Win 2 Tix to Sold Out CT Blind Beer Awards @ Blind Rhino

16 Mar



Well, you can’t buy tickets anymore, but you can win them . . .

Update: The Winner of our contest was randomly picked and is Richard Soares. Thank you all for entering.

Our original plan was to talk about the Connecticut Blind Beer Awards as we got closer to the event taking place at The Blind Rhino on April 23. But, well, the event sold out in a week. Part of that plan was to give away a pair of tix . . . and we’re sticking with that plan! BOOM! We’re giving away two tickets to this sold out event, so you best take advantage because you can’t get these tickets anymore.

To enter, all you need to do is comment on our post here, on Instagram, or on Facebook. Just tell us: hands down, which brewery in CT makes the best IPA? That easy, that simple! The contest starts now and goes until Friday at 5 pm. From there, we’ll select a winner to snag those two highly coveted tix.

As a reminder, Ken Tuccio of the Welcome to Connecticut Podcast is hosting this event starting at 1 right at The Blind Rhino in SoNo. Ken has been in touch with 12 different CT breweries and will be providing “blind” samples of each breweries top IPA. You won’t know which beer you’re drinking or even which breweries they are from, but you’ll need to help vote for your favorite. There will also be a buffet that starts at 4 to help wash down all those hoppy suds. 

And, yes, the breweries and the winners will be revealed at the end!

For more info, check here. Good luck everyone! 

9 Responses to “Win 2 Tix to Sold Out CT Blind Beer Awards @ Blind Rhino”

  1. Amy March 18, 2016 at 8:18 am #

    Have to agree with the majority and go with NEBCO!


  2. MARLA KERWIN March 16, 2016 at 11:10 pm #

    New England Brewing Company
    Woodbridge, CT

    Pours a pale yellow color with a big, stable head.

    Offers a great, flowery lemon aroma on the nose, creating an enjoyable fruitiness from the get go. While there is not so much going on apart from the profound lemon, its multi layered richness actually convinces on its own. Truly refreshing, with a range between juicy to being crisp – very intriguing.

    Has a medium, soft mouthfeel, showcasing the beers pungent citrus greatness in a very mellowed, enjoyable fashion, while revealing enough hop oomph at the same time.

    Offers a citrus crispness right from the beginning, soothed by crackery malts and a fluffy aqueous quality. The malts turn a tad sweeter right before the swallow, which is neccessary to balance the fast evolving citraic bitterness, which remains utmost silk on the palate. Finishes clean and soft, with a dry, citrus fruitiness cutting through, establishing a juicy, long lasting aftertaste.

    Loved this, while I find it hard to describe, as this beer is entirely focussed on its citrus hoppiness, and that is said within few words. It is perfectly put together though, especially due to its smooth mouthfeel, equiping the citrus with a softness you wouldn’t be able to get from biting into an actual citrus fruit, while everything else is there. A flowery quality adds to the complexity of the citrus. A beer worth having and definitely a summer beer.


  3. MARLA KERWIN March 16, 2016 at 5:58 pm #

    New England Brewing Company for sure!!!! They make a single hop IPA called Fuzzy Baby Ducks.Sometimes your palate needs to experience something magical to understand what is truly worthwhile in life! Pours the same color as my niece’s rubber ducky at home. Good lacing and moderate head retention. Super floral. Get it when you can. It’s a must. The pour is a darker orange, bits of clear gold shining through with a decent white head and some solid lace on the glass. This is awesome. The aroma is a blast of Citra hops up front. There is a lovely leafy hop to go with the juiciness and a lovely pine bitterness on the back end. There is a ton of hop and a bittering pine resin. It’s well balanced. The flavor is interesting. There is a lot more leafy hop on the front end, and the juiciness fades. The pine and bitter resin are also relaxed as it moves over the tongue. It’s got a bit of maltiness on the back end that I don’t necessarily care for. The mouth feel is light and crisp and the carbonation is a little off. It’s light. The aftertaste is lingeringly butter zest on the finish. This is areal good IPA, and great for the summer!


  4. Ricky March 16, 2016 at 5:11 pm #

    Sea Hag. My favorite and go to beer. People sometimes hate on it but it is always a solid choice (especially at the price point). Many great IPA’s in this state, but have to go with Hag from NEBCo.


  5. uhcowboys March 16, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

    New England Brewing Company for sure but Beer’d is doing some good things with the style as well

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Joseph Fowler March 16, 2016 at 11:23 am #

    Stubborn Beauty! The Fist, Derp, and Nummy Nummy are all contenders


  7. Adrianna Robles March 16, 2016 at 10:49 am #

    Nebco hands down makes the best IPAs in CT! G-Bot is pure liquid gold.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Bill March 16, 2016 at 9:43 am #

    Two Roads!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Adam March 16, 2016 at 8:21 am #

    From G-Bot to Locust to FBD (the list can keep going) – NebCo is hands down the winner!


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