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|DB15 Cask Commissioner /
club treasurer Brian Lynch (left)
and Fritz Maytag, founder of
Anchor Brewing taking a break
from signing autographs at last
year's TAP-NY festival. Both
served as celebrity judges in the
Best of Hudson Valley contest.
See you at
|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 HERE.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 - April 14 at the Gaslight 4 PM
Results of The March Meeting's
Home Brew Challenge
Meeting notes by Dan Hodge
Meeting Draught Board 15
Meeting of March 10, 2013; commenced at 4:30 pm
Members present were:
Tom Fennelly, Neil Mukherjee, Jeff Levine, Vince Capano, Joe
Biland, Livingston Hinckley, Tom Nooney, Faith Franzino,
Brandon Einhorn, Andrew MacKenzie, Dan Hodge, Dan Soboti,
DJ Soboti, Brian LynchPete Ford, Rob Sandow (non member),
Eileen Kerekes (non member),Alex D’Angelo (non member),
and Thomas Kincaid (non member)
Meeting was a tasting/competition of bock beers including
homebrews and commercial products. Eleven beers were tried
and rated, finishing in the following order:
1. Dan Hodge’s home brewed bock 71 pts.
2. Livingston Hinckley’s home brewed bock 69 pts.
3. Breckenridge Pandora’s Bock 60 pts.
4. (tie) Yuengling Bock 54 pts.
4. (tie) Tommyknocker Butt Head Bock 54 pts.
6. Jeff Levine’s home brewed bock 50 pts.
7. Lancaster Rumspringa Bock 49 pts.
8. Lakefront Big Easy Maibock 45 pts.
9. Pete Ford’s home brewed bock 43 pts.
10. Einbecker Urbock 42 pts.
11. Hoffman (Climax) Doppelbock 16 pts.
Beers tried after the meeting were:
Rob Sandow’s Maibock
Rob Sandow’s Porter
Andrew Mac Kenzie’s Rye Ale
Ommegang Brew de Garde provided by Tom Nooney
Alex D’Angelo’s Home brewed IPA
Alex D’Angelo’s Irish Red
Sprecher 5 yr old Doppelbock provided by Tom Nooney
Speakeasy Betrayal Imperial Red provided by Vince Capano
Sierra Nevada 2003 Bigfoot provided by Brian Lynch
Marston’s IPA provided by Vince Capano
Meeting ended at 6:20 PM
Congratulations to the home brew medal winners-
Dan Hodge - Gold Medal
Livingston Hinckley - Silver Medal
Jeff Levine - Bronze Medal
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 $110. 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.
Next Meeting April 14
Breweriana and Beer
Every member is asked to wear something with a brewery
name/insignia and bring beers of the same kind. Prizes in
various categories. No macro breweries allowed so please
nothing from the usual suspects like Bud, Miller, or Coors.
Try to bring enough (at least 3 bottles) of your beer so that
everyone in the club can sample it.
If you are wear items from different
breweries bring beer from each.
Attention Home Brewers
U-Brew can supply all your needs plus provide expert
guidance. U-Brew is located above Gaslight.
See Dan for information
Read the story of the DB 15 Membership Card Here
Check out the story of the Gaslight Jukebox Here
|New Jersey beer
laws have changed.
Get the story from
the President of the
NJ Craft Brewers
Guild D.J. Soboti
as seen on PBS