Join us for AHA Learn To Homebrew Day, November 4th 2017

AHA Learn To Homebrew Day 2017

Please join us on AHA Learn To Homebrew Day to brew or hang out and learn from others as they brew with their equipment. We will be setting up between 9am – 10am so that we can have flames on at 10am. Please comment if you plan to brew so that we have an idea of how many will be brewing.

JUST BREW It – 2670 Rosselle St Ste 1, Jacksonville, Florida 32204

You can RSVP using our Facebook event.

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Homebrew Club of the Year!

CASK is 2017 Homebrew Club of the Year!  This past weekend the last Florida Homebrew Circuit competition, Best Florida Beer, was held and CASK not only won the competition by 8 points but we also won the 2017 Circuit Cup!  Mission accomplished for #bringthecircuitcuptojax!  A list of Best Florida Beer medal winners are in this month’s meeting agenda and in Reggie.
Abbey Normale

Abbey Normale is here!  CASK’s October meeting is this Saturday at Aardwolf Brewing.  For those who can help out judging or stewarding we will start at 2pm so we can finish before the start of the meeting where we will announce the Abbey Normale winners.  The agenda for the meeting can found here.

Speaking of Abbey Normale, if anyone has Belgian homebrew left Alewife is having a Belgian Homebrew competition on November 5th, from 1pm – 3pm.  Entry information can be found here.  Ten homebrewers will be pouring their beer and everyone in attendance will be able to vote for their top three beers.  The event is free to attend for everyone 21 years and older.  Two awards will be given, a fan favorite and a best of show as selected by a judges panel.  Additional details for the event can be found in this Facebook Event link.

Lastly, please mark your calendar’s for this year’s AHA Learn To Homebrew Day on Saturday, Nov 4th.  CASK will be holding a group brew on that day at Just Brew It.  Details will be sent out as it gets closer.

 

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September Meeting Cancelled

Unfortunately due to Hurricane Irma the September CASK meeting this Saturday at Southern Swells Brewing Company is cancelled.

We will not be rescheduling it, there are too many people still without power.

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CASK September 2017 Meeting

Please join us September 9th at Southern Swells Brewing Company.

  • 5pm – Interklub competition judging
  • 6pm – social hour
  • 7pm – Super official business

The Interklub competition is all Ciders, Categories C1 & C2. Submit your entries here. Drop off your entries at JBI Riverside by end of business Friday before the meeting. Remember, you need to enter two bottles, not three.

Hope to see you there!

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August Meeting & Commander Saaz Railroad

Please plan to attend our next meeting on Saturday, August 19th, at Hyperion Brewing Company.  As usual, social hour starts at 6 p.m. and the business meeting starts at 7 p.m. If you can help judge or steward, please arrive at 5 p.m.

The Meeting agenda can be found here.


This month’s Interklub Competition is Scottish Ales (BJCP Category 14)

Please Include the Category and Subcategory on the entry label. Handwrite it if needed.

Please pre-register your beer on the CASK website and drop off your beer at Just Brew It in Riverside by EOB Friday or bring it to the meeting by 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Two Bottles per entry. 1 Entry per person.


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Commander Saaz Railroad

The entry window for Commander Saaz is still open.  If you still have entries you can enter them in Reggie.  There will be a CASK railroad going down to Melbourne on Sunday and your entries can be included if you drop them off at Just Brew It by close of business Saturday or bring them to the meeting on Saturday at Hyperion.  This is the second from last Florida Circuit Cup competition and we need to defend our lead in the Circuit rankings so enter those beers CASK!

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CASK July Meeting

Please plan to attend our next meeting on Saturday, July 8th at Veterans United Craft Brewery.  As usual, social hour starts at 6 p.m. and the business meeting starts at 7 p.m.

The Meeting agenda can be found here.

Steward Training for FCC will start at 6:00pm and will be lead by David Poquette.


Please note there will be no Interklub Competition this month due to FCC.


First Coast Cup

Sign up sheets will be available at the meeting for the following dates/activities. If you can’t make it to the meeting but would like to sign up for date please email [email protected]:

  • July 14th (6pm) – Transporting entries from JBI to Intuition
  • July 15th (Day) – Sorting at Intuition
  • July 16th – Pre-judging (Stewards welcome)
  • July 22nd & 23rd – Pre-Judging (Stewards welcome)
  • July 29th & 30th – Pre-Judging (Stewards welcome)
  • Aug 3rd (Evening) – Hotel setup & Transport entries from Intuition to Hotel
  • Aug 4th – FCC Day 1 (Reception, Stewards, Admin Room, Cellar Help, General)
  • Aug 5th – FCC Day 2 (Reception, Stewards, Admin Room, Cellar Help, Keg Comp Setup, General)
  • Aug 6th (Morning) – FCC Cleanup
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FCC Entry Window Open!

