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SPECIAL
REPORTS

Remembering
Michael Jackson

Beer Etiquette

Where Beers are
Really Brewed

It's All About
The Water

Not True-  
Lies about Beer

The Best Beer  
in the World

Reinheitsbebot  &
Belgium Beer

Belgium Ales Not Wine

Hops- the full story

Judge Beer Like a Pro

Bottles v. Cans

Beer World Records

Beer and Taxes

Czech Beers

How to Pour Beer

How to Taste Beer

Summer is Beer Time

The Pabst Heritage

Growlers and Cans

Beer History in Bavaria

History of Beer
in New York


PICTURE REPORT:   
THE PABST BOTTLE
COMES DOWN


Complete Index of all
Special Reports here
New Members
Wanted
BOTTLES TO GROWLERS
-read this new section of beer reviews by a
certified taster  only on BeerNexus!  
DB15 Cask Commissioner /
club treasurer Brian Lynch (left)
and Fritz Maytag, founder of
Anchor Brewing taking a break
from signing autographs at last
year's TAP-NY festival.  Both
served as celebrity judges in the
Best of Hudson Valley contest.
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See you at
the Gaslight!   
Cheers!
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
HERE.

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
973-762-7077
at the GASLIGHT- MEETINGS, NEWS, INFORMATION
Next Meeting - February 10 at the Gaslight 4 PM  
The Gaslight
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Snow Storm Postpones Meeting-
Rescheduled for Feb. 17


Given dire predictions of a snow storm of near Armageddon
magnitude conventional wisdom prevailed as our Feb. 10
was postponed for one week.  The snows have come and
gone taking with them our scheduled guest speaker who is
not available this Sunday.  However the meeting promises to
be bigger and better than any speaker could have provided.  
We will be having our first ever
Bracket Buster IPA Tournament
Sunday,  4PM, Feb. 17
College basketball's NCAA Tournament will soon begin
and everyone one will be selecting their tournament pool
winners.  We will be doing the same thing only with beer!

Twenty (and still adding) different IPAs will face off in a
blind tasting as we pick our tournament's best brew.  Every
member will not only judge the beers but  make  
bracket selections in our pool with  the top scorers
winning, what else, beer, lots of beer!

The Contestants
Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA
Ithaca Flower Power IPA
Fort Colling Rocky Mt. IPA
Firestone Union Jack IPA
Ipswich IPA
Arcadia IPA
Barrel Trolley IPA
Lakefront IPA
Abita Jockamo IPA
Goose Island IPA
Lake Placid IPA
Saranac IPA
Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA
Cricket Hill Hopnotic IPA
Harpoon IPA
Stone IPA
Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA
Butternuts Snapperhead IPA
Lagunitas IPA
Summit Saga IPA
Red Hook Long Hammer IPA
Flying Fish Hopfish IPA

This just might be the most unique and memorable
meeting in DB15 history.  Don't miss it!

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March 10 Meeting - Home Brew Challenge

It's a homebrew contest for bock beer.  Ingredients, either
extract or all-grain, must be purchased from U-Brew.
There is still time - see Dan now!
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TAP-NY Trip
It always sells out so get your tickets early for our April 28th
trip to the "best beer fest in the East" .  The entire trip
package (transportation, beer on the bus, fest ticket,
bagels/coffee) is included with  your membership fee of
$100 payable at the Feb. 17 meeting.  
Membership fee increases to $110 after the meeting
Remember your membership includes TAP-NY,
all meetings, and huge discounts to the
Victorian dinner and the baseball game!

Cost of the trip for non-members is $85.
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April 14 Meeting
Breweriana and Beer -
Every member is asked to wear something with a brewery
name/insignia and bring a beer of the same kind.  Prizes in
various categories.  Details TBA.
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Read the story of the DB 15 Membership Card Here
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Attention home brewers  - don't forget that U-Brew can
supply all your needs plus provide expert guidance.  
U-Brew is located above Gaslight; just ask Dan.

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For the latest updates on what's being
poured at the Gaslight go to
http://gaslightbrewery.com/
New Jersey beer
laws have changed.
Get the story from
the President of the
NJ Craft Brewers
Guild
D.J. Sobotias
seen on PBS
television
View HERE
NOW UP TO 22 IPAs AND STILL
ADDING TO THE LIST!
NEW TOTAL
32 BEERS!!!
This is the largest tasting event in
the history of the DB15.