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Embrace the Can

Beer in a Box

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
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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.
DB15 Cask Commissioner and
club treasurer Brian Lynch
wishes Fritz Maytag, founder of
Anchor Brewing, a happy 2009, as
they welcome in the new year at
the Anchor tasting room.
Gaslight Beer Update
Robert Burns Night upcoming in January  DTBA
Now pouring an outstanding array of brews including the
spectacular Satan Claws,Warrior ESB, Oatmeal Stout,
Pirate Pale Ale,  Belgium Abbey Normal, and the
double IPA -Special X ale!
*Every Thursday a fresh cask ale is available
on the hand pump.
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 VERY few left - order NOW!
(sorry, small and medium, XL,XXL  sizes sold out)

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.

Next  DB15 Meeting: January 11, 2009 at 3 PM

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 $50 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.

Ask club treasurer Brian Lynch, or any Cask Commissioner for the
full details at the next meeting.
From Bottles to Growlers - read this new
section of beer reviews by a certified taster  only on BeerNexus!  
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Club shirts sold out-
orders now taken for
next shipment!  See
Vince at a club
meeting.
at the GASLIGHT- MEETINGS, NEWS, INFORMATION
Next Meeting- 3 PM, Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009
Polish Beer Tasting
Next Meeting: 3 PM, January 11, 2009

The Polish beer market is the Europe's fifth-largest and the
tenth-largest in the world. It is also the fastest-growing in the
EU. Polish brewers now account for nearly 10% of the entire
European production volume. Polish beers combine elements of
the Czech, German and British traditions.  However, there is one
unique Polish style,  the grodziskie beer, a smoked wheat ale.

Most Polish beers are pale lagers, though  porters, made in the
strong Baltic style, are popular.  Three major breweries make the
vast majority of all Polish beer.  They are Carlsberg-Okocim,
Grupa /Zywiec (Heineken owned) and Kompania Plwowarska
(SBA Miller).  Specific brews from this group that we will be
sampling include: Harnas, E.B. , Hevelius, Lezjsk, Okocim Piast,
Zyweic, and Warka.  Each of these were personally selected for
the meeting by Gaslight proprietor Dan Soboti.

Don't miss our first meeting of 2009 - it's going to be a great one!


Gaslight's Victorian Dinner Gets Raves -
DB15 Members Get 35% Discount

A packed house enjoyed fabulous food and beer delights at the
Gaslight's Victorian Dinner held on Dec. 17, 2008. The six
course dinner was packed with outstanding beers and wines to
compliment the evening's cuisine. The beers were highlighted by
a vertical tasting of Anchor's Our Special Ale (2001-2008) and a
special serving of an oak barrel aged Satan Claws, produced
just for the dinner.  

Club members once again saw the value of their membership
dues as they received a rebate of over 35% from club funds.
With this subsidy, those on the yearly membership plan who
attended every event received discounts that totaled more than
their membership fees.!
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DB15 Home Brew Challenge

Belgium Dubbel
Get you ingredients now from U-Brew and enter   
at the February meeting.  
First time brewers always welcome!
The Gaslight