Win Tasting Flights ($24+): January is IPA Month @ Hawthorne and 15th Avenue Hophouses | Vote for Oregon’s Top IPA

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.



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From our sponsors:
IPA MonthIPA Month at the Hophouses
January 1-31, 2016
$12 per person | 21+
More info: oregonhophouse.com

Hawthorne Hophouse
4111 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, Oregon 97214
503-477-9619

15th Avenue Hophouse
1517 NE Brazee St., Portland, Oregon 97212
(971)266-8392

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
Not only do you pick your favorite (blind), but you correspond the beers you think you know with a list, and the best beer tasters win prizes.
Here is how it works:
You’ll get a flight of 6 IPAs, and a separate list of all 6 beers including the hop varietals used in each, as disclosed by the brewers. You may get to smell-test some dried hops. You try to match the 6 with a list of 6 beers. Then you get a second flight, and repeat with a second list.
If you get 10-12 matches right, you get a free mug club membership (sweeeeet!!!). There will be lesser prizes awarded as  the contest progresses.
All lists will be graded at the end of each week. You’ll learn how many you got right, and if you earned a prize.
Cost to enter the contest is $12/person. Prizes include tshirts, mug club memberships, growlers, gift cards, etc.

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121 Responses to Win Tasting Flights ($24+): January is IPA Month @ Hawthorne and 15th Avenue Hophouses | Vote for Oregon’s Top IPA

  1. Lyn December 30, 2015 at 3:34 pm #

    I love IPA Beer and it would be great to win a beer prize

  2. Tracy December 30, 2015 at 5:24 pm #

    This sounds like a really fun time! Would love to taste the best IPA’s Oregon has to offer!

  3. jaredw December 30, 2015 at 11:13 pm #

    This sounds super fun and I’m just a stones’ throw away. Send me

  4. Jim Mc December 30, 2015 at 11:16 pm #

    Mmmmmmm IPA! Sounds great and would love to win!

  5. david December 31, 2015 at 12:00 am #

    do i really need to reply as to WHY i would love poutine and IPAs? it takes no rocket scientist to figure out that amazeballs combo. ah, nature. she knows what works!

  6. Chris December 31, 2015 at 10:02 am #

    love hop house love ipa

  7. Michael Nelson December 31, 2015 at 12:31 pm #

    Never been to Hophouse and would love my first time to be there for a beer tasting and contest!

  8. sunchicka December 31, 2015 at 12:35 pm #

    love to go

  9. Megumi December 31, 2015 at 1:10 pm #

    IPA’s are the best!

  10. Josue Mendoza December 31, 2015 at 1:15 pm #

    IPA’s yuuummmm!!!!

  11. Meg December 31, 2015 at 1:21 pm #

    This sounds amazing!!

  12. TIM FOSTER December 31, 2015 at 2:14 pm #

    Nice lineup, I must win and check this out.

  13. Neil December 31, 2015 at 2:14 pm #

    I’ll have to check this out. 15th Avenue Hophouse is a great spot.

  14. Mauraborealice December 31, 2015 at 2:23 pm #

    I’d be happy to lend my suave palate to a good cause!

  15. Kim Gallien December 31, 2015 at 2:55 pm #

    Boneyard RPM, pFriem IPA and Double Mountain Hop Lava are all so good!!

  16. Qing December 31, 2015 at 5:13 pm #

    Never been but would love to go! Poutine + Beer = <3

  17. Tonya December 31, 2015 at 6:35 pm #

    Love IPAs and both the Hophouses!

  18. Dave G. December 31, 2015 at 9:02 pm #

    Lost in the land of IPA’S…what a way to go!

  19. Grace January 1, 2016 at 7:52 am #

    IPAs are my favorite, this sounds so fun!

  20. Mary-Anne January 1, 2016 at 11:29 am #

    Beer me please!!!

  21. Angela January 1, 2016 at 11:58 am #

    I’ve never met an IPA I didn’t love ❤️

  22. Jane January 1, 2016 at 12:49 pm #

    Can I go?!:)

  23. Erin January 1, 2016 at 12:49 pm #

    I want the mug!

  24. Brianna January 1, 2016 at 1:54 pm #

    My husband would LOVE this and I’d really like to surprise him! He’s experiencing a beer awakening and really appreciates quality craft beer and the lively taste of IPAs.

