Next CASK Meeting...

The next CASK meeting will be held Saturday, October 10th at Bold City. This month's interklub competition will be Comp de L'abbaye Normale klub only Belgian competition. Judging starts promptly at 5pm. Social Hour begins at 6pm and the meeting starts at 7pm.

What's Firkin Going On....

2015 First Coast Results

Congratulations to CASK for completely dominating this year's First Coast Cup (more than twice the points as the 2nd place club), and the following brewers that were awarded medals this year:

Steve Bloomfield - Bronze BOS (Wood Aged), Gold (Wood Aged), Gold (Light Lager), Bronze (Eng. Barleywine)
Shaun Newman - Silver (Light Lager), Bronze (Pilsner), Silver (Eng. Barleywine),
Bronze (Common Cider)
Mark Slater - Gold (Oktoberfest)
Jesse Johnson - Gold (California Common), Silver (Scottish 80)
Dave Lemaire - Gold (Strong Scotch Ale)
Justin Melquist - Gold (Robust Porter)
Jeff Shannon - Silver (English IPA), Silver (Dunkelweizen), Silver (Common Cider)
Joe Gilfus - Gold (Saison)
Chris Dibble - Bronze (Witbier)
Mike Lentz - Gold (Fruit Lambic), Silver (Flanders Red)
John Keane - Gold (Spice/Herb/Vegetable)
Nathan Fulton - Gold (Dry Mead)
Lucas Kluz - Silver (Other Fruit Melomel)
John Harris - Silver BOS & Gold (Open Mead)
Ryan Bertolas - Silver (Big Wood)

Special Recoginition to those who pre-judged and the following in particular:

Shaun Newman – “Everything” Organizer
Matt White / Shamus McConney– Cellar Master
Sean Newman –Takeover of entire house for Prejudging
Marshall Crews – “Sultan of Swag”
Linda Campbell – “Raffle Queen”
Susan Rigdon - Admin/Hospitality
Jenny Willoughby - Admin/Hospitality
Jerri Poquette - Admin/Hospitality
Sherri Crews - Admin/Hospitality
Emory Frostenstein - Admin/Hospitality

2015 Comp de L'abbaye Normale - (Klub Member Only) Belgian Competition
Held annually, the Comp de L'abbaye Normale is a CASK only Belgian competition that is one of the most anticipated competitions on the brewing calendar. This year's event will be held in October at Bold City. As this Belgian competition has evolved, we have received more and more support from the local craft breweries. This year is no different!

This year's Abbaye Normale has garnered support from most, if not all, of the major craft brewers in the Jacksonville area. The fortunate brewer who's beer is selected as winner of the following categories, will have the honor of working with the associated head brewer and scaling up their recipe for mass consumption and ultimate glory. Please note the categories/breweries below:

Aardwolf - Session Belgian styles less than 4.8% ABV. (quick sour styles are ok)
Bold City
- Belgian Stout
Engine 15
- Belgian IPA
Green Room
- Trappist Single (refer to the new 2015 Guidelines)
Intuition Ale Works
- Dubble
- Belgian Blonde
Seven Bridges
- Belgian Rye Brown
- Belgian Pale Ale

Entry Window opens: September 7
Closes and entries due at JBI: September 17
Pre-judging September 26 or 27 (depending on judge availability)
Final judging October 10 at Bold City.