Hoptoberfest at Beveridge Place Pub – Winner to be Announced at Cask-O-Rama on Thursday

November 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment · Events, Washington Breweries

It’s not too late to head over to Beveridge Place Pub and vote for your favorite of the three finalist IPAs competing for the annual house IPA tap. That’s right, the winner gets to stay on tap at BPP for the entire year following. It’s come down to Black Raven Trickster IPA, Boundary Bay IPA, and Harmon Point Defiance IPA. Jeanne and I headed in to the bar yesterday to place our votes, and after a blind tasting of all three we both blindly selected the Harmon Point Defiance IPA as our favorites. All three were worthy and¬†incredibly different; I could see any one of them coming out on top. Boundary Bay has been the repeat winner for as long as anyone can remember. Honestly, I really think that will be the winner in the end again due to name recognition…I’d love to see the finals be a blind tasting for everyone in the future (we explicitely asked the bartender to set up a schooner of each blind for us).

Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 3, is your last day to vote for the top IPA.

To wrap up Hoptoberfest, BPP will be holding their fourth annual Cask-O-Rama starting on Thursday and lasting through Saturday. It’s an IPA lovers dream:

THU-SAT, NOV. 5-7, 6:00pm – Midnight: FOURTH ANNUAL IPA CASK-O-RAMA!!!
The event hop-heads put on their calendars a year in advance has arrived! Twenty four cask-conditioned IPAs in Firkins and Golden Gate kegs served from the bartop the way nature intended. Cask beer is a time-honored brewer’s art, and Washington brewers are The Masters! Leonardo McClung, Raphael Cluley, Michealangelo Ringe, Donatello Beauxman, and many others have put the last brush strokes in place, now it’s time to appreciate the results. What’s on tap? Glad you asked. How about…
Anacortes, Black Raven Trickster, Big Al, Big Time Bhagwans, Boundary Bay, Diamond Knot, Dicks, Elysian Immortal, Fish Organic, Fremont Interurban, Hale’s Supergoose, Harmon Pt. Defiance, Iron Horse, Leavenworth Hodgsons, Northern Lights, Pike, Rock Bottom Hop Bottom, Schooner Exact 3-Grid, Scuttlebutt, Snipes Mt., Snoqualmie Wildcat, Two Beers Echo, and ?
We guarantee you won’t find more hops in one place outside of Yakima!

The bar will also announce the winning IPA from Hoptoberfest that will hold the crown for a full year at 8pm on Thursday. See you there!

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