott Thomas gave us an update on the new home brew law and how it affects us. More analysis to follow.

Craig brought in some samples of our DOZE project barrel aged beers.

He brought a Saison aged in wine barrels, he also put out a sign-up sheet for the next project. It will be a Flanders Red. If you want in on this project then shoot Craig or I an email. The Saison was awesome by the way.

DOZE purchased 1000 bottleneck labels for you to use at the meetings. Remember when you share your brew to put your name, your style, category, ABV and any other pertinent information on the label.

Next month we will begin Beer of the month. We will set aside one table for your special beers and members will vote with tokens for the beer or beers they liked best. The winner each month will receive applause, maybe more! I will need two volunteers each meeting to help with the tally and some recordkeeping.

DOZE member, Mike Smith, shared an awesome slide presentation of his trip to Belgium with his son. They went to several breweries and pubs. If you missed it, ask Mike for recommendations for your own trip.

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DOZE Member and future members,

Welcome to 2014! Our first meeting is next week on the 27th of January, 6:30 pm at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum.

We will have a presentation from DOZE member, Mike Smith, who recently traveled to Belgium with his son. I presume he will give us the highlights as well as travel tips for those of you who want to travel to the beer mecca of Europe.

We will also talk about barrels, NHC, future of DOZE, homebrew laws,  bottle labeling, and more!

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ARCHAEOLOGISTS have unearthed the tomb of an ancient beer brewer in the city of Luxor in Egypt that is more than 3,000 years old.

Egypt’s minister of antiquities Mohammed Ibrahim said the tomb was discovered by Japanese archaeologists and belonged to Khonso Em Heb.

The tomb of Khonso Em Heb., who lived 3,200 years ago, was “one of the most important discoveries made in the city of Luxor … at the Thebes necropolis”, he said.

The tomb dates back to the Ramesside period and belongs to the chief “maker of beer for gods of the dead” who was also the head of a warehouse. [...]

 

http://www.news.com.au/travel/world-travel/egyptian-beer-brewers-tomb-found-in-luxor/story-e6frfqai-1226794868668

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Support our Donors!!

Dinner catered by El Molino.

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When:  Monday, Dec. 9th, 6:30 PM

Where: Lindsay Museum meeting room

 

To purchase tickets for the DOZE Holiday Party, click on the big red button…

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Or follow this link: http://clubdoze.com/products-page/

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Here are the details of our October 19 Heretic Brewing tour.heretic
Leave Concord area on 47 passenger bus at 9:00 am (outside of North Concord/Martinez Bart station.)
Arrive Anheuser Busch Fairfield at 9:45 and tour their brewery for 1 hour, beer samples will be served.
Arrive Heretic Brewing Co. at about 11:15
Jamil will have tours, beers on tap, and Crossroad Burger food truck out front for your lunch purchase (or bring your own lunch)
Depart Heretic about 2:00 to arrive back in Concord at 2:30 pm (if we do not need this much time at Heretic, that is OK. We can depart earlier if needed.)
You must have closed toe shoes for the tours. 21 years or older for any beer tasting.
Cost is $15.00 per person with a 2 person maximum purchase.

Click on the red button to the right to purchase with PayPal

The tour will sell out at a maximum of 47 passengers.

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