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Don't miss
The Tour
this month's installment of
Adventures in
Beerland
What's a "Church
Key" and why
won't it open a
church?  
Find out in
DAN HODGE's
Beer My Way
Draft Board 15
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Next Meeting - Jan. 8 at the Gaslight, 3 PM

No December meeting  because of the Victorian Dinner, but
get ready for a January  kick off to the new year with a
very special guest from High Point Brewing,
the home of Ramstein Ales!
At the Gaslight
Archives
Read the  SPECIAL
REPORTS

Summer is Beer Time
The Pabst Heritage
Growlers and Cans
Beer History in Bavaria
History of Beer
in New York
The Gaslight
Victorian Dinner

Dec. 14, 2005

The biggest
Gaslight event
of the year!

Check back
soon for the
complete details.

Show proof of
membership in
the DB15 and
get 15% off your
ticket as the
difference will be
made up by club
funds.
From Bottles to Growlers - read this new section of
beer reviews by a certified taster  only on BeerNexus!  
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.

Supply is very limited.  Only a few left - order NOW!
beernexus.com
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articles, and
suggestions.  
See you at the
Gaslight!   
Cheers!
Vince
New Members Wanted
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next meeting: Jan. 8
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If you are not currently on the DB15 mailing list or would like to
join simply write
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Gaslight and ask your friendly bartender for a registration form.  
New members always welcome - it's a pefect time to join.
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Club
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at the GASLIGHT- MEETINGS, NEWS, INFORMATION
Next  Regular Meeting - Sunday, Jan 8,  3 PM
DB15 Members Win at The
Challenge of the IPA's
The DB15's November meeting treated members to a massive  tasting
of India Pale Ale. Ten different beers, each personally selected by
nationally known beer writer Dan Hodge, were sampled and
evaluated.  
The meeting began with a brief look at the history of IPA and an
examination of the official Beer Judge style guide.  Next came wave
after wave of samples efficiently served by the club's cask
commissioners.  Tastes were carefully evaluated; color, body, aroma,  
and overall balance were diligently analyzed.  Scoresheets were then
filled out by each member and turned in for tabulation.

First place went to Brooklyn's East India Ale, a full bodied, golden
hued, brew.  Finishing a very close second was Stone's IPA, brewed in
CA but unfortunately not yet available in NJ.  This light copper colored
ale boasted of nearly 60 IBUs, the highest of any of the beers in the
contest.  White Horse IPA was a surprise 3rd place finisher thanks to a
brisk hop bite at the start which evolved into a smooth, balanced
finish.  Rounding out the top five were Victory Hop Devil, a Michael
Jackson favorite, and Climax IPA made in Rossell Park, NJ.