What exactly lead to a panel beer test at a recent birthday party is too long of a story to get into, though sufficient to say, we gathered six people to try a wide array of beers to find a winner. The main goal was to wean one of the participants off Kokanee Gold. If we succeeded or not is unknown, but the results of the beer-off was surprising, particularly seeing most of the jurors didn’t consider themselves “beer people.”
|Dogfish H. |
|Red Hook |
|N.L. Crystal |
|Black Butte |
1. Rogue Chocolate Stout
2. Laughing Dog
3. Red Hook ESB (#1 in the tie breaker)
3. Black Butte Porter (#2 in the tie breaker)
3. Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA (#3 in the tie breaker)
3. Kokanee Gold (#4 in the tie breaker)
7. Northern Light Crystal Bitter
8. Bud Light
The science here is questionable, obviously. But it’s interesting to see how a wide array of people with different interest in beer judge a wide array of beer, and kind of surprising seeing the Rogue on top. What does it all mean? Probably nothing. But it’s a good excuse to drink beer.
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