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4th Annual March Madness: the Great IPA Challenge

March 19, 2019 - April 8, 2019

Each year, the team at beergarden takes on the team at Tap & Growler to find the best IPA around. With the current always changing in the tides of preferred IPA styles, this year we have modified the structure of this event to allow the styles to compete first with themselves and then against each other. Your vote decides the fate of IPA.

This 3 week event features blind flights of four, comprising the Sweet 16 IPAs with the four corners of the bracket containing 4 of the most hype and delicious styles of IPA:  Tropical, Hazy, Brut and West Coast. Cast your vote for the tastiest brews in a blind taste off from March 19- March 31!

This is not a one stop shop! You will need to visit both beergarden and Tap & Growler to vote for all 4 corners of the Sweet 16. We’ll tell you what is included in each category, but you will NOT KNOW which is which.

Beergarden- Tropical IPA Blind Taste-Off Flight:
Hop Valley Brewing Co. Citrus Mistress IPA
Flat Tail Brewing Grapefruit Pulp Action IPA
Manifest Beer Company Juice Box Hero IPA
pFriem Family Brewers Citrus Zest IPA

Beergarden- West Coast IPA Blind Taste-Off Flight:
Worth Brewing Stratta IPA
Sunriver Brewing Co. Lateral Thinking IPA
Ruse Brewing Three Worlds IPA
ColdFire Brewing Company Kite String IPA

Tap & Growler- Hazy IPA Blind Taste-Off Flight:
Revision Brewing Co. Hi, Juno IPA
Breakside Brewery What Rough Beast IPA
Block 15 Brewing Co. Dab Lab: Juice Joint IPA
The Wheel Apizza Pub Haze for Daze IPA

Tap & Growler- Brut IPA Blind Taste-Off Flight:
Migration Brewing Company Frizzante IPA
Pelican Brewing Co./ Sunriver Brewing Co. Brut Lupis
Double Mountain Brewery Champagne Brut IPA
Von Ebert Brewing Brut IPA

The Final 4 will take place at PublicHouse April 1- April 8. The favorite IPA from each category will move on to the final 4, and the voting will continue until we have a winner.

Pick up a Madness 19 passport at any of the 3 locations, and try each one of the flights to receive a stamp. Once you’ve completed the entire flight series, turn your passport into PublicHouse. You’ll be entered to win one of 4 raffle packages, including gift certificates to the pubs and food purveyors as well as Final Four Schwag!


March 19, 2019
April 8, 2019
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Tap & Growler Taproom
207 E 5th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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