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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.
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Meeting Notes
Sunday, January 13,2019
by Dan Hodge

Members present were: Jeff Levine, Tim Terhune, Glenn
DeLuca, Livingston Hinckley, Vince Capano, Dan Hodge,
Dan Soboti, DJ Soboti, Ryan Smith, Chris Smith.  Non-
member Vince Holmes paid his $10 admission.

Meeting was a competition of beers from California and
Massachusetts, representing the two teams in the 2018
World Series. There were five brews from each:

Results were:
Inning one: Ballast Point (Ca) and Sam Adams Cold Snap
(Ma) tied @51points each

Inning two: Sam Adams Boston Ale (Ma) beat
Anchor Brewer’s Pale Ale (Ca.) 60 to 31

Inning three: Alesmith IPA (Ca) beat
Harpoon IPA (Ma) 63 to 62

Inning four: Sam Adams Boston Lager (Ma) beat
Lost Abbey Farmhouse Lager  67 to 64

Inning five: Lord Hobo Consolation Prize DIPA (Ma) beat
21st Ammendment Blah Blah Blah DIPA (Ca) 85 to 75

Massachusetts won 3 of 5 innings with one tie, and
total points were Mass. 325, and Cal. 284

Beers tried after the meeting were

T. Terhune’s Imperial Oatmeal Stout homebrew
D. Hodge’s What’s Under the Kilt Scotch Ale  homebrew
L. Hinckley’s Strong-arm American Strong Ale homebrew
Center of the Universe Shut Up Imperial Stout  
(brought by Glenn DeLuca)
14th Star Maple Breakfast Stout
(brought by Livingston Hinckley)
Neshaminy Creek The Shape of Hops to Come
(brought by Vince Capano)
Cypress Alva Vanilla Stout
brought by TimTerhune)
Big Elm Gerry Dog Stout
(brought by Tim Terhune)
Wet Ticket Dream Ticket DIPA
(brought by Vince Capano)
Cypress Insane In the Grain Imperial Pale Ale
(brought by Vince Capano)

All of the following were brought by
D.J. Soboti
Thorn Brwg. Rock the IPA
Pizza Port Ponto   IPA
Alesmith Mt. Crushmore
Kern River Just Outstanding IPA
The Dude’s Most Excellent IPA
Freemont Lush IPA
Track Seven Blood Transfusion IPA
Mother Earth Hop Diggity DIPA

Past Meeting Notes

November 2018 Meeting Notes
September 2018 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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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
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  DB15
members and
TAP-NY regulars
Tom Nooney
and  Faith
who have move to  
Washington to be
closer to hop
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
Best wishes to
long time DB15  
members and
Tap-NY regulars
Jay and Kathy
Eichberge who
have just moved to
Michigan to be
closer to Founders.
Jan. 25, 2019
Robert Burns Night
at the Gaslight
See last year's
event video
Next meeting Feb. 10
Guest Speaker TBA

Our most popular meeting of the year
Beer March Madness - March 10

April 28 - TAP-NY Trip
1/25/19 - Event
Robert Burns
Details Here