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Beer Etiquette

Where Beers are
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It's All About
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Not True-  
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The Best Beer  
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Belgium Ales Not Wine

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Judge Beer Like a Pro

Bottles v. Cans

Beer World Records

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How to Pour Beer

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Summer is Beer Time

The Pabst Heritage

Growlers and Cans

Beer History in Bavaria

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DB15 Cask Commissioner / club
treasurer Brian Lynch (left) and
Fritz Maytag, founder
of Anchor Brewing, judging the
best beer contest at last year's
TAP-NY festival.  Both have
been appointed as co-head
judges for this year's event.
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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 - 4 PM - March 9
The Gaslight
February Meeting
Notes Click HERE

TAP-NY Trip / Yearly Dues

TAP-NY, the biggest and best beer fest on the East Coast,
will have over 300 individual beers to taste this year!
The legendary Gaslight/DB15 bus trip to TAP will be on
April 27,2014,  leaving at 9 AM and returning approx. 8 PM.
The trip package includes bagels and coffee at the Gaslight
before departure, round trip transportation, beer on the bus, and
unlimited beer and food at the festival.  Sign up at the Gaslight
as soon as possible - it sells out early every year!  
First come first served - there will be only ONE bus.
TAP-NY Package - $95 (non-member)
DB15 member cost - $50
Discounts to TAP, Victorian Dinner, and all other events plus
the monthly meetings only apply to fully paid members.  
Dues and TAP fees are payable at the March 9 meeting.
If you are paying by check please make it out to "cash".
Club membership is still only $60==
(You must be a club member to receive any discount.)


Member Emeritus
Did you know that the Draught Board 15 has one and
only one Member Emeritus?  It's Augie Helms.
You can read about his amazing beer life in
the new
Beer My Way by Dan Hodge.


Don't Be A Loser - Bad Bar Behavior
20 Rules to Follow

Read the story of the DB 15 Membership Card Here

Check out the story of the Gaslight Jukebox Here

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poured at the Gaslight go to
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laws have changed.
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the President of the
NJ Craft Brewers
D.J. Soboti
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Read the story of
Augie Helms
DB15's only
Member Emeritus
(L-R) Rando Needham, Dan Hodge,
Livingston Hickley
Medal winners from our last Home
Brew Challenge as they  appeared
on the final Tonight Show episode
with Jay Lenno (not pictured)
to promote  their new music video.
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Next Meeting -March 9- at the Gaslight 4 PM
it's the BIGGEST beer meeting of the year!

March Beer Madness

Last year's March Beer Madness event was perhaps
the most popular meeting of the year!
This year's will be even bigger and better as we will
be tasting and evaluating
32,(yes, that's 32) total IPAs!

Beers will be seeded in NCAA- like tourney brackets
and move on with each victory until we crown our
IPA Champion. If you can only make one meeting this is it!!

All beer remaining after the meeting will be
distributed FREE to everyone present!

Enter the IPA Bracket Pool - Win $$$$
Print out sheet and fill in each bracket with your selections
as to which beer will win and bring it to the meeting.  
Winners split with the club.  Entry fee - $10
Bracket is available on the DB15 Facebook page:
DB15 IPA Challenge Bracket Sheet
Click HERE for Bracket


Beers in the IPA Challenge

This is a partial list of the 32 beers in the challenge:
South Hampton Burton IPA, Defiant Medusa IPA, Shipyard
Monkey Fist IPA, Smuttynose Finestkind IPA, DC Brau
Corrupt IPA, Big Muddy Galaxy IPA, Saucony Creek
Stonefly IPA, Schlafly Special Release IPA, Great Lakes
Commodore Perry IPA, Avery IPA, DuClaw IPA, Clown
Shoes IPA, Ballast Point Big Eye PA..... and more!!
(All beers are listed on the bracket sheet)

Just some of the beer given
away FREE at  the February
meeting. Photo: R. Needham
(click to  enlarge)