Here’s some breaking news from Alpha Queen Linda Norton who is currently at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver:
2008 Alpha King
1st Port Brewing Hop 15, San Marcos, CA
2nd Boundary Bay IPA, Bellingham, WA
3rd Chama River March Hare IPA, Albuquerque, NM
This contest is sponsored and created by Hop Union, Yakima, WA, a major supplier of hops to craft brewers, by Brewing News, the national brewspaper, and White Labs, San Diego, a supplier of yeast to craft brewers.
Past winners of the Alpha King award have included Russian River Pliny the Elder, Midnight Sun’s Sockeye Red IPA, Boundary Bay IPA, Three Floyds Alpha King (naturally), and Oggi’s Torrey Pines IPA