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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
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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
TAP-NY Trip 4/28/19
N
ext meeting May 19, 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
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Meeting Notes
by Dan Hodge
Sunday, A
pril 14,2019
Bottle Share

Due to lack of a better idea, the meeting was simply a
“bottle exchange” where attendees brought bottles or cans
of different brews to share with each other.

Members present were: Dan Soboti, DJ Soboti, Dan Hodge,
vince capano, Jeff Levine, Glenn deLuca, Livingston
Hinckley, Tim Terhune, Leo Porter-Lee, Neil Mukharjee

and Neil’s friend , Sean.

In all
39 different beers were sampled as follows:
   Rising Tide Zephyr IPA
   Two Rivers Sadie Greene’s Peach Juice
   Jeff Levine’s Low & Slow Munich Lager  home-brew
   Flying Bison Polonia Pils
   Shebeen-Onyx Golden Imperial Honey IPA
   Saranac Clouded Dream IPA
   Beer’d Dogs and Boats Imperial IPA
   Tired Hands Moments of Ballooned Psychic Progress
Double IPA
   Livingston Hinckley’s Eisbock  home brew
   Bent Water Sluice Juice NE IPA
   Newburgh Litmus Test Sour Ale (Yeeccchh)
   Livingston Hinckley’s Ghost Pepper Stout  home brew
   Dan Hodge’s Fubar Bock  home brew
   West Brook Imperial Stout
   Victory Sour Monkey (Yeecchh, again)
   Royal Castle Friedenfelsen
   Czig Meister blacksmith Stout
   Livingston Hinckley’s Chicha Morada
   Dan Hodge’s 4/19 Helles  homebrew
   Firestone Helldorado 2017 barleywine
   Firestone Luponic Distortion #10
   Carton Sam I
   The Bruery Bakery
   Stone Espresso Totalitarian Imperial Stout
   Icarus Touching the Sun Triple IPA
   Carton 0077XX Double IPA
   Spring House The Martians Kidnap Santa Egg Nog Stout
(horrible)
   Separatist Beer Project Good Double IPA
   Separatist Beer Project Citra Nero
   Yard’s Brawler
   4 Mile Allegheny IPA
   Ommegang Neon Rainbows NE IPA (might sell pretty
well in Maplewood)
   Flying Dog Blood Line Blood Orange Ale
   Yard’s Philadelphia Pale Ale
   Bolero Snort Snickermoodle
   jack’s Abbey House Lager
   Scuttlebutt Weizenbock
   Samichlaus 2002
   Samichlaus 2016.
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An informal vote was taken after the meeting for:

   Best Beer……….Jacl\k’s Abbey
   Worst Beer………Martians Kidnap Santa
   Best Label……….Tired Hands Moments, etc. (in my
humble opinion this also could have easily won worst label,
although no vote was taken for worst)

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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 (May)
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.
C
all or stop in to Gaslight ASAP!

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

March 2019 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 2018
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 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.
Judge Like A Pro
the style guidelines
for IPAs
HERE
Club Dues
and TAP-NY
fees payable  
n
ow. Yearly
dues $50
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The April 28 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.
Call or stop in at
Gaslight to
reserve your spot.