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|DB15 Cask Commissioner
Brian Lynch (left) and Fritz
Maytag, founder of Anchor
Brewing on their recent trip to
St. James Gate to consult with
Guinness executives as to why
their American Blonde and
Nitro IPA floped so badly.
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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.
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for the full details at the next meeting.
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Victorian Dinner 12/13/17
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|November Meeting Notes
by Dan Hodge
It was announced that the 2017 Victorian Dinner would
have a cost of $95 for non-members with members paying
$50 and allowed to bring one guest for $55.
Meeting commenced at 4:30pm members present were:
Dan Hodge, Vince Capano, Tom Nooney, Glenn DeLuca,
John Reed, Jeff Levine, Livingston Hinckley, DJ Soboti,
Lynn Lewis, and Nick Moramarco. Non-members were
Bruce Barton, Onageri Onami, Jason Miller, Vince Holmes
and Devon Shelto, each paying the non-members fee of $10.
Meeting was about stouts and was a presentation of various
styles and flavors of stouts with the beers being served in
order from lowest to highest in ABV. The brews were:
1.Guinness Draught Stout (bottle, no widget) 4.3%
2. Sam Adams Cream Stout (bottle) 4.9
3.Lancaster Milk Stout (bottle) 5.3%
4.Young’s Double Chocolate Stout (can) 5.2%
5.Ommegang Lovely, Dark, and Deep Oatmeal Stout
6.Narragansett Autocrat Coffee Stout (can) 5.5%
7.Guinness Extra Stout (bottle) 5.6%
8.Dominion Oak Barrel Stout (bottle) 5.5%
9.Victory Black Forest Cake Stout w/cherries (bottle) 7.5%
10.Lion Stout (can) 8.2%
11.Brooklyn 2017 Black Chocolate Stout (bottle) 10%
12. Livingston Hinckley’s Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
Clone 2015 (bottle) 11%
The last two were served side by side. Both were very
similar and if there was a definitive agreement as to which
was more popular I didn’t hear it.
Beers sampled after the meeting were:
1.Motown Mash Spiced Ale bottle (homebrew) by
Dan Scheighardt brought by Livingston Hinckley
2. Motown Mash ESB bottle (homebrew) by Dan
Scheigardt brought by Livingston Hinckley
3. Motown Mash Pumpkin Beer bottle (homebrew) by Dan
Scheigardt brought by Livingston Hinckley
4. Motown Mash Multi Style Brew bottle (homebrew) by
Dan Scheigardt brought by Livingston Hinckley
5. Root Down Mosaic IPA growler provided by
6. Dan Hodge’s 2017 Oktoberfest draught homebrew
7. Dan Hodge’s 2017 Scotch Ale draught homebrew
8. Smuttynose Rocky Road bottle provided by Tom Nooney
9. Backshore Love Potion #9 Apricot Ale can provided
by John Reed
10.Back East Rakautra IPA can provided by Glenn DeLuca
11. Knee Deep Citra Extra IPA bottle provided by
12.Sly Fox Odyssey Imperial IPA can provided
by Vince Capano
13. Back East Suzy Greenberg IPA w/ mango provided
by Glenn DeLuca
14. Anheuser-Busch Budweiser 1933 reserve Amber Lager
bottle provided by Vince Capano
15. Dogfish Head Liquid Truth Serum Session IPA bottle
provided by Vince Capano
Dan Hodge brought four opened vessels of 40 year old
beers found in a storage compartment in his basement
1.Can of Ballantine Beer brewed in Newark prior to 1972
2.Can of Harley Davidson 1983 Beer brewed by Pabst
3.Can Of 1983 Mardi gras Beer brewed by Pearl
4.Original Rheingold Chug-A-Mug bottled brewed in
Orange in the late 1960’s.
All of the above were definitely aged, but surprisingly not
as bad as anyone thought they might be.
Meeting ended about 7:15pm
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.
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