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The TC Ale Trail, Michigan Hop Alliance, MI Local Hops, Drink My Brewcast and Create TC are happy to announce the Third Annual IPA Challenge!

The IPA challenge is a local competition between eight Traverse City breweries. Each brewery will produce their “Best IPA” and submit it for the event. 200 beer lovers will have the opportunity to get tickets and be a judge and choose their favorite brew. All tasting will be blind. Ticket holders will know the description of the beer, ABV, and other facts, but the brewery will remain confidential. At 9pm an awards ceremony will take place. The winning brewery will take home a trophy and the privilege of saying their brewery has “The Best IPA in Traverse City”

Troy Daily, co-founder of the TC Ale Trail™ is excited about the event “The IPA Challenge has become an exciting and friendly competition. It's really great to see the breweries coming together and showcasing their individual styles, bringing their best."

All eight Traverse City breweries are participating in the event including; The Filling Station Microbrewery, The Workshop Brewery, Brewery Ferment, North Peak Brewing Company, Old Mission Beer Co.(at Jolly Pumpkin), Brewery Terra Firma and Right Brain Brewery. Rare Bird Brewpub has a limiting license and will be collaborating with The Filling Station to brew an IPA just for the event.

There will be VIP tickets available. This will guarantee you a seat, table service, snacks and other amenities. Limited seats are available!

Earlier Event: October 29
Later Event: November 14
TC Craft Beer Week