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Ken Rygh ... 14
Phillip Vaughn ... 10
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CASK is a proud supporter of Independent Brewers (Craft and Home)!!
Welcome Homebrewers to CASK! The Colonial Ale Smiths & Keggers (CASK) is the Peninsula’s only local home brewing club. CASK is dedicated to the enjoyment and promotion of homebrewing and beer appreciation in the Hampton Roads and Williamsburg areas of Virginia.  Members share knowledge, methods, new brewpub and microbrewery discoveries, and good homebrew at monthly meetings and special events. CASK meets the third Thursday of each month. Interested in Joining or attending a meeting? E-mail

Our next Meeting will be  Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the DoG Street Pub, 401 West Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185. Phone (757) 293-6478 (Directions).

The Styles of the Month, for discussion and competition, are American Pale Ale, American Amber Ale, and American Brown Ale.

Member Dues: Member Dues are $25.00 a year.
Members can pay their dues online via PayPal by clicking on the button below. Renewing members will be dropped from the member list if they do not pay their dues by the end of the February meeting. You can also go directly to PayPal and send the $25.00 payment to or you can pay your dues in cash, by check, by credit card at a meeting.

Breaking News . . .

Fall Party Iron Brew Update:
The Fall Party Iron Brew will be Fall / Harvest Beers! Brew whatever style says "Fall" to you!
For example, Festbier would be considered a Fall beer.

Congratulations to the winners of our Spring Clone Brew Challenge Iron Brew:

  • 1st Place: Patrick Taylor with his Two Hearted Ale Clone,

  • 2nd Place: Pete Zollweg with his Arrogant Bastard Clone,

  • 3rd Place: Ken Rygh with his Devils Backbone Schwartz Bier Clone

And special congratulations to Ken Rygh for being declared the "King of the Clones" for brewing the most spot-on clone of them all!

Don't Forget that
- All current CASK members receive a 10% discount, on everything in the store, at Brew & Bottle (304 Oyster Point Road, Newport News, VA 23602).

Colonial Ale Smith and Keggers
Williamsburg, VA

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