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DB15 Cask Commissioner / club
treasurer Brian Lynch (left) and
Fritz Maytag, founder of Anchor
Brewing sample Fritz's newest
creation named after the  
DB15 treasurer himself-
"Brian's Trip-El Triple".  Supply
will be limited when released.
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See you at
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"
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Club members can order in person at the next meeting.
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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,Nov. 9
The Gaslight
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the NJ Craft Brewers
D.J. Soboti
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DB15's only
Member Emeritus
(L-R) Rando Needham, Dan Hodge,
Livingston Hickley
Medal winners from our last Home Brew
Challenge pose together as a group for the
last time as defending DB15 home brew
medal winners.   Only Dan Hodge moved
on to join Chris Johnson and Mark
Ferguson in the new Trio of Honor.  
The new champs are currently in the
process of selecting a professional
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Notes of OCTOBER 12, 2014
with complete Home Brew Challenge Results
by Dan Hodge

Meeting started at 4:15 pm. Members present were
Brandon Einhorn, Chris Johnson, Andrew Macenzie,
John Reed, Dan Soboti, DJ Soboti, Doug Vohden,
Livingston Hinckley, Vince Capano,Mark Ferguson,
Dan Hodge, Tom Nooney, Faith Franzino, Jeff Levine,
Neil Mukherjee, Randy Needham, Raffi Manjeekian,
Vince Holmes, Glenn De Luca

Non Members present were: Kelley Mooar, Matt Chuchla,
Steve Jaynes, Ranjan Mukharjee, Steve Primich

Meeting was a tasting of Extra Special Bitter beers,
competition homebrews and commercially brewed
“ringers”. Beers were to be judged on a fifty point basis
with scores totaled in five categories: 0=12 for aroma, 0-3
for appearance, 0=20 for flavor.0=5 for mouthfeel
and 0=10 for overall like’

Official Results were:
11th prize  Climax ESB  563 points
10th prize Jeff Levine’s ESB 603 points
9th prize Doug Vohden’s ESB 613 points
8th Prize Brandon Einhorn’s ESB 679 points
7th prize Flying Fish Red Fish Ale 703 points
6th Prize Fuller’s ESB 748 points
5th Prize Livingston Hinckley’s ESB  765 points
4th Prize Mark Ferguson’s ESB  768 points - Bronze
3rd Prize Chris Johnson’s ESB 795 points - Silver
2nd prize Yards Extra Special Ale 866 points
1st prize Hodge’s ESB 873 points- Gold

Beers sampled after the meeting were:
1. Brandon Einhorn’s Centennial IPA
2. Mark Ferguson’s Centennial Cascade IPA
3. Doug Vohden’s Oatmeal Stout
4. Dan Hodge’s 2014 Oktoberfest
5. Birrifficio 2008 Super Baladin  provided by Vince Capano

Meeting ended by 6:45 pm

Medal Winners GABF 2014 - Extra Special Bitter
Public Ale Community Beer Co. TX - Gold
RedFish Flying Fish Brewing Co. NJ - Silver
ESB Bent Paddle Brewing Co. MN  - Bronze

Special congratulations to our Home Brew Challenge  
medal winners (Dan Hodge,Chris Johnson, and
Mark Ferguson) for scoring higher in our competition than
the GABF silver medal winner for ESB from Flying Fish.


Thanks to Mark Ferguson
for the homemade pretzels.  Over 4 pounds of this
delicious treat was enjoyed during the tasting session.


November 9th Meeting

Don't miss our World Series of Beer meeting on
November 9 as we sample and rate beers from breweries in
the cities of teams in the MLB playoffs.  It's fun, different,
and you don't even have to like baseball to have a great time!
Details coming soon.


December Meeting

Gaslight's renown Victorian Dinner
Details TBA


Did you ever consider home brewing and decide against it?  
Well, let Dan Hodge try to convince you in his new article

To Brew or Not to Brew

September Meeting Notes HERE
Read the behind the
scenes story and
watch the trailer for
the  upcoming
TV series
"Beer Snobs" filmed
at the Gaslight
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.

Congratulations to club member
Doug Vohden  
for winning the
Gold Medal and
"Best in Show"
at the NJ State Fair Homebrew Competition
Beers served too
cold?  Use the "Katz
Cradle" technique to
warm thing up.  
Brian will be giving
lessons on how to
do it at our next
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