The Club’s July meeting has been moved to a new location this year. Chuck and Amelia DiSanto (461 Mt. Lucas Road, Princeton, 08540) will be our hosts for this summertime backyard potluck meeting. It will be hard to top the scenery and generosity of our long-time host for the July meeting, Paul Corkery. But, renovations and travel this month made it impossible.
In addition to some fantastic food from your fellow club members, there’s beer. The club usually provides the beer and — until recently — it’s been based on single style of beer. It’s a great way to dig your palate into the finer points of one style.
I really struggled with the temptation to springboard off of the May meeting. The syrupy artificial fruit flavor of Champale almost tempted me to say that we should do a fruit-infused pale ale meeting. Maybe it would help potential brewers taking on the challenge of “reinventing Champale.” But then I practiced saying it out loud and I just couldn’t make my lips say “Welcome to the fruit-beer style meeting…”
So, we’re going with a style that seems to be exploding on the scene event faster than the fruit beer — US craft session lagers.
Bring a covered dish or a little something to toss on the grill and a friend/designated driver. If you happen to have a fruit-infused beer that you particularly like, bring a couple along. All records will show this was a LAGER meeting!