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It's All About
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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 - 7/10/16 - Sunday
4:00 PM at the Gaslight
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Brewers Guild
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(gold).;Sean Guarnaccio
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Next Meeting July 10

It our first ever tasting of world class Hefeweizens as
match beer from Germany and the USA to see who is best!

"Hefe" means yeast, and "Weizen" means wheat, so
Hefeweizen is "yeast wheat." Germans prefer to call the
brew Weissbier, while North Americans prefer the term
Hefeweizen.  Weissbier translates to “white beer".. The
name derives from the yellowish-white tinge that is imparted
by the pale malted wheat from which the brew is made.  
Another common name for this brew is Weizenbier ("wheat
beer") because of the preponderance of malted wheat in the
brew's grain bill. All beer that is labeled Weissbier or
Weizenbier must be made with at least 50% malted wheat.
Most Bavarian Weissbiers contain 60 to 70% malted wheat.
The rest is malted barley.  Filtered, clear Weissbier,
incidentally, is called Kristallweizen ("crystal wheat"). There
are also dark wheat beers. These are called Dunkelweizen
("dark wheat"). .
(Excerpt from German Beer Institute)

We will be tasting a total of 12 Hefeweizens,
6 from Germany and 6 from the USA.  
The Beers
Erdinger Hefeweizen, Veldensteiner Weissbier,
Hacker-Pschorr  Hefeweizen,  Konig-Ludwig Weissbier,  
Franziskaner Hefeweizen, Sierra Nevada Kellerweiss,
Sly Fox Royal Weissbier,  Leavenworth Whistling
Pig Hefeweizen, Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen,
and two special surprises.

A typical Weissbier/Weizenbier has a very characteristic
flavor that is produced by the interplay between the
Weissbier ale yeasts and the trace elements from the large
portion of wheat in the brew’s grain bill. This flavor is
variably described as clove-like, banana-like, phenolic, sour,
spicy, or even bubblegum-like. Because of the complexity
of the Weissbier flavor, these beers are only mildly hopped.

Great beer makes for a great meeting!  Don't miss it.

Special thanks to Dan Hodge for securing all the beer.

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

June Meeting Notes
May Meeting Notes
(No April Meeting)
March Meeting Notes
February Meeting Notes
January Meeting Notes

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Cask commissioners or e-mail it here.

Yearly Dues: $65 which includes all club meetings and
allevent discounts.  The total savings equal much
MORE than the amount of the dues!
NOTE - Non-members now pay $10 per meeting.

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Ten things Dan Hodge Hates About Beer

Dan The Bapist

Do you need a
Beer Reality Check?

To Brew or Not to Brew

The Tasting Room

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
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Send it to
BeerNexus and we will publish it here.
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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
Celebrity Chef
WILL not attend
our Jul
y meeting!!

What celebrity
will be next??
rince Charles
has been invited
to join us at our
August Meeting!
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
Congratulations to
Head Brewer
D.J. Soboti
and the entire Gaslight
TAP- NY Fest
Identify all people in
both pictures below
and win a special
BeerNexus  prize.  
Submit entries
at the May meeting.
Make bad beer
good with
Mad Hops -
full product
review HERE
Next meeting
July 10
Sunday, 4 PM

Ambassador Peter
Wittig has served as
German Ambassador

to the United States
since April 2014.
has been invited to our
meeting to speak about
German beer.

He did not respond.