Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs nominations open

Ron Swarner

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Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs nominations open

In April 2021, Peaks and Pints will host the Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs. Chosen through the nomination process below, the top 64 vote getters — DIPA slam dunkers — will compete Monday-Friday on our website April 2-24. Through online voting, Washington and Oregon double IPA drinkers will pick daily winners until the best double IPA in the Northwest is crowned. It’s just like March Madness, only with way more fermentable sugars. The IBU-to-IBU battle of the DIPAs’ grand champion will be announced at the Tournament of Beers Party April 24 at Peaks and Pints in Tacoma’s Proctor District. The final two double IPAs 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 DIPAs that should be included in the tournament. Favorites or underdogs, clean or hazy, West Coast style hop bombs or East Coast haze craze doubles, it’s all the same — as long as the beer falls under the BJCP Style Guide Category 22A Double IPA and the brewery is recognized by the Washington Beer Commission or Oregon Brewers Guild.

In the end, brewers have one chance to drop hops in the boil or secondary fermentation that can take the prize. What is the best double IPA in the Northwest?

Vote for your top three Washington and Oregon double IPAs before midnight Sunday, Feb. 21. We’ll randomly select a ballot to win a $25 Peaks and Pints gift card.

And look for the first round of Tournament of Beer: NW Double IPAs voting April 2 at tournamentofbeer.com.