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Beer Etiquette

Where Beers are
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It's All About
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Not True-  
Lies about Beer

The Best Beer  
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Reinheitsbebot  &
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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
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certified taster  only on BeerNexus!  
DB15 Cask Commissioner /
club treasurer Brian Lynch (left)
and Fritz Maytag, founder of
Anchor Brewing, in Paris
conducting a tasting seminar for
French commercial brewers.  
The event was a total sell out!
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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.
Special welcome to new members
Glenn De Luca
Courtney Havens

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 - August 11 - Sunday - 4 PM
The Gaslight

Interactive Tasting - Aug. 11 Meeting

The August 11 meeting will be the most unique in the history of
the DB15 as we will have an "interactive tasting" session with
some of the finest brewers in the world.  We will be joining
them (online) in sampling some of their award winning beers.  
Included in the session will be Fullers, New Albian, Lost Abbey,
Rogue, Green Flash, St. Bernardus, Brooklyn, Stone,
and a surprise or two.  It's a one time chance to match your
tasting notes with the brewer's own and get a close up look
at these world renown breweries.  Don't miss it!  
Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Gaslight, 4 PM.


The September meeting will feature a special guest speaker
Mr. Billy Morrissey of Belukus Marketing Inc. importers of
some of Europe's finest beers including Malheur, Lefebvre,
Wells & Young's, Belhaven, and many more.

The October meeting will be a tasting of Oktoberfest beers
from around the world. No, not the usual suspects but we're
working on bringing in some rare and hard to find gems.

The November meeting will be our Home Brew Showdown as
all brewers are asked to make a session IPA (4.5% or less).  
See Dan Soboti (U-Brew) for all the rules.

December is highlighted by the annual Gaslight Victorian
Dinner.  Information on the menu and club discount TBA.

All in all it's a great lineup of exciting events.  Don't miss a
meeting,.... and bring a friend.  New members always
welcome, after all, beer people are the best!


July Meeting Highlights
by Dan Hodge

To celebrate Bastille Day, a national holiday that marks the
beginning of the French Revolution, eleven French beers were
tasted and rated.  The beers were: Castelaine Biere du Garde,
Belzebuth, Fischer Amber Biere, Kronenbourg 1664,  Gavroche
French Red Ale,  Sainte Sylvestre 3 Monts, Lost Abbey Avant
Garde French Farmhouse, La Choulette Sans Culottes, La
Choulette Anbree,Pietra Colomba, Jenlain.  The general
consensus favored 3 Monts are the single best beer with almost
all other receiving above average ratings. In the post meeting
session the following beers were tasted: 1.Grey Sail Flagship
Ale (can) provided by Glenn DeLuca,  2. Grey Sail Flying Jenny
Extra Pale Ale (can)provided by Glenn DeLuca, 3. Randy
Needham’s Raspbeery Brandywine homebrew, 4.Randy
Needham’s Bluebeery Ale homebrew, 5. Randy Needham’s
Dunkelbock Ale homebrew, 6. Flying Fish FU Sandy provided
by Brian Lynch, 7. Victory Swing! Session Saison provided by
Dan Hodge, 8. Neshaminy Creek County Line IPA provided
by Vince Capano, 9. A-B Lime-a-Rita (can) provided by DJ
Soboti, 10.New Belgium Dig Pale Ale provided by DJ Soboti

Members present were:  Tom Nooney,  
Faith Franzino,
Brandon Einhorn, Mark Ferguson, Glenn DeLuca,
Raffi Manjikian, Vince Capano, Dan Hodge, Dj Soboti,
Dan Soboti, and Brian Lynch.  Non members present were
Randy Needham, Charley Scimecca,and Tim Goodhue.

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