Create TC and 7 Monks Taproom are happy to announce their 2nd Annual Grand Rapids IPA Challenge presented by MI LOCAL HOPS! A special thank you also to Great Lakes Malting for their support.
The IPA challenge is a local competition between TEN Grand Rapids breweries. Each brewery will produce their “Best IPA” and submit it for the event. 200 beer lovers will have the opportunity to purchase tickets, be a judge, and vote for their favorite brew anytime between 5-9pm. All tasting will be blind. At 9:30pm, an awards ceremony will take place. The winning brewery will take home a trophy and the privilege of saying that their brewery has “The Best IPA in Grand Rapids.”
Tickets are only available for advance purchase by clicking the blue button labeled “Get Tickets” located at the top of this page.
We are very excited for the following breweries to be part of this year’s event:
Arvon Brewing Co.
City Built Brewing
Founders Brewing Co.
Railtown Brewing Co.
Rockford Brewing Co.
DeHop’s Brewing Co.
The Mitten Brewing Co.
Thornapple Brewing Co.
This is an exciting and friendly competition. Our intent behind the Grand Rapids IPA Challenge is to support the quality craft beer and camaraderie amongst our area brewers by highlighting both big and small craft breweries of the Grand Rapids region.
Tickets are $40 per participant and include the following:
-10 sample tickets (one taste per beer, 3oz. pours)
-2 wild card tastings (yes, 12 total tastings)
-Greasy Spoon Smash Burger
-Rating Sheet and Voting Ballot
-Attendance at the Awards Celebration
-Chance to win a Friar’s Union Membership (Lifetime!) at 7 Monks