September Meeting Minutes:
In September the SOB’s hosted our first mead/wine/cider competition at Rushford Meadery and Winery. For only 8 samples, we had quite the turn out and quite the knot tied on! Thank you to our hosts and judges Shane and Laurel Coombs for helping us make the event a success. There was a slight miscount in the votes that night which has since been corrected. The following is the final top three scores for our competition: In 1st
place, with 39 points, was Logan Anderson with a cherry wine. In 2nd
place was Spencer Morse with 37 points for his bourbon barrel cider. Travis Sullivan rounded up 3rd with 35 points for his white wine. Medals will be presented to the top
three beverages, with an addition prize of $25 gift card for the Cellar and a shirt from Rushford for 1st place. Congratulations to all our contestants! A complete list of both member and BJCP judge scores can be found HERE.

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ctober Meeting:
After a few months on the road, we’re finally returning to O’marro’s for our October meeting.
We will be reviving our yearlong adventure exploring local breweries with a visit from either McFleshman’s or Omega. Additionally, you won’t want to miss this meeting because we will be announcing all last-minute details for Casks and Caskets. Which brings us to…

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asks and Caskets:
If you haven’t heard of the charity event of the year, then you must have been preoccupied by
one very large beer! Casks and Caskets will be happening this year on October 19th at the Hilton Garden Inn of Oshkosh. The hotel is offering special rates for any event attendee – simply call, mention the event, and forget the ride home while you party the night away with the greatest of ghouls! Did we mention that this was for charity? This year we will once again be donating the proceeds of our event to the Oshkosh Area Hunger Task Force. We have set a lofty goal to raise $10,000 in one night, which means we’ll need your help. In addition to awesome buckets raffles,
jamming tunes from Nature the Band, and a costume contest like no other, the SOB’s like offer a wide variety of homebrewed goodness for our 350 guests to enjoy. We’re asking all members to prepare and serve 5-10 gallons of your one-of-a-kind beverages at the event. If you’re unable to help with the brewing we’d also like help with all the other festivities. Sign up HERE with a list of the beverages (with names) that you plan to serve or if you would rather volunteer.