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 toasting their creation
of the new Oktoberfest Scotch.
The hybrid beverage will soon
be available at your local store.
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.e
|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.
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September Meeting Notes
by Livingston Hinckley
This month’s meeting theme was a club brewing
competition for Double IPAs. After Vince Capano’s
introduction, Jeff Levine explained the competition and
how it would be judged in a manner similar to that used
by the the Brewers Association.
All members brewed from an identical list of ingredents,
with allowances for brewing with extract malt or all-
grain. Each brewer was allowed to be in full control of the
process, however but could only use the supplied kit with
no added fermentables or flavor substitutions. The brewer
thus had great freedom in making his or her version of a
DIPA with creativity of process. There were six DB15
entries, and one secret commercial brew. The contest was
judged using the American Homebrewers’ Association
2008 guide as Style 14C(now style 22B in the 2015 guide).
In the interest of simplicity, the six judging categories,
Aroma, Appearance, Flavor, Mouthfeel and Overall
Impression were not scored to AHA standard, which
weights the categories differently based on significance, but
rather were equally weighted in order to make scoring
simpler for inexperienced judges. There were 14 members
and guests evaluating the beer, with a maximum score of
10 points per category totaling 50 points per beer,
On this basis the scores were as follows:
6th place, Beer E - 401 points, Vince Capano
5th place, Beer B - 403 points, Jeff Levine
4th place, Beer F - 416 points, Dan Hodge
3rd place, Beer D - 428 points, Chris Johnson
2nd place, Beer A - 429 points, Liv Hinckley
1st place, Beer C - 437 points, Troegs Gentle Giant
The commercial brew is also a DIPA but did not use the
same ingredients and so was present for information only.
Therefore the 2nd 3rd and 4th place entries won Gold,
Silver and Bronze medals. Nevertheless, the commercial
brew did top the list, something that definitely does not
always happen in our competitions.
The highest single judge’s rating was 44 out of 50 points for
Vince Capano’s entry. The lowest single rating was tied at
16 points for Beers A and E, and thereby hangs a tale...
The meeting was attended by members Dan Soboti, DJ
Soboti, Vince Capano, Jeff Levine, John Levine, Chris
Johnson, Tom Nooney, Faith Franzino, John Reid, Glen
DeLuca, and Livingston Hinckley, Nick Moramarco, Lynn
Lewis, and non-member guests Debbie Villareal-Hadly, Mike
Hadley, Elaine Larameel, Red Hangan.
The following delicious mead and beers were generously
brought to share:Chris Johnson - Orange Blossom Mead
(aged 4 years)Faith Franzino, Tom Nooney - Anchorage
Love Buzz Saison, Cigar City-Stillwater 21st Century Means
Glen DeLuca - The Alchemist Heady Topper, Lord Hobo
Steal This Can, Kelsen Battle Axe IPAVince Capano - Great
Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
Our thanks to all for making this a great meeting!
Members - don't forget to pick up your free DB15 half
liter stein at the meetings. Steins are also available
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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.
Great Beer Articles
Hope You're Not A "Novuveau"
The History of Happy Hour and More!
Ten things Dan Hodge Hates About Beer
A Trip To The Grocery Store
To Brew or Not to Brew
The Tasting Room
Check out member Glenn DeLuca's latest
beer musings in The Big G Beer Beat
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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
NJ Craft Brewers Guild
did not help judge
our DIPA Showdown
What celebrity will
has been invited to
join us at our Oct.
|Co-winners of the
Member of the Year award
Tom Nooney, Faith Franzino,
Show your appreciation and
buy them a beer at Gaslight!
and the entire Gaslight
|TAP- NY Fest
Identify all people in
both pictures below
and win a special
Submit entries only
at the Oct. meeting.
Sunday - 4 PM
|Thanks to Olympic
for not mentioning
DB15 or waving his
membership card in
any interview or
|Since no entry has been
correct it's time for a clue:
one of the people in the top
picture is "Jeff" and one in
the bottom picture is "Tom"