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Brian Lynch (left) and Fritz
Maytag, founder of Anchor
Brewing preparing to host the
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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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New members always welcome - it's a pefect time to join.
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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 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 -
Sept. 13, Sunday - 4 PM
The Gaslight
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Brewers Guild
D.J. Soboti
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Member Emeritus
(L-R) Vince Capano
Livingston Hinckley
Medal winners from our
Maibock Home Brew Challenge  
Vince Capano (bronze)   and
Livingston Hinckley (silver).
Scott Renio (gold)  not present.

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September Meeting Notes
by Dan Hodge

It's official - coming in October-  the exclusive Draught
Board 15 half liter glass steins! One steins will be given
free of charge to all members with the option to
purchase additional ones at a discounted price of $15
each. The steins will only be given out/sold at a meeting.

The date for the Victorian Dinner will be December 16th

The regular meeting commenced at 4:10 pm with the
following members present: Dan Soboti, DJ Soboti,
Dan Hodge, Jeff Levine, Vince Capano, Glenn DeLuca,
Brandon Einhorn, Faith Franzino, Tom Nooney,
Livingston Hinckley, John Reed, Rebecca Espinal,
Vince Holmes, and Chris Johnson.

The meeting was a presentation of beers of varying styles
from three breweries in Western New York. There were a
total of twelve beers and each member was asked to rate
them one to ten with the objective of determining the overall
favorite beer as well as the overall favorite brewery.
The results were as follows:
1. Flying Bison Buffalo IPA    105 points
2. Flying Bison Down By the River Belgian IPA  96 points
3.  Ellicottville Fall Festival Lager    86 points
4. Flying Bison Bisonfest   80 points
5.   Flying Bison Aviator Red Irish Red Ale    70 points
6.   Hamburg IPA    69 points
7.   Hamburg Small Town Saison   68 points
8.  (tie)   Flying Bison Buffalo Lager  66 point       
Hamburg Oktoberfest
                  Flying Bison Rusty Chain Vienna Lager
11. Ellicottville Stainless Steel Obsession  IPA   60 points
12, Ellicottville  Blueberry Wheat Ale   54 points

The favorite brewery was Flying Bison with an average
score of 80.5, followed by  Hamburg at 66.8  and
Ellicottville at 66.6

Beers tried after the meeting were:
1 Ommegang Game of Thrones Three Eyed Raven provided
by Glenn DeLuca
2. Ramstein Oktoberfest (growler) provided
by Jeff Levine
3. Boulevard Two Jokers Double Wit provided
by Vince Capano
4. Dan Hodge’s English Bitter homebrew
5. Dan Hodge’s Steam Beer homebrew

Meeting ended at 6:45 PM


August Meeting Summary

July Meeting Summary

June Meeting Summary


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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-
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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
To Brew or Not to Brew


Check out member Glenn DeLuca's latest
beermusings 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
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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
Read the latest
news from the
NJ Craft
Brewers Guild
Clint Eastwood a
noted beer
drinker, DID
attend our

What celebrity
will be next??
Finalists for the October
Member of the Month Award
Don't forget to vote.
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Gaslight in the

Oct. 11
meeting topic
Our annual tasting
of some of the
worlds' best
Oktoberfest beers

Nov. 8
meeting topic
Guest Speaker
and Duvel
The regional  
manager will be
in person
with samples

date TBD
Victorian Dinner