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Not True-  
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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.
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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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Club members can order in person at the next meeting.
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
Next  Meeting 4/8/18
The Gaslight
Don't Be A Loser -
Bad Bar Behavior
20 Rules to Follow
Read the story of the
Draughtboard 15
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of the Gaslight
For the latest updates on
what's being poured at
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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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IPA Bracket Madness
Sunday March 11, 2018
at 4 PM
(Don't forget this is the first day of DST)

Don't miss our most popular meeting of the year as we
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.

Since we will be sampling so many beers we hope
to start promptly at 4PM so please arrive on time.

BJCP 2015 Guideline American IPA

Overall Impression
A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American
pale ale, showcasing modern American or New World hop
varieties. The balance is hop-forward, with a clean
fermentation profile, dryish finish, and clean, supporting
malt allowing a creative range of hop character to shine.
Color ranges from medium gold to light reddish-amber.
Should be clear, although unfiltered dry-hopped versions
may be a bit hazy. Medium-sized, white to off-white
head with good persistence.
A prominent to intense hop aroma featuring one or more
characteristics of American or New World hops, such as
citrus, floral, pine, resinous, spicy, tropical fruit, stone fruit,
berry, melon, etc. Many versions are dry hopped and can
have an additional fresh hop aroma; this is desirable but not
required. Grassiness should be minimal, if present. A low to
medium-low clean, grainy-malty aroma may be found in the
background. Fruitiness from yeast may also be detected in
some versions, although a neutral fermentation character is
also acceptable. A restrained alcohol note may be present,
but this character should be minimal at best. Any American
or New World hop character is acceptable
Hop flavor is medium to very high, and should reflect an
American or New World hop character, such as citrus,
floral, pine, resinous, spicy, tropical fruit, stone fruit, berry,
melon, etc. Medium-high to very high hop bitterness. Malt
flavor should be low to medium-low, and is generally clean
and grainy-malty although some light caramel or toasty
flavors are acceptable. Low yeast-derived fruitiness is
acceptable but not required. Dry to medium-dry finish;
residual sweetness should be low to none. The bitterness
and hop flavor may linger into the aftertaste but should not
be harsh. A very light, clean alcohol flavor may be noted.
Medium-light to medium body, with a smooth texture.
Medium to medium-high carbonation. No harsh hop-derived
astringency. Very light, smooth alcohol warming not a fault
if it does not intrude into overall balance.


TAP-NY Festival Trip Tickets Now On Sale
It's Time to Renew Your Membership

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 and 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!!

Jan. 2018 Meeting Notes
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 at March 11 or April 8 meeting.
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
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.

Meeting April 8
Presentation on
types and uses of
malts in brewing.
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
Tom Nooney, Faith
Franzino,Glenn Deluca.
Show your appreciation
and buy them a beer at
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
Club Members at this year's
Historical footage from
our very first
DB15 meeting.
Silver Medal winner
Dan Hodge
Bronze Medal Winner
Jeff Levine
Winners of the
"Sing a Beer Jingle"
contest at our last
Club member Jane Looney
winner of the recent
the DB15 bottle opening
contest.  Congrats!
Congratulations to
club member
for passing the BJCP
test to become a fully
Beer Judge.
He has also
passed the
Mead Judge exam!
The Smithsonian
How India Pale Ale
Got Its Name
Video Special
Rabbie Burns
Night at the
produced and
directed by
Livingston Hinckley
April 29,2018
Save the date for
our annual trip!!
Get your ticket