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 celebrate buying a
minority share of The Jersey
Cyclones of the International
Pro Roller Derby Beer League.
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
|Nest Meeting - 1/10/16 - Sunday
4:30 PM at the Gaslight
|Don't Be A Loser -
Bad Bar Behavior
20 Rules to Follow
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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
|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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January Meeting A Club First
Our January 10th meeting will be the first barrel aged beer
tasting ever sanctioned by the DB15. It will feature an array
of special beers you may have not tasted before ranging
from Blue Mountain Local Species to Big Muddy Backwood
Monster to Rock Art Wine Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. In
all, nearly a dozen of these hard to find, expensive, full
bodied behemoths will be on hand. It is a most special
meeting we may never repeat so don't miss it -
Sunday, 1/10, at 4 PM only at the Gaslight.
Just like spirits and wine, beer can also be aged in barrels.
The unique character of the wood and/or the flavor of what
has previously been in the barrel can have a truly significant
impact on the flavors and aromatics of the beer.
Beer may be aged in wooden barrels (new or previously
used to age wine or spirits), or chips, spirals and cubes may
be added to the conditioning tanks that house beer.
Our tasting will only have beer aged in full barrels!
A variety of types of wood are used including oak, apple,
hickory and more. White Oak is the most popular.
To create the barrel wood is shaped into staves and bound
together by metal hoops. The inside of the barrel is then
“toasted” by being exposed to flame. The toasting or
charring can be done to varying degrees to further
enhance the flavor of the wood.
In general, the longer one conditions the beer, the darker it
will be and with stronger barrel flavors. After about three
years of use, the barrel loses most of its flavor.
Many large-production commercial beers typically age for
one month; some lagers take up to four. That length of time
is one reason why barrel-aged beers are costly and are just a
niche part of the $14.3 billion annual U.S. craft beer market.
A century ago, almost all beer was stored in wood barrels.
Then, soon after Prohibition, came stainless-steel tanks,
which proved to be the death knell to of use of wood. But
barrels are back thanks in large part to experiments that
began at Chicago's Goose Island Beer Company, which
released its first Bourbon County Brand Stout, a
chocolatey, wood-kissed imperial stout, in 1992.
The DB15 agrees with Garrett Oliver, brewmaster for
Brooklyn Brewery when he says that "barrel aging is the
current hot trend in American craft beer." See what all the
excitement is about - Jan. 10 at the Gaslight 4 PM!
Members - don't forget to pick up your free DB15 half
liter stein at the meetings. Steins are also available
It's not to late to enter the Dopplebock home brew contest.
See Dan at the Gaslight for all the details..
November Meeting Notes
October Meeting Summary
September Meeting Summary
August Meeting Summary
July Meeting Summary
Have an idea for a future meeting?
Just tell any of the
Cask commissioners or e-mail it here.
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
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?
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
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
a noted beer
drinker WILL not
will be next??
Jack has been
|Co-winners of the
Member of the Year award
Tom Nooney, Faith Franzino,
Show your appreciation and buy them
a beer at Gaslight!
Barrel Aged Beers
All welcome to enter
see Dan at Gaslight.
over 30 IPAs
and the entire