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The Best Beer
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Beer World Records
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Beer History in Bavaria
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|DB15 Cask Commissioner
Brian Lynch (left) and Fritz
Maytag, founder of Anchor
Brewing toasting a fine baseball
season at the Met's post-
World Series party for luxury
suite season ticket holders..
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|DB15 shirts are here!
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"
Order by mail HERE.
Club members can order in person at the next meeting.
|If you are not currently on the DB15 mailing list or would
like to join simply write firstname.lastname@example.org or
stop in the Gaslight and ask your friendly
bartender for a registration form.
New members always welcome - it's a pefect time to join.
|Sign up a new member,
win a beer!
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.
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South Orange, NJ
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|Medal winners from our
Maibock Home Brew Challenge
Vince Capano (bronze) and
Livingston Hinckley (silver).
Scott Renio (gold) not present.
photo by Chris Johnson
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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
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
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read how it's done in
DAN THE BAPTIST
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should read this:
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beermusings in The Big G Beer Beat
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scenes story and
watch the trailer for
at the Gaslight
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picture booth at
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from last year's
trip who did.
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All meetings are
generally held on
Sunday of the
month, 4 PM,
at the Gaslight.
for winning the Gold
Medal and "Best in Show"
at the NJ State Fair
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|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!
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