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 discussing what
costume to wear ad the annual
Beer Aficionado Club annual
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 -
Nov8, 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
|"The most popular beer
website in NJ"
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Oktoberfest Meeting Notes
by Dan Hodge
Meeting commenced at 4:15pm
Members present were: Dan Soboti, DJ Soboti, Vince
Capano, Dan Hodge, Livingston Hinckley, Glenn DeLuca,
Brandon Einhorn, Sean Guarnaccio, Tom Nooney,
Faith Franzino, Nick Moarmarco, Lynn Lewis, Raffi
Manjeekian, Mark Ferguson and Matt Chuchla
Non members in attendance were: Martin Chabilliquiera,
Andrea Constandi, Ralph Inglese, and Ben Inglese. Ralph
Inglese later became a member. Welcome Ralph!
Meeting was the annual competition of commercial
Octoberfest beers. There were nine beers, none of which
has ever been had at a DB15 Octoberfest meeting.
Members served themselves from unmarked bottles and
were asked to rate them one to five according to their likes.
Final results were:
1st place beer #9 Leinenkugel’s Oktoberfest
2nd place beer #1 Lancaster Oktoberfest
3rd place (tie) beer # 7 Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest
beer #8 Saranac Oktoberfest
5th place beer #2 Warsteiner Oktoberfest
6th place beer #5 Victory Fester
7th place (tie) beer #3 Lakefront Oktoberfest
beer #6 Weyerbacher Autumn Fest
9th place beer #4 Harpoon Oktoberfest
50/50 winnings ($40) went to Lynn Lewis
Beers tried after the meeting were:
Ithaca 17th Anniversary Wheat IPA
provided by Tom Nooney
Livingston Hinckley’s Double Bastard Clone Homebrew
Breckenridge Hull Melon IPA
provided by Tom Nooney
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Nordic Saison
provided by Vince Capano
Draught Board 15 Official half liter dimpled glass steins
were distributed free of charge to members present.
Members who did not get a stein can do so at the next
meeting. Additional steins can be purchased for $15.
Leftover beers were distributed for free to the
50/50 participants in the usual manner.
Meeting ended at 6 PM/
Don't miss our next meeting on Sunday Nov.8 at 4PM when
Garrett Brown the East Coast Regional Manager for the
multi award winning brewery Firestone-Walker will be here
in-person to lead us in a tasting of many of his great beers.
September Meeting Summary
August Meeting Summary
July Meeting Summary
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.
Join Dan Hodge on a tour of
Birmingham, UK - HERE
Get in the Halloween mood with an
adventure at the Gaslight in
Trick or Treat
Spread the word about craft beer-
read how it's done in
DAN THE BAPTIST
more great beer articles
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 this:
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??
|Co-winners of the October
Member of the Month Award
(l-r)Tom Nooney, Faith Pranzino,
will be here in
Gaslight for being
selected as having the
Best Beer In NJ!!