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Former DB15 Cask
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year's TAP-NY Festival. They
will lead the Oath To Beer
salute on opening day.
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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
Sunday, March 10, 2019
The Gaslight
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Meeting Notes
Sunday, Febuary 10,2019
by Dan Hodge

The regular meeting started at 4:20. members present were
Dan Hodge, Dan Soboti , DJ Soboti, Vince Capano,
Tim Terhune and Livingston Hinckley. Non members
present, each paying $10 were Adrian Whipple and  TJ Hoy.

The meeting was an East Coast vs. West Coast pairing
of five styles which were brought out blind. Attendees were
asked to rate them on a scale of 1-10. Results were as
follows: East listed first

  Yuengling Golden Pilsner beat Sierra Nevada Nooner Pils
46 to 44
  Sixpoint Alpenflo Lager lost to Stone Tropic Thunder  
48 to 43
  Yards Philadelphia Pale Ale beat Anchor Brewers PA  
48 to 25
  Forgotten Boardwalk Shor Shiver IPA lost to Mother
Earth Boo Boo IPA  59 to 48
  Yards Cape of Good Hope DIPA beat Stone Ruination  
51 to 39

East won 3 out of 5 and total points of 236 to 215, but
west had the highest individual score with 59 for Mother
Earth. ( also had the lowest for Anchor with only 25 points.

Beers tried after the meeting were:
  Jekyll Hop Diggity IPA provided by Hodge
  O’Connor Heavy Hitter DIPA provided by Hodge
  Pleasure House Liquid Communicator Belgian Tripel
provided by Hodge
  Tired Hands Cacao Hazelnut Tangerine Double Milkshake
IPA provided by Terhune
  Tired Hands Alien Church IPA provided by Terhune
  Southern Tier Paradox of the Powerful DIPA provided by
  Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad provided by Capano
  Garage brewing Hatch Chili IPA provided by DJ
  Hinckley’s collaberation Oud Bruin  HB


March10 - Beer Bracket Madness
Our next meeting on March 10 will be the most popular one
of the year as we taste
32  IPAs in a Bracket Challenge
format.  Last year's Final Four will return but all the other
beers will be new to the tournament with many not
currently available in New Jersey!

Bring a friend to enjoy the largest IPA tasting of any beer
club in the state. March 10, at the Gaslight, 4 PM

Club Dues Now Payable
Our fiscal year will change to a “calendar year”.  As such,
dues for 2019 will only be
$50 payable at the next (March)
. Starting Jan. 2020 the fee will be the regular $65...

TAP-NY Beer Festival - 4/28/19
The 2019 NY TAP trip fee will be $120.
Paid members will receive a
$35 discount.
The package price of 2019 dues and Tap-NY trip  
will be
only $135.
Money will be collected at the next meeting.

Tap-NY trip includes coffee/bagels before leaving, luxury
bus, beer on the bus, festival ticket, all food at the festival.
Bus leaves 9 AM returns 7 PM

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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 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
per meeting and $20 for a special meeting.


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.

Robert Burns Night
at the Gaslight
2019 event video


produced and directed
by Livingston Hinckley
Next meeting March. 10
Beer Bracket Madness
April 14 meeting
Guest Speaker TBA
April 28 - TAP-NY Trip
May 19 Meeting
(note the date change)
Home Brew
see Dan at Gaslight
for information.
Free entry to all.