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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"
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If you are not currently on the DB15 mailing list or would
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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 - October 13- Sunday - 4 PM
The Gaslight

Next Meeting - October 13, Sunday, 4 PM

It's our annual tasting of Oktoberfest beers!!  We guarantee
none of the usual suspects and perhaps several beers you've
never tasted before.  This meeting promises to  put the fest
in Oktoberfest!!  But wait, there's more....
Take Home Free Beer
We will hold an Oktoberfest trivia quiz during the meeting.  
All leftover beer from the tasting will be given away
in the order of the quiz scores. Every score wins!

Enjoy Oktoberfest beers from:  St. George, Legend, Widmer,
Gordon Biersch, Left Hand, Neshaminy Creek, Goose Island,
Great Lakes, Southern Tier, Summit, Ayinger, plus
a couple of surprises!  Don't miss this meeting!

September Meeting
by Dan Hodge

Meeting commenced at approximately 4:20 pm and was
supposed to a presentation of beers offered by an unnamed
distributor (Billy Morrissey from Belukus Marketing) who
bailed out at the last minute due to an upset stomach, or so
he said.  In retribution some members suggested we avoid
buying any of his portfolio including Kostritzer Schwartzbier,
a keg of which was tapped at the Gaslight in honor of his
anticipated presence.  The proposal was tabled.

Members attending were: Chris Johnson, Livingston Hinckley,
Doug Vohden, Mark Ferguson, Brandon Einhorn,
Glenn DeLuca, Tom Nooney, Faith Franziano, Dan Soboti,
DJ Soboti, Vince Capano, Dan Hodge, Brian Lynch,
Jeff Levine, and Justin Jackson.
Non member present was Patrick Shipman

Even without the scheduled speaker or an agenda the meeting
was a great hit as we had an impromptu sampling of various
beers brought by members and beers that were discovered in
the depths of Gaslight’s renowned beer cellar.

Beers sampled were:
1.  The Shed IPA (Stowe Vermont) 6%
2. Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA (Easton, Pa) 5.9%
3.  Hooker Octoberfest (Bloomfield, Ct.)
4. Erie Mad Anthony Pale Ale (Erie, Pa.)
5.  Bernard Pilsner (Czech Republic) 5%
6.Natty Greene’s Southern Pale Ale (Greensboro, SC)
5.2%   Special note: this beer was provided by Bret Rowel of
Lovell, Wyoming and was bought in North Carolina and
donated to DB15 by way of Livingston Hinckley
7.   Sam Adams Infinium (Boston, Mass) 10.3%
8.  Harpoon Catamount Maple Wheat  (Boston, Mass) 6.8%
9.  Harpoon Island Creek Oyster Stout (Boston, Mass) 5.5%
10.  Westbrook Brewing Gose (Mt. Pleasant, SC) 4%  Special
note: Any home brewer actually liking this stuff can quickly and
easily clone this beer at home. Merely wring out soiled diapers
into a pint glass, chill and enjoy!
11.  Lone Rider Brewing Shotgun Betty Hefeweizen
(Raleigh, NC) 5.8%
12.  Weyerbacher Viridius Lupulus (Easton, Pa.) 7.5%
13.  Laughing Dog Anubis Imperial Coffee Porter
(Ponderay, Idaho) 9.2%
14. Brewer’s Symposium Beggars and Thieves Brewed at
Devil’s Backbone (Lexington, Va.) 4.9%
15. Brewwer’s Symposium San Diego Pale Ale  Brewed at
Karl Strauss (San Diego, Ca.) 10%
16.  Brandon Einhorn’s Homebrewed Dry Irish Stout 6.5%
17.  Brandon Einhorn’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Ale 8%
18.  Doug Vohden’s Homebrewd Dark English Mild

Meeting came to a conclusion with a pitcher of the excellent
Gaslight IPA provided by the club at a time I don’t exactly
remember.  Only goes to show why this is a great club!

Member Emeritus
Did you know that the Draught Board 15 has one and
only one Member Emeritus?  It's Augie Helms.
You can read about his amazing beer life in
the new
Beer My Way by Dan Hodge.

November 10 th Meeting

It's not to late to enter.  Just register with Dan at Gaslight and
pick up materials from U-Brew for a session IPA.
Any and all are welcome to compete.  

Everyone at the meeting, brewers and non-brewers
will be judges for the event.

December Meeting
Gaslight Victorian Dinner
Details TBA

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