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Revealing the Beers from Scion’s Blind and Bitter: Hop Face-Off

On behalf of Scion RestaurantCrios Modern MexicanWhole Foods Georgetown, and all of us here at DCBeer, I want to thank everyone who came out last night to the Blind and Bitter: Hop Face-Off, part of DC Beer Week 2013.

I'm pleased to announce that Evolution Brewing Company's beers won them a permanent draft line at Scion/Crios last night! In second and third place respectively were Oskar Blues Brewing Company and Founders Brewing Company. Thanks to all twelve breweries for bringing such amazing beers to the event!

So many people came out to try out this kind of quirky idea of blindly ordering and drinking beer. We're glad folks had such a great time. As promised, here's the list of beers from last night revealed, along with the tasting notes we used to describe them. Cheers!

Beers at Scion are 1-12, Beers at Crios are 13-24

  1. Uinta Hop Notch (grapefruit, mango, piney)
  2. Flying Dog Raging Bitch (herbal, citrus, spicy)
  3. Oskar Blues Deviant Dale's (grapefruit, earthy, resin)
  4. Founders All-Day IPA (fresh cut grass, citrus, crisp)
  5. Victory Hop Devil (grapefruit, spicy, bold)
  6. Elysian Loser (mango, pineapple, crisp)
  7. Port City Monumental (floral, citrus, caramel)
  8. Bell's Midwestern Pale (floral, herbal, biscuit)
  9. DC Brau Corruption (resin, spruce, earthy)
  10. Evolution Lot 6 (troical fruit, citrus, bold)
  11. Boulevard Single Wide (citrus, caramel, dry)
  12. Ballast Point Sculpin (grapefruit, citrus, smooth)
  13. Boulevard Pop-up IPA (pineapple, mango, biscuit)
  14. Uinta Wyld (citrus, fresh cut grass, caramel)
  15. Oskar Blues G'Knight (pineapple, mango, resin)
  16. Port City Essential Pale Ale (clementines, piney, bread)
  17. Elysian Immortal (pineapple, citrus, bright)
  18. Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA (citrus, piney, fresh cut grass)
  19. Evolution Lot 3 IPA (floral, citrus, herbal)
  20. Founders Red's RyePA (grapefruit, citrus, spicy)
  21. Victory 4 Bock (floral, honey, earthy, spicy)
  22. Ballast Point Big Eye (pineapple, tangerine, fresh cut grass)
  23. Bell's Two Hearted (grapefruit, piney, balanced)
  24. DC Brau Everyday Junglist (mandarin orange, grapefruit, toast)

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