Congrats to all the Coconut Cup medalists and all who entered!
By the categories:
Mitch Nicholas 3rd – standard American beer
John Keane 1st – standard American beer
Richard Ten Hulzen 3rd – standard malty European lager
Lucas Kluz 2nd – Scottish ale
Matthew Britton 3rd – dark British beer
Mike Lentz 2nd – dark British beer
John Lane 1st – European sour ale
Mike Murphy 3rd – historical beer
Matthew Britton 3rd – American wild ale
John Keane 3rd – spiced beer
John Keane 3rd – smoked beer
Jesse Johnson 3rd – alternative fermentable beer
Lucas Kluz 2nd – traditional mead
Lucas Kluz 2nd – specialty mead
We had a great turn out for February’s pop-up happy hour at Veteran’s United, and an extra congrats to Bill McDowell for the release of his passionfruit ale!
At our February meeting at Seven Bridges, the following members won the Interklub competition for stouts!
Honorable Mention: Bob Hull – Irish Dry Stout
3rd: Steven Kimbell and Felicia Carter – Traditional Stout
2nd: John Keane – Tropical Stout
1st: Ryan and Therese Anderson – Tropical Stout
Congratulations to all of our winners!
On April 4th, Legacy brewing will be hosting a wort share for CASK. The cost is $25 per brewer. Each brewer will receive 7 to 7 ½ gallons of Maris Otter base brew. Matt has not yet shared the OG of the wort he plans to brew, but we can get that as the date approaches.
They can accommodate about 28 brewers in 2 shifts. The first shift of 14 brewers will be able to pick up wort and begin brewing about 9AM. They have lots of covered space behind the brewery and will be able to accommodate a few electric brew setups (110v). Onsite brewers will have priority for the 1st wort run at 9AM.
If you would like to pick up your wort to take somewhere else to brew, you may pick it up at 9AM if there are spaces available (i.e. not taken by onsite brewers). Once all the wort available at 9AM has been dispersed, they will begin another batch that should be ready by around 11AM. We will only ask them to undertake the 2nd batch if we have enough participants – they will decide based on how much wort will be left over.
Legacy will brew a beer from the same base malt. We will have a Pros vs Joes mini competition at Legacy, who will be hosting the May meeting. This will give us about 5 weeks to produce a good beer.
The cutoff date for signing up is the CASK meeting on March 14th at Lemonstreet Brewery.
Bob Hull will be collecting payment for the wort share in person.
Don’t forget to swing by Veterans United on February 18th, starting at 5:30pm for our pop-up happy hour, and to celebrate the tapping of Bill McDowell’s award winning passion fruit ale!
Our 2020 officers are busy organizing and planning our upcoming season of meetings and competitions. Look forward to upcoming information on the First Coast Cup, as well as upcoming Interklub Competitions, meetings and pop-ups.
Please note also, that klub dues have increased from $20 to $25 to help offset continually rising costs.
Our Interklub Competition schedule until June is listed below:
- March – Fruit Beer (BJCP Cat. 29a-c) (Lemonstreet)
- April – Scottish/Irish Red Ale (BJCP Cat. 14 & 15A) (Main & Six)
- May – Wort Share Competition (Legacy Ale Works)
- June – Merica Beers (BJCP Cat. 18 & 19) (TBD)
Great News CASK! Bob Hull has volunteered to drive the Rail Road for the upcoming Coconut Cup Competition in Miami. If you have entered this competition, please make sure that you have your entries to Just Brew It by the close of business Wednesday, January 22nd! ~Enter Early & Enter Often!
Please join us for our monthly Pop-Up Happy Hour at Main & Six Brewing Co. on Tuesday, January 21st beginning at 5:30 pm. Always a great time!
Thank you to each member that helped make tonight’s End of Year CASK Banquet a fun filled evening. The food, beer, and company were great! A big thank you to John Peterson for cooking up his amazing BBQ!
Congratulation Award Winners!
- Jesse Johnson: Brewer and Medal of the Year
- Rick Terrio: Member of the Year
- Steve Campbell: Lifetime Member
Master Mystery Brew Competition Results:
- Gold: Rick Terrio & Ian Dibble (Irish Stout)
- Silver: Darryl Dauphin (Honey Brown Ale)
- Bronze: Steve Kimbell & Jason Click (Wheat Ale)
Your 2020 CASK Officers!
- President: Rick Terrio
- Vice President: Steve Kimbell
- Secretary: Heather Dauphin
- Comp. Coordinator: Jesse Johnson
- Treasurer: Bob Hull
- Social Media Guru: Angela Costello
Thank you Veterans United Craft Brewery for hosting CASK’s December Meeting. It was great seeing all of the socializing, bottle sharing, and of course Ugly Christmas Sweaters!
Congratulations Rick Terrio for winning our sweater competition!
Alternative Fermentables Interklub Winners:
- Gold-Ian Dibble (Imperial Pumpkin Ale)
- Silver- Jesse Johnson (Rye Amber Ale)
- Bronze-William McDowell (Molasses Black IPA)