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DB15 Cask Commissioner / club
treasurer Brian Lynch (left) and
Fritz Maytag, founder of Anchor
Brewing, enjoying Eisenbahn beer
at the brewery in Brazil as they
attend the World Cup as special
"Beer Ambassadors" sponsored by
the Cricket Hill Foundation.
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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 / Sunday, July 13
The Gaslight
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July 12 Meeting Notes
by Dan Hodge

Meeting commenced at 4:05 PM.

Members present: Dan Hodge, Dan Soboti, DJ Soboti,
Jeff Levine, Vince Capano, Brian Lynch,
Livingston Hinckley, Tom Nooney, Faith Frappiano,
Brandon Einhorn, Glenn DeLuca, Mike Depoy,
Randy Needham, Mark Ferguson,
Raffi Manjeekian, Steve Ivory

Meeting was a presentation of 13 “session” beers
of varying styles and quality.  Each member was asked
to rank order them 1 to 13 according to
which they'd most likely want to drink all day.

Results were:
1.  Stone Levitation Ale
2.  Just Beer Project Anytime IPA
3.  Shipyard Summer Pale Ale
4.  Abita Seersucker Summer Pils
5.  Shiner White Wing Wit
6.  Newcastle Brown Ale
7.  Belhaven Black Scottish Stout
- tie - Samuel Adams Cream Stout
9.  St. John’s Virgin Island Tropical Mango Pale Ale
     10.Cricket Hill East Coast Lager
     11. Sly Fox Helles
     12.Seadog Wild Blueberry Ale
     13. Jever Pils (a distant last)

Beers tried after the meeting were:
Mark Fergusons Dry Pale Ale homebrew
Jeff Levine’s Dirty Knickers homebrew
Rinkuskai Crazy Brewski provided by Vince Capano
Davidson Brothers Ryely Summer Ale
provided by Tom Nooney
Jack’s Abbey Hoponius Union
provided by Tom Nooney
Midnight Sun Sockeye Red IPA
provided by Tom Nooney
Highwater Hop Riot IPA
provided by Tom Nooney

Special thanks to Tom for all the great beer!!

Forgot to check my watch as to closing tome of meeting.


Next Meeting August 10
Sunday, 4PM at the Gaslight

A guest speaker from the area's largest importer of Belgium
beers is tentatively scheduled to make an exclusive, in
person, presentation on his company's highly regarded
import portfolio. This promises to be a most special event!
More details to follow.


Beer Trivia
 1. After he won the Nobel Prize, Niels Bohr was given a
perpetual supply of beer piped into his house.

2. The Code of Hammurabi decreed that bartenders
who watered down beer would be executed.

3. At the Wife Carrying World Championships,
first prize is the wife's weight in beer.

4. A cloud near the constellation Aquila contains enough
ethyl alcohol to fill 400 trillion trillion pints of beer.

5. Coined in the early 1900s, the word "alcoholiday"
means leisure time spent drinking.

6.  Winston Churchill called the concept of Prohibition
"an affront to the whole history of mankind."

7. George Washington insisted his continental army be
permitted a quart of beer as part of their daily rations.


June Meeting Notes HERE

Session beer info HERE
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
atGaslight was recently
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.