Congratulations 2019 Coconut Cup Winners!

In this year’s Coconut Cup, we had a very successful competition coming in second place and brought home a total of 18 medals! A big congratulations goes out to each of the following CASK members that won an award: Leandro Britto, Matthew Britton, Jason & Denise Click, Angela Costello, Christopher Dibble, Jesse Johnson, Eric Lievers, Jay Mason, James Moore, Mike Murphy, Mitch Nicholas, Jeff Shannon. Way to represent CASK ladies and gentlemen!

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February’s Club Meeting

Thank you to everyone that was able to come out to Veterans United this Saturday, February 9th for our monthly club meeting. It was great to see all of you again and get this new year started. Congratulations to this evening’s Interklub Mead Competition winners.

First Place: Jeff Shannon

Second Place: John Peterson

Third Place: David Ankrom

We are looking forward to seeing you at our next month’s C.A.S.K. meeting. Cheers!

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Abbey Normal Beers are Here!

The first of the 2018 Abbey Normal beers are being brewed. First up is Jesse Johnson’s winning Belgian Single recipe brewed in collaboration with Main and Sixth Brewing.  The tapping is January 18th at 3pm at Main and Sixth.

Abbey Normal is our annual Belgian Beer competition. Local breweries sponsor a category and the gold medal winner gets to brew their recipe on the sponsor’s brew system. The competition is open to any CASK member current on their club dues and is usually held in the fall.  The beers are judged to the BJCP style guidelines for the sponsored category.

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CASK End of Year Banquet is Next Saturday

The end of year awards banquet is next Saturday, January 12th at American Legion Post 137. This event is for club members only however it is never too late to join. The fun starts at 6pm but if you are bringing beer and food to share please arrive by 5pm.

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Start Planning your NHC Recipes

NHC application enrollment is coming up. The application window opens January 22nd and first round shipping starts March 1st.  To enter you have to be an AHA member and submit an application to enter. If accepted you will be able to enter during the first two weeks of February. First round judging is in late March to early April. 

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Join us at Southern Swells

Come out to Southern Swells this Saturday December 8th for our club meeting. Our interklub competition is Seasonal Beers.  Don’t forget to wear your Ugly Christmas Sweater. The meeting starts at 7pm. Social hour is at 6pm. If you are entering the homebrew competition have your entries there by 5pm or at Just Brew It by Friday and please register online.

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Comp de L’abbaye Normale at Aardwolf

Join us at Aardwolf this Saturday, November 17th for our November club meeting and our annual Belgian competition.  The meeting starts at 6pm. Final judging for Abbey Normal begins at 2pm. If you are a BJCP judge or an experienced judge please come early to help judge some great Belgian beers.

We will also start taking nominations for next year’s CASK officers at the meeting.

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V for Victory is Sunday 11/4

Don’t forget to come out to V Pizza’s Tap Garden in Mandarin tomorrow and vote for your favorite home brew. It starts at 1pm and there will also be local breweries participating. An entry fee of $10 gets you a tasting cup and unlimited samples.

Additional details can be found here.

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Master Brew Challenge

Sharpen your mash paddles and refine your skills it’s MASTER BREWER 2018.

November 3rd 10am – finish

Sign up by 10/29 to reserve your spot on a team!

Teams will be challenged to create the best beer possible from mystery ingredients. The winner will be decided by popular vote at a keg competition during our end of the year banquet in January.

Each team will be assembled via a top secret draft that will pair experienced and newer brewers with a team captain who will bring their brewing equipment to the group brew day on November 3 (AHA learn to brew day)

Teams will receive a 10# bag of 2-row, 1oz of bittering hops and 2oz of flavor/aroma type hops. You will also receive a fistful of tickets which you canspend on unidentified ingredients that will be in .5 pound increments or 1oz increments in the case of hops. The mystery ingredients will be in the following categories Crystal Malts, Adjuncts, Roasted Malts, hops, and a Mystery Adjunct Grab Bag. 

It will be up to the team to chooses how to spend their tickets, identify what their ingredients are and craft a winning recipe from them. 

All brewing will be done as a group brew at Just Brew It. No additional ingredient beyond what you choose may be added to the beer.

This event is free to CASK Members do to the generous sponsorship of Just Brew It.

IN ORDER TO SIGN UP RESPOND TO THIS EVENT ON FACEBOOK or sign up here. If you are willing to bring your equipment for the brew day let us know when you sign up.

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Abbey Normal Update

I’ve updated the Abbey Normal page with the Reggie link and dates. I am unsure of the prejudging and final location but wanted to get the link out so people can start entering.

Update: Dates have changed. Please see the link above. We have moved the date back a week. 

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