  25. Tina January 1, 2016 at 7:35 pm #

    I am visiting Portland for the first time ever this weekend and so far my only plan is to hit up as many breweries as possible!! Need to start 2016 off right!!

  26. Meghan January 2, 2016 at 11:18 am #

    Tis the season for good IPAs!

  27. Brooks January 2, 2016 at 12:54 pm #

    Myself and 2 others are coming from Utah at the end of the month and were already planning on trying as many local IPA’s as possible! So this would be awesome!

  28. Chris January 2, 2016 at 1:47 pm #

    I love me some IPA!

  29. Tanya January 2, 2016 at 4:48 pm #

    Would love to be a part of this great event. I love Me some IPAs

  30. Sally January 2, 2016 at 4:49 pm #

    I have my favorites but it would be nice to confirm the best ipa with no bias. I’m a super taster. ha ha…….

  31. Mary January 2, 2016 at 4:54 pm #

    I love IPA’s it would be rad to expand the ones I have tried and venture into some new brews! Can’t wait to see what this event holds!

  32. Lani January 2, 2016 at 11:59 pm #

    I want to play! I love most of these beers & I think this would be SO fun!!

  33. Brad January 3, 2016 at 4:59 pm #

    HopHouse is great, IPAs are awesome

  34. Grafton January 3, 2016 at 5:55 pm #

    Want so bad! Love beer! Love IPA! gimme all the beers!

  35. Amanda January 3, 2016 at 9:06 pm #

    This would make a great gift for my husband’s birthday this month. Great contest!

  36. Scott January 3, 2016 at 9:54 pm #

    Please pick me :)

  37. Brittanie January 3, 2016 at 10:19 pm #

    I’ve recently come around to and starting liking IPA. This would be a fun experience and great way to learn some more.

  38. Anthony January 4, 2016 at 8:59 am #

    I love these blind taste tests and am up for the challenge!

  39. Grant January 4, 2016 at 12:49 pm #

    Sounds awesome! Don’t know how good at this I would be but would sure like to try!

  40. Tayler January 4, 2016 at 5:45 pm #

    Sounds like fun!

  41. lorea January 4, 2016 at 10:17 pm #

    It’s my 1 year anniversary and we love beer and bad for you good food. Pick us please!!

  42. Julie January 5, 2016 at 1:34 pm #

    because we love beer!

  43. Shannon barber January 5, 2016 at 2:54 pm #

    Sounds like a lot of fun!

  44. Nicole January 5, 2016 at 3:42 pm #

    My husband and I have our 1 year anniversary is coming up and this would be the perfect gift! We love IPA’s and even brew our own beer :)

  45. Lacey January 5, 2016 at 3:44 pm #

    I will be done with my dumb 21 day fix by then so i will need lots of beer! :) and fries :) and beer!

  46. Shanna Sturgell January 5, 2016 at 5:39 pm #

    Sounds fun! We’d love to go!

  47. lorea January 5, 2016 at 9:11 pm #

    Oh how I love thee ipa. I was going to stop drinking for a few weeks, but if I win, that’s out the door!

  48. Chelsea January 5, 2016 at 9:21 pm #

    My brother will be in town from Phoenix and I need to show him how great beer can be!

  49. mariella kolkman January 6, 2016 at 5:43 am #

    IPA became my favorite type of beer ever since i moved to oregon, Oregon’s beer is the best!

  50. ryan January 6, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

    Because I love poutine!!! and beer, but mostly poutine.

  51. lauren scher January 6, 2016 at 2:41 pm #

    Pick me!

  52. Danielle January 6, 2016 at 4:30 pm #

    What a fun challenge, I’m game!

  53. Mike January 7, 2016 at 10:58 am #

    What can I say that hasn’t been said? I love IPA’s and this would be awesome!! Thanks! :-)

  54. Antonieta Servin January 7, 2016 at 11:03 am #

    Yummy!!

  55. Marissa January 7, 2016 at 2:56 pm #

    Oooooh I’d love to go!!

  56. Mickey January 7, 2016 at 3:03 pm #

    I would really enjoy this as I would be able to try some IPAs that I have not had yet and this event sounds like it would be a lot of fun. Thanks!

  57. cathy January 7, 2016 at 3:04 pm #

    i <3 IPA's!

