We had 15 people for this second round showdown of Left Hand vs. Odell. The usual suspects were there with a couple newbies including the new Stone Brewing Regional Rep and Mission resident Nate.
Left Hand Haystack Wheat 10 - Odell Easy Street Wheat 4 (Nate was on the phone and didn't vote)
Odell 5 Barrel Pale Ale 10 - Left Hand Jackman's Pale Ale 5
Odell Levity Amber Ale 8 - Left Hand Sawtooth 7
Odell IPA 13 - Left Hand 400 lb. Monkey 2
Left Hand Milk Stout 11 - Odell Cutthroat Porter 4
I'm a little surprised the 400 lb. Monkey didn't do better because it and the Milk Stout are the only 2 beers in the showdown that I buy every once in a while. The rest are good, but nothing special and nothing I drank last night leads me to believe anything different. That's not quite right because Easy Street Wheat was pretty awful. I don't remember it being that bad. It lost pretty badly to really old Haystack Wheat which isn't even made anymore.
Odell Myrcenary 13 - Left Hand Twin Sisters 2
In the battle of big beers Myrcenary was the big winner, but it was pretty close for me. Both beers are pretty fabulous. Odell ends up winning in our scoring system 5 - 2 and gets to move on to the finals to battle the winner of Bell's vs. Schlafly..
|The carnage we leave behind|
Thank you to the fine folks at McCoy's for hosting us once again. All photos courtesy of R. Patrick Images (more here).