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DB15 Cask Commissioner /
club treasurer Brian Lynch
(left) and Fritz Maytag,
founder of Anchor Brewing,  
toast International Beer Day on
their tour of Mexican breweries
as consultants for the NAFTA
Council of Beverages and Beer.
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See you at
the Gaslight!   
DB15 shirts are here!
Choose from two different 4-color shirts. One with our Uncle Sam DB 15 logo
or one with the club motto -
" I'd rather die of thirst than drink from the cup of mediocrity"
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Club members can order in person at the next meeting.
If you are not currently on the DB15 mailing list or would
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stop in the Gaslight and ask your friendly
bartender for a registration form.  
New members always welcome - it's a pefect time to join.
Sign up a new member,
win a beer!
The DB15 is the largest beer appreciation organization in New
Jersey, but what about the East Coast?  Well it's time to make
our move.  Bring a new member to the next meeting, have them
officially register, and get a Gaslight beer compliments of the
DB15 Cask Commissioners.

Why sign up for the club dues full payment plan?

Enjoy the many benefits available to club members on the
full-payment plan. A one time fee of only $50 covers all meetings,
plus discounts for DB15 special events.

This year members received benefits that totaled well
over the dues
amount.  Substantial discounts were provided for the TAP NY
beer fest trip, the Newark Bears baseball outing, the NJ Brewers
Festival, and the Victorian Dinner.  In addition members on the full
pay plan are exempt from the individual meeting beer fee.

Ask club treasurer Brian Lynch, or any Cask Commissioner
for the full details at the next meeting.
15 South Orange Ave.
South Orange, NJ
Next Meeting - September 9 at the Gaslight 4 PM  
The Gaslight
August Meeting Report

Our August meeting saluted International Beer Day as the
DB15 joined with nearly 350 other events across 193 cities
in 46 countries, Members were asked to bring
3-twelve oz.
cans/bottles of beer or 2 larger bottles to share. The beer was
varied and tasty making for a great meeting!

Meeting Notes by Dan Hodge

Meeting started promptly at 4:10 pm. Members present were:
Vince Capano, Dan Hodge, Dan Soboti, DJ Soboti, Brandon
Einhorn, Livingston Hinckley, Tom Nooney, Andrew
MacKenzie, and Rob Sandow.

The meeting' helped everyone clean out their refrigerator as
members brought twenty-seven different beers to sample.
The following were tasted (in order):
1. Abita Satsuma Harvest Wit
2. Straub’s American Lager
3. East Coast Brewing Beach Haus Pils
4. Rob Sandow’s Some Kinda Pils Homebrew
5. Birra Moretti La Rossa
6.Bud Light Lime A Rita (unbelievably awful)
7.Flying Dog Wildman Farmhouse IPA
8.Brandon Einhorn’s Sinistral Warrior IPA
9.Brandon Einhorn’s “Mr. Beer” Red Devil IPA
10. Brandon Einhorn’s Oatmeal Stout
11. Andrew MacKenzie’s Black Market Stout
12. Yard’s Thomas Jefferson Tavern Ale
13.Cricket Hill Fall Festivus Ale
14. Anchor Bock
15. Great Divide Wolfgang Doppelbock
16. Weyerbacher Merry Monks
17.The Brew Kettle Production Works Old 21 IPA
18.Pyramid Outburst Imperial IPA
19.Pike Doubeile Troubeile IPA
20. Birra Moretti
21. Newcastle Werewolf Ale
22.Dominion Oak Barrel Stout
23.New Holland Dragon’s Milk Aged in Oak Stout
24. Pike Monk’s Uncle Trippel
25. Craft Brewer’s Conference 2012
Symposium San Diego Double IPA
26. Cisco Bay Summer of Lager
27. Newcastle Summer Ale

An informal show of hands declared the favorite to be the New
Holland Dragon’s Milk Oak, followed by Andrew MacKenzie’s
Black Market Stout. There was a third place tie between five
beers: Great Divide Woflgang, Brew Kettle Old 21, Pyramid
Outburst, Dominion Oak Barrel, and the Craft Brewer’s
Symposium. Another informal show of hands had the
Symposium breaking the tie. Yet another show of hands for the
least favorite gave the nod to Brandon Einhorn’s Mr. Beer after
breaking the tie between it and the Beach Haus Pils.

The meeting ended at about 7:30 pm
Next Meeting

Next meeting is tentatively scheduled for Sunday
September 9 .  We're busy working on
something special so check back often for more
details as they become available.
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