Reuben’s Brews Imperial Rye IPA has advanced to the 5th round of the National Imperial IPA Championships. In the fourth round, Reuben’s won a heated battle against itself. What does that mean? Exactly what it sounds like. Two beers from Reuben’s Brews advanced to the fourth round and found themselves pitted against each other. Now, one has moved on to the fifth round.
The Brewing News organizes these tournaments each year and breweries from across the country submit their IPAs and Imperial IPAs for the competition. The beers are organized into brackets, tournament style, and there are officially judged tasting events at select locations around the country. Beers compete in head to head competition and the winners of each round advance to the next. Eventually, a champion is crowned. Links to this year’s brackets are below.