One month ago, on September 29th, Beveridge Place Pub in West Seattle (one of Seattle’s best local craft beer bars) kicked off their annual ‘Hoptoberfest’. More than just a celebration of Washington-brewed IPAs, this month-long festival is their way of selecting their House IPA for the next year.
If you’re a regular at Beveridge Place Pub, then you know how this works. For the uninitiated, Beveridge Place whittles down over 48 Washington IPAs to just 3 finalists based on your votes. Today and tomorrow is your last chance to vote on those 3 finalists, which must be done by blind ballot. Order a taster try with all 3, and vote for your favorite without knowing which is which. This year’s 3 finalists are: Reuben’s Brews‘ Crikey IPA, Georgetown Brewing‘s Bodhizafa IPA and Counterbalance Brewing IPA. Visit Beveridge Place Pub today or tomorrow to have your blind tray and cast your vote. I’ve already voted once, but I’ll probably go back and cast one more vote before the end of tomorrow.
After voting closes on November 1st, Beveridge Place Pub will tally up the votes and will announce the winner at their Eleventh Annual IPA Cask-O-Rama. Kicking off on Thursday, November 3rd, this event features 24 Washington-brewed IPAs served from casks lined up on Beveridge Place’s bartop.
This year’s IPA Cask-O-Rama featured breweries will include:
- Bale Breaker
- Big Time
- Black Raven
- Boundary Bay
- Flying Lion
- Machine House
- Naked City
- Reuben’s Brews
- Schooner Exact
- Two Beers
I guess this means you’ll have to visit Beveridge Place Pub twice this week. Visit once today and/or tomorrow to cast your blind ballot for Beveridge Place’s House IPA for 2017 and come back on Thursday and/or Friday to enjoy a bartop filled with delicious, Washington-brewed Cask IPAs. I wish the best of luck to Reuben’s Brews, Georgetown Brewing and Counterbalance Brewing in the Hoptoberfest voting. May the best IPA win.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.