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DB15 Cask Commissioner /
club treasurer Brian Lynch
(left) and Fritz Maytag,
founder of Anchor Brewing
meet in Munich to tour the
preparations for the upcoming
Oktoberfest.  Both are there as
guests of the Oktoberfest
Organizing Committee.
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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"
Order by mail

Club members can order in person at the next meeting.
If you are not currently on the DB15 mailing list or would
like to join simply write
webmaster@beernexus.com or
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 - November 11 at the Gaslight 4 PM  
The Gaslight
September Meeting Report
by Dan Hodge

Members present were:
Dan Hodge, Livingston Hinckley, Brian Lynch, Brandon
Einhorn, DJ Soboti, Dan Soboti, Jeff Levine, Tom Nooney
and guest, Michelle Sullivan and guest, Steve Welgoss,
Nanette Welgoss. The meeting was a presentation by Mike
Battaglia and Gennaro Scotto D’Anniello of Total Beverage
Solutions, importers of spirits, wines, and world class beer.

Beers provided by Total Beverage Solutions were
Weihenstephaner Vitus (strong hefeweizen, 7.7%) ABV,
judged best beer in the world at the 2011 World Beer
Awards, Greene King Old Golden Hen at 4.5% ABV
and Old Crafty Hen at 6.5% ABV.  

Beers sampled after the meeting were Great Divide
Claymore Scotch Ale Wee Heavy provided by Brian Lynch
and Brandon Einhorn’s Cologne Kolsch home brew.

A surprise brew was then brought out by Mike Battaglia: a
one of a kind, one time only special brew, made for Angela
Merkel, Prime Minister of Germany, by Weihenstephan.
This 13.3% eisbock was made especially for Ms. Merkel
in a six barrel only brewing. Four barrels were sent to
Berlin for Ms. Merkel’s personal and affairs of
state use, one barrel was sent to Moscow to be used
as designated by Vladimir Putin  and the remaining
barrel was sent to Oldschtadter Distributing in Munich
to be marketed as they saw fit.

Total Beverage Solutions was lucky enough to procure a
gallon and a half of this unbelievable brew which they
immediately packaged into 16oz swing top bottles,
three of which they brought to the meeting to be
appreciated by those members  present.

Most of those present awarded it 5 stars and were
greatly disheartened to learn that the this beer
will never be made again.  (just kidding -
but it was a great meeting nonetheless.!)

Support Beer

Support the New Jersey Craft Brewers' Guild and all
those who enjoy quality beer by asking Governor Christie to
sign the pro-small brewery bill currently on his desk.  Click
HERE or all the details.


Attention home brewers from beginners to experts - don't
forget that U-Brew can supply all your needs plus provide
expert guidance.  U-Brew is located above Gaslight; just
ask Dan the next time you're in Gaslight for a pint.


Save the date-  Dec. 12
Gaslight Victorian Dinner
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(and be the first to see the amazing club discount)

Next meeting- 4 PM, November 11
Topic - TBA
For the latest updates on what's being
poured at the Gaslight go to
New Jersey
beer laws are
about to change.
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from the
President of the
NJ Craft
Brewers Guild
D.J. Soboti
as seen on
PBS television
Due to scheduling