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Brulotte Farms wins 2014 Cascade Cup


(Yakima, WA) – The Hop Quality Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to research and development of best practices for hop cultivation and processing, has announced Brulotte Farms, Inc. of Toppenish, WA as the 2013 harvest, Cascade Cup winner. The Cascade Cup is an annual award honoring hop growers whose Cascade hops demonstrate excellence in quality.The Cascade Cup was conducted during the Hop Growers of America Convention in Portland, Oregon by judges representing craft breweries and the Hop Quality Group. Out of a field of 21 cuts of dried, whole flower...

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Melvin Brewing Company wins Alpha King 2013


Congratulations to Kirk McHale of Melvin Brewing Company/Thai Me Up Restaurant for claiming the 2013 Alpha King Crown! In 2012, as a first time Alpha King entrant, Thai Me Up took the competition by storm and captured the crown with 2x4, a self-proclaimed quadruple pale ale (Imperial IPA). 2013 was no exception. In a field of 136 hop forward entries, representing more than 90 commercial craft breweries, 2x4 dominated the competition, earning top honors and taking home the crown.When asked about their winning beer, owner Jeremy Tofte touted it's clarity...

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