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DB15 Cask Commissioner /
club treasurer Brian Lynch
(left) and Fritz Maytag,
founder of Anchor Brewing
toast the upcoming TAP-NY
festival where both Mr. Maytag
and Brian have been appointed
as judges in the mead category.
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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

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 - March 11, Sunday, 4 PM at the Gaslight
The Gaslight
February  Meeting
Meeting Notes by Dan Hodge

A special Cask commissioners meeting commenced at
3:45 PM.  Plans were made to contact both the TAP
festival and charter bus companies to determine the final
cost of our trip package.  It was further decided that annual
club dues remain at $60 and the individual meeting cost for
non-members remain at $7. Checks for annual dues and /or
any other event should please be made out to CASH.  
Anyone wishing to join the club on a full membership basis
should bring their dues to the March meeting.  
Members Present
Dan Hodge
Dan Soboti
DJ Soboti
Brian Lynch
Vince Capano
Jeff Levine
Steve Welgoss
Doug Vohden
Brendan Einhorn
Tom Nooney
Joe Biland
Chris Johnson
Michelle Sullivan
Non-members in attendance were:
Vince Holmes
Rob Sandow
Josh Strate
Kristin Strate
Kathy Cooney

Meeting was devoted to sampling of Vienna Lager style of beer,
with some homebrews and commercial offerings. Beers were
rated according to likes of the individual members present
Final results
1.    Leinenkugel’s Red
 2.    Blue Point Toasted Lager
3. Chris Johnson’s Vienna
(Winner DB 15Gold Medal)
  4.    Sam Adams Boston Lager
5.     Dos Equis Amber
6.    Lakefront Stein Lager
7.    Jeff Levine’s Vienna
8.    Dan Hodge’s Vienna

Beers sampled after the meeting were:
1.    Doug Vohden’s American Brown Ale
2.    Doug Vohden’s American Pale Ale
      3. Doug Vohden’s Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
4. Dan Hodge’s Sierra Nevada Clone Pale Ale
5. Smuttynose Smuttonator Doppelbock
provided by Brian Lynch
6. Rock Art Infusco Dark Ale provided
by Tom Nooney
7.    Ommegang Seduction  Porter
provided by Vince Capano
8.  Sam Adams Golden Triple provided
by Vince Capano
Meeting ended at 6:15 PM
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being poured at the Gaslight go to

TAP-NY, acclaimed as the best beer festival on the
East Coast, is being held on April 29.  Once again
Gaslight will run a bus trip to the festival with a
special DB15 member discount.  Details coming
soon- save the date for the club trip of the year!
Next Meeting
March 11
4 PM
at the
Help New
Jersey Small
Beer Event
Innis & Gunn
on TAP!!
8 PM, Thursday,
March 8
Free I&G glasses
while supplies last