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Lancaster Liederkranz
Weekly Club News 02.05.20
Closing Notice: The Club will be closed Mon, Feb 17 through Thur, Feb 20 for floor resurfacing work (possibly opening Thur evening.) Look to emails for any changes to this schedule.
Note - New Member Orientation classes have been scheduled Mon, Feb 3, 10 & 24.
Club Hours of Operation
Mon-Thu 4-11pm, Fri-Sat 4-12am, Sun closed except for special events.
- In the absence of patrons, the club may close earlier than posted times. 
- Guests must be signed in and accompanied by a member; with a limit of 3 visits annually. 
On Tap Beer News    
Current news at the end of this email. Past news posted on our Bar Page 
Dining Hours     
Tue-Thur* 5:30-8:00
*7:30 1st Thur meeting night
Fri & Sat 5:30-8:30 
Tuesday Pasta Bar 
5:30-8pm, $9 Adult & $5 Age 12 & under. Pasta & noodles, meats & proteins, vegetable toppings & sauces, salad  & bread.
Reservations by TableAgent
Please let us know you will be coming for dinner. This is especially helpful with larger groups.
Note: You will receive a confirmation email (check spam.)  This email will have links to change or cancel your reservation if necessary.
Dart Nights  
1st & 3rd Tue, 7pm in the Stammtisch 
All members are invited to participate!
BJ's Memberships 
We have a business membership with BJ's Wholesale Club.  We extend a reduced annual membership fee of $30 to Liederkranz members. Interested? Reply to this email and ask for form. 
REMINDER: 2020 Renewals continue until the end of February. Beginning March 1, a $35/per person reactivation fee will apply. Please renew before February 29. Renewal form here 
This Week
Thu 7:30pm Membership Meeting
Fri 7pm Music by Randy Z.
Sat 7pm Fasching Dance info and reservations below
Fasching Club Dance & Buffet
Sat, Feb 8, 7-11pm
Music by Mike Surratt & the Continentals
German Mardi Gras costume party. Beverage chip for all who come in costume! 
$5 Members & $8 Guests with reservation at Dance SignUp Genius. Reserve online, pay at the door. $7 & $10 without reservation. Reservations will cut off the day before the event. Unreserved seats will be available for purchase night of the dance.
Separate charge for buffet. Buffet menu available in menu quick link.
Candy Egg Time!
Volunteers are needed to help make our delicious peanut butter & coconut candy eggs . Proceeds benefit the Internal Youth Cultural Grants Program for furthering German cultural experiences.
Beginning This Sun, Feb 9, we will work Sundays and Mondays over the next several weeks. Please use our Candy Egg SignUp Genius to schedule your time! 

Questions? Contact organizer Judy Zodet by email or call 717-203-7448.    
Finished eggs will be ready for purchase at the Club by end of February. Yum!
Valentine's Dinner 
Fri, Feb 14 
$59.99 Per Couple ($29.99/pp) 
- Carnation Sales by the Kindergruppe 
- Piano Music by Bill Rhoads
Our Prix Fixe menu includes one selection from the first three courses, a mini dessert trio and coffee or tea. Course Selections are made at time of reservation at our SignUp Genius Site.
Note: All dining by table service, no bar seat dining, no regular menu.
Lumpenball Club Dance
Sat, Feb 22, 7-11pm
Music by Madel Jager
This is a bum's ball.  Come dressed way down! 
$5 Members & $8 Guests with reservation at Dance SignUp Genius. Reserve online, pay at the door. $7 & $10 without reservation. Reservations cut off the evening before the event.
LLK Book Club 
Next Meeting TBA 
Book selection: The Boy who Harnessed the Win  b y Bryan Mealer & William Kamkwamb a ( Biography ) 
Miss Lancaster Liederkranz
The Miss Lancaster Liederkranz Committee is now accepting Applications for 2020/21 Miss LLK and Miss German-America Philadelphia competition. Questions? Contact Kathy or Kristina Simon
Schedule of Events 
 - Team Trivia 7:00
 - Valentine's Dinner - Reservations Here
 - German Movie Night 7:30 - North Face
 * Lumpenball (Bum's Ball, dress way down!) 7-11pm - Music: Madel Jager
 - Team Trivia 7:00
 - 2020 Membership Renewals are Due - Renewal Form Here

 * indicates open to the public

Largest Maypole Dance 05.09.15
Linda Feilmeier, email & website administrator

Lancaster Liederkranz, 722 S. Chiques Rd., Manheim, PA 17545
717.898.8451 (M-S after 4pm)

