Saturday, April 3, 2010

Rye Pale Ale Repeats

Il Vicino's Malt Madness tournament, pitting the brewery's best beers in a head to head taste test, has found a winner. And thankfully, it's not Duke. I hate Duke. I had a homeroom teacher in 10th grade who's husband went to Duke, and she was always going on about how great a school it was. And she had an ugly perm hairdo that somehow made it all worse. But she didn't win Il Vicino's tournament either. For the second year in a row, Rye Pale Ale comes out on top, surprisingly beating out Elsa's Hop Elixir. I wrote that the tournament was of the brewery's best beers, but conspicuously missing was Hopgoblin IPL, which was the champion of the 2009 NM IPA Challenge. It would have been interesting to see how it would have fared in the tournament. I was going to say congrats to Il Vicino for the victory, but since all the tournament beers are their brews, they win no matter what. Good. Anybody but Duke.

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