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 share a pint of their
new beer that will be served at
Yankee Stadium on opening
day only. Both Fritz and Brian
were bat boys as youngsters.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 4/8/18
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the President of the NJ Craft
Brewers Guild D.J. Soboti
as seen on PBS television
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|Next Meeting 4/8/18
==All About Malts==
The sequel to last year's very popular "Malts Meeting" is
here! On Sunday April 8 at 4 PM the Draught Board 15
presents Malt Sensory Part II, It promises to be an
exciting experience for anyone who truly loves beer.
The previous Malt Sensory (Part I) meeting was focused
upon Base Malts. This time we are planning on doing a
dozen new malts and adjuncts. Our presenter will be
Gaslight's award winning head brewer, D.J.Soboti who
will be making mini-mashes with different flaked adjuncts
like rye, maize & oats. He will also evaluate at least 3
different types including Crystal/Caramel malts as well as
some roasted malts like Chocolate & Blackprinz.
The presentation will include hands on activities and
tastings. This most special event is exclusive to the DB15!
Expand your beer knowledge and enjoy tasting some
brews at what promises to be one of the best meetings
of the year. Don't miss it!
MALTS IN BREWING
(from All About Beer magazine)
Although wheat, rye, oats, millet, sorghum, rice and corn
have all been used for brewing, barley is the preferred grain
for beer. But the starch in a grain of barley isn’t ready to be
fermented into alcohol, so the barley is generally converted
into malted barley, or “malt.” The process of malting
involves soaking the barley, allowing it to germinate, and
then stopping germination with heat.
The amount of heating that barley malt receives has
profound effects on the sort of beer that will be brewed. All
the color in beer comes from the malted barley. A lightly-
roasted malt will produce a very pale beer. Deeply roasted
malts produce dark or black beers. So, take lightly roasted
malt and make a beer from it. Use an ale yeast, and the
result will be a pale ale. Use a lager yeast, and the result will
be a style such as pilsner. Use a malt with more of a golden
roast, and the ale variety will be an amber ale. Give the malt
a little more heat, and the beers become darker, more the
color of root beer. Brown ale.
The popular wisdom is that these dark beers are stronger
than light beers. On the contrary, the roasting may have the
effect of “locking up” some of the starches in the beer so
they cannot be fermented. There is less food for the yeast to
turn to alcohol; the beers may be lower in alcohol, and the
unfermented material stays in the beer, giving it a thicker
texture in your mouth.
Thanks to malt, lagers and ales both come in a full range
of colors, strengths, and characters.
TAP-NY Festival Trip Tickets Now On Sale
===This Event Sells Out Every Year==
Buy Your Tickets NOW!
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 April 8 meeting!!
November 2017 Meeting Notes
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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 NOW
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.
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
Alice Kramden takes
the Brooks Brewery tour
|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!
at the May meeting.
See Dan at Gaslight/
U-Brew for full info.
Free entry for all.