Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Utah Beer Challenge - The Shockening!

Round One of the Utah Beer Challenge ends without too many surprises, but it does leave a few deep scars. All four of 2 Row's beers moved on and surprisingly every brewery moved on - except for Uinta, they were completely shut out! What the Hell???  None of their beers moved on. I guess that what happens when you don't rally your fans.

Now we're finally into Round Two. My head is still spinning from the whole Uinta thing now we've got two beloved sour beer going head to head. The 529 vs. Elder Brett matchup will likely be the race to watch. The first part of this round will end Friday morning.

Here are the final results from the First Round.
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25%Hoppers Rockwell Porter
35 (25%)
75%Bohemian Cherney Bock
105 (75%)
(140 Total Votes)
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58.39%Epic Brainless IPA
87 (58.39%)
41.61%Bohemian Altus Altbier
62 (41.61%)
(149 Total Votes)
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18.88%
Park City Breaking Trail Pale Ale
27 (18.88%)
81.12%2 Row - 24k Golden Ale
116 (81.12%)
(143 Total Votes)
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77.08%Epic Hopulent IPA
111 (77.08%)
22.92%Vernal Any Day IPA
33 (22.92%)
(144 Total Votes)
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76.67%Squatters Black Forest Schwartzbier
92 (76.67%)
23.33%Vernal Pilgramage Extra Pale Ale
28 (23.33%)
(120 Total Votes)
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76.67%Squatters Black Forest Schwartzbier
92 (76.67%)
23.33%Vernal Pilgramage Extra Pale Ale
28 (23.33%)
(120 Total Votes)
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41.73%Moab Export Stout
53 (41.73%)
58.27%Avenues Proper Patersbier
74 (58.27%)
(127 Total Votes)
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59.09%Avenues Proper Oatmeal Red
78 (59.09%)
40.91%Moab Black IPA
54 (40.91%)
(132 Total Votes)
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Cheers!

2 comments:

Shane in SLC said...

If I were going to pick only four beers to represent Uinta's lineup, I don't think I would have picked any of those four except maybe Cockeyed Cooper, which had the misfortune of going up against the ever-popular Elephino in the first round. There was no Hop Nosh, no Dubhe, no Birthday Suit, no Baba, no Port of Call, and neither of their excellent new goses. Hopefully they fare better next year; big as they are, they make some damn good beer. Looking forward to seeing how the competition develops going forward!

Mikey said...

Yeah, next time I may consider randomly choosing beers from breweries instead of taking the top RateBeer.com beers. Another option could be to do a pre-poll and let you guys decide what the top beers from each brewery are.