Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Shades of Pale - Blackout Belgian Style Triple

This offering from Shades of Pale originally debuted under SOP's Beer X label last May. It proved to be so popular that it earned it's way out of the special/limited release packaging and has received it's own name.

Blackout Belgian Style Triple is one of SOP's biggest beers to date at coming in at 8.6% ABV - down a little from last years inaugural release which was 9.2%. It has a wonderfully peachy fruitiness with banana and clove backing it up. It will only be available at the SOP's bottleshop and comes in easy drinking 12oz. bottles. This beer will be available starting tomorrow (3/17/16).

Also at Shades of Pale tomorrow - A special Nitro Stout will be on tap for the first time and Chow Truck will be there serving tasty treats. Jake Skeen one man band music will also be playing.

Now on to the Utah Beer Challenge

Results are in for Part 1 of Round One. RedRock pulled-off two big wins with Elephino and Imperial Red being two of the most popular. In the battle of the rye beers, Moab's Hopped Rye came out on top, narrowly beating Desert Edge's Road Rage Rye. Shades of Pale's Triple - Squatters Fifth Element - Desert Edge's UPA and Black o' Lantern from Wasatch also prevailed and will move on to the next round. 

Speaking of the next round - Part 2 of Round One ballots are up right now and will be up until Friday morning. There are more tough choices to make, seeing many beloved beers going head to head early. 

Here's a breakdown of the voting.

Cheers! 


Total Answer
61.24%Bohemian Baverian Weiss
128 (61.24%)
38.76%Bonneville Pale Ale
81 (38.76%)
(209 Total Votes)
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Total Answer
37.39%Uinta Labyrinth Black Ale
89 (37.39%)
62.61%RedRock Imperial Red Ale
149 (62.61%)
(238 Total Votes)
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Total Answer
41.58%Hoppers - Pale Morning Ale
79 (41.58%)
58.42%Shades of Pale - Triple
111 (58.42%)
(190 Total Votes)
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Total Answer
21.19%Uinta - Cockeyed Cooper
50 (21.19%)
78.81%RedRock Elephino
186 (78.81%)
(236 Total Votes)
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Total Answer
57.97%Desert Edge - UPA
120 (57.97%)
42.03%Wasatch - First One Down
87 (42.03%)
(207 Total Votes)
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Total Answer
61.54%Squatters Fifth Element
136 (61.54%)
38.46%Wasatch Ghost Rider
85 (38.46%)
(221 Total Votes)
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Total Answer
47.26%Desert Edge - Road Rage Rye
95 (47.26%)
52.74%Moab - Hopped Rye
106 (52.74%)
(201 Total Votes)
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Total Answer
36.95%Roosters - Polygamy Pale Ale
75 (36.95%)
63.05%Wasatch - Black o' Lantern
128 (63.05%)
(203 Total Votes)
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1 comment:

Matthew Walker said...

529 for the win!

I do think the limited release beers are going to raise pure hell in this competition by virtue of just being rare.