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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.
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Choose from two different 4-color shirts. One with our Uncle Sam DB 15 logo
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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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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
s 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
at what promises to be one of the best meetings
of the year.  Don't miss it!

(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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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 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
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.

Beer Festival
April 29
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
DB15 member
Alice Kramden
the Brooks Brewery tour
Silver Medal winner
Dan Hodge
Bronze Medal Winner
Jeff Levine
Winners of the
"Sing a Beer Jingle"
contest at our last
Members dancing to
the DB15 anthem at the
October meeting.
Congratulations to
club member
for passing the BJCP
test to become a fully
Beer Judge.
He has also
passed the
Mead Judge exam!
"How Barrel
Aging Works"
More On Barrel Aging
Home Brew
at the May meeting.
See Dan at Gaslight/
U-Brew for full info.
Free entry for all.
Video Special
Rabbie Burns
Night at the
produced and
directed by
Livingston Hinckley
April 29,2018
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