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DB15 Cask Commissioner / club
treasurer Brian Lynch (left) and
Fritz Maytag, founder of Anchor
Brewing in the owners' private
luxury box prior to a Red Bulls
soccer game.  Both have just been
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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,Nov. 9
The Gaslight
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20 Rules to Follow
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Member Emeritus
(L-R) Rando Needham, Dan Hodge,
Livingston Hickley
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Notes of the November 9, 2014 Meeting
by Dan Hodge

Regular meeting commenced at 4:15
Members present were: Dan Soboti, DJ Soboti, Dan Hodge,
Vince Capano, Jeff Levine, Livingston Hinckley, Brandon
Einhorn, Mark Ferguson, Tom Nooney, Faith Franzino,
John Reed, Glenn DeLuca, Raffi Manjikian,
Matt Chuchla (new), Scott Reno (new)

Non members present were Graham Hill and
Dave Bumb (all the way from Ohio!)

Meeting was a “bracket” competition of ten beers
representing the ten teams in the 2014 MLB post season,
with a beer either from that city or from the closest
brewery to it that was available.

Cities and beers were:
St. Louis Cardinals….Schlafly Tasmanian IPA
Baltimore Orioles….Clipper City Loose Cannon IPA
Kansas City Royals….Boulevard Single Wide IPA
Washington Nationals….DC Brau The Corruption IPA
(VERY suitable name for a beer from the nation’s capital)
Detroit Tigers….Motor City IPA
Los Angeles Angels….Anderson Valley El Steinbeer
Los Angeles Dodgers….Firestone Walker Wookie Jack
Oakland A’s…..Lagunitas Maximus
Pittsburgh Pirates….Iron City
San Francisco Giants….Anchor California Lager

Single Wide beat Maximus  10 to 4
Anchor beat Iron City 9 to 5
Wookie Jack beat Single Wide 11 to 4
Clipper City beat Motor City 14 to 0
DC Brau beat Anchor 12 to 3
Schlafly beat Anderson Valley 10 to 4

Schlafly beat DC Brau 11 to 4
Wookie Jack beat Clipper City 10 to 5

Wookie Jack beat Schlafly 8 to 6

The remainder of the beers not opened were then
distributed per the usual ticket method

Beers tried after the meeting were:
Livingston Hinckley’s
“Kane Wort” homebrew
Brandon Einhorn’s "
Generic IPA"
Stone Collective Distortion
provided by Vince Capano
Ramstein Winter Wheat 2014,
growler provided by Jeff Levine
Boulevard 6th Glass Quadruple Ale
provided by John Reed
Zitigulevskue Russian Lager,
provided by Vince Capano

Meeting ended approximately 6:00 pm


No regular December meeting.
Instead, all members are invited to enjoy a
special discount from the DB 15 on
December 10
to the Gaslight's
Victorian Christmas Dinner

This is always the highlight of the
gastronomical year- a seven course feast
complete with outstandingl beers, wines, and beverages.

Regular ticket price is $90 per person
Club members pay only $45
with one allowable guest for $55.
Must Reserve by 12/4/14

Complete menu and ticket information

Read a review of a prior Victorian Dinner
Did you know the Russians have bought Pabst?
Glen DeLuca knows and doesn't like it in
A Call To Arms
If you don't home brew you should read this:
To Brew or Not to Brew
October 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
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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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