April Meeting and Other News

Upcoming Events

4/21 Don’t forget our meeting tomorrow at Green Room Brewing. The meeting starts at 6pm but we need judges at 5pm for our homebrew competition. Details of the meeting can be found on the side bar.

4/22 There is a home brew competition at Ale Wife. The category is Lagers. The event runs from 1pm to 2pm. Show your ID to get a tasting cup and vote for your favorite beers.

5/5 AHA Big Brew Day! This will be hosted at Just Brew It. Flames on at 10am. Bring your full rig or just run a extract batch cider or even a wine kit from JBI.

There will be a couple tents set up but if you have your own bring it as well as some chairs and other comforts (ie beer).

This is a good event to check out other peoples equipment and methods.

First Coast Cup Planning

It is time to start planning First Coast Cup. We are finalizing the location and will be holding our first planning meeting in May. We will need Judges, Stewards, Celler Masters, and a lot of help. It is a good time and a great way to learn more about beer and brewing. Stay tuned here for the meeting information. We will also send out an email and post information in our Facebook group as things are finalized.

Finally, congratulations to the following Hurricane Blow-off Medalists.

Gallagher Dempsey
1st Place American Ale
3rd Place Trappist Ale
Jesse Johnson 
1st Place International Lager
Matthew Depin and Paul Yauilla
1st Place Scottish Ale
Leandro Britto
2nd Place Irish Beer
Jeff Shannon
1st Place Irish Beer
John Keane
2nd Place Standard American Beer
3rd Place German Wheat
2nd Place Scottish Ale
Buddy Greer and Indy Greer
1st Place Standard Cider and Perry
3rd Place Best of Show for Mead and Cider

Full results are available here.
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Abbey Normal Tapping Party

Join us this Thursday, March 22nd at Engine 15 for the tapping of Leandro Britto’s Belgian Pale Ale, Belga Sarada. The fun starts at 6pm.  Map

Reminder: Hurricane Blowoff and NHC beers are due at JBI by close of business Thursday March 29th.

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Congratulations March Interklub Winners

Congratulations March Interklub Winners!

We had some nice Irish and Scottish beers tonight. Congratulations to the following winners and thank you Seven Bridges for being an excellent host.

  • Gold: Jesse Johnson – Scottish Export
  • Silver: Gallagher Dempsey – Irish Red
  • Bronze: John Keane – Scottish Export

 Next month’s competition is “Your Best Beer”. This can be any BJCP beer category!

 

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Learn about Tinctures at the March Meeting

So last month you brewed 5 gallons of a really nice blond ale and you are either hungry for medals or you just want to advance your CASK brewer ranking. How can you take that beer and enter it into more categories in the next competition? You can use a tincture.

This Saturday (March 10th) John will be doing a “how to” presentation on making and using tinctures to alter the flavor of your beer, cider, or mead. The meeting is at Seven Bridges. We will be judging Irish and Scottish beers starting at 5pm. The tincture presentation will start at 6:15pm.

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Congratulations to CASK Coconut Cup Winners

CASK took home some medals this weekend at Coconut Cup in Miami. Congratulations to the following members:

John Keane
Jeff Shannon
Matthew Depin
Paul Yauilla
Mike Murphy
Dan Malarkey
Kenneth Jordan
Leandro Britto
Jesse Johnson
David Poquette
Lucas Kluz

Full details can be found on  Reggie.

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Hurricane Blowoff Registration is Open

Hurricane Blowoff opened today!

The competition is limited at 350 entries with a maximum of 6 entries per brewer. It’s a smaller competition so if you are planning on entering six beers you’ll want to enter sooner than later.

CASK pays for your first two entries. You must be current on your dues.  We have a railroad for this competition. Get your entries to Just Brew It by the end of business on Thursday, March 29th.

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Advanced Fermentation Techniques with White Labs

Joins us Wednesday, February 21st at Bold City Brewery

White Labs Logo

Pablo Gomez from White Labs will be doing a presentation on Advanced Fermentation Techniques and yeast needs. This is a great opportunity to learn and ask questions about yeast, pitch rates, starter or no starter, nutrients, etc. The presentation starts at 7pm and will be at the Bold City Brewery on Rosselle Street in Riverside.

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Abbey Normal Tapping Party Tonight

Join John Peterson at Aardwolf Brewing Company Tonight

His 2016 Abbey Normal winning Belgian Golden Strong has been aging in a foeder for six months. The funk starts at 6:30 PM.

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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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