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 have been
named judges emeritus for the
annual Home Brew With The
Stars contest to be held in
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 May 19, 2019
|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
Home Brew Contest
Belgium Golden Strong
|"The most popular beer website in NJ"
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Sunday, May 19, 2019
4 PM at the Gaslight
It's one of our most popular meeting formats ever - Home
Brew Challenge! The beer style will be Double IPA so you
know we will be pouring some tasty treats.
Every contestant has used the same recipe and ingredients
supplied by U-Brew so it is truly a test of brewing
Which brewer will reign supreme? You will determine the
answer. Everyone present, brewer and non-brewer alike,
will vote for their favorites.
Don't miss this unique meeting - May 19, Sunday, 4 PM.
Note the meeting is not on the usual second Sunday of
the month because of Mother's Day.
Style Guide for
From BeerAdvocate.com- Double (or Imperial) India Pale
Ales (IPAs) can resemble everything from a Pale Ale to a
Barleywine, reserved International Bitterness Units (IBU) to
hundreds, from pale to black in color. On top of that, this
truly unique American style has also been interpreted by
brewers around the world who also put their signature
twists on the style. An o rules” approach is actually what
makes a Double IPA—and it’s so American.
As the style originated on the West Coast, high alpha acid
hops from the larger Pacific/Northwest region are typically
associated with the style; however, any hops can be used.
Once an IPA reaches the 7-plus percent (ABV) range, it’s
entered Double IPA turf. The higher ABV is derived from
more fermentable sugars, usually from malts. Mash (60
mins), kettle/boil (about 90 mins) and fermentation times
could also vary depending on your desired outcome,
Basically, a Double IPA should be hop-centric and assertive
both in aroma and flavor, and have a higher alcohol content
than a standard IPA (not “double,” per se, just higher),
achieved by adding more malt.
From Beer Judge Certification Program guidelines
A prominent to intense hop aroma that can be derived from
American, English and/or noble varieties. Most can have an
additional resinous or grassy aroma, although this is not
required. Some clean malty sweetness may be found in the
background. Fruitiness, either from esters or hops, may also
be detected in some versions Some alcohol can usually be
noted, but not have a “hot” character.
Smooth, medium-light to medium body. No harsh hop-
derived astringency, although moderate to medium-high
carbonation can combine to render an overall dry sensation
with malt sweetness. Smooth alcohol warming.
Bigger than either an English or American IPA in both
alcohol strength and overall hop level (bittering and finish).
Less malty, lower body, less rich and a greater overall hop
intensity than an American Barleywine. Typically not as high
in gravity/alcohol as a barleywine. A showcase for hops.
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
meeting. Starting Jan. 2020 the fee will be the regular $65...
Do you have pictures from TAP-NY?
If you want to see them posted on this page send HERE
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
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.
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
|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
|.Best wishes to
long time DB15
who have move to
Washington to be
closer to hop
|Congratulations to Head
and the entire Gaslight
|Club Members at last year's
|Silver Medal winner
|Bronze Medal Winner
|Winners of the
"Sing a Beer Jingle"
contest at our last
|Congratulations to club member
He has completed all
requirements and is now a
fully certified BJCP judge!
He has also paaed the
Mead Judge exam!
|Best wishes to
long time DB15
Jay and Kathy
have just moved to
Michigan to be
closer to Founders.
|MEMBERS ON THE MOVE
Robert Burns Night
at the Gaslight
2019 event video
produced and directed
by Livingston Hinckley
|The style guidelines
for regular IPAs
|Will these medal winners repeat at the May 19
meeting? Your are the judge - don't miss it.
|Wrestling and beer
icon Ston Cold Steve
Austin will not be at
our May meeting