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Judge Beer Like a Pro
Bottles v. Cans
Beer World Records
Beer and Taxes
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
THE PABST BOTTLE
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|DB15 Cask Commissioner /
club treasurer Brian Lynch
(left) and Fritz Maytag,
founder of Anchor Brewing
sampling beers at this year's
Oktoberfest celebrity tent.
See you at
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 - October 9 at the Gaslight 4 PM
Oktoberfest Smackdown: USA v. German
Oktoberfest is the world's largest beer festival held annually in
Munich, Bavaria, Germany, running from late September
to the first weekend in October.
A total of 6.9 million visitors squeezed into the cavernous beer
tents in Munich this year, downing over 7.5 million "steins,"
litre-sized measures of the amber nectar, despite a record
high price of €9 ($12.50). That's a significant increase from
the 6.4 million people who drank seven million litres last year.
The German Oktoberfest beers are world famous but
just how good are they? Are they better than the
United States versions? That's what we'll find out at our
October 9th meeting as we taste and rate Oktoberfest beers
from some of the finest brewers in both Germany and the US.
If you didn't make it to Munich here's you chance to
experience what it's all about anyway - beer!
Don't miss our first ever Oktoberfest Smackdown
October 9, Sunday, at 4 PM
Video from Oktoberfest
or was it our last meeting?
|Special Thanks to John Wurm and Josh Kling,
representatives of Tenth & Blake for their outstanding
pesentation at our September meeting. They discussed the
purpose, operation and distribution of their beers and brought
plentiful samples Blue Moon Vintage Blonde Ale (wheat ale
brewed with chardonnay grapes) and Leinenkugel’s
Big Eddy Russian Imperial Stout. Both were excellent as
was he Lakefront’s Rendezvous Biere de Garde
and Orion Lager provided by Vince Capano, Anchor Brekles
Brown Ale, provided by Tom Nooney, and Southern Tier
Imperial IPA from a growler provided by Jay Eichberger..