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Rock Bottom Brewery - Denver Downtown 
1001 16th St Mall #A-100
 
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THE BATTLE BEGINS

Friday, October 4, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM MDT
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Nicol Sloon 
Yakima Chief Hops 
509.453.4792 
alphaking@yakimachief.com 

ALPHA KING CHALLENGE 2019
The bitter battle to be America's next best hoppy beer

Rock Bottom - Denver Downtown, October 4, 2019 - 1:00 - 4:00 pm.

REGISTRAION IS NOW CLOSED: FULL

Behold the ultimate competition for highly hopped American beers.

Since 1999, the Alpha King Challenge has crowned the most well-balanced and drinkable beers with 60 IBUs or more -- the top IPAs and DIPAs on the market. Founded by Yakima Chief Hops and 3 Floyds Brewing, the competition is named for 3 Floyds' flagship Alpha King American Pale Ale. Past winners include some of the biggest names in craft beer, including several of the best beers in America, according to a Zymurgy magazine survey.

The Alpha King Challenge is limited to 150 entries and will be judged by a team of brewers, industry experts and veteran beer writers during Great American Beer Festival.

While many will contend, there can be only one.

  • All beer must be brewed by, and available for purchase through, a commercial brewery
  • Maximum 1 entry per licensed brewery
  • No Barley Wines
  • Suggested minimum 60 IBUs

Instructions

  • Register using the link below beginning Monday, August 12, 2019.  
  • Registration will be limited to 150 entries. 
  • CHANGE FOR 2019: ONE ENTRY PER BREWERY, not per brewery location.
  • Once your enrollment has been confirmed, shipments will be accepted September 19 - 26, 2019.
  • We are no longer accepting beer the day of the event. It will need to come through our facility and Yakima Chief Hops will handle distribution to Rock Bottom. 
  • NO BEER WILL BE ACCEPTED AT ROCK BOTTOM BREWERY.
  • Either bottles/cans: 6 x 12 oz, 4 x 16 oz, or 3 x 22 oz (no growlers) 
  • Include one copy of your registration confirmation to:

Yakima Chief Hops
Attn: Alpha King Challenge
227 South Front Street
Yakima, WA 98902

 Phone: 800.952.4873 x 179
E-mail: alphaking@yakimachief.com

Shipments will only be accepted between September 19 - 26, 2019.
Please do not hand carry or ship any entries to Rock Bottom.
Late entries may be disqualified.