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DB15 Cask Commissioner / club
treasurer Brian Lynch (left) and
Fritz Maytag, founder of Anchor
Brewing, in Mr. Maytag's private
barrel aging cellar.  Brian is
collaborating with Mr. Maytag on
a new Anchor brew tentatively
called "The Treasurer's Treasure".
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the Gaslight!  
DB15 shirts are here!
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"
Order by mail

Club members can order in person at the next meeting.
If you are not currently on the DB15 mailing list or would
like to join simply write
webmaster@beernexus.com or
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.

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,Aug. 10
The Gaslight
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Read the story of the DB 15 Membership Card Here

Check out the story of the Gaslight Jukebox Here
For the latest updates on
what's being poured at the
Gaslight go to
New Jersey beer laws
have changed. Get the
story from the President of
the NJ Craft Brewers
D.J. Soboti
as seen on PBS television
For all the latest beer and club news go to
the most read beer website in the Tri-Sate area
Read the story of
Augie Helms
DB15's only
Member Emeritus
(L-R) Rando Needham, Dan Hodge,
Livingston Hickley
Medal winners from our last Home Brew
Challenge posing for a picture scheduled to
appear on an upcoming special edition box
of Wheaties - the breakfast of champions!.   
Also be sure to listen to their interview on
the Hooters weekly podcast the week of 8/5
"The most popular beer
website in NJ"
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Next Meeting
August 10
4 PM at the Gaslight

The Draught Board 15 August meeting will feature a very
special guest speaker in an exclusive beer club presentation!
DB15 proudly welcomes

Kevin Caruso
Brand Development Manager
Radeberger Gruppe USA

The Radeberger Gruppe is Germany’s largest private
brewery group and foremost supporter of the German
beer culture.  They are widely known for their longstanding
commitment to the diversity of regional German beers.  
The company itself was founded in 1870 and is based in
Frankfurt, Germany with subsidiaries in the US and Italy.

The Radeberger Gruppe works with 14 brewery locations
giving them a truly unique brand portfolio which includes
Radeberger Pilsner from Saxony, Frisian Jever from
Friesland, Sion Kölsch from Cologne, Schlösser Alt from
Düsseldorf, Berliner Kindl from the capital Berlin, Hessian
Binding Römer Pils from Frankfurt, Tucher from Franconia,
and Altenmünster Brauer Bier from Bavaria, among
many other outstanding offerings.

All the beers from Radeberger are brewed in accordance
with the strict specifications of the German Purity Law
of 1516 - the world's oldest foodstuffs regulation - and
are exported to over 62 countries.

Kevin will be bringing samples from the Radeberger
portfolio including their newly acquired Belgium brands
imported by Latis  LLC, a division of Radeberger, such as
Rodenbach, Boon, Palm, Steenbruge, and Theakston.  

This is one meeting not to be missed!
Make plans to be there - 4 PM, Sunday, 8/5/14
only at the Gaslight!


A word from Dan Hodge

As I write this it's an extremely muggy and uncomfortable
day in early August. Therefore, all DB15 members should be
elated to know that most liquor stores now have a vast and
varied selection of Oktoberfest, "autumn", "harvest" and
pumpkin beers available for purchase. These are just the
types of brews a discriminating beer connoisseur loves to
drink on a day like this. And they won't last so be sure to
get some before they're gone. I can't wait for a brisk
autumn afternoon to buy some more to drink after raking
leaves, but of course by that time the stores' beer shelves
will be full of Christmas, winter and "holiday" brews that'll
be gone by Christmas to make room for the spring and bock
beers that'll be gone by Easter to make room for the
summer ales, wit beers and hefeweizens that I could buy
today if there weren't so many oktoberfest and pumpkin
beers taking up valuable selling space. What's the rush?

Did you know that Mr. Hodge recently represented our club
at a nudist beer festival?  Here's the full story-
Beers in the Buff


July Meeting Notes HERE


Did you become of fan of session beers because of our
July meeting?  Well, here's the tale of one member who
didn't -
"Hold the Goldfish, Pass the Beer"
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.
The Finest Executive Gifts
featuring items for beer lovers
Use coupon code
"BEER" for 20% discount
DB 15 Member Discount!
The Finest Executive Gifts
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.
Kevin Caruso

Special congratulations to club member
Doug Vohden  
for winning the Gold Medal
and being named
"Best in Show"
at the NJ State Fair Homebrew Competition