Boscos' "Cellarman" (both a politically incorrect and genderless term) consists of a group of lucky customers who have been chosen to "tap the cask" during Boscos' daily presentation of "Cask Conditioned Ale".
Every weekday (Monday through Friday) around 5:30 PM, a customer is chosen (by
random drawing) to perform menial labor normally undertaken by Boscos' brewers. To reward them for their efforts, the customer becomes an official Boscos "Cellarman"; is honored with entry into Boscos Cellarman Hall of Fame; receives a free "Cellarman Glass" and enjoys first beer out of the cask that they have tapped.
In addition, these daily winners become eligible to become Boscos "Cellarman of the Year". The "Cellarman of the Year" is chosen during the "Cellarman Reunion Party". This individual will be chosen based upon their demonstrated knowledge concerning cask ales, their abilities to serve cask beer and LUCK.
Boscos "Cellarmen of the Year", one from each Boscos, are rewarded with the opportunity to represent Boscos at the Great American Beer Festival in
Denver, CO. Boscos provides the winners round trip airfare for two, double
occupancy hotel accommodations
and two passes
to the Great American Beer Festival. The next "Cellarman of the Year" party and drawing will be held in
August 2004 and the prize will be a trip to the Great American Beer Festival
"Cask Conditioned Ales" are beers produced in the classic British method. After primary fermentation, the beer has both a secondary fermentation and a conditioning period in the vessel from which it is served. This allows the beer to develop natural carbonation. The beer is unfiltered and contains live yeast, hence the name "Real Ale". Cask beers are usually also "dry-hopped", which means whole hop flowers are added to the serving vessel. The beer is then dispensed from a "beer engine"; a traditional means of serving that does not use gas pressure, as does modern draft keg. The end result is a beer that is naturally carbonated, unfiltered, and very aromatic.
Contrary to popular misconception, British beers are not served flat and warm. Rather, they are served with lower levels of carbonation than standard American beers and at "cellar temperatures", 50 to 55 degrees F. This allows the full flavor of the beer to come through, undiminished by the effects of cold temperatures or excessive carbonation.
of the Year
Hall of Fame
Brad Kazmer - Nashville
Steve Forrester - Germantown
Annie Loree - Nashville
Linda Hughes - Germantown
Tom Everhart - Nashville
Mace Windu - Germantown
John Campbell - Nashville
Donna Kook - Germantown
Catherine McClamrock - Memphis
Scott Johnson - Nashville
Michael Six- Germantown
Matt Roberts - Memphis
Roy Conrad - Nashville
Phil Kane - Memphis
Michael Prediger - Nashville
Paul Bland - Memphis
Dennis Thigpen - Little Rock
Roy Conrad - 2003 Cellarman of the Year
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