Almost 10000 votes later, we now have a winner for the STL Hops St. Louis Beer Challenge. Ladies and gentlemen, this year’s winner is the Schlafly’s American IPA.

It was a hard-fought final match versus the 2nd Shift Brewing’s Art of Neurosis IPA, with a 67.1% to 32.9% final match-up. AIPA was a juggernaut all the way through the tournament, which isn’t that surprising as it’s always one of the most talked about beers on STL Hops. It’s especially exciting as this beer should be hitting store shelves very soon. Talk about a good way to celebrate a win!

I hope everyone had a lot of fun with this and didn’t take it too seriously. Congrats to all of the contestants and thanks again for giving us some great beer in St. Louis.