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basement of the original
Founders Brewery sampling
select vintages of Canadian
Breakfast Stout and KBS.
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officially register, and get a Gaslight beer compliments of the
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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 July 14, 2019
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Next Meeting
4 PM, July 14, 2019
Guest Speaker from

Founders Brewing Co. was started in 1996 when Grand
Rapids, MI natives Mike Stevens and Dave Engbers, quit
their jobs and took out sizable loans to make their dreams
come true.  Their brewery, Founders, nearly closed a few
years after opening. Then they revised their strategy and
started making beer they enjoyed drinking rather than what
they thought would sell. This new strategy was just what
the market was looking for and they haven’t looked back.

In the 15th annual Best Beers in America survey by the
American Homebrewers Association Founders was ranked
the 2nd best brewery in the entire nation!  In addition
Founders Breakfast Stout was named 3rd best beer and
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) the 6th best.

Founders has won multiple awards at the World Beer Cup,
Great American Beer Festival, World Beer Championships,
and many others.  In 2018 they were named World Trader
of the Year for their efforts to expand the reach of quality
American beer overseas. Their beer is available in 46 states
and select countries throughout the world.  

Up until 2014, Founders Brewing was considered craft beer.
Then they sold 30% of their company to Mahou-San Miguel,
a huge brewing company located in Madrid, Spain . The sale
to a non-craft brewer meant tha the Brewers Association no
longer considered Founders to be "craft beer" though they
still meet all the other  requirements.  However to most
consumers they remain decidedly great craft.  One taste of
their beer and you’ll agree.

Our meeting on Sunday, July 14 starting at 4 PM will
feature not only many Founders beers but a
guest speaker direct from the brewery!  
The presentation is exclusive to the DB15!  

Gaslight will also be featuring Founders on their taps along
with some amazing Gaslight beers selected for the
occasion.  This is a lineup not to be missed by anyone who
enjoys true world class beers – it’s a festival of Barrel Aged
and Vintage beers together in a lineup you will never see
anywhere but at the Gaslight!
Vintage KBS  
Vintage Breakfast Stout
Current KBS
Current Breakfast Stout
Curmudgeon's Better Half
Satan Claws
Abbey Normal

*All beers should be available at the Gaslight bar starting July 11.

There you have it - barrel aged and vintage beers from
Founders and Gaslight - it doesn't get any better.  If you
have other plans, cancel them.  This is a one time only

Be there - 4 PM, Sunday July 14 at the Gaslight.


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  
. Starting Jan. 2020 the fee will be the regular $65...

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Past Meeting Notes
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February 2019 Meeting Notes
January 2019 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
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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
.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
Congratulations to our medal winners!
Winners of the
"Sing a Beer Jingle"
contest at our last
Congratulations to club member
He has completed all
requirements and is now a
fully certified  BJCP judge!
He has also paaed the
Mead Judge
"How Barrel
Aging Works"
More On Barrel Aging
Video Special
Rabbie Burns
Night at the
Gaslight 2018
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
The style guidelines
for regular IPAs

Next Meeting
Sunday 7/14/19
4PM at Gaslight

Guest Speaker
is confirmed.

We will be
tasting several
barrel aged beers
including vintage
Winners Home Brew Challenge Double IPA
The beer race from the
June meeting!
Dan Hodge         Vince Capano      Tim Terhune
Silver                       Gold                         Bronze
Past Home Brew
Challenge Winner
Club member Livingston
Hinckley representing the
DB15 in Plzeň, Czech
Republic drinking the
famous Pilsner Urquell