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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
Nest Meeting - No Dec. Meeting
Victorian Dinner - Dec. 13
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November Meeting Notes
by Dan Hodge

Meeting started at 4:20 pm. Members present were:
Dan Soboti, DJ Soboti, Dan Hodge, Vince Capano, Jeff
Levine, Glenn deLuca, Livingston Hinckley, Tom Nooney,
Mark Ferguson, Matt Chuchla, Raffi Manjeekian.  
Non-members present were Tim Terhune, Vince Holmes,  
Omkar Gandbair and Richard Eissen.

The meeting featured a guest speaker, Josh Sullivan,
NJ rep for Smuttynose Brewing Company, who gave a brief
history of the company’s operation, including their
Smuttlabs division , which makes experimental and limited
edition brews. He brought seven examples of Smuttynose
and Smutt Labs beers, two of which were also on tap
at the Gaslight in honor of the occasion.

The beers he brought were:
1.Smuttynose Single Digit Dubbel (a re labeled and tweaked
version of their former Winter Ale)
2.Finest Kind IPA
3.Smutt Labs Nott Dark Farmhouse Ale.
4.Smutt Labs Smoked Peach Short Weisse
5.Smuttynose Tripel
6.Smutty  Labs The Stallion Russian Imperial Stout aged in
red wine barrels
7.Smuttynose Rocky Road Milk Stout

Beers tried after the meeting were:
Harpoon Secret Alloy Ale provided by Tom Nooney
Avery Ale to the Chief Imperial Pale Ale provided
by Tom Nooney
The Bruery Share This Imperial Stout
Smuttynose Old Brown Dog brown Ale
Smuttynose Robust Porter


Founded in 1994,the Smuttynose Brewing Company is
named for Smuttynose Island, the third largest of the nine
islands that form the Isles of Shoals, a small, rugged
archipelago that lies seven miles off the craggy
New Hampshire coast.


Smuttynose beers are now distributed in
more than two dozen states, as well as overseas in
Europe and Asia,.It has been certified LEED Gold for the
design, construction, and functionality of its Hampton
headquarters. It is just the second brewery in the United
States  to attain this certification.  LEED (Leadership in
Energy and Environmental Design) is a worldwide green
building standard a The building also won the won 2015
People’s Choice for a Commercial Project, from the
American Institute of Architecture.


Many thanks to Smuttynose Field Sales Rep
Josh Sullivan
for his great presentation!

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

October Meeting Notes
September Meeting Notes
July Meeting Notes
(No August Meeting)
June Meeting Notes
May Meeting Notes
(No April Meeting)
March Meeting Notes
February Meeting Notes
January Meeting Notes

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Yearly Dues: $65 which includes all club meetings and
allevent discounts.  The total savings equal much
MORE than the amount of the dues!
NOTE - Non-members now pay $10 per meeting.

Great Beer Articles
Hope You're Not A "Novuveau"
The History of Happy Hour and More!
Ten things Dan Hodge Hates About Beer
A Trip To The Grocery Store
To Brew or Not to Brew
The Tasting Room

Check out member Glenn DeLuca's latest
beer musings in
The Big G's Beer Beat

Read the behind the
scenes story and
watch the trailer for
the  upcoming
TV series"Beer
Snobs" filmed
at the Gaslight
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
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
Congratulations to
Head Brewer
D.J. Soboti
and the entire Gaslight
Make bad beer
good with
Mad Hops -
full product
review HERE

The November
meeting featured
Josh Sullivan
December 13
Victorian Dinner

Special member
No December

Gaslight Victorian
Dinner on Dec. 13 -

Non-member- $95
Members - $45
Guest of member-
one only - $55

Sign up now only at
the Gaslight.  
Space is limited -
don't miss out on
our biggest event
of the year.

Next Regular
Jan. 8, 2017
Guest Speaker from
Empire Brewing
Smuttynose Brewery