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"Oath To Beer"
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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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South Orange, NJ
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pril 14h 10, 2019
The Gaslight
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Meeting Notes
by Dan Hodge
Sunday, March 10,2019
IPA Bracket Madness

Meeting was called to order at 4:30pm. members present
were: Vince Capano, Dan Hodge, Dan Soboti, DJ Soboti,
Jeff Levine, Samantha Sweeney, Chris Smith, Brian Smith,
Jacqueline Acuino, Glenn DeLuca, Tim Terhune, Livingston
Hinckley, John Reed ,Dave Simone, and Troy Titus
Non-members were TJ
Hoy and Vince Holmes

Meeting was the “March Madness” IPA bracket meeting.
Results were as follows:

Round one:
Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA beat Thomas Hooker

Hop Meadow
Urban Village Sofa King beat Wicked Weed Lt. Dank
New Belgium Liquid Paradise beat Port Brewing High Tide
18th Street Here Comes the Reaper beat Wiseacre Ananda
Shiner Wicked Juicy beat Funk Silent Disco
21st Amendment Blah Blah beat Brew Hub Rome City
Firestone Mind Haze beat TBBC Old Elephant Foot
Heretic Make America Juicy Again beat Destihl Vertex
Odd Side Mosaic Dank Juice beat Magic Hat TFG
Grey Sail Wheelhouse S.O.S beat Mother Earth Boo Boo
Green Man Trickster beat Bronx Boom Boom
Ever Grain Blue Detour beat Stoudt’s Gearshifter
Hop Concepts Tropical and Juicy beat New Planet Seclusion
Solemn Oath End All  beat Platform No I in Team
Revolution Anti-Hero beat Oliver Brew 206
Revision IPA  beat Port City Monumental

Round Two:
Urban Village  beat Deschutes Fresh Squeezed
New Belgium Liquid Paradise beat 18th Street Here Comes
the Reaper
21st Amendment Blah Blah  beat Shiner Wicked and Juicy
Heretic Make America Juicy Again  beat Firestone Mind Haze
Odd Side Mosaic DankJuice beat Grey Sail Wheelhouse S
Ever Grain Blue Detour beat Green Man Trickster
Hop Concepts Tropical and Juicy  beat Solemn Oath End All
Revision IPA  beat Revolution Anti-Hero

Round Three:
Urban Village Sofa King  beat New Belgium Liquid Paradise
Heretic Make America Juicy Again  beat Firestone Mind Haze
Odd Size Mosaic Dank Juice  beat Ever Grain Blue Detour
Revision IPA  beat Hop Concepts Tropical and Juicy

Final Four:
Heretic  beat Urban Village
Revision  beat Odd Side

Final: Heretic  beat Revision

Consolation: Oddside  beat urban Village

Beers tried after the meeting were:
Dan Hodge’s Ivan the Terrible Oaked Russian Imperial Stout
Magnify Sinister Prime Minister Stout  provided

by Vince Capano
Meeting ended about 7:30pm

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 (April)
. 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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March Meeting Notes
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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
Beer Judge.
He has
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
April 14 meeting
Guest Speaker TBA
April 28 - TAP-NY Trip
May 19
Home Brew Challenge
See Dan for details.
May 19 Meeting
(note the date change)
Home Brew
see Dan at Gaslight
for information.
Free entry to all.
Judge Like A Pro
the style guidelines
for IPAs
Club Dues
and TAP-NY
fees payable at
next meeting.
Yearly dues $50
The 2019 NY
TAP trip fee will
be $120.
Paid members
will receive a
The package
price of 2019
dues and Tap-NY
will be