A Final Four of Hoppy Pours at Kraftwork

kw_staffPicks_webTonight, Tuesday, March 24th,Kraftwork is hosting its monthly Staff Picks. This month’s theme is “The Final Four of Hoppy Beer.” The event is a blind tasting competition to decide which region of the United States produces the best hoppy beer.

Representing the East: Victory Dirt Wolf

Representing the West: Firestone Walker Union Jack

Representing the South: Terrapin Hopsecutioner

Representing the Midwest: Great Lakes Chillwave


In the first round, customers will receive a six ounce pour of each of the four beers, with region A facing off against region B and Region C squaring off against region D. Customers will be tasting the beers blind.

After guests pick their two winners of the first round you will receive another six ounce pour of each of their two finalists, setting up a personal championship. A final-six ounce pour will be received as “One Shining Moment” plays in the background.

At the end of the evening the Kraftwork staff will tally which beer takes the title. Those who have picked the ultimate champion will have their bracket chosen at random and that person will receive a $30 gift card to Kraftwork.

Kraftwork’s  kitchen is also getting in on the fun, putting together a special menu that shows off the best of each region:

From the East: Foie Gras & Cheesesteak Spring Rolls
gruyere, balsamic-cippolini onion compote and foie gras sauce

From the West: Charred Octopus Street Tacos
Corn tortillas, avocado-pineapple salsa, fresh radish, sea urchin vinaigrette

From the South: “Hot Chicken” Wings
Toasted brioche, hot sauce, ranch, pickled celery

From the Midwest: Short Rib Poutine
Truffle beef gravy, beecher’s cheese curds, caramelized onion crème fraiche, frites

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