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It's All About
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Not True-  
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The Best Beer  
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Bottles v. Cans

Beer World Records

Beer and Taxes

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Summer is Beer Time

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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
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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 - 3/6/16 - Sunday
4:00 PM at the Gaslight
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changed. Get the story from
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Brewers Guild
D.J. Soboti
as seen on PBS television
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DB15's only
Member Emeritus
Medal winners from our
Dopplebock Home Brew
(l-r) Vince Capano
(silver) and
Livingston Hinckley
;Sean Guarnaccio
(bronze)  not present.

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February Meeting Notes
by Dan Hodge

Cask Commissioner's verified that members would be
assessed $125 for dues and the TAP trip. Non-members
would be charged $110 for the TAP trip only. Meeting
charge for non-members would be $10 except for "special"
meetings such as the IPA bracket meeting, which would

be $15. This is because the "special" meetings' beer costs
are exceedingly higher than most meetings.

No meeting in April due to the NY Tap trip.

May's meeting will be our first ever Malt Sensory tutorial.

Regular meeting began at 4:10 pm
Members present were: Dan Hodge, Dan Soboti, DJ Soboti,
Jeff Levine, Vince Capano, Sean Guernaccia, Glenn De
Luca, Livingston Hinckley, Tom Nooney, Ralph Ingle, Troy
Titus, and Mark Ferguson. No non-members were present.

The meeting was a homebrew competition of the
doppelbock style, with each entrant complying to the usual
DB15 rules: ingredients supplied by U-brrew with no
instructions. Paulaner Slavator, the original brewer of this
style was used as the benchmark against which the
competitors were to be judged on a 1 to ten scale.

Results were:
1. First prize Livingston Hinckley 91 points beer #1
2. Second prize vince Capano  85 points beer #2
3. Third prize (tie) Sean Guarnaccio

and Paulaner 83 points beer # 3 &7
5, Fifth prize Dan Hodge 77 points beer #2
6. Sixth prize Tony Soboti 76 points beer #3
7. Seventh prize Jeff Levine 71 points beer #6

Beers tried after the meeting were;
1. North Coast Puck the Beer Petite Saison provided by
Tom Nooney
2. Anchor Flying Cloud San Francisco Stout provided by
Tom Nooney
3. Bolero Snort Variabull Porter provided by Vince Capano

Meeting ended at 5:15


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


December Meeting Notes

November Meeting Notes

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.


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.

Ten things Dan Hodge hates about beer
Spread the word about  craft beer-
read how it's done in
more great beer articles
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
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
featuring items for beer lovers
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

Stallone and
Danny De Vito
noted beer
s WILL not
attend our
arch meeting!!

What celebrity
will be next??
Arnold has been
Co-winners of the
Member of the Year award
Tom Nooney, Faith Franzino,
Glenn Deluca.  
Show your appreciation and buy them
a beer at Gaslight!
Wins Title of
Best Beer in NJ
in the

Note the Date

March 6
IPA Bracket
featuring over 30
.  This is our
most beer filled and
popular meeting of
the year.  All different
IPAs from last years
brackets except for
the return of the Final
Four.  Will they
repeat or will there
be a new champion?
Don't miss it!

April 24
Trip to TAP-NY
Beerfest - this always
sells out so get your
tickets soon.  
Combo Plan - yearly
dues and TAP trip
only $125 total.

May 8
Malt Sensory Tutorial
This meeting is
designed for every
level of home brewer
and for those who
don't brew but want
to learn more about
the brewing process.
It will be include a
beer tasting segment.

Congratulations to
Head Brewer
D.J. Soboti
and the entire
Gaslight Team!