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DB15 Cask Commissioner /
club treasurer Brian Lynch (left)
and Fritz Maytag, founder of
Anchor Brewing sample Brian's
award winning mead at last
year's TAP-NY festival.  As a
five time winner Brian will be
inducted into the TAP Hall of
Fame at this year's fest.
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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.
Special welcome to new members
Glenn De Luca
Courtney Havens

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 - June 9 - Sunday - 4 PM - Details TBA
The Gaslight
April 14 Meeting Report
by Dan Hodge

Meeting came to order at 4:25pm and had a theme of matching
an article of “beer clothing” to the appropriate beer, provided by
the wearer, with prizes awarded in each of four categories.

Members present were: Doug Vohden, Chris Johnson, Steve
Welgoss, Nanette Welgoss, Brandon Einhorn, Tom Nooney,
Faith Franzino, Andrew MacKenzie, Brian Lynch, Jeff Levine,
Vince Capano, Dan Soboti, DJ Soboti, Dan Hodge,
Glenn De Luca, Raffi Manjikian, Courtney Havens, and Neil
Mukherjee. Non member present was Rich Easson.

Members supplying beer were as follows:

1. Vince Capano, Anchor Liberty Ale, with staff shirt &
Founder’s All Day IPA with ball cap.
2.   Dan Hodge, Yuengling Chesterfield Ale, with jacket,
Dortmunder Actien with T-Shirt, and Brooklyn
East India IPA with ball cap.
3.  Brian Lynch, Cricket Hill Simconotic IPA with T-shirt.
4.  Courtney Havens, Troeg’s Nugget Nectar with shirt.
5.  Glenn DeLuca, four Hooker’s brews( IPA,
Blonde, Munich, and Irish Red) with ball cap.
6. Chris Johnson, Narragansset Lager with necktie,
and Sierra Nevade Ruthless Rye with T-shirt.
7. Tom Nooney, New Holland White Hatter with t-shirt.
8. Faith Franzino Sierra Nevade Ruthless Rye with ball cap.
9.  Andrew MacKenzie Guinness Draught with t-shirt    
10.    Jeff Levine, Ramstein Maibock with T-shirt.
11.  Steve Welgoss, Epic Brainless Golden Ale with T-shirt.
12.  Dan Soboti, Cooper’s 2001 Vintage Ale with jacket
13.  . DJ Soboti, La Chouffe Nice Chouffe, and LaChouffe
Houblon with jester’s cap

Winners were:
Dan Soboti for beer originating farthest
from the Gaslight (Cooper’s….Australia)
Dan Hodge for most clothing items with beers
to match (Yuengling, Dortmunder, and Brooklyn)
DJ Soboti for highest alcohol
content (LaChouffe Nice Chouffe @10%)
Andrew MacKenzie for lowest ABV (Guinness Draught)
Andrew MacKenzie for oldest brewery( Guinness Draught)
Winners received special beer glasses courtesy of the
Gaslight and a selection of fine beers from the club.
All entrants received glassware from the Gaslight.
Many thanks to Gaslight and all who participated!

Beers sampled that were not in the contest were:
1.  Dogfish Head Aprihop
provided by Courtney Havens
2.   Pretty Things St. Botolph’s Town
provided by Courtney Havens
3.   Chris Johnson’s home brewed pale ale
4.  Sixpoint Bengali Tiger
provided by Neil Mukherjee
5.      Monk’s Café Flemish Sour Ale
provided by Neil Mukherjee
6.      Horseheads Black Horse Ale
provided by Tom Nooney
7.      Lavery LaBealtaime Whiteface Wheat Ale
provided by Vince Capano

The meeting ended at 7:32 PM

It always sells out so get your tickets now 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 $90.

The trip is getting closer ever day - don't miss out.
It has sold out
every year so sign up NOW!
Only a few seats remain - hurry!

If you are going to TAP please
be at Gaslight by 8:45 AM.
Never been to TAP?  Maybe these articles will
give you  an idea of what to expect:
The Severn Percent Solution and The TAP Trip

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
For the latest updates on what's being
poured at the Gaslight go to
New Jersey beer
laws have changed.
Get the story from
the President of the
NJ Craft Brewers
D.J. Soboti
as seen on PBS
May Meeting
due to
Mother's Day
next meeting
June 9
Sunday, 4 PM
at the Gaslight