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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 - 4 PM - February 9
The Gaslight

Minutes Of The Winter Beer Meeting 1/12/14
by Dan Hodge

Meeting started at 4:30 pm. Members present were:
Raffi Manjekian, Tom Nooney, Faith Franzino, Livingston
Hinckley, Justin Jackson, Brandon Einhorn, Mark Ferguson,
Patrick Shipman, Andrew MacKenzie, Glenn De Luca, Dan
Hodge, Dan Soboti, DJ Soboti, Vince Capano, Brian Lynch,
Randy Needham. CC Jeff Levine made a late appearance.
Non members present were Greg and Olivia Rippen

Meeting was a tasting and popular rating of “winter” beers.
The only qualification was that the word “winter” must appear
on the label, with no qualification as to style. Members were
asked to rate the beers on a scale of one to ten based
purely on personal preference.  The final total and ratings were:
1st.  125 points     Blue Point Winter Ale
2nd  118 points - Southern Tier Old ManWinter
3rd   (Tie) Hodge's Christmas Goose Winter Ale (homebrew)
           Jenlain Winter Ale
           Clipper City Heavy Seas Winter Storm
6th   Elysian Bifrost Winter Ale
7th   Samuel Adams Winter Lager
8th   Captain Lawrence Winter Ale
9th   Summit Winter Ale
10th   Brooklyn Winter Ale
11th  Fish Brewing Winterfish Ale
12th   Victory Winter Cheer

Beers sampled after the meeting were:
Mark Ferguson’s Small Irish Red homebrew
Mark Ferguson’s IPA homebrew
Mark Ferguson’s Black IPA homebrew
Rinkuskiai Hell on High Doppelbock provided
by Vince Capano and Brian Lynch

To celebrate our first meeting of 2014 all beer remaining
after the tasting was distributed FREE to every member in
attendance!  This is truly a great club!

Upcoming Gaslight Beer Events

Thursday 1/16
Stone Night
Featuring a Cask Conditioned Ruination IPA Oak Aged
& Dry Hopped with Crystal Hops

Saturday 1/25
Robbie Burns Day
Come celebrate the birth of Robert Burns, The Bard,
with a special reading of Ode to a Haggis accompanied
by Bag Pipes. Gaslight will have on tap their 80 Shilling
Wee Heavy and will be serving a special Scottish menu


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.


TAP- NY Beer Festival

Save the date - it's the biggest and best beer fest on the East
Coast!  The legendary TAP-NY Gaslight/DB15 bus trip is
tentatively scheduled for April 27,2014.


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