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DB15 Cask Commissioner /
club treasurer Brian Lynch (left)
and Fritz Maytag, founder of
Anchor Brewing, in Paris
conducting a tasting seminar for
French commercial brewers.  
The event was a total sell out!
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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 - July 14 - Sunday - 4 PM
The Gaslight
July Meeting - Vive la France !

July 14 may be the date of our next meeting but in France it
marks Bastille Day, a national holiday. On that day in 1789 an
outraged group of French citizens stormed the Bastille, a
fortress and prison in Paris. To them, the Bastille stood as a
symbol of the hypocrisy and corruption of the aristocratic
government controlled mostly by nobility and clergy.

Bastille Day is remembered as the start of the
revolution that eventually toppled King Louis XVI and
the aristocracy. The lasting significance of the event was
in its recognition that power could and should be held by
ordinary citizens, not the king or other royalty.

While France celebrates its holiday ("La Fête Nationale"  -The
National Celebration), with a grand military parade up the
Champs Elysées, colorful arts festivals, and numerous parties
everywhere, the DB15 will join in with a tasting of some
of the finest French and French related beers available.

IThese beers and MORE will be tasted Castelaine Biere du Garde,
Belzebuth, Fischer Amber Biere, Kronenbourg 1664,  Gavroche French Red
Ale,  Sainte Sylvestre 3 Monts, Lost Abbey Avant Garde French
Farmhouse, La Choulette Sans Culottes, La Choulette Anbree,Pietra
Colomba, Jenlain)

Get ready to wave the French Tricolour, sing La Marseillaise,
and above all, sample an abundance of great beer!

We guarantee this will be the
largest and best
DB 15 Bastille Day celebration ever!  
Don't miss it.
Sunday,July 14 at the Gaslight 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!  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 all about FREE beer!  Each
member was allowed to take a selection of  beers from group
of 45 bottles until all 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
Chang Lager
Singha Lager
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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