Your favorite breweries from around the Triangle are paired with one of our corporate teams to make a custom beer for Hops for Hope. Our 2018 event was on Saturday, September 22 at the Raleigh Beer Garden. More than 1,000 guests joined us to taste all of the one-of-a-kind brews and vote for their favorite for the People’s Choice Award. Participants also competed for Critics’ Choice, Brewers’ Choice, Most Creative, along with fundraising awards. Breweries are no longer limited to the cask format and should present their beer in two half-barrel kegs. The more beer the merrier! Participating breweries should download the Brewery Information Sheet and submit the online Brewery Commitment Form. Please contact Lori Smith at email@example.com or 984.465.0483 for more information.
2018 BEER AWARD WINNERS
Critics’ Choice Beer
1st Place: Little City Brewing and Little & Bonitz
2nd Place: Vicious Fishes & Piranha Club
3rd Place: The Glass Jug Beer Lab & Chiesi
Brewers’ Choice Beer
1st Place: Crank Arm & Citrix
2nd Place: Neuse River & UNC/Rex
3rd Place: Lonerider & INE, Inc.
Top Fundraising Team
First Place: Dude Solutions & Trophy
Second Place: UNC/Rex & Neuse River
Third Place: Clark Nexsen & Kimley-Horn and Oak City Brewing Co.
People’s Choice Beer
1st Place: Neuse River Brewing Co. & UNC/Rex
2nd Place: Gizmo Brew Works & Personify Search
3rd Place: Barrel Culture & Samange