Welcome to the vote down of the 3rd Annual Sore Eye Cup! The search for San Diego’s best regularly produced craft beer continues and now it’s your turn to voice your opinion. We will honor the winning craft beer with an actual cup (over 64oz capacity)! At the announcement party we’ll fill it up with the winning beer and the winning brewery will drink from the cup right then, as is tradition! The winners can then bask in the glory of victory and have bragging rights for an entire year!
Beers nominated must are brewed here in San Diego County by a recognized brewery. They are beers the brewery makes year round; seasonal, special versions, one offs and casks are not allowed in this contest.
Voting has completed! Thank you to everyone that participated! Due to an unprecedented tie for 10th, we will have 11 finalist beers move on to the judging round!
Ladies and gentleman, your 2015, Sore Eye Cup Finalists!
- Apprentice by Societe
- Pupil by Societe
- Duet by Alpine
- Pure Hoppiness by Alpine
- .394 by AleSmith
- Speedway Stout (first Sore Eye Cup winner) by AleSmith
- Grapefruit Sculpin by Ballast Point
- Oatmeal Stout by Benchmark
- Table Beer by Benchmark
- Black House by Modern Times
- 2am Bike Ride by Fall
Congratulations to everyone that made the finals. We’ll be judging the beers very soon!
Join us on August 23rd, 3pm, at Toronado for the announcement party!
38 thoughts on “The 3rd Annual Sore Eye Cup Vote Down”
Mosaic Session by Karl Strauss
Peanut Butter Milk Stout
how can I vote.. I want to vote for Peanut Butter Milk Stout by Belching Beaver..
I figured it out!! y..
Fenris and Blunderbuss by Barrel Harbor!
Pupil by Societe.
The belching beaver peanut butter stout for me please!
so many great beers, hard to pick ONE!
You don’t have to! You can vote for 5 different beers, each day. Support all your favorites.
Zumbar stout, pure and simple ipa, Brewers special brown ale, boo koo ipa and peanut butter milk stout by be.
belching beaver pb milk stout
How were these beers “Nominated?” was there a poll we missed or a selection committee somehow?
Beers were nominated by the public and are still open. Nominations started on June 5th. I accept any beer that is regularly produced by a craft beer brewery in San Diego County. Beers are nominated by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or tweeting me (@mkbain), using the #SoreEyeCup hashtag. Feel free to nominate your favorite if you don’t see it on the list!
How can I feel confident that my daily votes are being counted? I don’t want to screw up voting and have my votes not count. This is only my second day voting but both days I chose PB Milk Stout among others. Will those cheating affect my votes? :/
Your votes are definitely being counted. Each vote reports the IP address of your device. Those that are cheating are easily seen when the same IP address shows in the voting records 10 times in a row. By the way, I’m very confident PB Milk Stout will make the finals with the awesome support it has from legitimate voters such as yourself! Cheers!
Thank you for taking the time to respond. I truly appreciate this. 🙂
Why was the Belching Beaver beers that were on here yesterday removed??? Seems like the guy in charge of this site is the one cheating by removing the option to vote for the two beer, hop hwy and Pb stout.
While I respect everyone’s right to have their opinion, I assure you I’m running this contest with the highest ethical standards. The Belching Beaver beers were removed at the request of the brewery. Unfortunately, a few overzealous fans have caused this to happen. Thank you for your participation, and cheers!
Thats odd, which individual asked you to remove the beer? Im familiar with almost everyone there.
Out of respect for the brewery, I’ve disclosed all I will publicly. It’s a bit of a bummer but I’m going to honor their wishes.
Because nobody likes you Jake. So it had to be taken down.
Ha! Let’s not go down this type of path. It was the brewery’s prerogative to be included or not.
2AM Bike Ride! Is there even a question?
Yes, especially when judged blind! I can’t wait to see what the judges think this year!
2AM Bike Ride- Fall
Thanks, voting is closed but I appreciate your support for an amazing beer. Come to the announcement party to see who wins!