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This year members received benefits that totaled well
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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.

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for the full details at the next meeting.
15 South Orange Ave.
South Orange, NJ
Next Meeting - 4 pm / Sunday, Sept. 14
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August Meeting Notes
by Dan Hodge

The meeting began with a look at our future schedule:   
September meeting's theme will be Oktoberfest beers. All  
members were asked to look for Oktoberfest beers in their
travels that are not available in New Jersey. They will be
reimbursed from the DB15 treasury.

The October meeting will be a homebrew competition
with Extra Special Bitter as the style. The usual rules apply.
See Dan at U-Brew for necessary ingredients.

The November meeting will be a repeat of a meeting done a
few years ago when each of the qualifying teams in the
MLB post season would be represented by a beer from the
city from whence they come. Since we have time to
finalize the results, we might try to get brews from the
brewery to which the teams were most closely  
associated, ie: Yankees/Ballantine,  Orioles/
National Bohemian or Pirates/Iron City.

The December meeting will be the Victorian Dinner.

The regular part of the meeting commenced at 4:07 pm and
was a presentation of beers by the guest speaker,
Kevin Caruso, representative of Radeberger, which now
includes a large number of Belgian beers as well as their
lineup of outstanding German brews.
Mr. Caruso spoke about his company, answered all
questions, and then led the club on a tutored tasting of the  
beers he graciously brought for us.  The beers were:

1. Palm Speciale Ale (The former brewer of this beer
relocated to Colorado to work at New Belgium and it is
thought by some that Fat Tire Ale is a clone of Palm)
2. Estaminet Pils
3.Steen Brugge Tripel
4.Rodenbach Flemish Red Sour Ale
5. Rodenbach Vintage 2011
6.Oude Gueze Boon

Special thanks to Mr. Caruso for his great presentation!

Beers tried after the meeting were:
1. Doug Vohden's Small English Brown Ale
("Best in Show" at NJ State Fair)
2. Stone Quadro Triticale, provided by Vince Capano
3. Flying Dog Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale
provided by Tom Nooney
4. Horsehead's Hot Jala Heim provided by Brian Lynch
5.Bell's Amber Ale provided by Tom Nooney
6. Doug Vohden's Double IPA homebrew
7. Dan Hodge's 8/8 Aqua Pale Ale homebrew
8. Dan Hodge's 4/8 IPA homebrew
9. Brandon Einhorn's 2 year old Bourbon Barrel Aged
Old Ale homebrew
10. Speakeasy Big Daddy IPA provided by Vince Capano
11.Brandon Einhorn's Chocolate Stout homebrew
12. Dan Hodge's 3/8 Maibock homebrew
13. Dan Hodge's 5/8 hefeweizen homebrew

Meeting adjourned after all beer ran out.
Meeting resumed downstairs shortly after all beer ran out.


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.
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Remember -
All meetings are
generally held on
the second
Sunday of the
month, 4 PM,
at the Gaslight.
Kevin Caruso

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

Next Meeting - Oktoberfest Beer Tasting
Sunday, September 14 at the Gaslight 4 PM
Watch a short
promos for the
new TV show
Beer Snob
featuring  the
Gaslight and a
few faces you
might know.