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our award winning
feature writer

DAN HODGE's
Beer My Way
Don't miss the new
installment of

Adventures in
Beerland
by Vince Capano
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Read the
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


PICTURE REPORT:   
THE PABST BOTTLE
COMES DOWN


Complete Index
of all
Special
Reports HERE
New Members
Wanted
BOTTLES TO GROWLERS
-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 after their stint as
he Grand Marshals of  the 4th
of July Celebration Parade in
Washington DC.
beernexus.com
welcomes comments,
articles, and
suggestions.  
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 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
973-762-7077
at the GASLIGHT- MEETINGS, NEWS, INFORMATION
Next Meeting -
August 9, Sunday - 4 PM
The Gaslight
Don't Be A Loser -
Bad Bar Behavior
20 Rules to Follow
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Read the story of the
Draughtboard 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) 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"
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August Meeting
8/9/15 - The Gaslight - 4 PM

TRI-STATE BEER BATTLE

Our next meeting will  pit the finest breweries in
New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania against each
other in a battle for beer supremacy.

Mr. Dan Hodge has personally selected  the best Lager, IPA,
Wheat, and Stout from each of the three states for this epic
duel.  Everyone at the meeting will participate in a blind
tasting of each of the beers to determine the winning state.

Early Line

According to thrilllist.com New Jersey is ranked #42 in the
listings of Best Beer States - "All sorts of silly laws, plus a
statewide Red Bull-vodka addiction, stonewalled the
development of Jersey breweries for years, but even
though things have freed up a bit."

New York is ranked #9 - "New York brewing is still about
the small-scale local guys who keep outdoing themselves,
from upstate’s venerable Captain Lawrence, to recent scene-
stealer Other Half, to the brewing genius behind Evil Twin,"

Pennsylvania is ranked #8 - "Tröegs, Stoudt’s, Yards,
Victory, Voodoo, Sly Fox, Weyerbacher: all always
fantastic. Iron City:  Plus Yuengling: is the country’s
oldest brewery."

And just in case you were wondering the top three states
were: 1.  Oregon; 2. California; 3. Colorado.

According to the Brewers Association New Jersey ranks
#49 in breweries per capita, New York come in at #28, and
Pennsylvania leads the trio at #22.

Don't miss our August 9 meeting where we find out
the real truth as to which state is the best!

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NOTES ON THE JULY MEETING


June Meeting Summary
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Have an idea for a future meeting?  
Just tell any of the
Cask commissioners or e-mail it here.

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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.

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Spread the word about  craft beer-
read how it's done in
DAN THE BAPTIST
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Do you need a
Beer Reality Check?
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It's Dan Hodge's take on breweriana
"Beer Stuff"
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Here Comes The Beer Judge
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If you don't home brew you should read
this:
To Brew or Not to Brew

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Check out member Glenn DeLuca's latest
beermusings in
The Big G Beer Beat

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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 last year's
trip who did.
The Finest Executive Gifts
featuring items for beer lovers
Use coupon code
"BEER" for 20% discount
SPECIAL
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
HERE
Clint Eastwood
a noted beer
drinker
, will not
attend our
August meeting.
Finalists for Member of the Month Award
Vote for
Gaslight in the
JERSEY BEER
BRAWL