Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer Headquarters

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Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer Headquarters

Every April, Peaks and Pints craft beer bar, bottle shop and restaurant in Tacoma’s Proctor District hosts the Tournament of Beer. The Tournament of Beer follows the same logic as the NCAA March Madness college basketball tournament — through a seeded bracket system, 64 themed beers battle for craft beer supremacy.

Every February, Peaks and Pints asks our patrons and the public to seed the tournament — meaning we poll people for their favorite beer under a certain theme, and thus determining seedings and matchups in the knockout bracket.

The top 64 vote getters — the cream of the hops — compete Monday through Friday at tournamentofbeer.com (forwards to peaksandpints.com) in April. Through online voting, craft beer drinkers pick daily winners until the best beer is crowned. It’s just like March Madness, only with way more alpha acids.

The IBU-to-IBU battle grand champion is then announced at the Tournament of Beer Party at Peaks and Pints. The final two beers battle live pouring from our Western red cedar tap log with the champion brewery receiving a trophy and permanent handle at Peaks and Pints through the spring and summer 2017.

The next Peaks and Pints Tournament of Beer will feature 64 American lagers brewed in Washington and Oregon battling in April 2023. Keep an eye out for the nomination solicitation in February 2020.

Peaks & Pints bartenders Bethany and Sarah Jane discuss the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs Great Eight.

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