  58. Aurelia January 7, 2016 at 3:09 pm #

    Love this. I definitely need an opportunity to try Oregon’s best IPAs!

  59. Kaveh January 7, 2016 at 3:12 pm #

    hit me with your best hops!

  60. Delia January 7, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

    I love beer.

  61. Alethea January 7, 2016 at 3:39 pm #

    Both Hophouses are excellent beer bars and make great food as well. Sign me up!

  62. Mikey B January 7, 2016 at 3:46 pm #

    I LOVE the HopHouses. What a great place to get a pint and can’t wait to join the IPA Fest

  63. Catherine January 7, 2016 at 4:19 pm #

    Cheers!!

  64. David January 7, 2016 at 4:23 pm #

    I pee IPA!
    (sounds like a cheer you’d hear at a Timbers game, I know)

  65. lori January 7, 2016 at 4:54 pm #

    Would love to win!

  66. John January 7, 2016 at 5:57 pm #

    IPAs rule! And the wife would ecstatic if I took her to this.

  67. Barbara January 7, 2016 at 6:00 pm #

    mmmmm Poutine and IPA. Perfect January.

  68. Danielle V January 7, 2016 at 6:02 pm #

    BEER!

    That’s why

  69. Tina January 7, 2016 at 7:51 pm #

    I want to smell test some hops and challenge my palette! Sounds a little funky.

  70. Zachary January 7, 2016 at 8:01 pm #

    Just got into IPA’s recently since I moved to Oregon, and it would be fun to try some of the best Portland has to offer.

  71. Danielle January 7, 2016 at 8:57 pm #

    Can’t beat poutine in your mouth chased by tasty beer! Elvis loved his poutine with gravy!

  72. Lana January 7, 2016 at 10:44 pm #

    I would love some beer right now! Mmmmm…beer

  73. panda January 8, 2016 at 1:02 am #

    beer good, beer foamy

  74. katie walker January 8, 2016 at 10:13 am #

    Awesome!! I love IPAs!

  75. Tracie Murray January 8, 2016 at 12:39 pm #

    This would be so awesome…..love me some beer!!

  76. Maggie L January 8, 2016 at 2:10 pm #

    I love IPA and there are a few beers on the top list I have not tried. It wwould be great to try them all at once and compare the taste.

  77. JessicaDark January 8, 2016 at 4:52 pm #

    I’ve been in love with IPA’s since before they were cool! Favorites are Deschutes Fresh Squeezed, Bridgeport, and endless more… I should win because I would appreciate it most! Happy IPA month!

  78. Courtney January 9, 2016 at 8:24 am #

    Yay Yay IPA!

  79. Pants January 9, 2016 at 8:33 am #

    Sounds like a fun and difficult challenge! Sign me up!

  80. Nathan Wickstrom January 9, 2016 at 11:13 am #

    I just learned about this challenge last night while having one of your delicious Stumptown burgers and would love to get a shot at the prize!

  81. Ciarra January 9, 2016 at 3:29 pm #

    I love IPA! I would love to try them all!

  82. lorea January 9, 2016 at 7:05 pm #

    Love love love IPA’s and it’s our first anniversary… this is how we would love to celebrate it!

  83. Jessie January 9, 2016 at 10:23 pm #

    Beer. Mmmm :)

    Need I say more?

  84. Abbey January 10, 2016 at 6:54 pm #

    I’ve never experienced a flight tasting before and this sounds like it would be a great time to finally get a taste of what Portland is all about!

  85. Amanda January 10, 2016 at 9:08 pm #

    I haven’t tried enough IPAs in my lifetime. I need to expand my palette and this would be the perfect way! I <3 you, PDX Pipeline.

  86. Samantha January 11, 2016 at 2:46 pm #

    My husband and I are good beer drinkers and Brewers and would love this.

  87. Larissa January 11, 2016 at 10:35 pm #

    There’s something nice about IPAs, Portland, and all this rain we’ve been getting!

  88. Ryan January 12, 2016 at 6:32 am #

    haven’t had a drink yet in 2016… i could use a flight!

  89. Kayleigh January 12, 2016 at 9:12 am #

    I have always loved IPAs and Poutine. The bitter or citrus notes paired with the fatty flavor of the gravy and cheese of the poutine is one of the most amazing combinations. Adding to this would be the fun task of putting my IPA knowledge to the test by trying to match the beers and being able to try multiple IPAs side by side (something I cannot normally do at a bar without getting toasted)

    I have never known about or celebrated IPA month, but this would be a wonderful tradition to start.

