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Guide To Bad Beer

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Beer Etiquette

Where Beers are
Really Brewed

It's All About
The Water

Not True-  
Lies about Beer

The Best Beer  
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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
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DB15 Cask Commissioner / club
treasurer Brian Lynch (left) and
Fritz Maytag, founder of Anchor
Brewing in the secret barrel aging
room beneath the brewery.  They
are toasting Brian for having the
newest hop varietal named after
him - Treasurer Hop.  Congrats!
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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 / Sunday,Sept. 14
The Gaslight
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20 Rules to Follow
Read the story of the DB 15 Membership Card Here

Check out the story of the Gaslight Jukebox Here
For the latest updates on
what's being poured at the
Gaslight go to
New Jersey beer laws
have changed. Get the
story from the President of
the NJ Craft Brewers
D.J. Soboti
as seen on PBS television
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the most read beer website in the Tri-Sate area
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DB15's only
Member Emeritus
(L-R) Rando Needham, Dan Hodge,
Livingston Hickley
Medal winners from our last Home Brew
Challenge posing for a picture at the closing  
of the Trump casino in Atlantic City.  
They were there representing the club in
the"Champion Brewers Poker Event."
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Next Meeting
September 14, Sunday
4 PM at the Gaslight

If it's September it must be October as in Oktoberfest!
Yes, the 16 day Oktoberfest celebration  in Munich actually
begins on September 20 so it only seems logical
that we have our annual tasting of Oktoberfest beer at
the September meeting.  And what a tasting it will be as we
will have 15 different offerings that have never been
officially tasted at a DB15 meeting!

Enjoy Oktoberfest beers from these great breweries:
1. Moat Mountain - New Hampshire
(yes, we have it!)
2,  Dominion - Ashland, Va
3. Schlafly   St. Louis, Mo
4.  Casco Bay  - Maine
5.  DuClaw -  Baltimore, Md.
6.  Great Lakes - Cleveland, O.
7.  Blue Mountain - Afton, Va.
8. Dundee - Rochester, NY
9. Yuengling - Pottsville, Pa.
10. Sly Fox  - Pennsylvania
11.Stoudt's - Adamstown, Pa.
12.  Flying Dog - Cumberland, Md.
13. Brooklyn - Brooklyn, NY
14. Blue Point - Long Island, NY
13. Shiner -  Shiner, Tx.

Special thanks to Dan Hodge for securing all the beers!



More than 6 million people from around the world attend
the event every year. Locally, it is often simply called
Wiesn, after the colloquial name of the fairgrounds
(Theresienwiese) themselves. The Oktoberfest is an
important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since
1810. Today, cities across the world also hold Oktoberfest
celebrations, modeled after the original Munich event.

That original gathering was held to celebrate the wedding of
Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxe-
Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810.  Eventually, the
festival became a prolonged celebration for all of Bavaria
and was moved to September for better weather conditions


Raise your stein and say "prost!" before knocking back a
lager at Oktoberfest. Another popular phrase is "zum wohl"
(tzoom-vohl), meaning "to your health."

All beer served at the Oktoberfest tents must be from
one of Munich's six breweries—Paulaner, Spaten, Hacker-
Pschorr, Augustiner, Hofbräu and Löwenbräu. The
beer must also follow the Reinheitsgebot.

At noon on the first day of Oktoberfest, the mayor of
Munich kicks off the celebration by officially tapping the
first beer barrel and shouting to the crowd, “O'zapft is!”
meaning, “It is tapped!” From that moment on, the beer
flows and the festival has officially begun.

The amount of beer consumed by Oktoberfest patrons is an
astounding 7.5 million liters, or close to 1.98 million
gallons—that's enough to fill three Olympic swimming pools!


November Meeting

Don't miss our World Series of Beer meeting on October 12
as we sample and rate beers from breweries in the cities of
teams in the MLB playoffs.  It's fun, different, and you
don't even have to like baseball to have a great time.


October Meeting
Homebrew Showdown

Start your brewing now!  Members and non-members can
enter their home brewed ESB in the contest at no charge.  
Beers will be judged in a blind tasting by ALL present at the
November meeting.  See Dan at U-Brew or our next
meeting for all the rules and official supplies.  
Major awards to all winners.  

Did you ever consider home brewing and decide against it?  
Well, let Dan Hodge try to convince you in his new article

To Brew or Not to Brew

August Meeting Notes HERE
Read the behind the
scenes story and
watch the trailer for
the  upcoming
TV series
"Beer Snobs" filmed
at the Gaslight
Did you make it to the
picture booth at
TAP-NY?  Click

to see  eight
from our trip who did.
The Finest Executive Gifts
featuring items for beer lovers
Use coupon code
"BEER" for 20% discount
DB 15 Member Discount!
The Finest Executive Gifts
featuring items for beer lovers
Use coupon code
"BEER" for 20% discount
Remember -
All meetings are
generally held on
the second
Sunday of the
month, 4 PM,
at the Gaslight.
congratulations to club
Doug Vohden  
for winning the
Gold Medal and
"Best in Show"
at the NJ State Fair
Homebrew Competition