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It's All About
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Not True-  
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The Best Beer  
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Judge Beer Like a Pro

Bottles v. Cans

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DB15 Cask Commissioner / club
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their whirlwind tour of NJ
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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 / Sunday, July 13
The Gaslight

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

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June 8 Meeting Report
by Dan Hodge

Members present were: Dan Soboti, DJ Soboti, Dan Hodge,
Vince Capano, Brian Lynch,Glenn DeLuca, Brandon
Einhorn, John Reed, Tom Nooney, Mark Ferguson ,
Livingston Hinckley, Steve Primich and Mike Depoy

Meeting was a presentation of the Samuel Adams
"deconstructed" Latitude 48 IPA package, featuring the
Latitude 48 brewed with 5 different hops and the
conglomeration of all five. Two tables were each given
several ounces of Zeus, East Kent Goldings, Mosaic,
Hallertau, and Simco hops. Each beer was then brought out
unmarked except for the conglomeration (the Sam Adams
Latitude 48) and the members tried to match the beer to the
hop used by smelling the hop samples, and then recording
their favorite and least favorite.

Top results were scored by Dan Hodge, Dan Soboti, John
Reed, and Vince Capano who each matched three correctly.
DJ Soboti matched two and everyone else matched one.

The favorite was the Mosaic hop with 9 votes, followed by
East Kent Goldings with two votes and the conglomeration
and Simcoe tied with one vote each.
Hallertau and Zeus received no votes.

The least favorite was East Kent Goldings (which
inexplicably got the second MOST favorite votes)
with five votes, followed by the conglomeration with
four Hallertau with two and Zeus and Simcoe with one
each. The Mosaic, which received nine FAVORITE
votes got NO least favorite votes.

Beers tried after the meeting were:

1. Brandon Einhorn's Warsteiner clone homebrew
2. Dan Hodge's Raj IPA homebrew
3. Dan Hodge's Second Attempt Hefeweizen
4. Neshaminy Creek Blitzkrieg Hops Double IPA,
provided by Vince Capano

Meeting ended at 6:10 pm.
Sunday, June 8, at 4 PM, only at the Gaslight.

Additional Tasting Notes on
Deconstructed Latitude 48

Latitude 48 Hallertau Mittelfrueh IPA – Hallertau
Mittelfrueh hops [Hallertau, Germany] create soft bitterness
along with delicate lemony citrus and resinous pine notes,
balanced by a slight sweetness and full body from the malt.
Latitude 48 East Kent Goldings IPA– East Kent Goldings
[East Kent, UK] add a mellow bitterness  with earthy, floral
and apricot notes, offset by a slight sweetness.
•Latitude 48 Ahtanum™ IPA– Ahtanum™ hops [Yakima
Valley, WA] contribute a very balanced and typically
“American” orange peel, piney and floral flavor and
aroma to this brew, tempered by a slight sweetness.
Latitude 48 Simcoe® IPA– Simcoe® hops [Yakima Valley,
WA] add bitterness and dramatic grapefruit peel and pine
resin notes, with the slight sweetness and full malt body.
Latitude 48 Zeus IPA– Zeus hops [Yakima Valley, WA]
contribute bitterness and an intense, pungent resinous pine
flavor.  The balance of the brew leans strongly toward
the hop character, but is softened by the malt
sweetness and body.

Next Meeting - July 13
Topic: "Session" Beers (under 5% ABV)

Don't miss our look at the hottest thing in the beer
world - session brews.  Sample some of the tastiest
ones currently being made with each featuring a most
approachable alcohol content that allows you to
have more (several more) than one.

Details of our TAP-NY beer festival
Breaking News- Keep
you eye out for DJ and
Dan Soboti plus "three
colorful gents" who all
appear in the pilot
episode of the
forthcoming TV series
"Beer Geeks."  Filming at
Gaslight was completed
in late April.  Viewing
info TBA.
Did you make it to the
picture booth at
TAP-NY?  Click

to see  eight
from our trip who did.
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featuring items for beer lovers
Use coupon code
"BEER" for 20% discount
Remember -
All meetings are
generally held on
the second
Sunday of the
month, 4 PM,
at the Gaslight.