Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Beer Battle for Breast Fest

The Community Tap was the site (battleground, as it were) for the first ever Battle of the Beers, a fund-raiser for BreastFest Greenville. The rules were simple: three guys (Bennie, Chris, Chad), each choosing three beers in three categories, total of nine beers to sample.

Participants voted on their favorites in each category, the guy with the most chosen selections wins! All good beers and all for a good cause, the upcoming BreastFest Greenville, scheduled for Oct. 24, 2015.

A list of the beers is available at The Tap's Facebook page. The range was very impressive; from a Belgian Tripel Karmeliet whose recipe goes back to 1679, to a Pennsylvanian Imperial IPA Hop Bomb made by Victory. Surprisingly, my top choice for the evening was a new one for me, a New Belgium/Old Berseel collaboration called Transatlantic Kriek, a wheat ale with sour cherries blended in Colorado with a Belgian-style golden lager. Tart, yet with a slightly sweet finish and of course, cherry in the nose. Delicious.

Some photos of the event, including the eventual winner:

Chris, left; Chad, Bennie, right, getting ready to pour

All proceeds benefit the upcoming BreastFest

First round of Easy Drinkers, two more rounds to go

Cate Tyson (in pink) explains her role as BreastFest co-chair

Cate prepares snacks to accompany the beer choices

Boobie cookies (baked by Cate) were a popular treat

Choosing the favorite beer is a challenge when so many good ones are offered

Cate does final tabulations

Cate announces the winner as chosen by the crowd

And the winner is.... Chris, center, for his inspired beer choices. Congrats!
Very educational evening, I sampled four new beers. Untappd was very busy last night.


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