Oh yeah, we tapped that cask

Finally gettin’ back to normal after the insanity that was Brew Your Cask Off on Saturday night. In case you’ve been hiding out in a cave for the past month, BYCO is our annual fiesta of cask beer where we invite 90 friends to come throw a bunch of stuff into a firkin and top it off with one of our brews.

We had a few badass brews come out of it that we’d be proud to call our own, and, as always, some stinkers we wouldn’t swallow even if Benjamin Franklin asked us to.

We’ve got some pics and the winners below, but before we get to that we wanna give a quick shout out to our awesome vendors and sponsors, especially Radio 105.7 for helpin’ us pull off the People’s Choice award.Our awesome volunteers also deserve some serious praise for manning their casks in the face of the thirsty public.

Last but not least, thanks to everyone who came out to be a part of one hell of a night.

Now down to business…

2013 Judges Panel Awards
1st Place: #67 The Giving Kitchen – “Second Helping IPA” : A second helping of hops and a second helping of generosity in this
double IPA with notes of juniper and grapefruit. Good beer, good cause!

2nd Place: #73 Manuel’s Tavern – “Basil Slap” : 420 with Columbus dry hops, honey and basil

3rd Place: #48 Universal Joint – “Shive-R Me Timbers” : Brown dry-hopped with Columbus, Liberty, Fuggle and US Golding with figs and oak chips added.

People’s Choice Awards
#9 Cypress Street Pint & Plate – “The Musketeer Beer” : Brown with maple syrup, vanilla beans and cocoa powder.

Biggest Loser
#44 Brickstore Pub – “Coffee IPA” : IPA with three different kinds of hops and a self-described “shitton” of coffee