In April 2022, Peaks and Pints will host the Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers. Chosen through the nomination process below, the top 64 vote getters — the real lagers of genius — will compete Monday-Friday on our website April 8-30. Through online voting, Washington and Oregon pale lager drinkers will pick daily winners until the best lager in the Northwest is crowned. It’s just like March Madness, only with way more burps. The crispy boi battle grand champion will be announced at the Tournament of Beers Party April 30 at Peaks and Pints in Tacoma’s Proctor District. The final two lagers will battle live pouring from Peaks and Pints’ Western red cedar tap log with the champion brewery receiving a permanent handle at Peaks and Pints through the spring and summer.
First, we need you to help select the 64 lagers that should be included in the tournament. Favorites or underdogs, American or International, barley or corn/rice adjuncts, it’s all the same — as long as the lager falls under the BJCP Style Guide Category 1A American Light Lager, 1B American Lager, 2A International Pale Lager, and the brewery is recognized by the Washington Beer Commission or Oregon Brewers Guild.
In the end, brewers have one chance to ferment their lager with bottom-fermenting yeast at cold temperatures that can take the prize. What is the best regular lager in the Northwest? Vote for your three favorite regular lagers brewed in Washington and Oregon below, maybe win a $25 Peaks & Pints gift card, then look for the first round of Tournament of Beer: Northwest Lagers voting April 8 at tournamentofbeer.com.
After you nominate your favorite Northwest lagers scroll to the bottom of the survey and click “DONE.” Cheers!