Beer-May-Ham, the Play-Offs of Beer! May 12-17
American Craft Beer Week is finally upon us and we will be celebrating this fine occasion with Beer-May-Ham, a playoff-style, blind flight tasting that will take place each night at the pub from Monday, May 12 to Saturday, May 17!
For your American Craft Beer Week experience at The J. Clyde, we wanted to make it as interactive as possible. Beer-May-Ham will do just that by featuring a different flight of hop forward brews for you to taste blind each night. After you sample the beers in the flight, you will then be asked to vote for your favorite of the four and to also guess the identity of each of the beers. The only hint that we will provide is that your flight will be comprised of four beers from four different regions of the United States (West, East, Midwest, Southeast). Each night, the guest that either correctly identifies all four or guesses the closest will receive a $25 gift card for the pub! Flights are $8 each and you only get one vote per flight. You can guess repeatedly by ordering multiple flights, but we do ask that you please drink responsibly.
A different bracket of four beers will be featured each day from Monday through Thursday. The runners-up for favorite beer each night will be featured in a run-off flight on Friday and each night’s first place finishers will be in a run-off flight on Saturday. Not only will this format of tasting challenge your palate as you attempt to identify the beers you know and love, but it will also provide each of us with the opportunity to enjoy some of the best tasting hoppy brews out there without bias. Above all, we want this to be a fun and educational experience for everyone involved. We hope to see you all at the pub during American Craft Beer Week for this very special event!
Winners of the Preliminary Rounds:
- Monday: 1st Place – Midwest, Runner-up – East
- Tuesday: 1st Place – West, Runner-up – Southeast
- Wednesday: 1st Place – East, Runner-up – Midwest
- Thursday: 1st Place – Midwest, Runner-up – East
Runner-up Round Results:
- Winner – Southeast: Freckle Belly IPA from Back Forty Beer Co.
Final Round Results:
- Winner – Midwest: Deviant Dale’s IPA from Oskar Blues Brewery
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