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This year members received benefits that totaled well
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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
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No Dec. Meeting due to
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
(bottle)  5.3%
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
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
Livingston Hinckley
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
Vince Capano
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
as follows:
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
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October 2017 Meeting Notes
September 2017 Meeting Notes
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
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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

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Sunday of the
month, 4 PM,
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Dec. 13 Event
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This event
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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
October 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 this year's
Thanks to members Raffi, ,
Glenn, Tom, and Tim for
serving as judges in the
Ms. Hooters Pageant
co-sponsored by the DB15
Silver Medal winner
Dan Hodge
Bronze Medal Winner
Jeff Levine
Winners of the
"Sing a Beer Jingle"
contest at our last
Members dancing to
the DB15 anthem at the
October meeting.
Congratulations to
club member
for passing the BJCP
test to become a fully
Beer Judge.