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Guide To Bad Beer

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


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DB15 Cask Commissioner
Brian Lynch (left) and Fritz
Maytag, founder of Anchor
Brewing relaxing after finishing
second in the Beer Mile
Olympic Relay tryouts.
welcomes comments,
articles, and
See you at
the Gaslight!  
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

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.

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 - 3/6/16 - Sunday
4:00 PM at the Gaslight
The Gaslight
Don't Be A Loser -
Bad Bar Behavior
20 Rules to Follow
Read the story of the
Draughtboard 15
Membership Card
Check out the story
of the Gaslight
For the latest updates on
what's being poured at
the Gaslight go to
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
Read the story of
Augie Helms
DB15's only
Member Emeritus
Medal winners from our
Dopplebock Home Brew
Challenge  (l-r) Vince Capano
(silver) and Livingston Hinckley
(gold).;Sean Guarnaccio
(bronze)  not present.

photo by Chris Johnson
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Our Biggest Trip of the Year!

It is the largest single-state craft beer festival in the nation
and one of the country's premier beer festivals  overall.  It's
the New York Craft Beer & Food Festival (TAP) featuring
over 120 breweries pouring nearly 300 different beers.
Best of all the Draught Board 15 will be there again in
our most popular outing of the year!

TAP New York has grown over tenfold through the years to
now encompass the entire base areas at Hunter Mountain,
plus added tent space. Individual beers cover just about
every possible style ranging from IPAs and lagers to
weissbiers, doppel and trippel bocks, stouts, ales...  and
probably a few that many might not have heard of.

TAP is also about food. Each year they offer all you can eat
of high quality dishes. The food is included with the ticket
fee as are home brewing and cooking demonstrations.

Please note you must be 21 years of age or older to attend
TAP. Valid ID
must be carried at all times and produced
upon request. No children will be permitted at the event.

The Gaslight / DB15 Trip to Tap
Your ticket includes the following:
Coffee and bagels at Gaslight before departure
Round trip transportation on a modern
restroom equipped bus leaving at
9 AM
Beer on the bus
Ticket to the festival
(unlimited beer and food)

Festival begins at noon ends at 4 PM

Non-members: $110 per ticket
Special Combo Pack - one year of club membership
and TAP ticket for only $125

Club membership gives you free entrance to all
regular meetings plus discounts to events such as
TAP and the Gaslight Victorian Dinner.

This events
sells out early every year so stop in at
Gaslight and purchase your ticket before they are gone.

Tickets only available at The Gaslight.

TAP Brewery List


Members - don't forget to pick up your
free DB15 half
liter stein at the meetings.  Steins are also available
for purchase.
December Meeting Notes
January Meeting Notes
February Meeting Notes
March Meeting Notes

No regular meeting for April
Have an idea for a future meeting?  
Just tell any of the
Cask commissioners or e-mail it here.

Yearly 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.

Ten things Dan Hodge hates about beer

Spread the word about  craft beer-
read how it's done in
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
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
Stallone and
Danny De Vito
noted beer
drinkers WILL
attend our
May meeting!!

What celebrity
will be next??
Arnold has been
invited to join us
at TAP-NY.
Co-winners of the
Member of the Year award
Tom Nooney, Faith Franzino,
Glenn Deluca.  
Show your appreciation and
buy thema beer at Gaslight!
Wins Title of
Best Beer in NJ
in the

Note the Date

April 24
Trip to TAP-NY
Beerfest - this always
sells out so get your
tickets soon.  
Combo Plan - yearly
dues and TAP trip
only $125 total.
(No regular meeting
for the month).

May 8
Malt Sensory Tutorial
This meeting is
designed for every
level of home brewer
and for those who
don't brew but want
to learn more about
the brewing process.
It will be include a
beer tasting segment
More details TBA.
Congratulations to
Head Brewer
D.J. Soboti
and the entire
Gaslight Team!