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Plan Ahead
Nov. 11
Sign up a new member,
win a beer!
The DB15 is the largest beer
appreciation organization in New Jersey,
but what about the East Coast?  Well it's
time to make our move.  Bring a new
member to the next meeting, have them
officially register, and get a Gaslight
beer compliments of the DB15 Cask
New Members
ID Card pictures are
now being taken.  Be
sure to update your
membership card.
New Dues Policy
The DB15 now offers a new dues option.  You can continue to pay
the individual meeting fee each time you attend or opt for a one
year single payment of $48 which entitles you to additional benefits
and discounts.  Ask our club treasurer Brian Lynch, or any Cask
Commissioner for the full details at the next meeting.
DB15 shirts are here!
Choose from two different 4-color shirts. One with our Uncle Sam DB 15 logo
or one with the club motto -
" I'd rather die of thirst than drink from the cup of mediocrity"
Order by mail

Supply is very limited.  Only a VERY few left - order NOW!
(sorry, small and medium, XL,XXL  sizes sold out)
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If you are not currently on the DB15 mailing list or would
like to join simply write or
stop in the Gaslight and ask your friendly
bartender for a registration form.  
New members always welcome - it's a pefect time to join.
Club shirts are in!!
Next Meeting - October 14, at the Gaslight, 3 PM
Ken Kerdock Brings the Goods

On September 30, members of the Draught Board 15 and patrons of the Gaslight
joined the North American beer community in honoring Michael Jackson and help raise
money for the battle against Parkinson's disease.  The Gaslight was the centerpiece of
a feature story about the toast that appeared in the Star Ledger.

At 9:00 pm beer drinkers across the continent raised a glass to the memory of the
man who did more than anyone to further the cause of good beer, the renown Beer
Hunter, Michael Jackson.  It was the largest organized toast in North American
history as millions paid their respects to the Bard of Beer in a way he
would surely have appreciated.

Michael Jackson was a special friend of the Gaslight management team and especially  
Executive Chef Cindy Soboti.  An artist both in and out of the kitchen, Chef Soboti
personally designed and hand made many of the ties that Jackson wore on his
famous beer hunts.   Jackson acknowledged her contribution to his world famous
image in several of his best selling books.
Gaslight Highlights

Don't miss the outstanding Gaslight Fest beer now on tap
along with the first ever Patriot Ale and Belgium Triple.
Want to try a gourmet vegetarian meal?  The Gaslight is the
only area restaurant to feature a special vegetarian creation
every week.  It's so good even the carnivores are ordering it!
The next meeting of the Draught Board 15 will be on
Sunday, October 14, at the Gaslight, 3 PM.

Special Guest Speaker
Ken Kerdock
Northeast Regional Sales Manager
Elite Brands USA
Elite Brands USA is an importer of specialty/craft beer and
wine.  It is a division of Imperial Beverage based in
Kalamazoo, Michigan. Ken, as Northeast Regional Sales
Manager, is responsible for distribution from Virginia to
Maine.  His brands include Lion Stout, Brewery Michael Plank
(bottle conditioned German beers) and Italian beer Amarcord.  
With over a decade in the beer business, Ken is truly one of
the most knowledgeable beer experts around.

In addition to leading a tutored tasting, Ken will present a rare
video of the late Michael Jackson visiting the Lion Brewery.
This will be the
only pub presentation of this unique film
on the entire East Coast!


The September DB15 meeting drew a full house for our
annual sampling of Oktoberfest brews.  Each club
member sampled and rated 14 different fest beers.  
Highest scores went to Smuttynose, Brooklyn, and
Hacker while Spaten brought up the rear.  
Re-designed DB15 membership cards are now being
distributed.  See what the raves are all about and sign
up for yours at the next meeting.  Remember, your
card will be honored at every place in the world
that will accept it.
Tasting Notes from
Ken Kerdock's
now posted.