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DB15 Cask Commissioner /
club treasurer Brian Lynch (left)
and Fritz Maytag, founder of
Anchor Brewing toast Brian for
approving the largest single
meeting expenditure for beer in
the history of the DB15 for
January's "bucket list" tasting.
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articles, and
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 - February 10 at the Gaslight 4 PM  
The Gaslight
January Meeting Scores!
by Dan Hodge

The DB15 kicked off the new year in grand fashion with a
sampling of over a dozen "bucket list of beers" - rare and
expensive brews you had to try at least once in your life.  
That was followed by a showing of Mike Rowe's award
winning film How Booze Built America.  It was a meeting
that will be long remembered by those in attendance.

Members present were: Dan Soboti, DJ Soboti,
Dan Hodge, Vince Capano, Jeff Levine, Brian Lynch,
Tom Nooney and guest, Livingston Hinckley,
Doug Vohden, Harry Polishook (new member),
Brandon Einhorn, Chris Johnson, Steve Welgoss,
Nanette Welgoss and Pete Ford (new member)
Beers Sampled at the Meeting

  Corsendonk Agnus Tripel (Belgium)
Samichlaus 2011 (Austria)
Witterke Winter White (Belgium)
Orkney Dark Island (Scotland)
Mikkeller Christmas Ale (Denmark)
Petrus Aged Ale (Belgium)
Schlafly Grand Cru (USA)
Dogfishead Miles Davis Bitches Brew (USA)
Piraat Ale (Belgium)
Sam Adams New World Golden Tripel (USA)
Russian River/Sierra Nevada Brux Collaberation (USA)
Meantime London Porter (England)
St. Feuillien Grand Cru (Belgium)
Anchorage Galaxy White IPA (USA)
The Bruery Rugbrod (USA)

Beers sampled after the meeting were
Cricket Hill Nocturne provided by Brian Lynch,
Homebrewed Chocolate Porter provided by Doug Vohden,
Homebrewed Oaked Imperial Stout
provided by Dan Hodge,
Goose Island Bourbon County Coffee Stout
provided by Jeff Levine
Three Heads Loopy Oatmeal red Ale
provided by Tom Nooney
Next Meeting:  Feb. 10

There will be a guest speaker - details to follow
March 10 Meeting - Home Brew Challenge

It's a homebrew contest for bock beer.  Ingredients, either
extract or all-grain, must be purchased from U-Brew.

It always sells out so get your tickets early for our April 28th
trip to the "best beer fest in the East" .  The entire trip
package (transportation, beer on the bus, fest ticket,
bagels/coffee) is included with  your membership fee of
$100 payable at the Feb. 10 meeting.  
Membership fee increases to $110 after the meeting
Remember your membership includes TAP-NY,
all meetings, and huge discounts to the
Victorian dinner and the baseball game!

Cost of the trip for non-members is $85.
From the Cask Commissioners....
Special thanks to Dan Hodge for conceiving the concept of a
bucket list tasting meeting and for finding all the beers!
Attention home brewers  - don't forget that U-Brew can
supply all your needs plus provide expert guidance.  
U-Brew is located above Gaslight; just ask Dan.

For the latest updates on what's being
poured at the Gaslight go to
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