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Not True-  
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Judge Beer Like a Pro

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Former DB15 Cask
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of Anchor Brewing at the
grand opening of the Mayberry
Brewery in SC.  The brewery is
next to a faithful recreation of
Floyd's barber shop.
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The DB15 is the largest beer appreciation organization in New
Jersey, but what about the East Coast?  Well it's time to make
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officially register, and get a Gaslight beer compliments of the
DB15 Cask Commissioners.

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
Next  Meeting 8/12/18
The Gaslight
Don't Be A Loser -
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20 Rules to Follow
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July Meeting Notes
by Dan Hodge

Meeting started at 4:10 pm. members present were Dan
Hodge, Dan Soboti, DJ Soboti, Vince Capano, Jeff Levine,
Tim Terhune, Glenn deLuca and Dan Flachsland

Meeting was a face off of brews from the two finalists in
the  World Cup of soccer, France and Croatia. Since
currently no Croatian beers are available in the US, that side
was represented by beers from the former Soviet bloc, even
though Croatia was not really in the Soviet bloc.

Each beer was presented blind with attendees rating them on
a scale of 1 to 10. France won, 191 t0 168.
Final placings were:
1: Pilsner Urquell (can) score of 57
2. Grimbergen Dubbel (bottle) score of 53
3. Kronenbourg 1664 (bottle) score of 49
4. Grimbergen Blonde (bottle) score of 46
5. Tie: Tyskie (bottle) score of 43
        Kronenbourg Blanc (bottle) score 43
7. Lech (bottle) score of 39
8. Czechvar (bottle) score of 29
(All leftover beer was given away free to attendees.)

Beers sampled after the meeting were:
  St, Feullien Saison  (can) provided by Vince Capano
  Magnify Dr. Citra (can) provided by Glenn De Luca
  Gun Hill Unite American Rye Saison (can) provided
by Tim Terhune
  May the Schwartz be With You Scwartzbier (growler)
home-brew provided by Jeff Levine
  Hodge’s 7/2018 ESB home-brew (growler) provided
by Dan Hodge
  Dog Fish Head Dragon’s Yum Yum (bottle) provided
by Tim Terhune
  Two Roads Typecast farmhouse New England IPA (can)
provided by Glenn De Luca
  Brewmaster Jack The Little Brother DIPA (can) provided
by Glen De Luca


Next Meeting - August 12, 2018
4 PM at the Gaslight

Reilly O'Brien
Bell's Brewery Lead Rep.

Larry Bell incorporated The Kalamazoo Brewing Company,
Inc., in 1983 as a home-brewing supply shop.[3] In 1985, it
began to sell its own beer, producing 135 barrels in its first
year. These first batches of beer were brewed in a 15-US-
gallon (57 L) soup kettle and fermented in open fermenters
covered with plastic wrap.

The brewery today consists of two separate brewing
facilities, the original Kalamazoo Avenue facility, and the
state-of-the-art Krum Avenue brewery, in Comstock,
Michigan, which opened in 2003. The Kalamazoo Avenue
brewery is adjacent to its pub—Bell's Eccentric Cafe—and a
General Store which sells Bell's beer and apparel, as well as
homebrewing supplies.  As of 2005, Kalamazoo Brewing
Company changed their name to Bell's Brewery, Inc.,

From 2010 to 2016, the American Homebrewers
Association rated Bell's Brewery's Two Hearted Ale the
second-best beer in the United States. Then they ranked it as
the best beer in the United States in 2017 and 2018.
The next highest rated Bell's beer is Hopslam, a double IPA,
that is only released once a year to great demand.  

      To help us better plan the amount of beer to have
at our next meeting we ask you to simply click on the link
below and indicate you will be there.  Thanks!


Notes from previsous meetings.
March 2018 Meeting Notes
May 2018 Meeting Notes
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

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

Home Brew Showdown
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.
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 Guild
.Best wishes
to long time  
Tom Nooney
and  Faith
who are
moving to
Wins Title of
Best Beer in NJ
in the
Congratulations to Head
D.J. Soboti
and the entire Gaslight
Make bad beer
good with
Mad Hops -
full product
review HERE
Club Members at last year's
Silver Medal winner
Dan Hodge
Bronze Medal Winner
Jeff Levine
Winners of the
"Sing a Beer Jingle"
contest at our last
Congratulations to
club member
for passing the BJCP
test to become a fully
Beer Judge.
He has also
passed the
Mead Judge exam!
"How Barrel
Aging Works"
More On Barrel Aging
Video Special
Rabbie Burns
Night at the
produced and
directed by
Livingston Hinckley
Reilly O'Brien
Lead Brewery

Bell's Brewery
will be the guest
speaker at the
ug. 15 meeting.
To help us have
the right amount
of beer at the
meeting click
and indicate you
are coming.