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DB15 Cask Commissioner /
club treasurer Brian Lynch
(left) and Fritz Maytag,
founder of Anchor Brewing
meet at the TAP-NY festival
for a pint before moving to the
Celebrity Judges Table.
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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
Next meeting - June 12 at the Gaslight 4 PM
The Gaslight

Mead at June Meeting

Yes, we're going to have a meeting all about mead.
Mead is the world's oldest fermented beverage.  With the
discovery of  pottery vessels containing a mixture of mead,
rice and other fruits along with organic compounds of
fermentation in Northern China, archaeologists concluded
that the production of mead dates to around 7000 BC.

Mead can have a wide range of flavors, depending on the
source of the honey, additives, including fruit and spices, the
yeast employed during fermentation, and aging procedure.  
The alcoholic content of mead may range from about 8%
ABV to 18%. It may be still, carbonated, or sparkling, and
it may be dry, semi-sweet, or sweet.  

By the way, the word MEDicine is derived from the word
MEAD. In other words, it'll cure what ales you.  

And yes, beer people do enjoy and respect mead. In the
classic book "
The Complete Joy of Homebrewing",
Charlie Papazian devotes an entire chapter to making
mead.  So despite the fact that n the USA, mead is classified
as a wine, it's a perfect beverage for the DB15 to sample.

We will be having a special guest speaker from the award
winning meadery B. Nektar!  Don't miss this unique
meeting!   For more info on mead go to
Home Brew Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the DB15 Home Brew -
Pilsner Contest.  Winning the Gold was Jeff Levine,  the Bronze
went to Dan Hodge, and the Silver to Patrick Ford.

Thanks to these great brewers and everyone else who entered
the contest.  We'll soon be planning our next  home brew
challenge so why not practice now -
go to U-Brew at Gaslight for all your needs.
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