Laine Doss Paul and Young Ron congratulate Angry Union for their superior home brew.
Laine Doss Contestants...and friends.
Each brewer, in turn, presented one selection to the judges, who rated it on a scale of one-five. The beers were (in order of presentation):
Ross Allen, AJ Guerra, and April Ramos of 2 Live Brews presented a peach blonde ale. Paul Castronovo noted the "nice bouquet".
Keith Spencer of High Noon Brewing served a light brown ale that was nutty and a bit on the hoppy side.
Josh Levitt and Liz Dutra at Invasive Species brought out a 1 1/2 year old whiskey barrel stout. Castronovo noted that the stout was "smooth and strong".
Angry Union Brewing's Eric Guerrero and Jeff Evans poured a Belgian strong ale with cherry and coriander notes.
Beer Snob Ales dropped off some bottles of their tropical IPA for the tasting, but didn't stick around for the competition.
Want to judge the beers for yourself? Angry Union will be at Brew at the Zoo, sampling their winning Belgian Brew Dog ale. In addition, the AU guys will be serving their Patriot APA, Poolside Pilsner, and Neanderthal APA.
You'll also be able to taste beers by Invasive Species, 2 Live Brews, and High Noon, in addition to over 200 beers from around the world. There's also good food, and a live concert by Naughty by Nature.
Tickets are $35 prepaid online through May 4, at 2 p.m.; $45 at the door for general admission. VIP tickets, which allow you an extra hour of beer time and access to the exclusive VIP area, are $75 prepaid online through May 4, at 2 p.m.; $85 at the door. Purchase tickets online here.
Through May 3, you can get $5 off general admission or $10 off VIP access with promo code CTS2013.
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