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DB15 Cask Commissioner /
club treasurer Brian Lynch
(left) and Fritz Maytag,
founder of Anchor Brewing
toast Brian as he is about to
leave to attend Oktoberfest.
Brian will serve as a member of
"King Ludwig's Court" in the
annual Oktoberfest/Munich
Parade.  Congrats to Brian!
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See you at
the Gaslight!   
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

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
New jackets,shirts and
bags have just arrived!
See Vince at our next
club meeting.
Next meeting - October 17 at the Gaslight 4 PM
The Gaslight
October 17 Meeting  

It's an Oktoberfest Home Brew Showdown!
Don't miss what always proves to be 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.
Please note the meeting date is October 17.  
This change was to accommodate several brewers who needed
extra time to finish their entries.

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 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.  Breweries will charge between 8.30 euros ($10.20)
and 8.90 euros for a liter, or “mass,” of beer -- equivalent to
about a quarter gallon.  Beer maids and waiters must be able to
carry 10 of these beer-filled mugs at a time

Oktoberfest beer is of a variety called Märzen. Darker and
stronger than traditional beer, Märzen contains up to 6%
alcohol, is bottom-fermented, and is lagered for at least 30
days. Before the advent of modern refrigeration techniques, this
type of beer was brewed in March (as its name suggests) and
allowed to age through the summer, so that it was ready to
drink by late summer or early fall. Like all German beer, the
Oktoberfest beer is brewed according to strict German
standards (called the Reinheitsgebot and in effect since 1516)
that precisely define the four ingredients allowed in the brewing
of beer: barley, hops, malt, and yeast.

Just 6 Munich breweries - Augustiner, Hacker-Pschorr,
Hofbräu, Löwenbräu, Paulaner, and Spaten - are permitted to
serve beer at the festival.
Enjoy great
pictures from the  
TAP NY trip.
See the set
Many thanks to "G"

and here are his
pics from the Abbey
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Start brewing now
for our October
meeting -
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See Dan at
Gaslight/U-Brew for
required ingredients.