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Guide To Bad Beer

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Where Beers are
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It's All About
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Not True-  
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The Best Beer  
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Reinheitsbebot  &
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Belgium Ales Not Wine

Hops- the full story

Judge Beer Like a Pro

Bottles v. Cans

Beer World Records

Beer and Taxes

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How to Pour Beer

How to Taste Beer

Summer is Beer Time

The Pabst Heritage

Growlers and Cans

Beer History in Bavaria

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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
Halloween Ball.
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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"
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New members always welcome - it's a pefect time to join.
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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
The Gaslight
Don't Be A Loser -
Bad Bar Behavior
20 Rules to Follow
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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
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the most read beer website in the Tri-Sate area
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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.

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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
more great beer articles
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
beermusings 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
Clint Eastwood a
noted beer
drinker, DID
attend our

What celebrity
will be next??
Co-winners of the October
Member of the Month Award
(l-r)Tom Nooney, Faith Pranzino,
Glenn DeLuca
Vote for
Gaslight in the

Nov. 8
meeting topic
Guest Speaker
and Duvel
The regional  
Garrett Brown
will be here

Dec. 16
Details TBD
Victorian Dinner
Congratulations to
Gaslight for being
selected as having the
Best Beer In NJ!!