Guide To Bad Beer
Where Beers are
It's All About
Lies about Beer
The Best Beer
in the World
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
in New York
THE PABST BOTTLE
of all Special
|DB15 Cask Commissioner
Brian Lynch (left) and Fritz
Maytag, founder of Anchor
Brewing are head judges in the
145th annual porter judging
contest in Olsztyn, Poland.
They awarded the gold to
Kormoran Imperium Prunum.
See you at
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or one with the club motto -
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stop in the Gaslight and ask your friendly
bartender for a registration form.
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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.
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|Next Meeting 3/11/17
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|February Meeting Notes
by Dan Hodge
Meeting began with the announcements that the March
meeting will be the “IPA Final Four”, the April meeting will
be “specialty malts”, and the May meeting will a home-brew
competition with the style being Belgian Strong Blonde ale
and the usual rules. Nothing was decided for June as yet,
but either July or August will be a meeting with a home-
brew club as organized by Livingston Hinckley.
Members present were: Dan Soboti, DJ Soboti, Dan Hodge,
Livingston Hinckley, Tim Terhune, Vince Capano and Troy
Titus. Non-members present were Izzy Tulloch and TJ Hoy
who each paid the non-member fee, and new member Jack
Brown who paid the full year dues. Welcome Jack!
The meeting was a presentation of 11 porters which were
unnamed. Members were told what the 11 were and were
asked to guess which each was. Two people got 9 out of
11 correct and two got 8 of 11. Leftover beers were then
distributed free to everyone present.
The beers were:
Founders Porter Michigan
Samuel Smith’s Taddy Porter England
Scuttlebutt Porter Washington state
Saranac Caramel Porter New York
Fuller’s London Porter England
Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter Maryland
Caldera Pilot Rock Porter Oregon
Manyunk Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter Philadelphia
Refined Fool Ripsnorter Vanilla Porter Canada
Departed Soles 201 Ton Gingerbread Maple Porter
Einstock Toasted Porter Iceland
Beers tried after the meeting were:
Dan Hodge’s 2018 Bock (growler) homebrew
Lord Hobo Consolation Prize Double IPA (can)
provided by Vince Capano
Dorchester Omnipolo Raspberry Creme Brûlée Sour (can)
provided by Vince Capano
Livingston Hinckley’s Belgian Strong Ale homebrew
Meeting ended about 6;30pm
Next Meeting - Sunday March 11, at the Gaslight 4 PM
IPA BRACKET MADNESS
Don't miss our most popular meeting of the year as we
sample 32 IPAs in a playoff bracket competition. All beers
except the Final Four from last year have never been tasted
at a past meeting! Beers are seeded by ratings on Rate Beer
and Beer Advocate and placed in regions of origin. They are
then judged by all in attendance until a single champion is
crowned. It's a beer version of college basketball's March
Madness only more fun! All leftover beers will be given
away free. Because of the special nature of this event
non-member guests will be assessed a $20 fee.
TAP-NY Festival Trip Tickets Now On Sale
It's our biggest trip of the year to one of the
best beer festivals in the nation - TAP-NY. Sample over
400 different beers plus distilled spirits plus all the food
you can eat. It's a not to be missed experience!
Leave Gaslight at 9 AM on Sunday 4/29, and return approx.
7:30 PM Trip package includes - ticket to the fest, 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 - Tap Trip & Membership only $135
(Club Members are getting a $50 discount!)
Renew your membership and/or get the
TAP Package at the March meeting!!
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
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. Renew by April 11
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.
with 32 IPAs!!
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 Year
Tom Nooney, Faith
Show your appreciation
and buy them a beer at
and the entire Gaslight
|Club Members at this year's
|Beyonce enjoys a pint
not at our recent Porter
tasting March meeting
|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
He has also
Mead Judge exam!
|Youtube Video -
What is Porter
with two former