Last Saturday, at Quad AleHouse, nearly one hundred people witnessed history as Oatmeal Stout from Benchmark Brewing Company was crowned the champion of the 5th Annual Sore Eye Cup! The ravenous, San Diego indie beer fans and industry members, were elated to see Matt and Rachael (owners of Benchmark, pictured above) drink from the mighty depths of the new Cup!
Benchmark, who’s motto is “Beer flavored beer!”, has placed highly in past years and I am beyond stoked they finally took home the Cup! Here’s the official description of Oatmeal Stout:
Rich and creamy, this beer is a mouthful that can satisfy any beer lover. The flavor is chocolaty, roasty, and reminiscent of coffee with cream. The oatmeal provides a luscious body while the roasted character helps create a clean finish. This stout has been called “life changing” and at 4.8%ABV you can tuck in.
Located at 6190 Fairmount Avenue Suite G. San Diego, CA 92120, just a few blocks from Home Depot, with big “Craft Beer Here” flags at their driveway, their tasting room is an inviting atmosphere to enjoy all their excellent offerings. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to stay up to date and watch out for details of their soon to be Bay Park tasting room! Visit them soon for your chance to see the Sore Eye Cup in all its glory.
Thank you Quad AleHouse for being a great host of the party! An even bigger thank you to TapCraft LLC for being this year’s sponsor!
Want to see video of the announcement? Of course you do! the Union Tribune was onsite and blasted it out on Facebook live, click here!
Another thank you to Tim Stahl , who took all the photos featured in this article and gallery! I really it appreciate man!
One final congratulations to Benchmark Brewing, you have all the glory and prestige I can bestow upon an amazing indie beer brewery for one entire year!