Sep 10, 2014, 9:02am EDT Updated: Sep 10, 2014, 9:42am EDT
The Crank Arm Brewery team: Dylan Selinger, top; Mike Morris, middle; Adam Eckhardt, bottom
A Triangle craft brewery, Crank Arm Brewing Co.’s IPA was named the best tasting beer among 410 entries from across the state in the North Carolina Brewers’ Cup.
Judged by 30 professional beer tasters at the event hosted by Hillsborough’s Mystery Brewing Co., Crank Arm’s Rickshaw Rye IPA took home Best in Show in the commercial beer category.
Located in the heart of the warehouse district of Raleigh, the brewery is a little over a year old and has three full-time employees, consisting of four-time Great American Beer Festival winner and Triangle brewer Michael Morris, brewery founder Adam Eckhardt, and Raleigh rickshaw driver Dylan Selinger.
According to the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild, this is the competition’s third year. The winning beers will be displayed at the Education Building during the North Carolina State Fair. The guild has a full list of winners.
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