Bale Breaker's Bottomcutter IIPA won gold for Imperial IPA in Sip Northwest Magazine's sixth annual Best of the Northwest issue. This collector’s edition showcases the winners of the grand tasting competition from wine, beer, spirits and cider, along with top Northwest beverage trends, locally focused restaurant and bars, upright industry influencers and more.
An open call for submissions last spring drafted more than 530 entries from wine, 263 beers, 114 from spirits and 130 ciders. The magazine recruited an accomplished, qualified group of nearly 80 of the Northwest’s premier palates to assess and determine the top four, plus Judges’ Picks, in each respective beverage category. Together, SipNorthwest and the judging panels built a comprehensive listing of medaled winners to add to readers’ liquor cabinets, beer fridges, wine cellars and cider coolers.
BEST IMPERIAL IPA
Double Gold: Sumerian Brewing Co. Hopruption || $12/12oz 6-pack
Gold: Bale Breaker Brewing Co. Bottomcutter || $12/12oz 6-pack
Silver: Cloudburst Brewing Plays Well With Others || $7/16oz draft
Bronze: Fremont Brewing Brother || $13/12oz 6-pack
Posted October 06, 2017