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|DB15 Cask Commissioner / club
treasurer Brian Lynch (left) and
Fritz Maytag, founder
of Anchor Brewing, share a
toast at the celebrity studded
New Year's Eve party in
Manhattan sponsored by the
International Beer Brewers and
See you at
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or one with the club motto -
" I'd rather die of thirst than drink from the cup of mediocrity"
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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.
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 - 4 PM - February 9
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
Featuring a Cask Conditioned Ruination IPA Oak Aged
& Dry Hopped with Crystal Hops
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
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.
Don't Be A Loser - Bad Bar Behavior
20 Rules to Follow
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
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|(L-R) Rando Needham, Dan Hodge,
|Medal winners from our last Home
Brew Challenge appeared IN PERSON
-at the January DB15 meeting and
graciously answered all home brewing
questions from the membership.
|Beer articles, news, stories and more at
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