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|DB15 Cask Commissioner /
club treasurer Brian Lynch (left)
and Fritz Maytag, founder of
Anchor Brewing sample beer
from the hidden confines of
the Gaslight aging vault to
help select the offerings at
for the DB15 June meeting.
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.
Special welcome to new members
Glenn De Luca
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 - July 14 - Sunday - 4 PM
June Meeting Highlights
by Dan Hodge
The June meeting was truly special. No only did members get
to sample eleven summer beers they also got to select
five free beers direct from the Gaslight Vault
to take home! This first ever DB15- Gaslight Beer
Giveaway proved to be one of the most well received
activities in the long history of the club!
Members present were: DJ Soboti, Dan Soboti, Brian Lynch,
Dan Hodge , Vince Capano, Tom Nooney, Faith Franzino,
Brandon Einhorn, Steve Welgoss, Raffi Manjikian,
Gene DeLuca, Chris Johnson
In the first part of the meeting members were asked to rank
order summer beers from 1 to 10. Results were:
#1. Sam Adams Blueberry Hill Lager
#2. Leinenkugel’s Canoe Paddler
#3. Sam Adams Little White Rye
#4. Leinenkugel’s Honey Wheat
#5.and #6. (tie) Sam Adams Belgian Session Ale and
Saranac Blueberry Blonde Ale
#7. Sam Adams Porch Rocker
#8. Leinenkugel’s Berry Weiss
#9. Laughing Dog Huckleberry Cream Ale
#10. Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy
Sam Adams Summer Ale, which was mistakenly omitted,
was judged out of contest. Several members said it would have
been #1 though others rated it significantly lower.
Second part of the meeting was a “Clean out the Gaslight’s
Cellar”. Beers from the dark recesses of the pub’s beer vault
were purchased by the club. Each member was assigned a
number and when the number was called they had 10 seconds
to pick a brew from the 45 bottles displayed. The process was
repeated until all of the beers were given away.
Additional beers brought by members were sampled
after the meeting. They were:
Dogfishead Positive Contact
The Shed IPA
Tuckerman Pale Ale
Thomas Creek Inukshuk
Trout River Hoppin’Mad Trout
Jolly Pumpkin Autumn Fire
It was announced that our July meeting will be either a tasting
of French beer in honor of Bastille Day or a
guest speaker to be determined.
On April 29 a completely sold out luxury bus left the Gaslight
for our annual trip to the TAP-NY beer fest. There were 85
breweries representing well over 200 individual beers.
However, to many DB15 members the best beer of the day was
flowing freelyon the bus - Gaslight's unfiltered Kolsch!
TAP-NY is also a beer judging event. Award winners were:
Best Craft Beer in New York State
Higher Standard Imperial IPA -
The Peekskill Brewery, Peekskill, NY
F.X. Matt Memorial Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in New York State
Sixpoint Brewing Co., Brooklyn, NY
Best Individual Craft Beers in New York State:
*Silver Medal: Chocolate Porter -
Horseheads Brewing, Horseheads, NY
*Bronze Medal: Silver Anniversary Lager -
Brooklyn Brewey, Brooklyn, NY
The Matthew Vassar Brewers' Cup
Best Craft Beer Brewery in the Hudson Valley
Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, Lake Placid, NY
Best Individual Craft Beers in the Hudson Valley:
*Gold Medal: Saratoga Lager -
Olde Saratoga Brewing Co., Saratoga Spings, NY
*Silver Medal: Mendocino Imperial Stout - Olde Saratoga
Brewing Co., Saratoga Springs, NY
*Bronze Medal: Got Your Back Stout -
The Beer Diviner, Cherry Plain, NY
3rd Annual John Calen Memorial Award
2013 Theme: IPA
India Pale Ale - Good Nature Brewing, Hamilton, NY
Winners in the April Meeting
Brandon Einhorn for newest brewery.
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!
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