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DB15 Cask Commissioner
Brian Lynch (left) and Fritz
Maytag, founder of Anchor
Brewing on their recent visit to
Utica, NY.  Both were there to
speak to the Utica Curling and
Zamboni Enthusiasts Club
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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 - Oct. 8,
at the Gaslight - 4 PM
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Sept. 10 Meeting Non-Notes

The usual summary notes are not available for the Sept. 10
meeting due to the fact that the official  DB15 Recording
Secretary, Beer Buyer, and  Cask Commissioner, Dan
Hodge did not attend the meeting.  Mr. Hodge was playing
in a parade with the world famous Mummers.  An
accomplished musician Dan has been one of the leading
members of the Mummers' Aqua String Band of Philadelphia
for decades.  Enjoy their award winning performance from
the Philadelphia New Year's Day Parade  

Meeting Highlights

The Sept. 10 meeting,featured special guest speaker Holly
Gallahger  from  F.X. Matt / Saranac.  Holly brought several
beers for sampling during her outstanding presentation
about  the history and current direction of the brewery.  

Post meeting beers donated by club members proved to
be an outstanding array of world class offerings.
Although notes on the beers and who brought them  
have yet to surface we heartily thank and salute those
generous  individuals.

Founded in 1888, the F.X. Matt  Company,
Utica, NY, has endured Prohibition, decades of industry
consolidation and more than a century of changing tastes.  
It has survived and prospered to the point where today it is  
the 11th-largest craft brewer in the country and the 18th-
largest U.S. brewery overall,  

F.X. Matt was the first brewery in the country to have a
license to sell after Prohibition.” As a result, a new beer
named for the company’s Prohibition-era soft drink line,
Utica Club, became the first beer sold in the USA after
Prohibition—a distinction that’s still noted on the can today.
The end of Prohibition inaugurated decades of success for
the brewery.. In 1985, they introduced Saranac Adirondack
lager which won the gold medal for best American premium
lager at the 1991 Great American Beer Festival.  With that
the company put all their efforts behind the Saranac label.  
That decision proved correct as Saranac, became the
brewery’s biggest brand by a large margin, to the point of
producing nearly 200,000 barrels a year.

Because of its reputation for quality and its large capacity,
the brewery has also played a key role in helping many craft
brewers expand over the years. F.X. Matt devotes about a
third of its capacity—around 130,000 barrels—to contract
brewing, a practice that dates back to 1981, when the craft
movement was first taking root.

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.

August 2017 Meeting Notes
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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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
October 8
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
Club Members at last year's
Send your pictures from TAP-NY and have
them featured here on our club page.
Bus to TAP
DB15 member George Ade
at the National Beer Club
Fast Drinking Contest.
Georg's great effort earned
a 5th place medal.
Silver Medal winner
Dan Hodge
Bronze Medal Winner
Jeff Levine
Winners of the
"Sing a Beer Jingle"
contest at our last meeting.
Members Ralph Parker and
Jean Shepherd practice for
the club Mobile Beer Pong
SpecialThanks To
Holly Gallagher
F.X. Matt / Saranac
for speaking at our
September meeting.