our award winning
feature writer

Beer My Way
Don't miss the new
installment of

Adventures in
by Vince Capano
Draft Board 15 can
be contacted by
DB15 is now on

Visit the
Pic Pages
# 4, 3 , 2 , 1
Read the

Guide To Bad Beer

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


Complete Index
of all
Reports HERE
New Members
-read this new section of beer reviews by a
certified taster  only on BeerNexus!  
DB15 Cask Commissioner Brian
Lynch (left) and Fritz Maytag,
founder of Anchor Brewing
enjoying a beer before throwing
out the first pitch at a recent
Yankee Stadium game.
welcomes comments,
articles, and
See you at
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 $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 which is
now $10 per person.
Ask any Cask Commissioner
for the full details at the next meeting.
15 South Orange Ave.
South Orange, NJ
Next Meeting -
June 14- Sunday - 4 PM
The Gaslight
Don't Be A Loser -
Bad Bar Behavior
20 Rules to Follow
Read the story of the
Draughtboard 15
Membership Card
Check out the story
of the Gaslight
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 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
Read the story of
Augie Helms
DB15's only
Member Emeritus
(L-R) Vince Capano
Livingston Hinckley
Medal winners from our
Maibock Home Brew Challenge  
Vince Capano (bronze)   and
Livingston Hinckley (silver).
Scott Renio (gold)  not present.

photo by Chris Johnson
"The most popular beer
website in NJ"
Follow the DB15 on Facebook

May 17 Meeting Notes
by Dan Hodge

Meeting started at 4:16 PM. Members present: Dan Soboti,
DJ Soboti, Vince Capano, Jeff Levine, Dan Hodge, John
Reed, Matt Chuchla, Brandon Einhorn, Andrew MacKenzie,
Faith Franzino, Tom Nooney, Mark Ferguson,
Randy Needham, Nick Moramarco, Lynn Lewis,
Livingston Hinckley,Mike Depoy, Raffi Manjekian,
Chris Johson, Vince Holmes.
No non-members were present

Meeting was a home-brew competition of the maibock style
with all participants using the same ingredients. Each
attendee was provided with a bottle of Hofbrau Maibock
as a reference point to what the style should be. Beers
were rated on scale of 1 to 20. Results were:
1st prize with score of 13.8  Scott Reino (in absentia)
2nd prize with score of 13.43  Livingston Hinckley
3rd prize with score of 12.95  Vince Capano
4th prize with score of 12.05  Tony Soboti
5th prize with score of 11.95  Dan Hodge
6th prize with score of 11.86  Jeff Levine
7th prize with score of 10.19  Chris Johnson
8th prize with score of 10.05  Andrew MacKenzie

Top three winners were presented with beautifully designed
victory medals with a red/white/blue lanyard.

Nick Moramarco won 50/50

Beers tried after the meeting were:
Mark Ferguson’s Chimera IPA  homebrew
Boulevard Tank 7 provided by Tom Nooney
Elsian Omen Raspberry Stout provided by Tom Nooney
Mark Ferguson’s Scottish Ale home-brew
Mark Fergusons “Better than Killian’s” Irish Red homebrew
Pike Naughty Nellie Golden Ale provided by Vince Capano
Kane 1095 3rd Anniversary Barrel Aged Belgian Ale
provided by Chris  Johnson
Dan Hodge’s 2015 Doppelbock  homebrew

I forgot to note the ending time of the meeting,
which actually just moved downstairs.



TAP- NY Festival

The annual DB15/Gaslight bus trip to NY's largest beer
festival sold out at a record pace.  A packed bus of over
50 beer fans let South Orange at 9:15 AM on April 26
heading for Hunter Mountain (NY).  Special thanks to
Jeff Levine for securing the travel accommodations for
the handicapped club members on the trip.  Also thanks
to DJ Soboti for organizing the entire adventure.
Well done!

Send us your pictures from TAP and
we'll post it here.





Next Meeting - June 14, Sunday, 4 PM
Topic TBA


Annual DB15 membership fee is now
payable - see Jeff at the Gaslight.
Dues: $65 which includes all club meetings and all
event discounts.  The total savings equal much
MORE than the amount of the dues!

NOTE - Non-members now pay $10 per meeting.

Do you need a
Beer Reality Check?

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

Here Comes The Beer Judge

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


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
Did you make it to the
picture booth at
TAP-NY?  Click

to see  eight
from last year's
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 member
Doug Vohden  
for winning the Gold
Medal and "Best in Show"
at the NJ State Fair
Homebrew Competition
Read the latest
news from the
NJ Craft
Brewers Guild