This past Tuesday night we reported live from the Firkin-Firkin Throwdown at Elysian Cap. Hill. The event feature a head-to-head showdown between Washington brewers and California brewers to determine who makes the better cask-conditioned beer. Well, at least amongst the breweries and beer represented in the competition. Winners were determined in each category (IPA, Porter, Stout, etc). Each voter also got to vote for one state – the “overall” vote. There was also a best-in-show category.
Here are the results. Interpret them as you may.
|Style||Votes||WA Brewery||Votes||CA Brewery|
|IPA||35||Big Time||94||Firestone Walker|
|2x IPA||77||Boundary Bay||54||Pizza Port|
|Pale||74||Walking Man||37||Sierra Nevada|
|Scotch||85||Silver City||39||Bear Republic|
|Specialty||23||Ram Northgate||90||21st Ammendment|
Overall Fav. State
75 Washington, 45 California
21 Votes-Stone Russian Imperial on Oak
19 Votes- Silver City Fat Woody
19 Votes- Firestone Walker Union Jack
18 Votes Boundary Bay 2x IPA