We’re about back to normal (in more ways than one) after Saturday’s Brew Your Cask Off. Big thanks to everyone who came out, all our guest brewers and of course our amazing staff and volunteers. Without further shenaniganery, here’s how the night went down:
Pro Winner and First Overall
#109 Jailhouse Brewing – “Danch Meng Blueberry Bootlegger”
Breakout Stout with a field of bourbon-soaked blueberries and just the right amount of danch meng ethiopian cold steep coffee
Judges Panel Awards
1st Place: #61 United Distributors Craft Team – “The Walking Dad”
420 base with dried apricot, grapefruit peel and peach extract; re-fermented with brown sugar and 3463 Forbidden Fruit yeast; and dry-hopped with Simcoe and Apollo
2nd Place: #38 Your Pie – “Big Hoppy Snow Bird”
A twist on a white IPA. We took the sweet Belgian characteristics of a white IPA and gave them a bitter citrus bite. A great fruity aroma with juicy flavors.
3rd Place: #6 Varner’s Tavern – “1st Crack Toasted Leann Dubh
Stout with coffee, whisky and vanilla flavors. The name “1st Crack” comes from the sound coffee beans make during toasting. ex. 1st crack, 2nd crack, 3rd crack
People’s Choice Award
#40 Cypress Street Pint & Plate – “Fruity Pebbles”
These fruity pebbles will make your bed rock! It’s Saturday morning fool!
#17 Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse – “Ain’t That a Peach”
Lactobacillus Sour Peach Wheat
Nice little mix there with the winners. This year we actually had more casks than ever blow up before the event – looks like folks went a little heavy handed on the fermentable sugars being dumped into casks.
Special shout out to Hennessy Transportation for keepin the shuttles running all night long, Hop City for helping get all the cask ingredients together, OI for the fancy tasting glasses and Radio 105.7 for setting up the People’s Choice Award voting. Last but not least, huge thanks to Georgia Conservancy for helping us put the whole thing on. You all helped us raise roughly $3,200 for these good folks!
So sit back, crack open a coldie and enjoy some choice shots from the evening.