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 enjoying a beer after
presenting their sold out seminar
"Beer and Zen" at last year's
TAP-NY Beer Festival.
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 $65 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, March 8
|Don't Be A Loser - Bad Bar Behavior
20 Rules to Follow
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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 our last Home Brew
Challenge Dan Hodge, Chris Johnson and
Mark Ferguson are not in this picture,
(except for Mr. Hodge). BeerNexus is
offering a reward of a t-shirt for any
picture of the reigning champs. .
Until then we're stuck with this historic
photoof three former contest winners.
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|Notes of the February 8, 2015 Meetig
by Dan Hodge
Cask Commissioner’s meeting started at 3:45 pm to
discuss dues and costs of upcoming bus trip to NY Tap.
It was decided that dues would be $65/yr. The bus trip to
TAP would be $100 for non-members. All paid DB15
members will receive a $45 discount. Dues are due at the
next meeting which would mean $120 payment at that
time would satisfy both the annual dues and the trip!
Individual meeting fee for non-members will be raised
from$7/mtg to $10/mtg to help cover beer costs.
There is NO meeting fee for club members.
The next meeting will be the annual March Madness IPA
“bracket” challenge. The “final four” best IPAs from last
year will be matched against 28 different ones, if possible.
There will be no formal meeting in April because of the
TAP- NY trip and the NJ Guild festival at
Germania Park in Dover.
The general meeting started at 4:05 pm and was a sensory
awareness meeting of various tastes in beer.
An undoctored sample of Miller Lite was presented first.
Next was Miller Llite laced with DMS, followed by Corona
as an example of skunking. Fourth was Miller Lite with
diacetyl, followed by Miller Lite with isomyl? Acetate. Sixth
was MillerLite using an example of old yeast, seventh was
the same doctored with (eugenol?) (spice/clove as found in
German weissbier and last was a sample of Miller Lite
laced with vanillin, found in oak aged beers.
Members present were:
Dan Soboti, Jeff Levine, Vince Capano, Dan Hodge,
DJ Soboti, Mark Ferguson, Livingston Hinckley,
Chris Johnson, Tom Nooney, Faith Franzino,
Sean Guernaccio, Brandon Einhorn, Scott Reino,
Raffi Manjeekian, John Reed, Matt Chuchla.
Non members present were: Bob Renshaw,
Nick Moramarco, Lynn Lewis, and Rich Easson.
Official meeting ended at 5:30
Beers sampled after the meeting were:
1.Brandon Einhorn’s Bourbon Barrel aged
Old Ale homebrew
2. Ommegang Game of Thrones Dubbel,
provided by Tom Nooney
3. Brandon Einhorn’s Warsteiner clone homebrew
4. Boulevard Harvest Dance Wheat Wine Ale,
provided by Tom Nooney
5. Diamond Knot IPA, provided by Matt Chuchla
6. Regia El Salvador beer,
provided by Vince Capano
7.Scott Reino’s Rye Pale
March 8 - March IPA Madness
32 different IPAs are matched in a bracket busting
taste-off more exciting than the NCAA Tournament.
April 26- TAP-NY Brewfest
Cost of trip for non-members $100
Members fee is only $55
TAP features nearly 300 individual beers
Fee includes: coffee/bagels at Gaslight, transportation,
festival ticket, all food at festival, beer on the bus.
May 10 - HOME BREW CHALLENGE
See Dan at U-brew for info and ingredients.
Annual dues are due at the March meeting.
Dues: $65 which includes all club meetings and all event
discounts. The total savings equal much
MORE than the amount of the dues!
It's Dan Hodge's take on breweriana
If you don't home brew you should read this:
To Brew or Not to Brew
January Meeting Notes HERE
Check out member Glenn DeLuca's latest beer
musings in 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.
|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.
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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