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
|Former DB15 Cask
Commissioner Brian Lynch
(left) and Fritz Maytag, founder
of Anchor Brewing enjoy a
celebratory drink for being
named as "Beer Persons of the
Month" by The Association of
Beer Clubs USA
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 5/20/18
|Don't Be A Loser -
Bad Bar Behavior
20 Rules to Follow
Read the story of
the Draughtboard 15
Check out the story
of the Gaslight
|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
|For all the latest beer and club news go to
the most read beer website in the Tri-Sate area
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|Next Meeting -May 20, 2018
Home Brew Showdown
The May 20 meeting will be your opportunity to taste beer
from some of the best home brewers in the state. Everyone
attending will also be able to judge the beers and select the
gold, silver, and bronze medal winners! Don't miss this
exciting afternoon of great beer and fun - Sunday, May 20
at 4 PM at the Gaslight. The beer style for the showdown
is Belgium Golden Strong Al.e
The Belgian Golden Strong is a trickster, a wolf dressed in
sheep’s clothing. It looks unassuming, even innocent,
dressed in the pale colors of a fine, easy-drinking pilsner.
It draws the unsuspecting drinker in with enticing aromas
and playful, spritzy columns of carbonation until the trap-
spring of drinkability trips shut and it's significant alcoholic
strength ( 8 - 10+ % ABV) hits.
Look for a characteristic spiciness from Belgian yeast and a
highly attenuated dry finish. This style is traditionally drier
and lighter in color than a Belgian-style tripel.
Beer Judge Certification Program Guidelines For
Belgium Strong Golden Ale
A pale, complex, effervescent, strong Belgian-style ale that
is highly attenuated and features fruity and hoppy notes in
preference to phenolics.
Yellow to medium gold in color. Good clarity. Effervescent.
Massive, long-lasting, rocky, often beady, white head
resulting in characteristic Belgian lace on the glass.
Complex with significant fruity esters, moderate spiciness
and low to moderate alcohol and hop aromas. Esters are
reminiscent of lighter fruits such as pears, oranges or
apples. Moderate to moderately low spicy, peppery phenols.
A low to moderate yet distinctive perfumy, floral hop
character is often present. Alcohols are soft, spicy, perfumy
Marriage of fruity, spicy and alcohol flavors supported by a
soft malt character. Esters are reminiscent of pears, oranges
or apples. A low to moderate spicy hop character. Alcohols
are soft and spicy, and are low-to-moderate in intensity.
Bitterness is typically medium to high. Substantial
carbonation and bitterness leads to a dry, lightly bitter finish.
It's our first home brew competition of the year. The
brewers encourage you to attend and help evaluate their
beer. Bring a friend - all are welcome to drink and judge!
Sunday, May 20 at 4 PM at the Gaslight.
TAP- NY Trip April 29
A large group of beer lovers enjoyed coffee/bagels at the
Gaslight before boarding a luxury bus at 9 AM for the two
hour ride to the TAP-NY beer festival. TAP-NY is the
nations' largest single state fest. The trip once again was a
great success as everyone who left made it back.
The unofficial record of most beers sampled at TAP was set
three years ago by member Dan Hodge. No one approached
his impressive total of 82 beers so he remains the
undisputed, undefeated Champion Of TAP!
If you have pictures of the tip and would like them posted
here send them to webmaster@BeerNexus.com.
Sincere thanks to D.J. and Dan Soboti for setting up the
TAP-NY trip. Their hard work is greatly appreciated.
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.
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
AWARD WINNERS From Last Contest
|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
|Co-winners of the
Member of the Year
Tom Nooney, Faith
Show your appreciation
and buy them a beer at
|Congratulations to Head
and the entire Gaslight
|Club Members at last 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!
|DB15 members at TAP 2018
will not be at our
May 20 meeting!
|DB15 member Hans Anderson
almost wins the stein carrying
championship at TAP-NY