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Guide To Bad Beer

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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 shar
e a pint at the
Super Bowl as winners of the
"Why I Love Lady Gaga" essay
contest.  Congrats to both!
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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.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 - Feb. 12
at the Gaslight - 4 PM
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 Meeting February 12
At the Gaslight - 4 PM

It's the second in our series of what makes beer BEER
meetings. Everything you ever wanted to know about
hops in under 2 hours. We will discuss hop chemistry,
varieties, products and uses. Learn how to read a hop
data sheets. Find out what a Hop Aroma Spider is.
Discover what makes a hop noble.

We will also
sample hops and single hop beers!

Don't miss this most special meeting hosted by Gaslight's
award winning master brewer D.J. Soboti  and Jeff Levine.

If you are a home brewer, just want to learn more about
beer, or simply enjoy tasting our favorite beverage this is a
meeting you should not miss - Sunday, 2/12/17 at 4 PM


It’s really only in the last 200 or so years that hops have
become synonymous with beer, D
uring that time  hop
production w
ent from simple farming to intense chemical
scientific research and breeding programs sponsored by

the  US and other world governments.

Hop plants are climbing vines (more accurately, bines: vines
without tendrils). The plant part used in brewing beer is the
hop flower, a delicate, pale green, papery cone full of
perishable resins. They give a beer bitterness when used
early in the brewing process, and aroma when added at the
end. As a bonus, hops are a preservative, and extend the

life of beer. In the hands of American microbrewers,
hops have moved from their position as the supporting
actor in the beer ensemble to the starring role.

Upcoming Meetings

March 12 -  March IPA Madness - our most popular
meeting of the year as 32 IPAs are matched to
determine the best in show.

April 30 - It's our biggest trip of the year to one of the
best beer festivals in the nation -
Sample over 300 different beers!
Leave Gaslight at 9 AM return approx.
7:30 PM
Trip package includes - coffee and bagels at Gaslight
before departure, round trip luxury bus, beer on the
bus, and all food and beer at the event.

Sign up at the next meeting or at Gaslight  
This trip always sells out so don't wait.

Total trip package price is $120

It's time for everyone to renew club membership - $65

Special Combo Deal - Trip & Membership only $135
(Club Members are getting a $50 discount!)

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

January 2017 Meeting Notes

2016 Meeting Notes
(No Dec. Meeting - Victorian Dinner)
November Meeting Notes
October Meeting Notes
September Meeting Notes
July Meeting Notes
(No August Meeting)
June Meeting Notes
May Meeting NotesFeb
(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 equa

l muchMORE 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
Many thanks to our
Guest Speaker at the
Jan. 8 meeting
Tiffany Rodgers
NJ Brand Manager
Empire Brewing
not at our last