On Tap
Liederkranz Beer News
February 5, 2020 
A new beer for the Liederkranz is the New Trail Gondola Hazy IPA. Brewed with hearty wheats and oat malts and briskly hopped with mildly berry aromatic Belma, Amarillo, & Crystal hops, it tastes of citrusy flavors on a study malt base. This recent release from the IPA specialists in Williamsport is a 6.4% ABV fresh ale that is as hazy as it gets.
Weyerbacher Brewing was founded in 1995 in a livery stable in downtown Easton, PA, by Dan Weirback. During a visit to Belgium in 2000, he fell for the rich, sweet, bottle-conditioned ales encountered there. He returned to his Easton, PA brew house determined to create one of his own. Weyerbacher Merry Monks was introduced as a winter seasonal, but demand was so great that by 2002 it became a year-rounder and now makes up about 40% of sales. The Merry is a Belgian style Tripel brewed with lots of Pilsner malt and Hallertauer, Saaz, and Fuggles hops. This ale is maltier than some of the other tripels with toasty, bready flavors and significant sweetness that amplifies the fruitiness. Spice, pear-like fruit and banana aromas lead the way. A muscular 9.3% ABV is nicely balanced by 15 IBUs of bitterness.
A style distinctive to Cologne, the name Kölsch is protected by law so that only beers brewed in the metropolitan area of Cologne, are pale in color, top-fermented, hop-accented and filtered can be so named. The Cölner Hofbräu P. Josef Früh KG has been around for over 100 years with a presence opposite the famous Cologne Cathedral, Brauhaus Früh am Dom. Früh Kölsch is brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot from the original recipe by Peter Josef Früh. Früh Kölsch is an extremely drinkable (4.9% ABV) beer with an unsurpassed balance of malt and soft, delicate Hallertau and Tettnag hops. Pale gold in color with a lasting head, the beer has a hoppy, dry finish. Früh continues to be brewed using the original recipe from 1904 that has been passed down through five generations.
The are some great darker style lagers available at the Liederkranz right now. Cozy up with one of them for an evening of warm conversation!
In the late 19th century, certain cities throughout Europe were becoming famous for their independent beers. Towns and cities like Burton-upon-Trent, Dublin, London, Munich and Dortmund were producing unique, high-quality brews that would eventually evolve into their own distinct beer styles. One such town in southern Germany was Kulmbach, who's water chemistry closely resembled that Dublin; another city renowned for its dark beers. Frank A. Rieker was born in Wurttemburg, Germany where he apprenticed as a brewer prior to immigrating to America in 1863. Whether he brought his Schwarzbier recipe with him or emulated it in Lancaster is unclear; what is for sure is that his Rieker Star Brewery became famous for it and other superb beers. The Columbia Kettleworks Kulmbacher Schwarzbier is brewed today by his descendent Chad Reiker, a Liederkranz Club member. This sturdy (5.8% ABV) deep brown/red lager provides coffee and chocolate notes and 22 IBUs of bittering supports a smooth and dry finish. Other excellent kegs from CKW are coming soon!
Dark beers were being made in Bavaria long before the advent of paler specialties. The 5.5% ABV Hofbrau Dunkel is brewed with Munich, light barley, and caramel malts using the decoction method. This technique involves removing part of the mash, boiling it, and returning it to the main mash, which is held at a constant temperature. Many German brewers (among others) claim that this method develops malt character, depth, and a superior head. The Dunkel is a malt floral bouquet with notes of caramel, roasted malty, hoppy with a subtle malty sweet finish. 23 IBUs of Herkules and Perle hops balance out the rich malt flavors.
And, the Gunpowder Falls Bock on Tap #3 is not to be missed. A great beer at an exceptional price!
HopHead Alert! The Liederkranz will be soon pouring one of America's signature big ales. Larry Bell opened a homebrew supply store in 1983 under the name Kalamazoo Brewing Co. By 1985, brewing with a 15-gallon soup pot, he sold his first commercial beer. A brand-new American made 200-barrel brewhouse opened in 2012 and a canning line and twelve 800-barrel fermenters were added in 2014. Co-owner and daughter Laura Bell was promoted to CEO in 2017 making this one of the largest woman managed breweries in the country. Bell's Hopslam Ale has the most complex hopping schedule of any Bell's brew; six different hop varietals are added to the brew kettle, culminating with lots of dry-hopping with Simcoe. Keenly aromatic, 65 IBUs of these Pacific Northwest varieties contribute a pungent blend of grapefruit, stone fruit and floral notes. A generous malt bill and a solid dollop of honey provide just enough body to keep the balance in check, resulting in a surprisingly drinkable version of the ever-popular Double India Pale Ale style. The Hopslam waddles in at 10% ABV with an equally bulky 294 carbs per 12 oz.
emember, the current tap list is ALWAYS available here:  
Lancaster Liederkranz beer drinkers enjoy quality regular beers and an array of rotating items. If one of the beers has gone off tap, ask your bartender to suggest a similar, tasty replacement.   
Enjoy! Lancaster Liederkranz Beer Guy - Jim Weber
The LLK beer staff tries to satisfy customer interests at all times by providing a range of beers for disparate tastes, alcoholic content, and budgets. We know beer drinkers at the Liederkranz take their beer seriously. If you have concerns, suggestions, comments, or just wish to send ramblings on the subject, please send to Jim Weber at or Matt Trout at . Enjoy and see you at the club!