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Cask
Commissioners'
Beer of the Month
Left Hand
Warrior IPA
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The DB15 is the largest beer
appreciation organization in New Jersey,
but what about the East Coast?  Well it's
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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 special benefits
and great 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
HERE.

Supply is very limited.  Only a VERY few left - order NOW!
(sorry, small and medium, XL,XXL  sizes sold out)

Club members can order in person at the next meeting.
New Members
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If you are not currently on the DB15 mailing list or would
like to join simply write
webmaster@beernexus.com 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.
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Next DB15 Meeting:
Sunday, February 10, at the Gaslight 3 PM
From Bottles to Growlers - read this new
section of beer reviews by a certified taster  only on BeerNexus!  
Club shirts are in!!
at the GASLIGHT- MEETINGS, NEWS, INFORMATION
Next Meeting - February 10, Sunday, 3 PM
Next Meeting Feb. 10, At the Gaslight , 3 PM

Battle of British vs. Amereican pale ales!  
Come and sample the best of English and US pale ales (NOT IPAs) in a blind
tasting to determine which country makes better brews. Representing the
US: Sierra Nevada, Saranac, Mendocino Red Tail, and others.  Standing
proudly for the UK will be Bass, Young's, Fuller's and more.  All beers will be
personally selected by nationally known beer writer Dan Hodge.

Be there for the fun - football season is over so there's no excuse to miss
what promises to be a truly great meeting!
Gaslight Highlights
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Word has it that some great new beers from award winning
brewer DJ Soboti are in the pipeline.  Be sure to check the
blackboard on your next visit.
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Most Thursdays a new cask ale is tapped at the Gaslight.  
Try this special treat and you'll think you were
sitting in you local in London.

Imperial Stout Winners

The DB15 awarded medals to three champion brewers in its
Imperial Stout challenge at the January meeting.  Receiving the gold
medal and besting a strong field of over a dozen entries was the
"Princess of Brewing", Beer Nexus writer,
Kimberly Strickland.  
Second place went to the NJ State Fair champion brewer
Jeff Levine.  The silver medal was awarded to noted beer writer
and three time DB15 home brewing medal winner
Dan Hodge.

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Tasting notes from various judges on the gold medal
stout made by Kimberly Strickland:

Pours a pitch black color with a creamy  head, good retention, and
some lacing,...Smells of dark chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruits like
raisins, coffee, and milk chocolate.....Ttaste starts out with some
licorice, followed by a creamy milk chocolate, raisins and other dark
fruits, and a bitter coffee finish....Medium in body with good
carbonation, smooth, but with a nice bite in the finish.......Taste is
superb with smoky hints
Is that our own club treasurer, Brian
Lynch with Frtiz Maytag,  founder of the
world famous Anchor Brewing company?  
Will Mr. Maytag bethe guest speaker at
our next meeting?  You'll have to come to
the Feburay meeting to find out.
Kimberly Stickland
Who Makes the Best Beer?