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Bell's pilot small batch brewery
in Michigan sampling beers to
help determine if Bell's should
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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.
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Next  Meeting 9/9/18
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August Meeting Notes
by Dan Hodge

The meeting did not commence until 4:30pm due to the
late arrival of the guest speaker, who suffered a flat tire
on the way to the meeting.

Members present were: Dan Hodge, Dan Soboti, DJ Soboti,
Vince Capano, Jeff Levine, John Reed, Livingston Hinckley,
Leo Porter-Lee, Glenn DeLuca, Dan Flachsland, Tim
Terhune, Samantha Sweeney, Julia Aquino, Ryan Smith and
Chris Smith. Non-member present was Vince Holmes.

The meeting was a talk and sampling of brews from Bell’s
Brewery of Comstock, Michigan, by Reilly O’Brien, NJ rep
for Bell’s , who only entered the Garden State in June,
2018. Her talk gave a history of Bell’s, including it’s
founder, Larry Bell, and her own experience in the beer
distribution business. According to her, Bell’s will be
available in 39 states and Puerto Rico by the end of 2018.
She presented every attendee with a Bell’s pint glass,
beer doozie, bottle opener and lip balm.

Attendees tasted the following Bell’s brews:

  Two Hearted Ale (draught) , IPA, flagship beer of the
company, accounting for 50% of their total sales
  Lager of the Lakes (draught) , Pils
  Kalamazoo Stout (bottle)
  Oberon Summer Seasonal (Can)
  Oarsman Wheat Ale (can)

Beers tried after the meeting were:
  Tree House Bright w/Galaxy  can, provided by
Glenn DeLuca
  Alameda Island Autimator Doppelbock, mini keg provided
by Livingston Hinckley
  Newburgh Barn Boss Farmhouse IPA  can provided by
Tim Terhune
  Commonwealth Iconocast Double IPA  can provided by
Tim Terhune
  Valentins Grapefruit Weissbier  Can  provided by
Jeff Levine
  Decadent Citra Citra  can  provided by Tim Terhune
  Sinner’s Batch Dark Amber  Home-brew can provided
by Jeff Levine
  Sinner’s Batch Evil IPA  Home-brew can provided
by Jeff Levine
  Bembel Cola Beer can provided by Jeff Levine
  Devil’s Mountain Kriek   bottle provided by Vince Capano
  Industrial Arts Tools of the Trade XPL  can
  Brix City Heady Jams  can  provided by Vince Capano
  Dog Fish Head liquid Truth Serum IPA  bottle  provided
by Vince Capano
  Hodge’s 7/18 Helles home-brew   growler

Tim Terhune won the 50/50

The meeting ended at 6:00pm


Next Meeting -
September 9 - at the Gaslight- 4 PM

We are currently negotiating with several guest speakers
from major craft breweries.  Nothing is confirmed as of
now.  Check back often for more information.

Notes from previsous meetings.
July 2018 Meeting Notes
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
Thanks to
Reilly O'Brien
Lead Brewery
Bell's Brewery
for her great
presentation at our
Aug. 12 meeting.
to all who
preistered online
to help us
havethe right
amount of beer
at the meeting