2ndshiftlogoOver 12,000 votes later, we now have a winner for the 2013 STL Hops St. Louis Beer Challenge. Ladies and gentlemen, this year’s winner is 2nd Shift Brewing’s Art of Neurosis IPA.

It was a hard-fought final match versus its brethren the 2nd Shift Brewing Katy, with a 67.7% to 32.3% final match up. It’s great to see Art of Neurosis come back this year to win it all after being runner-up last year to Schlafly’s AIPA. It’s even more exciting that newcomer Katy made it all the way to the championship round.

I hope everyone had a lot of fun with this and didn’t take it too seriously. Congrats to 2nd Shift for having two beers in the finals and we’re all winners for having so much great beer in St. Louis.