Concordia Cup Crowns Deschutes Brewery & Cam O’Conner As Beer Brawl IV (2011) Oregon Captain

image of Deschutes' "Portland" Brewery Head Brewer Cam O'Connor courtesy of's Flickr page Portland, OR – The glasses empty, the livers punished, the results tallied, and folks hopefully third times a charm. For the third time in a row Deschutes brewery has been picked to represent Oregon in the Beer Brawl. Under the magical hands of head brewer Cam O’Conner you decided that Hop Henge Experimental Batch #8 was the best of the Concordia Cup.

This year’s Oregon Concordia Cup wasn’t without its drama as the event was once again tied with only a few hours remaining. But, after tallying up 579 taster trays, Hop Henge Experimental Batch #8 came out on top by only 6 votes. The unfortunate second place vote went to none other than Hopworks’ Ace of Spade 100 IBU monster.

So without much more celebration let’s reveal to those who was who on the taster tray.

  1. Hopworks Ace of Spades 2nd
  2. Laurelwood’s Green Mammoth
  3. Hop Henge Experimental Batch #8 1st
  4. Ninkasi Tricerahops T6th
  5. Cascade Imperial IPA
  6. Terminal Gravity Imperial IPA
  7. Rogue's I2PA 4th
  8. Silver Moon’s Hop-tygon
  9. Double Mountain’s Molten Lava 5th
  10. Widmer’s Deadlift Imperial 11. 3rd
  11. Caldera's Hopportunity Knocks T6th
  12. Beer Valley’s Leafer Madness

Don’t want to wait for next year’s Beer Brawl, you can stop into the Alehouse around September 15th (thru the 19th) for “Name That Beer”!

Congrats to Deschutes and Cam, cya next February!

About Concordia Alehouse

Since opening in 2004, Concordia Ale House’s impressive beer selection has made it a favorite destination among connoisseurs. We offer 22 rotating draught beers and over 150 bottles every day, as well as a full bar and large liquor selection.  Two-dollar Tuesdays are an ideal time to sample the options, with 20 two-dollar bottles from noon to midnight.

We also serve tasty lunch and dinner daily (kids are welcome in the dining room until 9 p.m.) and brunch on weekends. Stop in for happy hour—from 3pm to 5pm Monday through Friday and extended on Monday and Thursdays during NFL games—for great menu deals. And our late-night menu, available from 10pm to close every night, features an expanded array of discounted vittles. Check out our Monday Night Football and dinner specials, too.

There’s no shortage of entertainment at the Ale House. We broadcast Monday Night Football and other must-see sports on two 50-inch flat-screen TVs and offer free pool all the time. You’ll also find your favorite games:

  • Pinball—including the Family Guy and Cactus Canyon
  • Video games—Golden Tee 2009 Golf, Silver Strike Bowling, 27-in-one sit-down retro game and touchscreen JVL Bar Game
  • Video Poker
  • Keno

source, Concordia Alehouse


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