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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 - April 15, Sunday, 4 PM at the Gaslight
The Gaslight
April  Meeting

Get ready for a meeting not to be missed
as we welcome a very special guest
Todd Rivers
Saranac Brewery

The Saranac line is the most popular product of the F.X. Matt
Brewing Company which is an American family-owned
brewery at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in Utica,
New York. It is the second oldest family-owned brewery in the
United States, as it has been brewing beer since 1853.
And just in case you were wondering, Saranac is an
Iroquois word meaning “Cluster of Stars.”

Saranac features six "core beers"- IPA, White IPA, Pale Ale,
Adirondack Lager, Black Forest, Black & Tan- plus seven
seasonals including the highly rated Rye IPA and Kolsch.
New to their lineup is the "High Peak" series consisting of
Imperial IPA, Imperial Stout, and Imperial Chocolate Orange.

Join us for a tasting of an array of great Saranac beers and
learn more about one of the largest breweries in the country
at our next meeting

Sunday April 15 at 4 PM

This is a Mr. Rivers' only currently scheduled beer club
presentation in New Jersey so don't miss this event!!
A Look Back

In 1885, young F.X. Matt I, a German-born immigrant,
left a promising career at the famous Duke of Baden
Brewery in the Black Forest region of Germany to
travel to the United States with the  dream of owning his
own brewery someday. After several years of brewing
experience at the Bierbaur Brewery, F.X. Matt
re-organized the faltering brewery to create
The West End Brewing Company in 1888.
Serving as both the star salesman and brewmaster, the
brewery quickly became one of the largest and most
successful of the breweries in the area.

Today, Nick Matt (Chairman) and his nephew Fred
(President ) continue the brewing tradition with the  Saranac
family of beers – a beer brewed to the same high standards
of quality F.X. Matt established more than a century ago.

Today Matt is the 13th largest brewery by volume in the
United States and the 7the largest craft brewery.
For the latest updates on what's
being poured at the Gaslight go to

Don't miss the Gaslight trip to TAP-NY, recognized
as the best beer festival on the East Coast.  This
event always sells out - get your tickets now!

It's the #1 beer fest
on the East Coast
and one of our
biggest events
of the year!

Leave from Gaslight
at 9:15 AM on
Sunday, April 29.  
Enjoy bagels and
coffee before
boarding our luxury
bus and drink great
Gaslight beer on the
trip to the Hunter
Mt., NY.

Your fee includes
transportation, ticket,
food at the festival,
beer on the bus and
the bagel breakfast.
And expect a
surprise or two.

Members on the
yearly dues plan
receive a $45
discount courtesy
of the DB15-
member cost is only

Only one ticket per
member.  This trip
sells out early so
buy now!