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It's All About
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Not True-  
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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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stop in the Gaslight and ask your friendly
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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
Nest Meeting - 1/10/16 - Sunday
4:30 PM at the Gaslight
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Brewers Guild
D.J. Soboti
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DB15's only
Member Emeritus
Medal winners from our
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Vince Capano (bronze)   and
Livingston Hinckley (silver).
Scott Renio (gold)  not present.

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December Meeting Notes
by Dan Hodge

It was announced that the member discount for the
Victorian Dinner will remain the same as last year.  Costs
are: $90/regular cost, $45/member, $50/ member’s guest
(only one guest per member). Also announced was that our
January meeting would be a sampling of barrel aged beers,
February's meeting will be a homebrew competition in the
doppelbock style, with the usual rules applying, and the
March meeting will be our most popular one of the year,
the “bracket” IPA meeting with all NEW IPAs except for
the Final Four from 2015(Clown Shoes, Six Point,
Boulevard Single Wide and Cigar City).

Regular meeting commenced at 4:10pm. Members present
were: all the cask commissioners, Glenn deLuca,
Brandon Einhorn, Tom Nooney, Faith Franzino
Livingston Hinckley, John Reid, Rebecca Espinal, Vince
Holmes, Sean Guarnaccio, Mark Ferguson,
Nick Moramarco, Lynn Lewis, Ralph Inglese. Non
members each paying $10 were David Bumb, Rick White,
Sue White and Drew Jones

Meeting featured a speaker, Garret Brown, representative of
Firestone Walker brewery of Paso Robles, Ca., the only
brewery in the US using the Burton Union brewing system.
They are currently doing 300.000 bbls/yr, but expect to
expand to 500,000bbls in 2016.
He brought 5 beers to be tried:
1.     Double Barrel Ale (5% ABV) the “flagship” beer of the
brewery but not the largest seller
2.     Pivo Hoppy Pils (5.3% ), the third best seller
3.     Pale 31 Ale (4.9%) which the brewery has won the
most gold medals for in their history.
4.     Easy Jack IPA (4.5%) which was originally released
as a seasonal but is now year-round
5.     Double Jack IPA (8.5%)ca

Mr. Brown also explained that the brewery no longer does
contract brewing because of capacity limitations but is
considering having some of their beers contracted at
Boulevard in Kansas City.

The club presented Mr.Brown with the an honorary
membership and also included a complimentary official
Draught Board 15 half liter stein, the first person in
recorded history to have been awarded this prestigious
drinking vessel!

Beers sampled after the meeting were:
1.Southern Tier Café Tripel, provided by Vince Capano
2.Hodge’s 2015 Oktoberfest homebrew

Meeting concluded and moved downstairs to quaff yet
another Firestone Walker brew, Union Jack IPA on tap

Members - don't forget to pick up your
free DB15 half liter
stein at the meetings.  Steins are also available for purchase.

October Meeting Summary

September Meeting Summary

August Meeting Summary

July Meeting Summary

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.


Join Dan Hodge on a tour of
Birmingham, UK - HERE

Spread the word about  craft beer-
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Do you need a
Beer Reality Check?

If you don't home brew you
should read this:
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.
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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
Tom Cruise a
noted beer
drinker, WILL
attend our

What celebrity
will be next??
Co-winners of the October
Member of the Month Award
(l-r)Tom Nooney, Faith Pranzino,
Glenn DeLuca.  Show your appreciation
and buy them a beer at Gaslight!
Wins Title of
Best Beer in NJ
in the


Jan 10
Barrel Aged

Feb. 14

March 13
IPA Bracket
over 30 IPAs
Congratulations to
Head Brewer
D.J. Soboti
and the entire
Gaslight Team!
Garret Brown