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Brewing after their stint as
he Grand Marshals of  the 4th
of July Celebration Parade in
Washington DC.
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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 $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 which is
now $10 per person.
Ask any Cask Commissioner
for the full details at the next meeting.
15 South Orange Ave.
South Orange, NJ
Next Meeting -
August 9, Sunday - 4 PM
The Gaslight
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July Meeting Notes
by Dan Hodge

DB15 Meeting of July 12, 2015
Meeting commenced at 4:20 pm
Members present were: DJ Soboti, Dan Soboti, Dan Hodge,
Jeff Levine, Vince Capano, Vince Holmes, Raffi Manjeekian,
Brandon Einhorn, Tom Nooney and Mark Ferguson.
No non-members were present.

Eleven different beers were sampled, with one being
presented twice. Each brew was rated one to twenty,
according to members individual preferences.
Results were as follows:
1st place: score 147….Long Trail Summer Ale
2nd place (tie) score 122…. O’Connor S Curve
Summer Saison & Summit Summer Ale
4th place: score 115…. Uinta Summer Ale
5th place (tie) score 110….Breckenridge Summer
Brite & Cisco Bay Summer Lager
7th place score 104…. Shipyard Summer Ale
8th place score 102…. Evolution Summer Session Ale
9th place score 101….Saranac Summer Pils
10th place score 100…. Breckenridge Summer Brite
11th place score 86…. Anderson Valley Summer Solstice
12th place score 85….Schlafly Summer Lager

Beers tried after the meeting were:
1.Stone Stochasity Project HiFi&LoFi Mix Tape
provided by Tom Nooney
2. Dogfish Head Grateful Dead American Beauty Imp.
Pale Ale provided by Tom Nooney
3. Greenflash Cedar Plank Pale Ale
provided by Vince Capano
4. Hodge’s 5/15 ESB homebrew

Remaining beers were distributed among attending members
in the usual manner with the exception of Mark Ferguson,
who declined to participate because he explained that he
“couldn’t eat that much sausage” after determining that the
sampled beers were only good for eating sausage with.
However, despite his aversion to the offered brews ,he did
chose one and only one. Possibly only one link of sausage
was slated to be on his dinner table. CC Capano, who
adamantly does not eat sausage, and who agreed with Mr.
Ferguson on the compatibility of summer brews and
sausage, wisely opted to let his selections of summer brews
crash to floor of the bar area in the Gaslight, proving that
sausage is not the only suitable pairing for these brews.
They go very well indeed with a mop and a bucket!



June Meeting Summary



Next Month's Meeting - August 9
Sunday, 4 PM
Topic-  TBA
Have an idea for a future meeting?  Just tell any of the
Cask commissioners or e-mail it here.


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!

NOTE - Non-members now pay $10 per meeting.


Spread the word about  craft beer-
read how it's done in
Do you need a
Beer Reality Check?
It's Dan Hodge's take on breweriana
"Beer Stuff"

Here Comes The Beer Judge

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 last year's
trip who did.
The Finest Executive Gifts
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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
Read the latest
news from the
NJ Craft
Brewers Guild
Clint Eastwood
a noted beer
did not
attend our
July meeting.
Finalists for Member of the Month Award