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Adventures in
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Draft Board 15
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Read the
SPECIAL
REPORTS

Reinheitsbebot  &
Belgium Beer

Belgium Ales Not Wine

Hops- the full story

Judge Beer Like a Pro

Bottles v. Cans

Beer World Records

Beer and Taxes

Czech Beers

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


Complete Index of all
Special Reports here
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Wanted
From Bottles to Growlers -
read this new
section of beer reviews by a
certified taster  only on BeerNexus!  
DB15 Cask Commissioner /
club treasurer Brian Lynch
(left) and Fritz Maytag,
founder of Anchor Brewing
toast the recent sale of Anchor.
Mr. Maytag will remain as
"Chairman Emeritus" of the
company and Brian will serve
as his consultant on current
beer related issues.
beernexus.com
welcomes comments,
articles, and
suggestions.  
See you at
the Gaslight!   
Cheers!
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.

New- Long sleeve, button down dress shirts now available!

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.
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 $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.
15 South Orange Ave.
South Orange, NJ
973-762-7077
New jackets,shirts and
bags have just arrived!
See Vince at our next
club meeting.
at the GASLIGHT- MEETINGS, NEWS, INFORMATION
Next meeting - October 17 at the Gaslight 4 PM
The Gaslight
October 17 Meeting  

It's an Oktoberfest Home Brew Showdown!
This is one of our most popular meetings of the year.  
Everyone attending gets to enjoy Oktoberfest brews made
by some of the finest home brewers in the state while voting
for the medal winners.  It's great beer and great fun.
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Please note the meeting date is October 17.  
This change was to accommodate several brewers who need
extra time to finish their entries.
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THE OKTOBERFEST STORY.....
Oktoberfest is a 16- to 18-day festival held each year in
Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from late September to the
first weekend in October. It is the world's largest fair, with
some six million people attending every year. The Oktoberfest is
an important part of Bavarian culture and the beer world
The festival is held in an area named the Theresienwiese (field,
or meadow, of Therese), often called Wiesn for short, located
near Munich's centre. The main activities take place in fourteen
main tents. The tents themselves are non-permanent structures
which are constructed for and only used during the festival.

The original "Oktoberfest" occurred in Munich, on October 12,
1810. For the public commemoration of the marriage (that took
place five days) between Crown Prince Ludwig (later King
Ludwig I) and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen ) The
event was so successful that it was decided to renew it in 1811.

Last year visitors to the Munich Oktoberfest drank their way
into the history books by downing an unprecedented 7 million
liters of beer, beating the previous high of 6.94 million reached
in 2007.
Enjoy great
pictures from the  
TAP NY trip.
See the set
HERE
Many thanks to "G"

and here are his
pics from the Abbey
Normal launch-
Just click HERE
For the latest updates on
what's being poured at the
Gaslight go to
http://gaslightbrewery.com/
Home-Brew
Showdown

Start brewing now
for our October
meeting -
style (what else)-
Oktoberfest!

See Dan at
Gaslight/U-Brew for
required ingredients.