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DB15 Cask Commissioner /
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(left) and Fritz Maytag,
founder of Anchor Brewing
toast 2012 with a collorbation
brew they made called
"Bock, Bock, Who's There?".
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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"
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Club members can order in person at the next meeting.
If you are not currently on the DB15 mailing list or would
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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 - Feb. 19, Sunday, 4 PM at the Gaslight
The Gaslight
January  Meeting
To really know beer you need to know be able to critically
evaluate its characteristics using the common language of
beer sensory analysts. It is essential therefore to  
understanding the flavor and aromatic characteristics
attributable to the full range of beer styles. The January
meeting did just that as  brewers DJ Soboti and Jeff Levine
conducted a training session that gave us a basic
introduction to sensory analysis, a technical foundation for
recognizing some of the most important beer flavors, and
techniques for identifying them in commercial beers.
Many thanks to DJ and Jeff for a truly great meeting!!
(Meeting notes by Dan Hodge)
Members Present
Tom Hafstead
Dan Hodge
Steve Ivory
Dan Soboti
DJ Soboti
Steve Welgoss
Jeff Levine
Nanette Welgoss
Vince Capano
Doug Vohden
Chris Johnson
Livingston Hinckley
Matt Monfet
Brandon Einhorn
Brian Lynch
Dan Hodge
Andrew MacKenzi
Non-Members Present
Rick LIbby
Dan Monfet
Andrew Kruglinski
Cindy Hafstead
Tony Lotson
Lanesa Allory
Beers tasted after the meeting were:
  • Jeff Levine’s homebrewed Schwartzbier
  • Brandon Einhorn’s homebrewed IPA
  • Brandon Einhorn’s homebrewed Caribou Slobber Brown
  • Dan Hodge’s homebrewed Mad Piper (Mad Elf Clone)  
    and Triple Chgristmas Ale
  • Anheuser Busch Winter’s Bourbon Cask Ale
provided by Livingston Hinckley
  • Flying Fish Grand Cru
provided by Livingston Hinckley
  • Schmaltz Genesis 15-15 Barrel Aged Harvest Barleywine
    provided by Vince Capano
  • Abita 25th Anniversary Vanilla Double Dog Ale
provided by Vince Capano

Meeting started at 4:10 and ended at 5:45 pm


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The February 19 meeting is a home brew throw down
with Vienna Lager.  Anything goes!  All attending will
vote in a blind judging format to select the gold, silver
and bronze medal winners.  Don't miss this chance to
taste great beer from some of the finest home
brewers in the state!
Next Meeting
Feb. 19
4 PM
at the

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that this is a
meeting 's
new date is
Feb. 19
4 PM at the