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DB15 Cask Commissioner
Brian Lynch (left) and Fritz
Maytag, founder of Anchor
Brewing in the cellars o
f Castle
Pilsnez in the Czech Republic.  
They are there a guests of the
of the  International Society of
Pilsner Drinkers (ISPD)
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"
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If you are not currently on the DB15 mailing list or would
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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
Meeting - June 11
at the Gaslight - 4 PM
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changed. Get the story from
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Brewers Guild
D.J. Soboti
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DB15's only
Member Emeritus
Gold Medal
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Meeting - June 11
A Tasting of Pilsners

Be sure to join us for the DB15's first ever pilsner event!
Why was pilsner chosen?  Well, regardless of what you call
it – Bohemian Pilsner, German Pils, American Pilsner,
Czech Pilsner. –the style is one of the most popular types of
lager beers in the world
.  Pilsners are thoroughly refreshing
and perfect for a
warm Sunday in June meeting.

The beer takes its name from Plzeň, a city in Bohemia, then
in the Austrian Empire, now in the Czech Republic, where it
was first produced in
1842 - the world’s first blond lager.  

The story of it's creation actually starts in 1838 when 36
barrels of local
Plzen beer were deemed undrinkable and
dumped out in the town square
.  That led to the formation
of a state-owned brewery which eventually would become
Pilsner Urquell. T
here, the town's brewing problems were
eventually remedied by a
combination of new malt, local
hops, a new bottom-fermenting lager yeast strain from
Bavaria and
of course,skilled brewers.  

The b
rewer usually given individual credit for the creation of
is Josef Groll who was brought in from Bavaria..
His stoke of genius was the use of Saaz hops which is the
hop that still
defines the Pilsner category to this day.  
Saaz hops are busting with flavor.  They provide a
uniquely spicy, almost peppery/herbal buzz
which is one
reason why pilsner doesn’t taste like every other lager.  

Interestingly, the emergence of
pilsner just happened to
coincide with huge advancements in the field of glass
ing, which meant that it was simply lucky
enough to come along at a time when clear glass drinking
vessels b
ecame widespread the first time—the perfect way
to display the clarity and brightness of
a pils.

e will be tasting an array of some of the finest pilsners
in the world.  Don't miss this one time only event!

Sunday, June 11 at the Gaslight - 4 PM

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

May 2017 Meeting Notes
TAP-NY Fest - Trip Notes
April 2017 Meeting Notes
March 2017 Meeting Notes
February 2017 Meeting Notes
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 the Cask commissioners
or e-mail it here to BeerNexus.

Yearly Dues: $65 which includes all club meetings and all
event discounts.  The total savings equals much MORE than
the amount of the dues!  NOTE - Non-members now
pay $10 for non-special meetings
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.

Next month's
meeting- July 9
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
Co-winners of the
Member of the Year 2016
awardTom 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
The DB15 running team
celebrates victory at the
beer club
Club Members at last year's
Send your pictures from TAP-NY and have
them featured here on our club page.
Bus to TAP
Steve Austin celebrates his
winning the last  DB15
Home Brew Challenge.
Silver Medal winner
Dan Hodge
Bronze Medal Winner
Jeff Levine