Round 3 – NM IPA Challenge 2017
The final round of the 2017 New Mexico IPA Challenge took place this past Saturday, July 29th, 2017. Round 3 was hosted on the Patio at Steel Bender Brewyard with plenty of space to accommodate the hoards of hop zombies that would descend upon the challenge. This year the final round was completely sold out and there were no sales at the door! (Great job NM)
Unfortunately I was unable to attend the challenge as I had another meeting scheduled at the same time. Luckily since I’m in marketing, my meetings often take place at a brewery. So I just happened to be inside the winning brewery drinking the winning IPA at the same time… Coincidence, maybe. Possibly my palette is so advanced it can taste the winning IPA from the future… lol
Anyway on to the results!
Let me introduce to you(Bill Buffer voice) the two time reigning NM IPA Challenge Winner: BOXXXXXXXXXXXXING BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAARRRRRR!
Final Placements – Top 8 of 15
# of Votes – Brewery
104 – Boxing Bear
101 – Bosque
82 – Quarter Celtic
76 – Canteen
59 – Starr Bros
49 – Marble
43 – Tractor
40 – Bow & Arrow
Congrats to Boxing Bear on the back to back wins! Also like to give a shout out to Bosque for taking second place and Quarter Celtic in third. All three IPAs are amazing beers, brewed by top notch New Mexico Craft Breweries. The people of New Mexico truly are spoiled in the IPA department!
Now get down to Boxing Bear and try some of that Award Winning IPA! (Bear Knuckle) I also recommend their 3rd anniversary TKO triple IPA while you are there.
(10200 Corrales Rd, Albuquerque, NM 87114)