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DB 15 Meeting of September 9, 2018
by Dan Hodge

Meeting started at 4:10
PM and was a sampling of ten
different styles of beer from ten different craft

breweries in Virginia.  

Members present were Dan Hodge, Vince Capano, Dan
Soboti, DJ Soboti, Livingston Hinckley, Glenn DeLuca, Tim
Terhune, John Reed, Ryan Smith, Chris Smith, Dave
Simone, Julia Aquino and Ms. Sweeney

The beers were brought out and tried with attendees

voting on their favorite at the end.

Beers were:
   Busthead Brewing Co.  Vint Hill Va.   

English style pale ale
   Chaos Mountain Brewery   Callaway, Va.     

Squatch Scotch Ale
   Center of the Universe Brewing Co
.  Asland Va.  
Pocahoptas IPA
   Legend Brewing Co.  Richmond, Va.     

Brown Ale
   O’Connor Brewing Co.  Norfolk, Va.   

Norfolk Canyon Pale Ale
   Hardy Park Brewing Co.   Richmond, Va.  

Singel Belgian Abbey Ale
   James River Brewing Co.  Scottsville, Va.  

River Runner ESB
   Wasserhund Brewing Co.  Virginia Beach, Va.   

Pure Bred Pils
   Virginia Beer Co.   Williamsburg, Va.   

Elbow Patches Oatmeal Stout
   Fair Winds Brewing Co.   Lorton, Va   

Siren’s Lure Saison

After the vote was taken, the Single Belgian Abbey Ale
received 4 votes, and the Fair Winds Saison got 2. The
others received one or none and all agreed that the James
River ESB was not right, probably infected.

Beers sampled after the meeting were:

   Magnify The Friend Zone IPA  

brought by Vince Capano
   Pipe Dream West to East IPA  

brought by Glenn deLuca
   Maine brewing Co. Zoe Amber Ale   

brought by Tim Terhune
   Happily Daze IPA   

home-brew by Livingston Hinckley
   Grimm Double Negative Imperial Stout  

brought by Tim Terhune
   Trillium Sunshower Super Saison  

brought by Julia Aquino
   Fat Orange Cat Brg. (contracted by Dorchester Brg)   All
Cat’s Are Grey in the Dark White IPA   

brought by Vince Capano
   Icarus  We Want the Idaho Gold Imperial IPA

brought by Vince Capano, who seems to have a penchant
for seeking out not only high gravity beers, but also those
with impossibly long names.

ll leftover beers were distributed to attendees.
Meeting ended about 7:10pm


Special thanks to Dan Hodge who brought all the beers
back from Virginia the day of the meeting!  
The meeting topic was to have been single hop beers but
because of the  chance to get beers not available in NJ the
Cask Commissioners called an audible and changed the topic
(to the pleasure of everyone.)


Meeting Notes
March 2018 Meeting Notes
May 2018 Meeting Notes
November 2017 Meeting Notes
October 2017 Meeting Notes
September 2017Meeting 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

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
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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
To celebrate the start of
the NFL season
NY Jet's Hall of Fame
quarterback and hop
farmer has been invited
to our Sept 9 meeting.  
Please do not ask for
in the unlikely even he  attends.