(3) Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
(14) Old Dominion Victory Amber
These two beers face off in a match that pits a California-based, fan and GABF favorite beer against the hometown brew, Old Dominion Victory Amber. The Racer 5 IPA has won numerous awards, including two golds and two silvers at GABF with the first gold coming in 1999 and the last-one being awarded a decade later.
Old Dominion is strong in the paint with it’s big offering, THE TOWER O’ BEER, which not only intimidates both servers and those who order it but will easily dominate even the most ambitious drinkers. That said, the staying power is with the higher-seeded newcomer.
Racer 5 IPA by 10 points.