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DAN HODGE's
Beer My Way
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SPECIAL
REPORTS

Guide To Bad Beer

Remembering
Michael Jackson

Beer Etiquette

Where Beers are
Really Brewed

It's All About
The Water

Not True-  
Lies about Beer

The Best Beer  
in the World

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
in New York


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BOTTLES TO GROWLERS
-read this new section of beer reviews by a
certified taster  only on BeerNexus!  
DB15 Cask Commissioner / club
treasurer Brian Lynch (left) and
Fritz Maytag, founder of Anchor
Brewing enjoying a refreshing
brew after leading the new
Disney World Parade -
"Mickey Salutes Beer"
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See you at
the Gaslight!  
Cheers!
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
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.
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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
973-762-7077
at the GASLIGHT- MEETINGS, NEWS, INFORMATION
Next Meeting -
4 pm / Sunday, March 8
The Gaslight
Don't Be A Loser - Bad Bar Behavior
20 Rules to Follow
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Read the story of the DB 15 Membership Card
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Check out the story of the Gaslight Jukebox
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For the latest updates on
what's being poured at the
Gaslight go to
http://gaslightbrewery.com/
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
View HERE
For all the latest beer and club news go to
the most read beer website in the Tri-Sate area
www.beernexus.com
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 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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Beer March Madness

March Madness is a phenomenon that grips the national
sports psyche from the second week of March through the
first week of April. It's the nickname given to the National
Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men's and Women's
Basketball Tournaments. These tournaments determine the
national champions of college basketball.

The NCAA tournaments are an American tradition that
sends millions of fans into a synchronized frenzy each year.
as 68 teams vie for college basketball's biggest prize.  

Our March 8 meeting will see an equal frenzy but instead
of basketball we will be dealing with beer; to be specific -
India Pale Ales!

Dan Hodge has brought in
32 different IPAs for us to
evaluate in our greatest and largest tasting of the year!  
Beers have been selected from every part of the country and
seeded in brackets by DJ Soboti according to Rate Beer and
Beer Advocate ratings.  It will be a showdown for the ages.

Each of the IPAs have not been tasted in any previous
March Madness meeting except for the "Final Four" -
regional winners from last year.  Will one of these again
emerge or will we crown a new champion IPA?  
Your vote decides!

This is always our best attended meeting; don't be the one to
miss it.  Sunday, 4 PM, March 8 at the Gaslight.


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NOTES ON THE FEBRUARY MEETING


THE NOTES ON JANUARY MEETING

Upcoming Meetings

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
Style:  Maibock
See Dan at U-brew for info and ingredients.

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Annual DB15 membership fee is
payable 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!
If you a going to TAP total cost of trip
and
membership is only  $120!

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It's Dan Hodge's take on breweriana
"Beer Stuff"

If you don't home brew you should read this:
To Brew or Not to Brew

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Do you need a
Beer Reality Check?
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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
the  upcoming
TV series
"Beer Snobs" filmed
at the Gaslight
HERE.
Did you make it to the
picture booth at
TAP-NY?  Click

HERE
to see  eight
from our trip who did.
The Finest Executive Gifts
featuring items for beer lovers
Use coupon code
"BEER" for 20% discount
SPECIAL
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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 member
Doug Vohden  
for winning the Gold
Medal and "Best in Show"
at the NJ State Fair
Homebrew Competition
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
meeting
.
Read the latest
news from the
NJ Craft
Brewers Guild
HERE