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Dragoon Wins Tucson’s Best Beer 2nd Year in a Row

English: Hotel Congress, Tucson
English: Hotel Congress, Tucson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sounds like a great event…Congratulations to Dragoon Brewery

 from the press release

TUCSON, ARIZ (September 25, 2013) – Dragoon Brewery keeps their bragging rights for the second year in a row!

 On Friday, September 20, the people of Tucson once again voted Dragoon Brewery’s India Pale Ale the “Best Overall Beer” at Born & Brewed: Tucson’s Beer Cup at Hotel Congress.

After over 400 beer lovers casted their votes at the sold out event, Dragoon was the clear winner, having defended their title against other local breweries: Barrio, Nimbus, Borderlands, Sentinel Peak, Thunder Canyon, Ten 55, and The Address Brewing Co. –  who all did their best to appeal to the masses.

Dragoon was presented with the official Beer Cup, which will be inscribed with their name and the year, and will keep their handle in the Tap Room at Hotel Congress for an additional year.

The competition for “Best Specialty Beer” was close – but Borderlands Brewery (also for the second time) managed to eke out a victory, coming down to the last few votes to determine their Citrana Wild Ale as the winner.  The Citrana Wild Ale will be the featured holiday beer on tap at Hotel Congress and Maynards.

Dave’s Electric Brewery from Bisbee and Four Peaks from Phoenix also shared samples of their standout beers, but were not eligible to be part of the locals-only competition.

Home to the historic hotel, Cup Café restaurant, famous Club Congress, and beautiful Copper Hall banquet venue, the Hotel Congress is at the center of Downtown Tucson’s history and nightlife. For more details, call (520) 622-8848 or visit the website.

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