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 working at the Super
Bowl. They were in charge of
selecting the beers served in the
owners' boxes and VIP areas.
See you at
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or one with the club motto -
" I'd rather die of thirst than drink from the cup of mediocrity"
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like to join simply write email@example.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.
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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, February 8
|Don't Be A Loser - Bad Bar Behavior
20 Rules to Follow
Read the story of the DB 15 Membership Card
Check out the story of the Gaslight Jukebox
|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
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|(L-R) Rando Needham, Dan Hodge,
|Medal winners from a former Home Brew
Challenge pose together one final time.
Only Dan Hodge moved on to join Chris
Johnson and Mark Ferguson in the new
Trio of Brewing Honor. Pictures of this
new group have mysteriously disappeared.
BeerNexus is offering a reward of a t-shirt
autographed by the new champs for the
return of any visuals of their great victory.
Until then we're stuck with this one.
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|Notes of the January 11, 2015 Meetig
by Dan Hodge
Cask Commissioners met at 3:45 pm and decided that the
February meeting will be a “sensory awareness” meeting
with some commercial brews provided to better illustrate
the tastes in the doctored samples. The meeting's purpose
will be to instruct club members on how to judge and
evaluate beer as the professionals do. The session
will be run by DJ Soboti and Jeff Levine.
Regular meeting commenced at 4:10 pm. Members present
were: Dan Soboti, DJ Soboti, Vince Capano, Dan Hodge,
Brian Lynch, Jeff Levine, Matt Chuchla, Brandon Einhorn,
Randy Needham, Sean guarnaccio, Chris Johnson, Andrew
MacKenzie, Scott Reino, Glenn de Luca, Raffi Manjeekian,
and Vince Holmes. Non members attending were:
Greg Needham, Bob Renshaw, Jeff Corcione, Cosmo
Antonacci, Patrick Dwyer, Susie Suarez,Charles Feldman,
Nancy Feldman, and Rebecca Espinal.
Meeting was a presentation by Jonathan Scala,
representative of Pabst Brewing Company who spoke the
company. His main focus was on the creation and highly
successful re-introduction of the famed Ballantine IPA .
Mr. Scala poured samples of Pabst Blue Ribbon and
Ballantine IPA while the club provided multiple pitchers of
the Ballantine. A brief history of Pabst/Ballantine was given
by Mr. Scala with a few corrections being made by older
members who had a tad more knowledge on the history
than did the speaker. But that’s okay. The younger set has
to learn somehow!. He did explain that Greg Duhs, the
brewmaster for Pabst works in Cold Spring, Mn. where a
micro brewery actually brews the Ballantine IPA. He added
that Ballantine XXX ale is brewed at varied facilities by the
Miller/Coors conglomerate which contract brews all
Pabst products. He asserted that Pabst was actively
searching for a place in the Newark area to locate
a brewery to specifically brew Ballantine.
Several drawings were held after the meeting. Dan Soboti
won the 50/50 and Raffi Manjeekian and Brian Lynch won
the coveted packages go Ballantine IPA T Shirt/cap/opener.
Beer sampled at CC meeting was Belo Sao Francisco
Brazilian Dubbel provided by Vince Capano.
Beers sampled after the meeting were:
1. Brandon Einhorn’s Irish Stout, 1and 1/2 years
2. Andrew MacKenzies’s DB15 Competition ESB (not
entered in comp) homebrew
3. Adroit Theory Coffee IPA, provided by
4. Harpoon Black Forest Cherry Chocolate Porter, provided
by Chris Johnson’
Meeting ended approximately 6:00 pm
Feb. 8 - Sensory Awareness
March 8 - March IPA Madness
32 different IPAs are matched in a bracket busting
taste-off more exciting than the NCAA Tournament.
April - TAP-NY Brewfest and NJ Brewers Fest
More info coming soon
May 10 - HOME BREW CHALLENGE
See Dan at U-brew for info and ingredients.
Annual dues are due at the March meeting.
It's Ballantine IPA as seen by Dan Hodge
"Hey Getcha Cold Beer"
If you don't home brew you should read this:
To Brew or Not to Brew
December Meeting Notes HERE
Check out member Glenn DeLuca's latest beer musings
The Big G Beer Beat
|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.
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All meetings are
generally held on
Sunday of the
month, 4 PM,
at the Gaslight.
for winning the Gold
Medal and "Best in Show"
at the NJ State Fair
|Beers served too
cold? Use the "Katz
Cradle" technique to
warm thing up.
Brian will be giving
lessons on how to
do it at our next
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