Enoteca – Fine Wine & Beer

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Posted by John Eckhart Posted on Sep - 19 - 2013

hoptoberfest-gnome-houblonDear Enotecans,

We have gotten a lot of inquiries about holding an Octoberfest party.  We are going to have a Fest, in October, but for our style we figured featuring incredible Hops would be a fun way to do it.  Hence Hoptoberfest.

  • Special IPAs: On Tap throughout September/October
  • Randall: Randall filled with fresh picked hop cones, adding hoppiness to a beer
  • Fresh Hop: Bottles and On Tap – full flavor without the bite
  • Beer Wars: Compare hoppy beers on tap blind, and vote for your favorite
  • When: September 19th – October 12th
  • Party: Culminating in Hoptoberfest party on Saturday, October 12th starting at 4pm
  • What’s On Tap?  We recommend signing up for Keg Tap Texts to be the first to know when very special craft hoppy beers are tapped.

Upcoming Hoptoberfest Events

  • Thursday, September 19th: Mikkeller Single Hop Beer Tasting for free.
  • Friday, September 20th: No-Li Beer Event w/ Dylan from No-Li.  Beer flight available, give-aways, and Jet Star Imperial IPA vs. Laughing Dog Devil Dog.
  • Special IPAs we may tap throughout Hoptoberfest: Ballast Point Sculpin, Green Flash Hop Odyssey Symposium IPA, Dogfish Head Hellhound on My Ale Lemon IPA, Fort George Roses on Roses IPA on Four Roses Bourbon Barrels and Rose Hips, Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA, Dogfish Head Burton Baton Barrel Aged IPA, Laughing Dog Fresh Hop IPA
  • More events: Keep in touch by email, on our website or Facebook as we will be announcing more.  Houblon Lupulis the Gnome has more adventures ahead of him.

First Hoptoberfest Beer War: Local Imperial IPAs

Starting Friday, September 20th, Jet Star vs. Devil Dog.  Come try them both *blind* and cast your vote for your favorite by flavor.  We will announce the winner via Facebook.  We’ll run this Beer War for 1 week.


One of the funnest things to do with specialty beverages is a blind tasting.  Let’s look at just the beer. Forget price and brand. Let your taste buds do the voting!

During Hoptoberfest, we will be presenting some Versus battles of Craft Beer.  The first Beer War for Hoptoberfest will be two local Imperial IPAs.  Both are On Tap and ready to try!  You will try them both and vote for your favorite.  At the end of the night we’ll tally the votes and announce the winner, and reveal which one was which.  We’ll make the announcement on our Facebook page.

Undercard Match: Gentlemen Duke It Out

These are not hoppy beers, they’re two beers made exactly the same way, but one is aged on Bourbon Barrels and the other is aged on New Oak Spirals.  Come try them both and cast your vote!


Categories: Craft Beer


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