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DB15 Cask Commissioner /
club treasurer Brian Lynch
(left) and Fritz Maytag,
founder of Anchor Brewing,
share a pint at the TAP-NY
festival in celebration of Brian
being selected as a TAP special
beer judge for the third
consecutive year.
Congratulations Brian!
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See you at
the Gaslight!   
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)

Club members can order in person at the next meeting.
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.
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 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 $50 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.

Ask club treasurer Brian Lynch, or any Cask Commissioner for the
full details at the next meeting.
15 South Orange Ave.
South Orange, NJ
New jackets,shirts and
bags have just arrived!
See Vince at our next
club meeting.
Special Event- May 22 at the Gaslight
The Gaslight
Fun at the TAP - NY Beer Festival

On April 25 a bus load of DB15 members, Gaslight
patrons, and beer lovers in general boarded a bus for
the ride to Hunter Mountain, NY for TAP, rated as
one of the top twenty beer festivals in the nation.
With well over 100 different beers to sample the
festival was a definitely a beer hunter's delight.  

Special thanks to Dan and DJ Soboti for organizing
the event and for donating the many bottles of great
beer that were raffled off on the bus.  

After the success of the trip there was only one
question everyone was asking -
when is the next festival outing?  
There will be no regular DB15 meeting in May.
Instead we will be joining with Gaslight for a truly
special event - the 2010 launch of their
multi-award winning beer
Abbey Normal!

Abbey Normal is Belgian Dubbel that is brewed using
the traditional Trappist method of double fermentation
adding dark candi sugar to raise the alcohol level,
bolster the flavor, and bring out an extra spiciness
from the yeast.

Saturday, May 22 the Gaslight  will be
offering the Abbey at a discounted rate for glasses
and growler fills. There will also be giveaways of great
beer "stuff".  As an added bonus "Young
Frankenstein" will be playing all day.

Free Beer
The Cask Commissioners have arranged to pay for
first glass of Abbey Normal from the club treasury
for any fully paid club member from 11:30 to 1 PM on
May 22.     Don't miss this chance to experience
Abbey Normal before it's released to the  public.  
Remember, your
first glass of Abbey is
'on the club' only from 11:30 AM to 1 PM!
Enjoy great
pictures from the
See the set
Many thanks to "G"
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