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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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articles, and
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 - May 20, Sunday, 4 PM at the Gaslight
The Gaslight
April  Meeting Summary
by Dan Hodge

Meeting commenced at 4:15 pm.  Members present were:
Dan Hodge, Vince Capano, Michelle Sullivan,
Doug Vohden, Tom Nooney, Brandon Einhorn,
Art Hannemann, Brian Lynch, Jay Eichelberger,
Dan Soboti, Livingston Hinckley, Andrew Mac Kenzie.  
Non-member present was Anne Pumfery

Meeting was a presentation by Todd Rivers of
FX Matt Brewery, brewers of the Saranac portfolio
and Utica Club as well as many contract brews,
most notably Brooklyn. He explained that the
Saranac beers are distributed in 17 states and
the Utica Club brand, the brewery’s largest seller is
sold in only about five states. The brewery also
contracts some of IT’S beers at the Harpoon brewery
because Harpoon has a 22oz. bottle bottling line
and Matt’s does not, and their Saranac High Peaks
Series is packaged only in 22 oz. bottles.

He brought samples of only two kinds,
the Saranac White IPA and the
Saranac High Peaks Chocolate Orange Porter.
Beers sampled after the meeting were:
Jamil’s Evil Twin IPA a homebrew by Brandon Einhorn,
“Trapped in Amber” Ale, a homebrew
by Andrew MacKenzie,
Thunder Hole Ale from Bar Harbor Brewing,
provided by Tom Nooney,
Epic Brewing’s 825 State Stout,
provided by Vince Capano,  
Sierra Nevada’s 2002 Bigfoot Barleywine,
provided by Brian Lynch
and Oskar Blues Devian Dales IPA ,
provided by Vince Capano.

A brief discussion after the meeting led to the decision to
have the May meeting be a tasting of the dubbel style, with
four examples of American dubbels competing against
four examples of Belgian dubbels.

Meeting ended at 6:45 pm

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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!