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 celebrate at
the famed Oktoberfest in
Munich. They were honorary
Fest Parade Grand Marshals.
Congratulations Brian and Fritz!
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 )ct. 13, 2019
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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
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October 13 at the Gaslight 4 PM
Here it comes, one of our most popular meetings of the
year. It's the Homebrew Challenge! Join us as some of the
top brewers in the area battle for the prestigious DB15
Medal of Brewing Excellence in the British Brown Ale
category. Everyone present will get to pick the winner
as we sample and rate each entry. It's excitement from
beginning to end. Come and support home brewing!
This is one event you should not miss - Sunday, 10/13/19 at
4 PM. Bring a friend and we guarantee they will thank you.
British Brown Ale
(From the 2015 BJCP Style Gideline)
Overall Impression - A malty, brown caramel-centric British
ale without the roasted flavors of a Porter.
Appearance - Dark amber to dark reddish-brown color.
Clear. Low to moderate off-white to light tan head.
Aroma - Light, sweet malt aroma with toffee, nutty, or light
chocolate notes, and a light to heavy caramel quality.
Flavor - Gentle to moderate malt sweetness, with a light to
heavy caramel character and a medium to dry finish. Malt
may also have a nutty, toasted, biscuity, toffee, or light
chocolate character. Medium to medium-low bitterness.
Malt-hop balance ranges from even to malt-focused; hop
flavor low to none. Low to moderate fruity esters allowable.
Mouthfeel - Medium-light to medium body. Medium to
Brief Look At Home Brewing
Home brewing wasn’t legal in all 50 states until 2013.
(Alabama and Mississippi were the last.) This was 35 years
after home brewing was federally legalized, and 80 years
after the 1933 repeal of Prohibition.
The wheels of the contemporary craft beer revolution
started turning on Oct. 14, 1978, when President Jimmy
Carter signed a bill (H.R. 1337) that explicitly legalized
brewing beer at home. In December 1978, the American
Homebrewers Association (AHA), a national organization
devoted to supporting amateur brewers, was founded by
Charlie Papazian, the “Godfather of Homebrewing".
A recent survey by the American Homebrewers Association
estimates that there are now 1.1 million homebrewers in the
United States, with 40 percent of them taking up the hobby
within the last four years. Unfortunately it's still against the
law in all states to use the U.S. Postal Service to send beer.
UPS and FedEx allow you to send it with a special permit.
Do you have beer pictures you want to see posted on
this page? Just send HERE
Past Meeting Notes
June 2019 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
The Best in Beer Reading
Check out member Glenn DeLuca's latest
musings in The Big G's Beer Beat
The wisdom and whimsy of beer from
The Beer Sage
Vince's Adventures in Beerland
Dan Hodge's Beer My Way
She Said He Said Beer Debates
|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
|.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
|Congratulations to our medal winners!
|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
4 PM at Gaslight
Bring a friend-
all are welcome
|Winners Home Brew Challenge Double IPA
|The beer race from the
|Past Home Brew
|Club member Livingston
Hinckley representing the
DB15 in Plzeň, Czech
Republic judging at the
and Mead Festival
from Troegs Brewing
for his outstanding
presentation at our
|Which is correct
"home brew" or
Here's the answer