Guide To Bad Beer
Where Beers are
It's All About
Lies about Beer
The Best Beer
in the World
Belgium Ales Not Wine
Hops- the full story
Judge Beer Like a Pro
Bottles v. Cans
Beer World Records
Beer and Taxes
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
THE PABST BOTTLE
of all Special
|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!
See you at
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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,Oct. 12
|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
|New Jersey beer laws
have changed. Get the
story from the President of
the NJ Craft Brewers
Guild D.J. Soboti
as seen on PBS television
|For all the latest beer and club news go to
the most read beer website in the Tri-Sate area
|(L-R) Rando Needham, Dan Hodge,
|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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|September Meeting Notes
by Dan Hodge
Meeting commenced at 4:15 PM. Meeting was a
tasting of Oktoberfest beers that had not been
previously sampled at a DB15 meeting.
Members present were:
Dan Hodge, Brian Lynch, Dan Soboti, DJ Soboti,
Vince Capano, Tom Nooney, Faith Frappiano,
Livingston Hinckley, John Reed, Doug Vohden,
Chris Johnson, Mark Ferguson, Brandon Einhorn,
Glenn DeLuca, Andrew MacKenzie, Raffi Manjeekian
Non members present were: Graham Hill, Peter Shea,
Nick Moramoraco, Joe Vandevusse, and Matt Chuchla.
18 Oktoberfest beers were sampled, unnumbered and blind,
with each attendee rating them from zero to ten.
2. Moerlein’s Fifth and Vine
3. Dundee, Great Lakes, Dominion, Duclaw (tie)
7.Flying Dog, Thirsty Dog (tie)
9. Blue Point, Brooklyn (tie)
11.Moat Mountain, Shiner, Blue Mountain (tie)
14.Stoudt’s, Yuengling (tie)
16.Sly Fox, Casco Bay (tie)
18. Jack’s Abbey Copper Legend
The tasting of 18 beers is a new record for a DB15
meeting. Note - the last IPA tasting included 32 beers
but the format had each member sampling up to 17.
Beers sampled after the meeting were:
1. Chris Johnson’s Saison w/ London Ale yeast
2. Chris Johnson’s Saison w/ Belle Saison yeast
3. Mark Ferguson’s Centennial IPA
4. Mark Ferguson’s Rye IPA
5. Graham Hill’s Jenni the Red Skullsplitter
6. Graham Hill’s 80 Shilling
7. Graham Hill’s Gose
8. Dragon Lady Doppelbock
provided by Vince Capano
Meeting ended about 6:45 PM
More than 6 million people from around the world attend
the event every year. That original gathering was held to
celebrate the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess
Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810.
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!”
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!
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.
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.
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
"Beer Snobs" filmed
at the Gaslight
|Did you make it to the
picture booth at
HERE to see eight
from our trip who did.
|DB 15 Member Discount!
The Finest Executive Gifts
featuring items for beer lovers
Use coupon code
"BEER" for 20% discount
All meetings are
generally held on
Sunday of the
month, 4 PM,
at the Gaslight.
congratulations to club
for winning the
Gold Medal and
"Best in Show"
at the NJ State Fair