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Adventures in
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by Vince Capano
Draft Board 15
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Read the
SPECIAL
REPORTS

-new-
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
York

PICTURE REPORT:   
THE PABST BOTTLE
COMES DOWN
From Bottles to Growlers - read this new
section of beer reviews by a certified taster  only on BeerNexus!  

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.

THE MEMBERSHIP FULL YEAR DUES PLAN BEGINS
AT OUR MARCH MEETING.
PLAN AHEAD TO BRING YOUR DUES!
New Members
Wanted
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.
beernexus.com
welcomes comments,
articles, and
suggestions.  
See you at
the Gaslight!   
Cheers!
Vince
DB15 Cask Commissioner and
club treasurer Brian Lynch (left)
and Fritz Maytag, founder of
Anchor Brewing, share a pint
before attending one of the
Inauguration balls.
Gaslight Beer Update

Now pouring an outstanding array of brews including the
spectacular Satan Claws,Warrior ESB, Oatmeal Stout,
Pirate Pale Ale,  Bulldog Blonde, and the double IPA
-Special X ale! Also, check out the new bottle list
including the hard to find Brooklyn Black Ops!
*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: Feb. 8, 2009 at 3 PM
South Orange Ave.
South Orange, NJ
973-762-7077
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, Feb. 8, 2009
Home Brew Challenge
Next Meeting: 3 PM, Feb. 8, 2009

It's showdown time as some of the best home brewers in the
state compete at our next meeting for gold, silver, and bronze
medals in the Belgium Dubbel category.  

The Belgian Dubbel is a rich malty beer with some spicy /
phenolic and mild alcoholic characteristics. The brew has mild
hop bitterness with hints of dark fruit. It may show traits of a
steely caramel flavor from the use of crystal malt or dark
candy sugar. Look for a medium to full body with an
expressive carbonation. A dubbel is traditionally a Trappist
Ale, although many breweries produce similar "Abbey
Dubbels" to try and emulate the originals such asTrappist
Westvleteren 8, Westmalle Trappist Dubbel & Chimay.   

In addition to tasting some great home brew everyone at the
meeting will also be a judge.  Make your vote count; help
select the best brewer in the Draught Board 15!
Don't miss this meeting
.

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Polish Beers at Hit at the January Meeting

Despite it being a Giant football Sunday a solid turnout at our
January meeting enjoyed samples of ten different Polish beers
ranging from light lagers to strong porters.  Okocim Porter
and Okocim’s Palone, a dark lager,
were consensus favorites.
The Gaslight