When we set out to see what Connecticut’s favorite IPAs were, we had no idea that so many people would vote. By the end of Thursday there were almost 1,000 votes…quite an impressive number. While New England Brewing Co’s Gandhi-Bot took the lead from the start, Shebeen’s Black Hops IPA quickly dominated, followed by Willimantic’s VEG IPA overcoming them all. Then, in an amazing show of unison, IPA lovers voted for Beer’d Brewing’s Grove Stand Double IPA.
And, that leads us to the winners! While your favorite CT IPA might not have placed how you wanted, take this as a sign a from the beer gods. They want you to check out these breweries and try their brews. It’s always cool to try new things.
Awesome IPADay banner from The Drink Nation
August 1. It’s a day each year when we pause to remember the brilliant men who loaded hops into beer to preserve it on a long voyage on ships to India. We salute you, o’ brave and tenacious travelers. And, we thank you! Your invention far surpasses the usefulness of things such as wheels, pulleys, levels, and even filtered water.
Yes, it’s on this day when we profess our love of IPAs! Say it loud, say it proud: I drink India Pale Ales! And, to help you fuel up this day, we’re providing you with a list of IPAs made locally that you should try. Also, please vote below by Thursday (8/8) for your favorite CT IPA. We’ll announce a first, second, third, and OmNomCT choice winner next Friday, 8/9.