With people across the country closely watching political results this week, Beveridge Place Pub will be announcing a much more important winner tonight at 8pm. They’ll be announcing which Washington IPA earned the right to become the Beveridge Place Pub house IPA for 2011 by garnering the most customer votes during their month-long Hoptoberfest, which featured IPAs from a slew of Washington breweries. The field was narrowed down to three favorites on October 25: Black Raven Trickster IPA (reigning champion), Boundary Bay IPA (former repeat winner), and Two Beers Evolutionary IPA. Becoming house IPA at BPP is a serious honor and a lucrative business incentive (BPP goes through a lot of pints of IPA…). Good luck to all 3 breweries this evening.
To celebrate the end of Hoptoberfest, BPP will host their annual Washington IPA Cask-O-Rama starting tonight and lasting through Saturday. They will pour 24 cask-conditioned, Washington-brewed IPAs from their bartops. After spending the past month drinking mostly lightly hopped beers in AU/NZ, to say I’m excited to have some good old NW hop juice flowing through my veins again is an understatement. See you there.