Deschutes' Hop Henge Wins Concordia Cup

Concordia Ale House just announced that Deschutes will be representing Oregon at this winter’s Beer Brawl IV in February thanks to a blind tasting win by the brewery’s Hop Henge Experimental Batch #8 Imperial IPA.

The Concordia Cup was held from July 29-August 2 between 12 Oregon breweries.  Other top vote getters include runner-up Hopworks Urban Brewery’s Ace of Spades, third place finisher Widmer’s Deadlift IIPA. In fourth place was Rogue I2PA, in fifth was Double Mountain’s Molten Lava, and tying for sixth was Ninkasi’s Tricerahops and Caldera’s Hopportunity Knocks. The gap between Deschutes and Hopworks was a close one. Of 579 taster trays samples, the difference between first and second place was a mere six votes.

This win is the third consecutive Concordia Cup for Deschutes brewer Cam O’Connor. Congratulations, Cam!

The contestants in order on taster tray:

1. Hopworks Ace of Spades 2nd Place

2. Laurelwood Green Mammoth

3. Deschutes Hop Henge Exp.Batch #8 1st Place

4. Ninkasi Tricerahops Tie 6th place

5. Cascade Imperial IPA

6. Terminal Gravity Imperial IPA

7. Rogue I2PA 4th Place

8. Silver Moon Hoptagon

9. Double Mountain Molten Lava 5th place

10.Widmer Deadlift 3rd Place

11.Caldera Hoppertunity Knocks Tie 6th Place

12.Beer Valley Leafer Madness