2018 Hophouse IPA Challenge

The seventh annual Hophouse IPA Challenge runs the entire month of January, featuring a blind tasting competition of twelve Oregon IPAs. Customers are invited to come by either Hawthorne Hophouse or 15th Avenue Hophouse to try and correctly identify the twelve beers and choose their favorite. The winner at the end of the month will become a permanent tap for the rest of 2018.

Identify six or more of the flight right and win prizes like hoodies, shirts, growlers and gift cards. Choose your favorite beer for the permanent tap for the year–past winners include Boneyard RPM IPA, Fort George Vortex, Barley Browns Pallet Jack, and Breakside IPA.

This year’s competition will bring the ability to instantly check your results from a smartphone on the website in real time. You’ll take the Challenge in the pub, get your results instantly, and either hide in shame or have bragging rights for years to come. Flights are only $12 for 12 IPA tasters.

Hawthorne Hophouse
4111 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97214

15th Ave. Hophouse
1517 Northeast Brazee St.
Portland, OR | 97212 US

Samurai Artist
Samurai Artist

Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com