Guide To Bad Beer
Where Beers are
It's All About
Lies about Beer
The Best Beer
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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
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
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THE PABST BOTTLE
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|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.
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 email@example.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.
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
|Next Meeting 2/11/17
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20 Rules to Follow
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|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
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|January Meeting Notes
by Dan Hodge
Meeting started at 4:15 pm and was a presentation of
"barrel aged" beers with each member voting 1-10 on which
one he liked. Members present were: Dan Hodge, Vince
Capano, Tim Terhune, Livingston Hinckley, Glenn DeLuca,
Tom Nooney, John Reid and DJ Soboti.
The beers tried and their order of finish were:
1. 78.5 points Wet Ticket Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged
in bourbon barrels 9.2%
2. 75 points Gaslight Buffalo Trace Colossus Imperial Stout
aged in bourbon barrels 11%
3. 63 points Avery Tangerine Quad aged in
bourbon barrels 10.1%
4. 52.5 points Victory Java Cask Coffee Stout aged
in bourbon Barrels 14.3%
5. 44 points Ommeganag Three Philosophers (2016)
aged in bourbon barrels 11.4%
6. 42 points Allagash Interlude (2017)
aged in red wine barrels 10.6%
7. 36 points Victory White Monkey
aged in white wine barrels 9.5%
8. 29 points Shipyard Double Scottish Ale (2014)
aged in bourbon barrels 10.1%
9. 21 points Alltech Kentucky Cream Ale
aged in bourbon barrels 5.5%
Beers tried after the meeting were:
1. Harpoon Nana's Night Cap Oatmeal Cookie Inspired
Porter provided by Tom Nooney
2. Bolero Snort/ Czeimeister collaberation Imperial Milk
Porter w/ hazelnuts provided by Vince Capano
3. Livingston Hinckley's 2nd running American
Brown Ale homebrew
4. Strong Hope Storyteller Imperial Stout
provided by Tim Terhune
4. Dan Hodge's California Common Homebrew
5. Dan Hodge's IPA Homebrew
Leftover beers were raffled off in the usual manner
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.
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.
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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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
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
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
at the Gaslight
|DB 15 Member Discount!
The Finest Executive Gifts
featuring items for beer lovers
Use coupon code
"BEER" for 20% discount
All meetings are
generally held on
Sunday of the
month, 4 PM,
at the Gaslight.
Meeting Feb. 11
for winning the Gold
Medal and "Best in Show"
at the NJ State Fair
|Read the latest
news from the
NJ Craft Brewers
|Co-winners of the
Member of the Month
Tom Nooney, Faith
Show your appreciation
and buy them a beer at
and the entire Gaslight
|Club Members at this year's
|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
|Bronze Medal Winner
|Winners of the
"Sing a Beer Jingle"
contest at our last
|Members dancing to
the DB15 anthem at the
for passing the BJCP
test to become a fully