THE BITTER BATTLE TO BREW THE

WORLD’S BEST HOPPY BEER.

THE BITTER BATTLE TO BREW THE

WORLD’S BEST HOPPY BEER.

What Is

Alpha King

The history of the Alpha King Challenge dates back to more than two decades ago, when hop and brewing industry veterans Ralph Olson and Bill Owens shared the idea of finding the hoppiest beer in America. Ralph Olson was the original owner and general manager of hop supplier Hopunion, which eventually evolved to form Yakima Chief Hops. Bill Owens was a brewer at Buffalo Bill’s Brewery and the publisher at American Brewer Magazine. He is also credited for creating the first craft IPA in 1987.

RULE 1

COMMERCIAL BEER ONLY

ALL BEER MUST BE BREWED BY, AND AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE THROUGH, A COMMERCIAL BREWERY.

RULE 2

ONE ENTRY PER BREWERY

ALL COMPETITORS ARE LIMITED TO ONE ENTRY PER LICENSED BREWERY, NOT PER BREWERY LOCATION.

RULE 3

NO BARLEY WINES

RULE 4

60 IBU MINIMUM

Upcoming

Events

The Reigning

King

The Reigning

King

RYAN TORRES

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