Get Ready for Hurricane Blowoff

The Hurricane Blowoff entry window opens Saturday, March 3rd and closes Friday, March 30th. The competition allows 6 entries per brewer and has a 350 entry cap so it should fill up quickly.

CASK will pay the entry fee for your first two entries if you are current on your dues.

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Congratulations February Interklub Winners

Congratulations to the February Interklub Winners!

Gold: Bill McDowell
Silver: Bob Haavisto
Bronze: Ian Dibble

A special thank you to those who came early to help Judge and to Engine 15 for hosting the meeting.

Next month’s category is Irish and Scottish Beer

There is still time to brew. Remember, CASK members get a 10% discount at Just Brew It!

Please join us this Tuesday, February 13th at Aardwolf Brewing Company for the tapping of John Peterson’s Abbey Normal winning Belgian Golden Strong which has been subjected to the foeder and the funk. See the Facebook group for the time and additional details.

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February Meeting at Engine 15 Downtown Brewery and Biergarten

Would you like to increase your chances for winning medals the next time you enter a BJCP competition? Join us Saturday February 1oth at Engine 15 Downtown Brewery and Biergarten (633 Myrtle Ave N, Jacksonville, FL 32204). There will be a Brewers Round Table where our top medal winners will share how they excel in competitions.

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 agenda for the February meeting can be found here.

February’s Interklub is Brown Beer

This can be any BJCP style that is brown. Please Include the Category and Subcategory on the entry label. Handwrite it if needed. Pre-register your beer on the CASK website and drop off your beer at Just Brew It by EOB Friday or bring it to the meeting by 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Two Bottles per entry. 1 Entry per person.

NHC is here!

The National Homebrew Competition application period ends Tuesday, January 30th at 11:59 PM MST.  You have to apply to enter. If you are approved you can then register the beers you want to enter. You must be a member of the AHA to enter.

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Officer Elections & End Of Year Banquet

The 2018 CASK Officer elections are open!  There are a couple positions with multiple candidates and the rest are uncontested. Please vote today for your choice of officer for each of position. The online election is open until January 12th, with the End of Year Banquet on January 13th being the final day for in-person voting. New officers will be announced on at the banquet.

Please go to http://www.thecask.org/elections/ to vote now!

Speaking of the End of Year Banquet, it will be held at usual location of the American Legion (5443 San Juan Avenue).  Members are welcome to bring a guest but are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share as well as beer.  CASK will provide the main course which will likely be barbeque.  For those bringing kegs please bring your own CO2 and cobra tap.

Upcoming Competitions & Beer Railroads
Entry window for Big Bend Brew Off is currently open but we still need a Railroad driver to take entries to Tallahassee the week leading up to January 6th,Saturday.  If anyone has business or is traveling to Tallahassee that week please let an officer know.

The entry window for the first FL Circuit comp, Miami Coconut Cup, opensJanuary 8th and closes February 1st.  We are also looking for a Beer Railroad driver to take entries down Miami or a drop-off location between here and Miami near the end of January.

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December Meeting At Southern Swells

Please plan to attend our December meeting on Saturday, December 9th, at Southern Swells 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 agenda for the November meeting can be found here.


This month’s Interklub Competition is Ciders (BJCP Categories C1 & C2).

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

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

Two Bottles per entry. 1 Entry per person.


Announcements

The nomination window for CASK 2018 Officers is open but will close at the end of the Saturday meeting.  Anyone can nominate a fellow CASK member, or themselves to serve as either President, VP, Treasurer, Secretary, Competition Director, or Club Historian.  A nominated member is not obligated to accept their nomination but can only accept to be nominated for one position. Please consider running or nominating a fellow member today and send your nominations to [email protected].

Lastly, the entry window for the Big Bend Brew Off has opened and entries are due on Jan 6th.  Although it is not a FL Circuit competition CASK is planning on providing a Railroad to get the entries to Tallahassee by 1/6.

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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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