The entry window for First Coast Cup has opened!  You can submit your entries using this Reggie Link.  Details for this year’s First Coast Cup can be found on the CASK Website.  As reminder the entry is capped at 4 entries per brewer the first week of the Entry Window.  If we do not hit our total competition cap of 600 entries by the end of the first week then we will raise the cap to 7 entries per brewer on 7/3.

Please note, since this CASK’s competition the club will not be paying for your first two entries.  This is to help pay for the cost of putting on the comp.  Lastly, entries are due at JBI-Riverside on Thursday, 7/13.

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June Meeting and First Coast Cup Info

Please plan to attend our next meeting on Saturday, June 10th at Brewer’s Pizza.  As usual, social hour starts at 6 p.m. and the business meeting starts at 7 p.m. If you can help judge or steward, please arrive at 5 p.m.

The Meeting agenda can be found here.

An educational session on Maris Otter vs. Golden Promise base malt will start at 6:00pm.


This month’s Interklub Competition is Amber/Brown American (BJCP Category 19)

Please Include the Category and Subcategory on the entry label. Handwrite it if needed.

Please pre-register your beer on the CASK website and drop off your beer at Just Brew It in Riverside by EOB Friday or bring it to the meeting by 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Two Bottles per entry. 1 Entry per person.


First Coast Cup Announcements

Planning for the next First Coast Cup is well underway and there will be a volunteer sign-up sheet at the next couple meetings.  Please let us know if you are available to help for any of these dates/activities:
July 14th (6pm) – Transporting entries from JBI to Intuition

  • July 15th (Day) – Sorting at Intuition
  • July 16th – Pre-judging (Stewards welcome)
  • July 22nd & 23rd – Pre-Judging (Stewards welcome)
  • July 29th & 30th – Pre-Judging (Stewards welcome)
  • Aug 3rd (Evening) – Hotel setup & Transport entries from Intuition to Hotel
  • Aug 4th – FCC Day 1 (Reception, Stewards, Admin Room, Cellar Help, General)
  • Aug 5th – FCC Day 2 (Reception, Stewards, Admin Room, Cellar Help, Keg Comp Setup, General)
  • Aug 6th (Morning) – FCC Cleanup
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May Meeting at Green Room

Please plan to attend our next meeting on Saturday, May 13th at Green Room Brewing.  As usual, social hour starts at 6 p.m. and the business meeting starts at 7 p.m. If you can help judge or steward, please arrive at 5 p.m.

The Meeting agenda can be found here.

An informational session on Common Homebrew Off Flavors (Part 3) will start at 6:00pm.


This month’s Interklub Competition is International Lager (BJCP Category 2)

Please Include the Category and Subcategory on the entry label. Handwrite it if needed.

Please pre-register your beer on the CASK website and drop off your beer at Just Brew It in Riverside by EOB Friday, Just Brew It-Beaches by 4pm Saturday, or bring it to the meeting by 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Two Bottles per entry. 1 Entry per person.


FL Homebrew Circuit Announcements

Entry window for the Hogtown Brewoff has closed and entries are due at Just Brew It-Riverside by close of business Sunday, 5/14.  Entries can also be brought to this month’s meeting at Green Room on Saturday.

The entry window for Sunshine Challenge is currenty open but is still limited to two entries per brewer.  It is currently showing 224 entries out of a max of 400 which means the two entry limit per brewer may be lifted soon.  If that happens an email will be sent out to let everyone know.  Lastly, entries are tentatively due at Just Brew It on Friday, 5/26, but railroad details have not been finalized yet.  If you are able to drive down to Orlando the weekend of 5/27-5/28 please let us know!

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Upcoming CASK Events – May 6th & 7th

There are a couple of CASK sponsored events coming up next weekend on May 6th & 7th.  May 6th is AHA Big Brew DayCASK is holding our Big Brew event at the downtown location of Engine 15. They will have water and electric access for everyone that is brewing.  This group brew is a fun event to hang out, brew, and see other people’s methods and equipment for brewing. Everyone is welcome, including friends and family interested in homebrewing.  We will start setting up at9:30 with flames on by 10 am so that we can be wrapped up by 3pm.
Big Brew 2017

Sunday, May 7th, is the 2nd annual CASK Pub Crawl in Five Points from 3pm – 6:30pm.  This event is also open to the general public so please invite any friends and family interested in supporting CASK and trying craft beers.  Admission to the pub crawl is $5, which directly supports CASK, and with it you will receive a wrist band for $1 off featured beers at pub crawl locations, a raffle ticket, and map.  Check in will start at 2pm at Alewife and the crawl will conclude at 6:30pm at Rain Dogs where there will be a raffle and After-Party.  Featured locations and beers for the CASK Pub Crawl include:
  • Alewife – Aardwolf Beers
  • Hoptinger – Bell’s Beers
  • Root Down – Sculpin Beers
  • Birdies – Lagunitas Lil’ Sumpin’
  • Brew – 21st Amendment Beers

We will also need volunteers to help at each of the locations.  Please email [email protected] if you can help.

We hope you can join us for our Pub Crawl and help support CASK while having fun doing so!

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