Troeg's rep Pete Shovwalter pours HopBack's bigger brother --Nugget Nectar--
fresh from a cask at a recent festival.
Thirty-two beers, sourced from across the US, were winnowed down in a bracket-style blind-judging competition. Although the beers were sourced from across the US, the Final Four consisted only of beers from the East Coast: Troegs, Baltimore's Raven Special Lager, and New York's Ommegang Hennepin and Brooklyn Brown. Freshness counts?