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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
Meeting - August 13
at the Gaslight - 4 PM
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August 13 Meeting
4 PM at the Gaslight
Beers from former Soviet Bloc nations

This promises to be one of the most unique meetings in the
history of the DB!5 as we revisit the days of the Cold War
via beer.  Join us as we sample offerings from some of the
former Soviet Socialist Republics: Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Belorussia (now Belarus), Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan,
Kirgiziya (now Kyrgyzstan), Latvia, Lithuania, Moldavia
(now Moldova), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine,
and Uzbekistan. We will also be tasting beer from some of
the former "Soviet satellite nations" - Poland,
Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria,
Note - the exact number of beers and countries they represent cannot
be listed since we are still in the process of securing them.

Don't miss this fascinating taste experience.
Sunday August 13 at the Gaslight 4 PM

"Beer without vodka is like
throwing money to the wind
was (and is) a popular saying in the former Soviet
Bloc countries but it doesn't mean that beer was not
consumed in large quantities for its own sake.

Since beer was technically considered a foodstuff along
with all other drinks under 10 % ABW  it was readily
available.  Local brands from Amstel to Efes and Baltika to
Zhiguli could be bought from street kiosks or at railway
stations, as well as from countless 24-hour corner shops,
just like fruit juice or mineral water.

Even after the breakup of the USSR things remained the
same but then change hit especially in Russia.  There, in
2013, laws were passed that banned beer from being sold
by Internet retailers, street kiosks, and sports facilities. New
laws also reduced the hours when Russians could buy beer
and other alcohol - it could not be purchased in any Russian
shop between 11 PM. and 8 AM.

Moscow next raised taxes on alcohol and banned all related
advertising.  Then last January, the government began
limiting the size of plastic beer bottles to a maximum of 1.5
liters and as of the summer completely banned alcohol sold
in them regardless of size.  Before you say so what, please
note that beer in plastic containers -- which are cheaper to
produce than glass bottles and cans -- dominate the Russian
market. The Russian Brewers' Union estimates that 42% of
beer in Russia is sold in plastic bottles.


Members - don't forget to pick up you're complimentary
DB15 mug.  Additional glasses also available
for purchase.  Get another before the supply runs out.

July 2017 Meeting Notes
June 2017 Meeting Notes
May 2017 Meeting Notes
TAP-NY Fest - Trip Notes
April 2017 Meeting Notes
March 2017 Meeting Notes
February 2017 Meeting Notes
January 2017 Meeting Notes
2016 Meeting Notes
(No Dec. Meeting - Victorian Dinner)
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

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Yearly Dues: $65 which includes all club meetings and all
event discounts.  The total savings equals much MORE than
the amount of the dues!  NOTE - Non-members now
pay $10 for non-special meetings

Great Beer Articles
How To Be A Fake Beer Geek
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.

Next month's
meeting Sept. 10

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
Co-winners of the
Member of the Month
June 2017Award
Tom Nooney, Faith
Franzino,Glenn Deluca.
Show your appreciation
and buy them a beer at
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 DB15 running team
celebrates victory at the
beer club
Club Members at last year's
Send your pictures from TAP-NY and have
them featured here on our club page.
Bus to TAP
Steve Austin celebrates his
winning the June  DB15
Home Brew Challenge.
Silver Medal winner
Dan Hodge
Bronze Medal Winner
Jeff Levine
Winners of the
"Sing a Beer Jingle"
contest at our last meeting.
Congratulations to member
Dan Daniels for winning the
best beer hat contest at the
last DB15  meeting.
Special Invitee
Sergey Kislyak
The Ambassador of the
Russian Federation to the USA
has been invited to the Aug. 13
meeting.  We look forward
greeting the Ambassador!  
if he comes.