The beer style has been selected. It is IPA. And the challenge has been issued: To determine the best IPA among 9 different offerings.
On Thurs., Sep. 18 from 8pm – 10pm at San Jose’s 7 Stars Bar & Grill (South Bascom Ave.), the first of what is hopefully many future beer battles will take place.
There will be blind tastings of 9 different IPAs from mostly Bay Area breweries, and $12 will get you a wrist band, tastings of all 9 IPAs, and voting cards to select your first, second, and third top choices for best IPA.
Here are the participating IPAs:
- Strike IPA
- Drake’s IPA
- Calicraft The City IPA
- Anchor IPA
- 21st Amendment Brew Free! or Die IPA
- Lagunitas IPA
- Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA
- Stone IPA
- Karl Straus Tower Ten IPA
Voting ends at 9:45pm, and the winner will be announced at 10pm. According to 7 Stars, the winner will get a permanent spot on their taps.
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