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DB15 Cask Commissioner /
club treasurer Brian Lynch
(left) and Fritz Maytag,
founder of Anchor Brewing
selecting beers for the annual
Anchor Thanksgiving dinner.
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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

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
Next meeting - Nov. 13 at the Gaslight 4 PM
The Gaslight

November Meeting to Feature
Kevin Caruso from Radeberger!

Radeberger started in 1872 when the brewery was founded as
Zum Bergkeller, in Radeberg, a town in the vicinity of Dresden.
Radeberger ranks in the top 10 among Germany's best selling
breweries.  Their world famous pilsner was at one time
brewed exclusively for the King of Saxony.  In 1946, the
socialist East German government took control of the brewery.
In 1954, the company began to export worldwide. In 1990,
after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Binding Brauerei purchased the
company and returned its sales to the world. After the
purchase, the brewery underwent comprehensive renovations
to bring their brewery up to speed with modern brewing. Today
it is considered one of the finest breweries in all of Germany.

Mr. Caruso, who directly represents Radeberger, will be
bringing some of their world class beer plus Altenmuester
Oktoberfest and Winter beers, Tucher Wheat, and perhaps
a few surprises never seen in New Jersey!
Don't miss this meeting!

November 13, Sunday, at 4 PM

DB 15 October Meeting - minutes by Dan Hodge

Members present: Dan Hodge, Brian Lynch, Vince Capano,
Dan Soboti,  DJ Soboti, Art Hanneman, Jay Eichelberger,
Tom Nooney, Jeff Levine, Brandon Einhorn,
Steven Welgoss, Nanette Welgoss, Livingston Hinckley,
Chris Johnson, Doug Vohden, Graham Sharkey,
Andrew MacKenzie. Non-members present: Tony Lotson,
Adrian Whipple, Suzanne Lee, Jen Brewer, Mark Falvey

Meeting was a presentation of German and American
Oktoberfest beers. Beers sampled were: Brooklyn
Oktoberfest, Sam Adams Oktoberfest, Dundee
Oktoberfest, Hooker’s Oktoberfest, Hacker-Pschorr
Oktoberfest, Paulaner Oktoberfest, Beck’s Oktoberfest,
Hofbrau OktoberfestHH Hofbrau Oktoberfest
and Gaslight Oktoberfest.  Winners in order were:
1.  Hacker-Pschorr
2. Gaslight & Brooklyn (tied)
3. Hooker
4. Dundee
5. Sam Adams
6.  Beck’s
7.  Paulaner
8.  Hofbrau

Beers sampled after the competition were:
Thomas Creek Imperial Brown Ale, Terrapin Pumpkinfest,
Alaskan 2010 Smoked Poreter, Jeff’s American Pale Ale.
Doug’s American Pale Ale, Chatoe Rogue Dirtoir
Black Lager and 6 brews brought back from Canada by
Brian Lynch: Griffon Rousse Ale, Corsairre Dark Mild,
Colonel Cornwallis IPAS, L’ile D’;Orleans Lachance,
RJ Blonde D’Chouffe. And Davidson Brother’s IPA.

An Oktoberfest trivia contest was held while the beer
contest was tallied. DJ Soboti won first prixe with 17 of 24
correct answers. Dan Hodge was second with 10 of 24.
Meeting adjourned at 6:53 PM.
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Victorian Dinner
December 14

Complete menu
and ticket info

There will be special
discounts to the
Victorian Dinner for
Draught Board 15
members who are on
the full payment plan.  
The discounts come
from the club treasury.  
Enjoy your dues at
work - come to the
great Victorian Dinner!

Regular ticket price
is $87.50.

Club member
ticket is only
$40!!  One guest
per member for

Read a review of a
past Victorian
Dinner HERE

No December meeting due to the Victorian Dinner

The January meeting will feature a hands-on lesson
in sensory awareness and instruction in the
fundamentals of beer judging.

February meeting is a home brew throw down with
Vienna Lager.  Anything goes - start brewing now!