We are giving away a pair of 12 flight IPA tasting trays and a choice of a plate of poutine or sweet potato fries at 15th Avenue Hophouse . To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Tuesday, January 19.
From our sponsors:
IPA Month at the Hophouses
January 1-31, 2016
$12 per person | 21+
More info: oregonhophouse.com
4111 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, Oregon 97214
15th Avenue Hophouse
1517 NE Brazee St., Portland, Oregon 97212
January is IPA Month at the Hophouses!
As usual, we will curate a blind taste test of 12 different IPAs. Pick your favorite – the most popular beer gets put on Tap One all year round at both Hophouses.
Past winners have been – Pallet Jack, Barley Brown. RPM, Boneyard (2 yrs). Vortex, Fort George.
This is how the Top 12 Oregon IPAs got chosen –
We talked to Hophouse staff and Hophouse patrons over the past month or two about their favorite IPAs. We balanced the list off between some old stalwarts like Workhorse and some new breweries called Drinking Horse (notice the NE Portland Horse theme, in case you missed it). We eliminated some of the beers we usually use because they didn’t do as well in years past. Admittedly, there are forty or so IPAs in Oregon that could have been on this list.
So the beers chosen this year (in random order) are:
- pFriem IPA
- Ex Novo Eliot IPA
- Boneyard RPM
- Breakside IPA
- Buoy IPA
- Barley Browns Pallet Jack
- Gigantic IPA
- Crux Outcast IPA
- Laurelwood Workhorse
- Ft George Vortex
- Double Mountain Hop Lava
- Drinking Horse IPA