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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.
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Next Meeting 2/11/17
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January Meeting Notes
by Dan Hodge

Meeting started at 4:15 pm and was a presentation of
"barrel aged" beers with each member voting 1-10 on which
one he liked. Members present were: Dan Hodge, Vince
Capano, Tim Terhune, Livingston Hinckley, Glenn DeLuca,
Tom Nooney, John Reid and DJ Soboti.

The beers tried and their order of finish were:
1.  78.5 points Wet Ticket Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged
in bourbon barrels  9.2%
2.  75 points Gaslight Buffalo Trace Colossus Imperial Stout
aged in bourbon barrels  11%
3.  63 points  Avery Tangerine Quad aged in
bourbon barrels 10.1%
4.  52.5 points Victory Java Cask Coffee Stout aged
in bourbon Barrels  14.3%
5.  44 points Ommeganag Three Philosophers (2016)
aged in bourbon barrels  11.4%
6.  42 points Allagash Interlude (2017)
aged in red wine barrels  10.6%
7.  36 points Victory White Monkey
aged in white wine barrels 9.5%
8.  29 points Shipyard Double Scottish Ale (2014)
aged in bourbon barrels 10.1%
9.  21 points Alltech Kentucky Cream Ale
aged in bourbon barrels  5.5%


Beers tried after the meeting were:
1. Harpoon Nana's Night Cap Oatmeal Cookie Inspired
Porter provided by Tom Nooney
2. Bolero Snort/ Czeimeister collaberation Imperial Milk
Porter w/ hazelnuts provided by Vince Capano
3. Livingston Hinckley's 2nd running American
Brown Ale homebrew
4.  Strong Hope Storyteller Imperial Stout
provided by Tim Terhune
4. Dan Hodge's California Common Homebrew
5. Dan Hodge's IPA Homebrew

Leftover beers were raffled off in the usual manner


A wood- or barrel-aged beer is any lager, ale or hybrid beer,
either a traditional style or a unique experimental beer, that
has been aged for a period of time in a wooden barrel or in
contact with wood. This beer is aged with the intention of
imparting the unique character of the wood and/or the flavor
of what has previously been in the barrel.

Today’s craft brewers are using wood (mostly oak) to
influence flavor and aromatics. Beer may be aged in wooden
barrels (new or previously used to age wine or spirits), or
chips, spirals and cubes may be added to the conditioning
tanks that normally house beer. A variety of types of wood
are used including oak, apple, alder, hickory and more. The
interior of most barrels is charred or toasted to further
enhance the flavor of the wood.


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DB15 mug.  Additional glasses also available
for purchase.  Get another before the supply runs out.

November 2017 Meeting Notes
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
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
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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.

Meeting Feb. 11
Topic TBA
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.

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