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The Best Beer  
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Beer World Records

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DB15 Cask Commissioner
Brian Lynch (left) and Fritz
Maytag, founder of Anchor
Brewing sharing a pint in the
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lobbying Representatives to
create a US Dept. of Beer.
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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 - Feb. 12
at the Gaslight - 4 PM
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January Meeting Notes
y Dan Hodge

The regular meeting began at 4:15 pm  Members present
were Vince Capano, Glenn DeLuca, Tom Nooney, Chris
Johnson, Livingston Hinckley, Jeff Levine, Raffi
Manjeekian, Tim Terhune, Lynn Lewis, Nick Moramarco,
Dan Hodge, Dan Soboti, DJ Soboti and Mark Ferguson.

The meeting featured Tiffany Rogers, NJ representative for
Empire Brewing Co. of Cazenovia, NY. She informed us
that the business was originally a brewpub in downtown
Syracuse, started in 1994, but only had a seven barrel
system. The beer was contract brewed for a while in

NYC, but has now opened a 60 bbl brewery in Cazenovia.
Until 6 months ago only draught beer was offered but

now their beer is also bottled.

The Empire beers tasted were:
1.White Aphro, a Belgian wit style brewed with

lavender, lemon peel and ginger.
2.Sweet Fire Imperial Chili Chocolate Stout,

which seemed to be a little sour, unintentionally.
3.Two Dragons, a pale ale made with Chinese tea on tap
4.Black Magic Irish Dry Stout, served on Nitro
5.Local Grind, Scotch Ale brewed with coffee  on tap

Meeting ended at 5:50 pm.
Beers tried after the meeting were:
1.Hodge’s 2016 Imperial Stout homebrew
2.Bury Me Brewing Co.
- From My Cold Dead Hands IPA
provided by Tom Nooney
3. Twin Elephants Cinder Smoked Porter provided

by Chris Johnson
4. Elysian Hubris IPA provided by Vince Capano
5. Ska Modus Hoperandi IPA provided by Tom Nooney
6. Devil’s Backbone 8 Point IPA provided by Tom Nooney
7. Plan B Farm Brewery Currant, an unspeakably horrible
brew provided by Vince Capano
Upcoming Meetings

February 12 - Learning about hops - presented by
Gaslight head brewer DJ Soboti and Jeff Levine

March 12 -  March IPA Madness - our most popular
meeting of the year as 32 IPAs are matched to
determine the best in show.

April 30 - It's our biggest trip of the year to one of the
best beer festivals in the nation - TAP-NY.  Sample over
300 different beers.  Details TBA.

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

No December Meeting - Victorian Dinner Event
November Meeting Notes
October Meeting Notes
September Meeting Notes
July Meeting Notes
(No August Meeting)
June Meeting Notes
May Meeting NotesFeb
(No April Meeting)
March Meeting Notes
February Meeting Notes
January Meeting Notes
Have an idea for a future meeting?  
Just tell any of theCask commissioners or e-mail it here.

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

Many thanks to our
Speaker at the
Jan. 8 meeting

Tiffany Rodgers
NJ Brand Manager
Empire Brewing
Empire Brewery
Empire Brewing's
David Katleski
was stuck in a
snowstorm  in upstate
NY and could not
make the meeting.  
Empire's Syracuse Brewpub
Special thanks to the Gaslight for making
the annual Victorian Christmas Dinner
such a great experience.
not at our last