Thursday, April 02, 2009

HopBack wins at Washington Post

Congratulations to Troegs Brewing of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Its HopBack Amber Ale has won this year's Washington Post March Beer Madness.

Nugget Nectar

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?
  • The Washington Post story here.
  • An earlier post on the competition here.
  • Caveat: I work for a northern Virginia wholesaler that distributes beers from Raven and Brooklyn Brewing.


  1. HopBack deserves the win. Great beer. Actually the Final Four are great beer.

  2. More great pub for Troegs. And deservedly so.


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