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njoy a
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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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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
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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 G
olden 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-
of drinkability trips shut and it's significant alcoholic
( 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
Overall Impression
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
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.
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 Guild
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
D.J. Soboti
and the entire Gaslight
Make bad beer
good with
Mad Hops -
full product
review HERE
Club Members at last year's
DB15 member
Alice Kramden takes
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
Video Special
Rabbie Burns
Night at the
produced and
directed by
Livingston Hinckley
DB15 members at TAP 2018
Katy Perry
not be at our
May 20 meeting!
DB15 member Hans Anderson
almost wins the stein carrying
championship at TAP-NY