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founder of Anchor Brewing
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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 - September 11 at the Gaslight 4 PM
The Gaslight
July Meeting - We Help Save the World!

Get ready to do your part to save the world as we watch the
acclaimed documentary "How Beer Saved the World" and enjoy
a sampling of beers that have played a part in doing just that.

Did you know that beer was critical to the birth of civilization?
That’s right – beer.  Watch as scientists and historians line up
to tell the amazing, untold story of how beer helped create
math, poetry, pyramids, modern medicine, labor laws, and
America.  If you think beer is just a great beverage then you've
got a lot to learn since it turns out beer is responsible for all the
greatest things on earth.  Need proof?  Then don't miss this one
time showing of a  different kind of beer movie.

The documentary uses animation, reenactments, historical
footage, riveting anecdotes, and more, all tied together with a
big helping of wry humor. No wonder it won many awards.

While watching the film we will be sampling some historic
beers - it's  
RETRO DAY at the DB15!  Remember Genesee
Cream, Utica Club, Carling Black Label, Blatz, Schlitz, and
Schaefer?  We're now hunting down as many of these and their
brethren as we can find so get ready for a great tasting!


June "Meading" a Hit!

Our June meeting was all about mead, the world's oldest
fermented beverage dating back to around 7000 BC.

The owner of B. Nektar,  Brad Dahlhofer, appeared in
person and led a tutored tasting on a large variety of meads
from the traditional all  honey to those featuring fruits and
spices. With an alcoholic content of from 8% to 18%. we
ran the gamut from dry to semi-sweet, to  sweet meads.
It was a truly unique meeting - thanks Brad!
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