Capital Ale House is bringing back the Commonwealth’s favorite IPA event of the year, The Capital Ale House Virginia IPA Challenge.
Previously only held in Harrisonburg, this year the event will be spread across all five Capital Ale House locations as a result of popularity and demand.
Each of the locations will feature a different region of breweries in the state and welcome the IPA fans of Virginia to offer their vote and determine the best IPA the Commonwealth has to offer.
“Each year this event grows with anticipation and stronger competition. Starting with 11 breweries in 2011 and now growing to a state wide event in 2016, we are excited to see what special IPAs are created and entered in the 5th Annual Virginia IPA Challenge.” – D.J. Spiker, Capital Ale House beer buyer and lead contact for Capital Ale House Virginia IPA Challenge.
Capital Ale House encourages their loyal beer enthusiasts to visit as many of the events as they can, as each one will feature unique local beers, some brewed just for the challenge. Guests participate in a blind tasting and will be able to vote on their favorite IPA, and the finals will be held in Harrisonburg on September 17th 2016.
“With the craft beer industry booming and Virginia receiving national recognition as a beer destination, the annual Virginia IPA Challenge is our way to honor our beer drinking hop heads and recognize some of the finest ales Virginia has to offer. We are excited to offer this event in conjunction with Virginia craft beer month.” –D.J. Spiker
Downtown Richmond will be featuring the Richmond region breweries on August 6th, Midlothian will be featuring the Hampton Roads area on August 13th, Fredericksburg featuring the Northern Virginia area breweries on August 20th, Innsbrook will have the Central Virginia region on August 27th, and Harrisonburg will represent The Valley breweries on August 27th.
Last year the Virginia IPA challenge had over 40 breweries participating with Williamsburg AleWerks taking the title of best Virginia IPA. AleWerks Brewing has already agreed to defend their title in this years Capital Ale House Virginia IPA Challenge. In expanding this event we expect to see upwards of 80 different Virginia breweries to participate.
Tickets are available online at www.capitalalehouse.com under the events page. Each ticket incorporates a blind tasting of each participating regional brew at desired location event, one vote, and pint of your favorite brew of the day.
Each location will have their own Facebook event page with continuous updates of new breweries involved and opportunities to win free tickets.
Downtown Richmond (Richmond VA)
623 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Innsbrook Shoppes (Central VA)
4024-A Cox Road,
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Midlothian (Hampton Roads VA)
13831 Village Place Drive
Midlothian, Virginia 23114
Fredericksburg (Northern VA)
917 Caroline St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Harrisonburg (The Valley VA)
41-A Court Square
Harrisonburg, VA 22801