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Guide To Bad Beer

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Beer Etiquette

Where Beers are
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It's All About
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Not True-  
Lies about Beer

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

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 in the clubhouse at
Wrigley Field in Chicago for
game 7 of the World Series.  
Both are long time Cubs fans.
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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"
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.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.
15 South Orange Ave.
South Orange, NJ
Nest Meeting - No Dec. Meeting
ictorian Dinner - Dec. 13
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
Gold Medal winner from our
Double India Pale Ale
Home Brew Challenge -
Livingston Hinckley-
Congratulations on a well
deserved victory!!
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Next Meeeting - Nov.13
Guest Speaker from Smuttynose

Founded in 1994,the Smuttynose Brewing Company is
named for Smuttynose Island, the third largest of the nine
islands that form the Isles of Shoals, a small, rugged
archipelago that lies seven miles off the craggy New
Hampshire coast. The name Smuttynose appears on
nautical charts from the seventeenth century, but its
origins have been lost to time. Over the centuries the
Isles of Shoals have been home to pirates and poets,
ghosts and fishermen. In the 1870’s Smuttynose Island
itself was the scene of a notorious double axe murder.
Today, it is peaceful and desolate, a windswept haven for
harbor seals and seagulls whose stillness belies its colorful
and sometimes violent history.
Although Smuttynose beers are now distributed in
more than two dozen states, as well as overseas in
Europe and Asia, it remains a brewery anchored
firmly in coastal New England. It still is a fundamentally  
small brewer whose beers are inspired by the history
and character of the region.
RateBeer.com has named Smuttynose as one of the “Top
100 Brewers” for the 10th year in row. They continue to
brew a diverse mix of American ales, traditional lagers,
Belgian-style classics and rare and innovative beers made
by Smuttlabs in their New Hampshire facility . They have
won medals at the Great American Beer Festival most
recently receiving Gold in the “Other Strong Beer”
category for their Wheat Wine Ale.
Smuttynose Brewing Company has been certified LEED
Gold for the design, construction, and functionality of its
Hampton headquarters. It is just the second brewery in the
United States and the third industrial facility in New
Hampshire to attain this certification.  LEED (Leadership in
Energy and Environmental Design) is a worldwide green
building standard and accreditation program administered by
the United States Green Building Council that creates
benchmarks and criteria for environmentally responsible
construction and operation of buildings. The building also
won the won 2015 People’s Choice for a Commercial
Project, from the American Institute of Architecture


Smuttynose Field Sales Representative
Josh Sullivan
will be joining us direct from the brewery!  

His presentation will include a special tasting of many of
Smuttynose's most sought after and innovative beers.

This is one meeting not to be missed - Nov. 13 at 4 PM.


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

October Meeting Notes
September Meeting Notes
July Meeting Notes
(No August Meeting)
June Meeting Notes
May Meeting Notes
(No April Meeting)
March Meeting Notes
February Meeting Notes
January Meeting Notes

Have an idea for a future meeting?  
Just tell any of theCask 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.

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's Beer Beat

Read the behind the
scenes story and
watch the trailer for
the  upcoming
TV series"Beer
Snobs" filmed
at the Gaslight
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
Co-winners of the
Member of the Year award
Tom Nooney, Faith Franzino,
Glenn Deluca.
Show your appreciation and
buy them a beer at Gaslight!
Wins Title of
Best Beer in NJ
in the
Congratulations to
Head Brewer
D.J. Soboti
and the entire Gaslight
Make bad beer
good with
Mad Hops -
full product
review HERE

Next Meeting
November 13
Sunday - 4 PM
Josh Sullivan
Coming in December
Victorian Dinner
details TBA
No December
Gaslight Victorian
Dinner on Dec. 13 -
Details TBA
Next Regular Meeting
Jan. 8, 2017
Guest Speaker from
Empire Brewing