Timpano Chop House
450 East Las Olas Boulevard, Ft Lauderdale  

Speaker: Terry Jones

Topic:  Update on the marine program at     McFatter Technical High School
For additional information or to RSVP with Entrée selection please contact Craig Liszt at  by August 1st.  
On June 4, 2016, FLMC members enjoyed an entertaining time on the water aboard the  M/Y Caprice. Attendees enjoyed an excellent dinner and a fun night of dancing.
From July 15 - 17th, FLMC members spent a fun-filled weekend in the Florida Keys at Hawks Cay Resort. We thank all the members that made the event a success.

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   OCTOBER 14, 2016           MURDER MYSTERY DINNER   

  DECEMBER 17, 2016          HOLIDAY PARTY AT PIER 66  


Summer Means Pilsner
Summer means it’s time to enjoy crisp refreshing beers. This calls for German hop profiles; especially Pilsners and Northern German style Pilsners which have an even more zesty herbal spice character from dry hopping. As always local is recommended when good choices are available. So from mild to wild and from local to international here is a list of some noteworthy Pilsners that ought to be available in local grocery stores and retailers.

If your favorite store doesn’t carry the American brews mentioned please make a request for them to do so. Otherwise visit Whole Foods Market or Total Wine. Sunshine State Pils is the best starting point to enjoying these refreshing beers. Caribbean Pilsner also from Florida Beer Company is another excellent choice. Next would be Sam Adams Downtime Pilsner that uses traditional “Land Race” hops and also the newest most exciting German hops; Mandarina Bavaria. This provides a beautiful balance of crisp herbal zest and floral fruity aromas yielding an incredibly smooth and refreshing pilsner.

Then try Sierra Nevada Nooner, followed by Victory Prima Pilsner for the full German Pilsner tour de force. These four beers are all in my fridge. Other good choices are North Coast Scrimshaw Pilsner, Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner, Samuel Adams Golden Pilsner, Brooklyn Pilsner, Sierra Nevada Summerfest, Little Yella Pils, Rogue Imperial Pilsner (over the top), Schonramer Pilsner (multi gold medal winner), Flensburger Pilsner, Jever, Augustiner Pilsner and Regele Augsburger Herren Pils (Europe’s most medal-winning beer). All but Brooklyn and the last two are available locally.

Although different in hop profile all Czech pilsners are worth a try. Americans have embraced the bold flavors and high gravity* (*specific gravity is an indication of alcohol content in the beer) of IPAs for years. The extreme levels of hops used and high alcohol contents of these beers are popular amongst Americas craft beer brewers in part because we as a nation have a great deal of “craft beer” brewed by self-taught brewers. High alcohol levels and high hopping rates mask a myriad of brewing faults or flaws.

Achieving good aroma, mouthfeel, taste and balance with a pleasing aftertaste is the holy grail of brewing and it becomes increasingly difficult to achieve as the alcohol level in the beer decreases. The longstanding tradition of brewing high quality, low gravity, refreshing beers with excellent drinkability (beers that are ideal for our climate) is what makes German-educated brewers so outstanding. University of California Davis and Siebel Institute in the United States also have excellent reputations as brewing schools. However, well-educated (master brewer diploma) brewers are the exception, not the rule, on the American craft beer scene.

The next American brewing trend will be Gose and Berliner Weisse, easily brewed, crisp and refreshing. Perhaps Pilsners will be trendy in 2019.

Bio: Don Lindsay conducted many hours of beer appreciation research as a merchant marine officer visiting Denmark, Belgium, Germany, England and 35 other countries. The noteworthy beer related accomplishments of which Don is most proud include: 1975 Bruxelles, Belgium – Discovering an affinity for Lambic Beers; 1979 Surrey, England – Becoming a CAMRA supporter; 2009 & 2010 Whole Foods Market Coral Gables – Breaking every global sales metric as beer buyer two years running; 2013 Munich, Germany – Being the only American to represent the United States in the World Championship for Beer Sommeliers and achieving second place in the competition (with the help of Art Campbell); 2016 Hallertau, Germany on a hop farm where Jim Koch, owner of Sam Adams, personally sources his hops. He was asked by the Polish migrant farm hands, veterans of more 25 years of training young hop bines and with whom he shared accommodations and worked eight days and more than 81 hours, to return next spring for hop training. Hop training is arguably one of the world’s most arduous and physically tormenting jobs.

For more on German hops and Don’s most recent experience see Don's article next month.

2016 Officers & Chair

Skipper: Bryan Emond
First Mate: Michelle Otero Valdes
Yeoman: Jonathan Dunleavy
Purser: Arlene Weicher
Program Director: Hector Ramirez

Bosun: Craig Liszt
Actives Chair: Sandy Hoekstra Handrahan
Historian: Raul Chacon
Seminar Chair: Tom Nolan

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About Us
The Fort Lauderdale Mariners Club is dedicated to the promotion of ethical business practices among the sea-going community as well as the circulation of accurate and useful information to the boating community.

Our membership includes both professional and leisure boating enthusiasts, as well as industry experts and professionals in many disciplines from around the world.

Join Us
We welcome your interest in the Mariners Club and invite you to become an active member to the benefit of each of us individually and all of us as a community. The easiest way to join is to attend a monthly meeting as a guest of a current member.

Request an application form from an officer, complete it and mail it with your check for $50.00 to the Mariners Club for consideration by the membership committee.

Two sponsors are required. If you want to join and do not know an active member, contact
 Bryan Emond


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