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Choose from two different 4-color shirts. One with our Uncle Sam DB 15 logo
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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 $65 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 any Cask Commissioner
for the full details at the next meeting.
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Next Meeting -
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Upcoming Meetings

April 26- TAP-NY Brewfest
Cost of trip for non-members $100
Members fee is only $55
TAP features nearly 300 individual beers
Fee includes:  coffee/bagels at Gaslight, transportation,
festival ticket, all food at festival, beer on the bus.
This trip sells out early so sign up now at Gaslight.

Because of the TAP-NY trip there will be
no regular April meeting.


Style:  Maibock
See Dan at U-Brew/Gaslight for info and ingredients.
Novice and experienced brewers are
encouraged to enter.


March Meeting Notes
by Dan Hodge

Meeting started on time @4:00 PM and was the annual
“IPA Bracket”  Beer March Madness meeting.

Members in attendance were Dan Soboti, DJ Soboti,
Dan Hodge, Vince Capano, Jeff Levine,Mark Ferguson,
Glenn DeLuca, Tom Nooney, Brandon Einhorn,
Livingston Hinckley, Raffi Manjeekian, Chris Johnson,
Randy Needham, Matt Chuchla, Vince Holmes,
Mike Depoy, Rebecca Espinal, Sean Guarnaccia,
Nick Moramarco, Scott Reino, Lynn Lewis, Bob Fleno, .

Non-members in attendance were: John O’Reilly,
Ron Suarez, Sarah Valero, Dave Bumb, Dave Burfort,
Troy Titus, Allen Wood, Greg Stanziale.

The IPAs tried were: Six Points Begali, East Coast
Beach Haus Cruiser, Neshaminy Creek County Line,
River Horse, Yards, Troegs Perpetual, Founders Centennial,
Long Trail, Ballantine, Diamond Knot Industrial, Clown
Shoes Galactica, Pike, Elysian Space Dust, Casco Bay,
Cigar City Jai Alai, Thomas Creek Class 5, Abita Wrought
Iron, Humboldt Nectar, Terrapin High 5, Uinta Hop Nosh,
Horny Goat Hopped up and Horny, Boulevard Single
Wide, Anchor, Lavery Dulachan, Sam Adams Rebel,
21st Ammendment, Fish Hodgson’s Bitter End, DuClaw
Anti-Venom, Bolero Snort Long Hop, Free Will Techno,
Port Wipe Out and Diamond Knot Industrial.

The “Final Four”(semifinal match-up) results were
Clown Shoes defeated Six Point, Cigar City bested Single
Wide.  In the final, Clown Shoes handily beat Cigar City!

The entire bracket results and match scores are now listed  
on the
DraughtBoard15 Facebook page and here in the right
margin  - Thanks to DJ for collating all the tallies!

Beers tried after the meeting were:
1.Cigar City Medura Brown Ale provided by Chris Johnson
2. Cigar City Invasion Pale Ale provided by Chris Johnson
3. Belly Love Brown Ale provided by Chris Johnson
4. Jackie O’s Chomo Lung-ma Honey Nut Brown Ale
provided by Dave Bumb
5. Fat Heads Headhunter IPA provided by Dave Bumb
6. Hoppin’ Frog Cafe Silk Porter provided by Dave Bumb
Thanks Chris and Dave!!

Prior to the meeting it was announced that U-Brew now has
the recipe and ingredients for the May “maibock”
home-brew competition. See Dan at U-Brew asap.

This was the meeting at which dues and fees for the TAP-
NY trip were due. In addition a 50/50 was held and instead
of picking a number , each ticket represented one of the
competing IPAs and the person who held the
ticket with the winning IPA won the 50/50

There was a lot of beer left over which were given away by
order of ascending and then descending lottery numbers in
the usual format. Most attendees got three bottles-free!


Special thanks to Dan Hodge for securing all the beer for
the meeting and to DJ Soboti for doing all the seedings.




Annual DB15 membership fee is now
payable - see Jeff at the Gaslight.
Dues: $65 which includes all club meetings and all
event discounts.  The total savings equal much
MORE than the amount of the dues!
If you a going to TAP total cost of trip
membership is only  $120!

Do you need a
Beer Reality Check?

It's Dan Hodge's take on breweriana
"Beer Stuff"

If you don't home brew you should read this:
To Brew or Not to Brew
Check out member Glenn DeLuca's latest beer
musings in
The Big G Beer Beat
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.
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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
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news from the
NJ Craft
Brewers Guild
2015 IPA Bracket Results
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