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4th Annual IPA March Madness, tonight’s St. Paddy’s Mixology Monday!

Posted by John Eckhart Posted on Mar - 11 - 2013


Dear Enotecans,

Reminder: Other upcoming events are listed at the end of this message as well, take special notice of tonight’s St. Patrick’s Day Mixology Monday event.  Learn the WHY behind cocktail art.  We’re even learning to make Bailey’s style Irish Cream!

Special: Growler fill special price on Rogue Double Chocolate right now.  Also don’t miss the ultra-rare Sour in the Rye on tap if you’re into the tart.  Details at What’s On Tap? Stay ahead of the curve with Keg Tap Texts.

IPA March Madness – 4th Annual

It’s that time of year again!  When IPAs compete, YOU win!  We’re getting all hopped up around here.  The IPA March Madness competition will be held on Wednesday, March 27th, at 7pm at Enoteca Drinkery & Refuge. We planned this around the basketball games, so you can participate in IPA March Madness and watch the game!  This annual tasting event at Enoteca has become quite popular, we recommend getting your tickets early to ensure your space at the event.

How does it work?

The first step in IPA March Madness is to select the Elite Eight. This selection is made through the following process:

  1. Using our Facebook Poll, nominate  and vote for your favorite IPAs.
  2. Voting closes on Saturday, March 23rd.
  3. We filter the list down to only beers that we can actually get at this time.
  4. Only one beer per brewery will be represented.
  5. We source beer for the winners, and keep the actual competition list secret.

HopsOn the night of the IPA March Madness tasting, we pour the beers in blind head-to-head match-ups.  They all come out in pitchers regardless of original packaging.  You have an A glass and a B glass in front of you, and we pour each selection.  You won’t know which two beers are in your two beer glasses, and you get to vote for your favorite. This takes brand name, price, and label out of the equation. What do you really like? The loser is revealed, and the winner proceeds to the next round.

After 3 rounds of this (pouring 4 sets, then 2 sets, then 1 set) we will have an IPA March Madness Winner.  Total of 14 tastings of beer during this event!

How can I participate?

The cost for coming to the event is $20 per person. You can secure your seats here, and pay for your tickets.

Click through to buy your tickets. Purchase must be made online, and tickets are yours only when we receive payment information. No refunds or exchanges.

Bring your growlers!  We will be offering special deals on growler fill ups this night only for attendees of the event.



Upcoming Event Reminders

You can always see what’s coming up at Enoteca by seeing the calendar on our left sidebar on our newly revamped Events page.  We’re gearing up for March, it’s here, it’s Spring, and we have some incredible events planned.

Categories: Craft Beer


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