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Beer My Way
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Read the
SPECIAL
REPORTS

Guide To Bad Beer

Remembering
Michael Jackson

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


PICTURE REPORT:   
THE PABST BOTTLE
COMES DOWN


Complete Index
of all
Special
Reports HERE
New Members
Wanted
BOTTLES TO GROWLERS
-read this new section of beer reviews by a
certified taster  only on BeerNexus!  
DB15 Cask Commissioner
Brian Lynch (left) and Fritz
Maytag, founder of Anchor
Brewing share a toast in their
new barrel production facility.  
They are both fully certified
"coopers" and promise to
personally make every barrel.
beernexus.com
welcomes comments,
articles, and
suggestions.  
See you at
the Gaslight!  
Cheers!
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
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.
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.
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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
973-762-7077
at the GASLIGHT- MEETINGS, NEWS, INFORMATION
Next Meeting 1/14/17
The Gaslight
Don't Be A Loser -
Bad Bar Behavior
20 Rules to Follow
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Read the story of the
Draughtboard 15
Membership Card
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Check out the story
of the Gaslight
Jukebox
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For the latest updates on
what's being poured at
the Gaslight go to
http://gaslightbrewery.com/
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
View HERE
For all the latest beer and club news go to
the most read beer website in the Tri-Sate area
www.beernexus.com
Read the story of
Augie Helms
DB15's only
Member Emeritus
Gold Medal
Schwarzbier Home Brew Challenge
-Livingston Hinckley-
"The most popular beer
website in NJ"
BeerNexus.com
Follow the DB15 on Facebook
www.facebook.com/DraughtBoard15
Meeting  4 PM, Jan. 14, at the Gaslight
Barrel Aged Beers

A wood- or barrel-aged beer is any lager, ale or hybrid
beer, either a traditional style or a unique experimental
beer, that has been aged for a period of time in a
wooden barrel or in contact with wood. This beer is
aged with the intention of imparting the unique character
of the wood and/or the flavor of what has previously
been in the barrel.

Today’s craft brewers are using wood (mostly oak) to
influence flavor and aromatics. Beer may be aged in
wooden barrels (new or previously used to age wine or
spirits), or chips, spirals and cubes may be added to the
conditioning tanks that normally house beer. A variety of
types of wood are used including oak, apple, alder,
hickory and more. The interior of most barrels is charred
or toasted to further enhance the flavor of the wood.

Join us for a selection of outstanding barrel aged beers
in various styles at our first meeting of 2018.

All are welcome; bring a friend.

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If you were wondering why the meeting announcement
and e-mail notification
were sent later than usual it's that
we were waiting for a final confirmation from a
tentative
guest speaker from Killian's Importers.  The speaker
only got back to us three days before the meeting date to
say he
will still be in Germany at corporate
headquarters.
 He did however promise to make a
presentation in the
very near future..

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Members - don't forget to pick up you're complimentary
DB15 mug.  Additional glasses also available
for purchase.  Get another before the supply runs out.
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November 2017 Meeting Notes
October 2017 Meeting Notes
September 2017 Meeting Notes
August 2017 Meeting Notes
July 2017 Meeting Notes
June 2017 Meeting Notes
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
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Have an idea for a future meeting?  
Just tell any of the Cask commissioners
or e-mail it here to
BeerNexus.

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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
.

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Great Beer Articles
How To Be A Fake Beer Geek
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

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Check out member Glenn DeLuca's latest
beer musings in
The Big G's Beer Beat
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AWARD WINNERS
Read the behind the
scenes story and
watch the trailer for
the  upcoming
TV series"Beer
Snobs" filmed
at the Gaslight
HERE.
The Finest Executive Gifts
featuring items for beer lovers
Use coupon code
"BEER" for 20% discount
SPECIAL
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.


Upcoming
Meeting Feb. 11
Topic TBA
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
HERE
Co-winners of the
Member of the Month
October 2017Award
Tom Nooney, Faith
Franzino,Glenn Deluca.
 
Show your appreciation
and buy them a beer at
Gaslight!
Gaslight
Wins Title of
Best Beer in NJ
in the
Scoutology.com's
JERSEY BEER
BRAWL
Congratulations to
Head Brewer
D.J. Soboti
and the entire Gaslight
Team!
Make bad beer
good with
Mad Hops -
full product
review HERE
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Club Members at this year's
TAP-NY
Festival
Thanks to members Raffi, ,
Glenn, Tom, and Tim for
serving as judges in the
Ms. Hooters Pageant
co-sponsored by the DB15
Silver Medal winner
Schwarzbier
Dan Hodge
Bronze Medal Winner
Schwarzbier
Jeff Levine
Winners of the
"Sing a Beer Jingle"
contest at our last
meeting.
Members dancing to
the DB15 anthem at the
October meeting.
Congratulations to
club member
LIVINGSTON
HINCKLEY
for passing the BJCP
test to become a fully
Certified
Beer Judge.
Members Raffie, Glenn,
Tom, and John entertain at
a prior Christmas meeting
Videos

"How Barrel
Aging Works"

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More On Barrel Aging

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Meeting Tasting Lineup
1. Wet Ticket Imperial Oatmeal
Stout aged in Bourbon barrels
2. Ommegang Three
Philosophers aged in Bourbon
Barrels
3.  Kentucky Cream Ale Aged in
Borbon Barrels
4.  Victory Java Cask Coffe Stout
aged in Bourbon barrels
5.  Avery Tangerine Quad aged in
Bourbon barrels
6. Shipyard Double Scottish Ale
aged in Bourbon Barrels
7.  Allagash 2017 Interlude aged
in red wine barrels
8. Victory White Monkey
Belgian Tripel aged in white
wine barrels
9. Gaslight Buffalo Trace
Winner of last year's
DB15 Tackle a
Christmas Tree Contest
The Cask Commissioners
go caroling.