7 Stars Bar & Grill Hosts Beer Battle: IPA

Beer Battle: IPA (courtesy of 7 Stars Bar & Grill)

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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