Shocker: tiny Wyoming brewery wins Alpha King 2012 challenge

thai me up brewery round logo(Denver, CO) – Thai Me Up Restaurant and Brewery put the small town (pop: 9,957) of Jackson, Wyoming, on the map on Friday afternoon.

The brewery won the prestigious annual Alpha King Challenge, held at Rock Bottom Denver during GABF week, with its 2X4 Imperial IPA. The Hopunion-sponsored contest pits dozens of brewers against each other for the title of “the holy grail of well-balanced and drinkable, yet highly-hopped ales.”

168 beers were entered into the competition. Stone Enjoy by 11.09.12 IPA took second place while Alpine Bad Boy IPA took third. H/T to Nathan Smith for tweeting out the winners.

Pizza Port won the competition last year.

On an unrelated note, the Great American Beer Festival awards will be held on Saturday morning.


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