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DAN HODGE's
Beer My Way
Don't miss the new
installment of

Adventures in
Beerland
by Vince Capano
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Pic Pages
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Read the
SPECIAL
REPORTS

Guide To Bad Beer

Remembering
Michael Jackson

Beer Etiquette

Where Beers are
Really Brewed

It's All About
The Water

Not True-  
Lies about Beer

The Best Beer  
in the World

Reinheitsbebot  &
Belgium Beer

Belgium Ales Not Wine

Hops- the full story

Judge Beer Like a Pro

Bottles v. Cans

Beer World Records

Beer and Taxes

Czech Beers

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


PICTURE REPORT:   
THE PABST BOTTLE
COMES DOWN


Complete Index
of all
Special
Reports HERE
New Members
Wanted
BOTTLES TO
GROWLERS
Beer reviews by a
certified taster  only
on BeerNexus!  
Former DB15 Cask
Commissioner Brian Lynch
(left) and Fritz Maytag, founder
of Anchor Brewing in the first
episode of their new Youtube
series called "Beer with Brian
and Fritz."  Support two former
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welcomes comments,
articles, and
suggestions.  
See you at
the Gaslight!  
Cheers!
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
webmaster@beernexus.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.
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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
973-762-7077
at the GASLIGHT- MEETINGS, NEWS, INFORMATION
Victorian Christmas Dinner
12/12/18 - no regular Dec. meeting
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The Gaslight
Don't Be A Loser -
Bad Bar Behavior
20 Rules to Follow
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Read the story of
the Draughtboard 15
Membership Card
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Check out the story
of the Gaslight
Jukebox
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For the latest updates on
what's being poured at
the Gaslight go to
http://gaslightbrewery.com/
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
View HERE
For all the latest beer and club news go to
the most read beer website in the Tri-Sate area
www.beernexus.com
Read the story of
Augie Helms
DB15's only
Member Emeritus
DB 15
Home Brew Contest
Gold Medal
Belgium Golden Strong
T.J. Hoy
"The most popular beer website in NJ"
BeerNexus.com
Follow the DB15 on Facebook
www.facebook.com/DraughtBoard15

No regular Dec. meeting due to the
VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS DINNER
Wed. Dec. 12
6:30 for Hors d'oeuvres / 7 PM seating

It's our biggest get together of the year as we celebrate the
holidays with a multi course dinner complete with special
beers and wines.  Read the complete
MENU.

All inclusive non-member price $90 per person
SPECIAL CLUB PRICE
Fully paid members - $50
One guest of member - $55

Reservations deadline 12/7/18
973-762-7077
Required dress - Business Casual

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Notes on the November 11 Meeting

The meeting featured Mr. David Christenson the Senior
Sales Consultant for Quality Wine & Spirits one of the top
NJ distributors of premium spirits, wines, beers, mixers
andbar ingredients representing the best in  quality and taste.

Mr. Christenson's presentation featured an informative
discussion of his long experiences in the distribution field
and the outstanding portfolio of his company.  He then
conducted a tutored tasting of a variety of German beers,
ciders, and meads.  It was one of the outstanding meetings
of the year.  Many thanks to Dave!

The beverages sampled were
Bembel Apfelwein
Bembel Apfelwein Kirsch
Bembel Apfelwein Cola
Valentins Grapefruit
Valentins Heffeweissbier
Valentins Weisbier
Veldensteiner Kellerbier
Veldensteiner Pils
Echt Veldersteiner Land Bier
Colony Florida Orange Blossom Mead
Colony Modern Day Melomel Mead

Post Meeting Beverages Sampled
Livingston Hinckley donated seven, yes seven, meads
for tasting.  He personally selected them from a mead
competition he was judging in PA the prior day.  
Since the competition was a blind judging the meads
did
not have names only identifying numbers 1 - 7.
Thanks Livingston!

Tim Terhune donated the following:
Big Elm Gerry Dog Stout
Big Elm 413
Big Elm Fat Boy
Thanks Tim!

Vince Capano donated the following:
North Coast Old Stock Ale 2018
Great Divide Oak Aged IPA
Bolero Snort Moogaritas
Thanks Vince!


The meeting began at 4:20 and ended at 6:51
Members present were Dan Soboti, DJ Soboti,
Wayne Ferreo, Tin Terhune, John Reed,
Glenn DeLuca, Vince Capano.   


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Past Meeting Notes
September 2018 Meeting Notes
March 2018 Meeting Notes
May 2018 Meeting Notes
November 2017 Meeting Notes
October 2017 Meeting Notes
September 2017Meeting 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
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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.

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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


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Check out member Glenn DeLuca's latest
beer musings in
The Big G's Beer Beat
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Read the behind the
scenes story and
watch the trailer for
the  upcoming
TV series"Beer
Snobs" filmed
at the Gaslight
HERE.
The Finest Executive Gifts
featuring items for beer lovers
Use coupon code
"BEER" for 20% discount
SPECIAL
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
HERE
.Best wishes to
long time  DB15
members and
TAP-NY regulars
Tom Nooney
and  Faith
Franzino,
who have move to  
Washington to be
closer to hop
farms.
Gaslight
Wins Title of
Best Beer in NJ
in the
Scoutology.com's
JERSEY BEER
BRAWL
Congratulations to Head
Brewer
D.J. Soboti
and the entire Gaslight
Team!
Make bad beer
good with
Mad Hops -
full product
review HERE
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Club Members at last year's
TAP-NY
Festival
Silver Medal winner
Dan Hodge
Bronze Medal Winner
Jeff Levine
Winners of the
"Sing a Beer Jingle"
contest at our last
meeting.
Congratulations to
club member
LIVINGSTON
HINCKLEY
for passing the BJCP
test to become a fully
Certified
Beer Judge.
He has also
passed the
Mead Judge exam!
Videos
"How Barrel
Aging Works"
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More On Barrel Aging
Video Special
Rabbie Burns
Night at the
Gaslight
produced and
directed by
Livingston Hinckley
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Michael Jackson
The famous "Beer
Hunter" w
ill not able to
attend
the Victorian
Christmas Dinner
in
person due to his passing
in Aug. 2007.
However
thanks to an opening in
his schedule Michael

will be able to be with
us in spirit.
Best wishes to
long time DB15  
members and
Tap-NY regulars
Jay and Kathy
Eichberge who
have just moved to
Michigan to be
closer to Founders.
MEMBERS ON THE MOVE
David Christenson
Senior Sales Consultant
Quality Wines & Spirits
spoke at our Nov. meeting.