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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


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of all
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-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
preparing for their set in the
National Barbershop Duet
singing competition.
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
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Meeting- June 14
4 PM - at the Gaslight

Our next meeting will be a tasting of Canadian beers.  
No, not the standard macro lagers we associate with our
neighbors to the north but outstanding examples of their
blossoming craft beer culture.  In all we will have twelve of
the best from Canada including hard to find offerings from
Hop City Brewing located in Brampton, Ontario and
McAuslan Brewing in Montreal.

This is our first ever tasting devoted to Canadian beers and
it promises to be a memorable one.  Don't miss it!


Canadian Beer Facts

.  Labatt's was purchased in 1995 by the Belgian company
Interbrew (now part of Brazilian-Belgian Anheuser-Busch
InBev, the world's largest brewing company) and Molson
merged with US company Coors in 2005 to create Molson
Coors, now the world's fifth largest brewing company.
With the purchase of Sleeman Breweries, by the Japanese
owned Sapporo Brewery, Canada’s beer production,
excluding a growing craft movement, has been mainly
under the control of foreign multinationals.
American beers brewed under license dominate much of the
market with Budweiser being the top selling brand followed
by Coors Light.  Molson Canadian and Labatt Blue, for
decades the top-selling brands, now hold third and fourth
place. The largest Canadian-owned brewer, Moosehead
Brewery has a 5.5% market share.
The minimum legal drinking age is 18 years of age in
Alberta, Manitoba, and Québec.  However it is
19 years in the rest of the country.
Yukon territory has having the highest per capita
consumption with the equivalent of 385 bottles per perso.
97% of all beer bottles and 86% of all cans are returned.
Labatt beer was the last of the major Canadian labels to use
the stubby bottle; it lasted until 1986. The company decided
to make the change to the long necked bottle when market
research showed women did not like the stubby.  However
the switch only increased sales to women by a small amount.
The Ontario government is hoping to raise an extra $100
million annually on sales of beer in the province.  A new
“volumetric charge” (in reality a tax) is now in place on all
beer sold in the province – The tax took effect this April.


Last chance to send us your pictures from TAP
we'll post it here.



Next Month's Meeting - July 12,
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.

Spread the word about  craft beer-
read how it's done in
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