  90. robert westman January 12, 2016 at 3:20 pm #

    sign me up!!

  91. Yasmin January 12, 2016 at 8:15 pm #

    Yes! I would love to win because I love IPA, I’m on a mission to eat:drink my way through as many Portland establishments as possible in the next 3months I have here and also poutine..there is no finer food.

  92. Megan O. January 13, 2016 at 1:50 pm #

    Pick me! Pick me!

  93. Kris January 13, 2016 at 6:09 pm #

    Sign me up.

  94. Larissa January 13, 2016 at 9:11 pm #

    All this rainy day weather makes me feel deserving a night out with some good beer!

  95. Krissy January 13, 2016 at 10:05 pm #

    My boyfriend loves IPA’s. I don’t. So the only way he’s going is if we win tickets.

  96. Taylor January 13, 2016 at 10:58 pm #

    I love beer!

  97. I_like_to_party January 13, 2016 at 11:09 pm #

    I like to party. And my New Years resolution was to eat more poutine and drink more beer. You don’t want to stop a man from fulfilling his resolution – would you?

  98. Hannah January 14, 2016 at 7:37 am #

    I absolutely luhh poutine & beer. oh canada! would luh 2 go

  99. Cory January 14, 2016 at 9:38 am #

    MMM…wine

  100. Gerard January 14, 2016 at 1:39 pm #

    thats a lot of IPA…i’ll call a cab!

  101. Renata January 14, 2016 at 2:26 pm #

    I like to judge things!

  102. Alison January 14, 2016 at 2:58 pm #

    Oooooo! Me! Me! Pick me!!! I love IPAs & would make good use of the tickets!

  103. Erin Corcoran January 14, 2016 at 4:31 pm #

    Oh this sounds like the perfect thing to do this weekend, pick the best ipa!

  104. Aurelia January 14, 2016 at 5:33 pm #

    IPAs all the way! Please pick me!

  105. Kate January 14, 2016 at 5:54 pm #

    IPAs are my favorite! Sour beers and fruit beers get all the attention at festivals – finally it is time for IPAs to shine!!

  106. Lauri January 14, 2016 at 6:21 pm #

    I want to win this since I didn’t win the lottery last night. A great consolation prize, don’t you think? Not comparable in value, but this is far superior in taste. :)

  107. Dave G. January 14, 2016 at 11:37 pm #

    Me thinks me drinks to much!

  108. claire January 15, 2016 at 10:38 am #

    Just spent a month drinking shitty lagers in SE Asia. I desperately need more IPAs in my life, STAT.

  109. Daniette W January 15, 2016 at 3:00 pm #

    Another sopping wet (and far more typical from my youth!) Oregon Winter just couples soooo perfectly with a solid IPA! I really need to test my expertise… and if I need more experience to nail it, I’m willing to do the hard work for it! Please let me win this awesome prize!

  110. Katie January 15, 2016 at 8:48 pm #

    Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr burr its cold out and I need some delicious hops to make it better.
    Thank you

  111. steadypa January 15, 2016 at 9:53 pm #

    bring the hops i got the skilz

  112. Jenny January 16, 2016 at 7:48 pm #

    yay beer!!!

  113. logan January 17, 2016 at 6:25 pm #

    my friend from out of towns visiting Portland this would be fun!

  114. Rachel January 17, 2016 at 7:35 pm #

    IPA’s & poutine? Yes please!!

  115. Yume January 19, 2016 at 8:58 am #

    Sounds like a great excuse to visit this place!

  116. Aaron Minard January 19, 2016 at 8:20 pm #

    I’m interested.

  117. Sandi January 19, 2016 at 8:29 pm #

    This would be an AWESOME opportunity to try it out!

  118. Yasmine January 22, 2016 at 5:51 pm #

    Well behaved IPA drinkers rarely make history, which is why you should totally summon me to the deepest depths of the hoppiest IPA’s you got. I’m so down to make a historical moment for these breweries!

  119. Katie January 23, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

    IPAs = life. I NEED TO GO.

  120. Jessie January 27, 2016 at 12:56 pm #

    Woohoo! Beer!

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