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
Brian Lynch (left) and Fritz
Maytag, founder of Anchor
Brewing preparing to host the
next series of Presidential
debates for both parties.
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 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 -
Sept. 13, Sunday - 4 PM
|Don't Be A Loser -
Bad Bar Behavior
20 Rules to Follow
Read the story of the
Check out the story
of the Gaslight
|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
|(L-R) Vince Capano
|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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Notes On The August Meeting
by Dan Hodge
The meeting commenced at 4:20 pm with the
following members present:
Dan Soboti, DJ Soboti, Dan Hodge, Vince Capano, Jeff
Levine, John Reed, Livingston Hinckley, Tom Nooney,
Andrew MacKenzie, Randy Needham, Vince Holmes,
Mark Ferguson, Glenn DeLuca, Raffi Manjeekian,
Rebecca Espinal and Graham Hill. One non-member,
Jason carter was also in attendance.
The meeting was a presentation of twelve beers in four
styles, one of each style from three different states, NJ, NY
and PA with three beers of the same style being presented
and each member rating them from one to three, one being
best and three being lowest. The beers were tried
unnamed and their finish in the group ratings;
a. Cricket Hill East Coast Lager NJ 3rd place
b. Yuengling Premium Pa 2nd
c. Schmaltz Slingshot NY 1st
a. Captain Lawrence Sunblock NY 3rd
b. Yuengling Summer Wheat Pa 2nd
c. Ramstein Blonde NJ 1st
a. Keegan’s Mother’s Milk NY 3rd
b. NJ Beer Company Garden State Stout NJ 2nd
c. Yards Love Stout Pa 1st
a. Flying Fish IPA NJ 2nd (tie)
b. Full Pint Chinookie IPA Pa 2nd (tie)
c. Fire Island Red Wagon IPA NY 1st
New York had two firsts and two lasts
New Jersey had one first, two seconds and 1 last
Pennsylvania had 1 first and three seconds
New Jersey had the most popular votes.
Beers tried after the meeting were:
Mark Ferguson’s Centennial Pale Ale homebrew
Grey Sail 3rd Annual Imperial IPL provided
Fire Island Sea Salt Ale provided by Jeff Levine
Cypress Double IPA provided by Vince Capano
New Buffalo Big Fish Bitters provided by Tom Nooney
Magnify Whoa Nellie provided by Andrew MacKenzie
Livingston Hinckley’s Triple Stout homebrew
Shiner Prickly Pear provided by Jeff Levine
Switchback Ale provided by Tom Nooney
Adirondack Dark Legends Stout provided by Tom Nooney
Chatham Bourbon Barrel Brown Ale
provided by Tom Nooney
Post meeting libations at the bar had not ended
by the time I left at about 7:20
NOTES ON THE JULY MEETING
June Meeting Summary
Have an idea for a future meeting?
Just tell any of the
Cask commissioners or e-mail it here.
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
DAN THE BAPTIST
Do you need a
Beer Reality Check?
It's Dan Hodge's take on breweriana
Here Comes The Beer Judge
If you don't home brew you should read
To Brew or Not to Brew
Check out member Glenn DeLuca's latest
beermusings in The Big G Beer Beat
|Read the behind the
scenes story and
watch the trailer for
at the Gaslight
|Did you make it to the
picture booth at
HERE to see eight
from last year's
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
|Read the latest
news from the
Clint Eastwood a
drinker, did not
will be next??
|Finalists for the September
Member of the Month Award
Beers You Can't
Dan Hodge has
selected a dozen
beers from upstate
NY not sold in NJ
or at Tap-NY
Our annual tasting
of some of the
manager will be
here in person