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The DB15 is the largest beer appreciation organization in New
Jersey, but what about the East Coast?  Well it's time to make
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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  
The Gaslight
Results of The March Meeting's
Home Brew Challenge

Meeting notes by Dan Hodge
Bock Beer
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

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