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​The Fourth Annual IPA challenge, presented by MI Local Hops is a local competition between 10 Traverse City breweries. Each brewery will produce their “Best IPA”. 200 beer lovers will be a judge and choose their favorite brew. All tastings will be blind. Ticket holders will know the description of the beer, ABV, and other facts, but the brewery will remain confidential.

The TC Ale Trail, Create TC and The Little Fleet are happy to announce the Fourth Annual IPA Challenge presented by MI LOCAL HOPS! The official kick-off event of Traverse City Beer Week.

The IPA challenge is a local competition between TEN 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, owner 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. We are excited to add Earthen Ales and Monkey Fist Brewing into the competition!"

All 10Traverse City breweries are participating in the event including;

The Filling Station Microbrewery

The Workshop Brewing Company

Brewery Ferment

North Peak Brewing Company

Old Mission Beer Co.(@ Jolly Pumpkin)

Brewery Terra Firma

Right Brain Brewery

Earthen Ales

Monkey Fist Brewing Co.

Rare Bird Brewpub

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

$25 Early Bird tickets available until October 12
$30 Tickets available October 12-November 9.
$35 at the door

Available online at mynorthtickets.com

Venue Information

448 E Front St
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 288-7676
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Organizer Information

TC Ale Trail, LLC


129 E Front St
Traverse City, MI 49684

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