stlhopswikiAfter starting with 64 beers, we’re now down to two. It seems only fitting that two hoppy beers make it into the finals of the STL Hops Beer Challenge.

Beginning today, Schlafly’s American IPA will be taking on 2nd Shift Brewing’s Art of Neurosis IPA. Both of these beers have taken their lumps in the tournament, but are definitely two of the best beers that have graced our market in the past year.

Schlafly AIPA did a number in the last round on its brother, the APA. It was a crushing defeat for APA which made it to the finals back in 2009 and was a champion in 2010. 2nd Shift definitely had a tough battle last round with Civil Life Brewing’s American Brown putting up a good fight. I expect Civil Life to do well in this tournament for many years to come.

So, it’s time to pick your favorite hoppy beer. The winner will be announced on Thursday, April 5th. Go out and vote for your favorites!

Round Dates:
Championship – Mon Apr 2

So, good luck to everyone and have fun! (If you can’t see the poll below, click on this link to visit the website hosting it.)