Portland based Lompoc Brewing’s C Sons Greetings Winter IPA has taken the crown in a field of sixteen winter ale contenders. Venti’s Taphouse customers spent the better part of the winter comparing four beer taster trays, with a winner emerging from each round. The four winners went to the finals two weeks ago: Lompoc, Seven Brides, Fort George and Anderson Valley each had a beer in the finals, but only one could emerge the winner. C Sons Greetings is a Winter-ized version of their C Note IPA with a maltier base malt to make the beer more of a winter style.
Many thanks to our thirsty Taphouse customers who voted enthusiastically and consumed twenty kegs of winter ale in pursuit of a winner. The course of winter is winding down, though there’s still a little chill in the air. The Taphouse will be tapping one last keg of winter ale and then it’ll be all over until the late fall when the holiday/winter beers return.