Hoptoberfest, to those in the know, is the best time of the year for hop heads in Washington State!
Every year, during the month of October, Beveridge Place Pub in West Seattle features rotating taps of Washington State IPA’s and is also when the bar lets their regulars pick which IPA the Beveridge Place will have on tap for them for a full year! Here’s how it works: during the month of October, every time you head over to the Beveridge Place Pub and order a pint of IPA, you get to place a vote for your favorite IPA that you’d like to see become the 2011 House IPA.
This year, Hoptoberfest kicks off on October 4th and the Beveridge Place will feature up to 16 rotating Washington State IPA’s on tap for nearly a month of “bitter revelry”! The elimination tournament kicks off with regulars being allowed to nominate (until October 15th!) any Washington-brewed IPA, but no Imperials. Then, as each week progresses, the field of IPA’s gets smaller and smaller with the field narrowing to just three finalists after the first three weeks of the competition. The last IPA standing is the one who received the most votes over the month and will be declared the House IPA for the following year.
Our Boundary Bay Brewery IPA has been the Hoptoberfest champion for years…except for 2010. Last year, Black Raven won the title of House IPA and ended our reign for “as long as anyone can remember” (according to Seattle Beer News!). We were in the top three finalists last year, along with the Black Raven Trickster IPA and the Harmon Point Defiance IPA.
And while we are fully in support of Washington craft beer we want to Take Back the Tap in this year’s Octoberfest! And we need YOUR help! Come on Boundary Bay Brewery fans, rally the troops and head to West Seattle!
Here’s what you can do: head to the Beveridge Place Pub as many times as you like during the month of October and drink many, many pints of IPA so that you can vote many, many times. We suggest marking Boundary Bay Brewery on that ballot, but we’ll leave it up to you!