End of February Events

Hello CASKers. On Thursday, February 22nd starting at 5 pm, Gregg Bessette’s Gold Medal Abbaye Normale Belgian Dubbel will be tapped at Ink Factory Brewing! Tye Wallace describes Gregg’s beer as a highly drinkable Belgian Dubbel Ale with delicious notes of fruit, malt, along with a massive complex ester profile.

Then on Sunday, February 25th, the Riverside Craft Beer Festival will be going on at the Riverside Arts Market under the Fuller-Warren Bridge from 1-4pm for general admission and opening at 12pm for VIP. There will be a band, food trucks, and all proceeds from this event will benefit: Community PedsCare a nationally recognized program of Community Hospice & Palliative Care which provides comfort, care, and support for children with life-threatening conditions, as well as the charitable causes of the Riverside Rotary Foundation. Cheers!

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February Club Meeting

Thank you Beer 30 – San Marco for graciously hosting CASK’s February meeting! It was a fantastic turnout with a ton of socializing. Our Interklub Competition this month was Mead (BJCP Cat. M1, M2, & M3). Our judges enjoyed several delicious mead styles this evening. Thank you to each of you that helped judge tonight and to each of our entrants for participating!

Congratulations to Our Medalists!!!

  • Gold: Chris Dibble (Vanilla & Cinnamon Spiced Mead)
  • Silver: Leandro Britto (Sweet Traditional Mead)
  • Bronze: Ian Dibble (Hibiscus & Juniper Spiced Mead)


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February Tapping Parties

This February CASK is lucky enough to have 2 tapping parties! Please join us this Thursday, February 1st at Legacy Ale Works for the CASK Collaboration Oatmeal Stout Release starting at 5:30! 

Then, on Thursday, February 22nd starting at around 5pm, we are excited to announce that Greg Bessette’s Award Winning Abbaye Normale Belgian Dubbel will be tapped at Ink Factory! Tye Wallace describes Greg’s beer as a highly drinkable Belgian Dubbel Ale with delicious notes of fruit, malt, along with a massive complex ester profile. Brewed with Tettnanger, Fuggles, & Saaz hops, Belgian yeast, and comes in at 7.3% and 20 IBUS. Come grab a glass of Dubbel Shakas!

REMINDER: Don’t Forget that the Coconut Cup Railroad drop-off deadline is Thursday, February 8th, at Just Brew It by 5pm! 

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Rick Terrio’s Tapping Party

Please join us in helping celebrate the tapping of Rick Terrio’s Belgian Dark Strong this Thursday, January 25th at Myrtle Avenue Brewing staring at 5:30pm. Also planned for this evening is our 2024 CASK Officer Transition Meeting. We hope to see you there! 

Upcoming CASK & Craft Beer Events:

  • 2/10 – February Monthly CASK Meeting (Interklub Comp: Meads)
  • 2/25 – Riverside Craft Beer Festival
  • 3/09 – March CASK Meeting (Interklub Comp: Sours) & San Marco Beer Festival
  • 4/13 – April Monthly CASK Meeting (Interklub Comp: TBD) & Hogtown Craft Beer Festival

Florida Circuit Competitions:

  • Coconut Cup: Entry Window 1/08 – 2/08 (full), Comp Date: 3/9
  • Hurricane Blowoff: Entry Window 2/19 – 3/22, Comp Date: 4/20
  • Hogtown Brew-Off: Entry Window 4/01 – 5/01, Comp Date: 5/25
  • Commander SAAZ: Entry Window 6/10 – 7/25, Comp Date: 8/17
  • Sunshine Challenge: Entry Window 8/18 – 9/07, Comp Date: 10/6
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Domras Cup Competition Railroad

Attention Mead makers participating in the Domras Cup Competition. Entries are due to Just Brew It by Thursday, January 11th for the Railroad to Savannah.

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January Meeting & End of Year Banquet

We hope that all of our CASK members had a safe and happy New Year’s! Please join us for our January meeting and End of the Year Banquet hosted by Legacy Ale Works on Saturday, January 13th at 6pm. This event is being fully catered by John Peterson’s BBQ, so there is no need to bring a dish to pass. We are looking forward to celebrating our awards ceremony and the election results of our 2024 officers.

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2024 Officer Elections Are Open

Please participate in the 2024 officer election here: Elections.   If you have any questions, please refer to the By-laws.

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December CASK Meeting

Please join us Saturday, December 9th at Historically Hoppy for this month’s CASK meeting.

The Interklub Competition this month is our Officers “White Elephant” Competition. We’re assuming that everyone that picked out ingredients at last months meeting is brewing a beer for the meeting, but let Rick Terrio know if anything comes up. If you haven’t registered your entry yet, click here. Please note your special ingredients in the entry.
This month we’re expecting a large number of entries, so we would love to see as many judges as possible! If you would like to help judge entries, please arrive at 5pm. Social hour will be from 6-7pm with our business meeting from 7-8pm. We hope to see you there and we can’t wait to see how these beers came out.
A general reminder that you should consider bringing an extra bottle of your beer with you to share after the competition entries have been judged.

Reminders & Upcoming Events
  • Best Florida Beer award ceremony was Saturday, November 18th. CASK came in 2nd place for Heavy Medal club and took 2nd overall in the state for 2023. We can’t wait to hand out the medals from BFB and celebrate another great year of competition over the next couple of meetings!
  • Upcoming Interklub Competitions:                                                                                      *February (2024) – Meads (BJCP Cat. M1, M2, M3)
    *March (2024) – Wild and Sour (BJCP Cat. 23B thru G, 27-Lichtenhainer, 28, & X4A)
    *April 2024 – March 2025 categories to be determined by 2024 officers!
  • Our annual banquet will be at Legacy Ale Works on January 13th at 6pm. We will have BBQ available for dinner and we will announce 2024 officers, as well as announce the winners of Member of the Year, Brewer of the Year, Medal of the Year and current club rankings!
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Best Florida Beer Competition

The last Florida Circuit Competition concluded this past weekend with Best Florida Beer. Brewers Anonymous came in first place with 62 points, CASK was second place with 41 points, and Pinellas was third place with 27 points. CASK will officially take a second place finish in the cup standings behind Brewers Anonymous.

Congratulations to all of the CASK Medalists:

  • Jeff Curtis: Gold (American Amber Ale); Silver (International Amber Lager)
  • Rick Terrio w/ Fay Terrio: Silver (Eisbock); Bronze (Czech Amber Lager)
  • Jesse Johnson: Gold (Festbier); Gold (Vienna Lager); Silver (Saison); Second Place Heavy Medal Winner (8 Points)
  • Bob Hull: Silver (German Leichtbier), Silver (Specialty Smoked Beer)
  • Alex McTammany: Bronze (Scottish Export); Bronze (Best Bitter)
  • Ed Stansel: Gold (Sweet Stout); Bronze (Experimental Mead)
  • Fay Terrio w/ Erik Terrio: Gold (Specialty IPA – Rye); Fay Terrio w/ Rick Terrio: Gold (Witbier)
  • Lukas Kluz: Silver (Berry Mead); Silver (Historical Mead)
  • Ryan Anderson w/ Therese Farmer Anderson: Gold (New World Cider)
  • Ian Dibble: Silver (New World Cider)

For a full list of the medalists click here!

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2024 CASK Election Nominations

It is that time of year again, klub nominations. If you want to nominate someone or yourself please email me at: elections@thecask.org.
If you have any questions, please refer to the klub’s by-laws: Article V
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