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our award winning
feature writers

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

Adventures in
Beerland
by Vince Capano
Draft Board 15 can
be contacted by
writing
draughtboard15
@yahoo.com
DB15 is now on
Facebook

Visit the
Pic Pages
# 4, 3 , 2 , 1
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 have been
named honorary hosts at this
year's TAP-NY Festival. They
will lead the Oath To Beer
salute on opening day.
beernexus.com
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
Next Meeting
Sunday, March 10, 2019
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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

Next Meeting
Sunday, March 10,2019
IPA Bracket Madness

Our next meeting is always the most popular one of the year
as we taste
32  IPAs in a Bracket Challenge format.  Last
year's Final Four will return but all the other beers will be
new to the tournament with more than a few not currently
available in New Jersey!

Beers and judges (everyone attending) will be divided by
region of the country. Match ups will determined by the
beers' ratings on BeerAdvocate and RateBeer. Winning
beers continue to advance to the next round until a
champion is crowned.

This is the one we've waited for.  Don't miss it!
March 10 at 4 PM at the Gaslight.  Bring a friend to this
legendary IPA extravaganza.  All are welcome!

Note - because of the extreme expense of the meeting
non-members fee will be $20.  There is of course no
charge for DB15 members.

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Club Dues Now Payable
Our fiscal year will change to a “calendar year”.  As such,
dues for 2019 will only be
$50 payable at the next (March)
meeting
. Starting Jan. 2020 the fee will be the regular $65...

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TAP-NY Beer Festival - 4/28/19
The 2019 NY TAP trip fee will be $120.
Paid members will receive a
$35 discount.
The package price of 2019 dues and Tap-NY trip  
will be
only $135.
Money will be collected at the next meeting.

Tap-NY trip includes coffee/bagels before leaving, luxury
bus, beer on the bus, festival ticket, all food at the festival.
Bus leaves 9 AM returns 7 PM

More about
TAP-NY

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Past Meeting Notes

February 2019 Meeting Notes
January 2019 Meeting Notes
November 2018 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 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 per meeting and $20 for a special meeting.

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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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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

Robert Burns Night
at the Gaslight
2019 event video

HERE

produced and directed
by Livingston Hinckley
Upcoming
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April 14 meeting
Guest Speaker TBA
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April 28 - TAP-NY Trip
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May 19
Home Brew Challenge
See Dan for details.
May 19 Meeting
(note the date change)
Home Brew
Competition
DOUBLE IPA
see Dan at Gaslight
for information.
Free entry to all.
IMPORTANT
To help us have the
correct amount of
beer for the IPA
Bracket Madness
please register By
clicking on the link
and supply the
requested
information.  There
is  NO charge.
REGISTER
HERE
 Judge Like A Pro
Get ready for our
meeting by
reviewing the style
guidelines for IPAs
HERE