BACKBEAT WINS CINCINNATI'S FAVORITE BEER
We’re so grateful to all the amazing friends and family that voted Backbeat for Cincinnati’s Favorite Beer. You guys have been showing up for us since day one and the Big Ash is built on that community. The Backbeat Band and Luckman’s Coffee have been at the center of all this so please give them some love and buy a cup of their delicious coffee right next door to us!
Here's the write up from the Cincinnati Enquirer -
One beer to rule them all!
After six rounds of fan voting, 66,586 votes tallied, 259 beers from 52 breweries defeated ... we have a winner.
Backbeat Coffee Blonde Ale from Big Ash Brewing is Cincinnati's Favorite Beer 2020! Backbeat was the Cinderella story of the bracket from day one as one of the newer breweries on the list, getting the second-most votes in the nomination round, second only to fan-favorite Truth from Rhinegeist. That got Backbeat a 1 seed in the bracket of 32 top-nominated beers.
That momentum continued into the first round of head-to-head matchups when it took out 8 seed Coast to Coast (Fifty West) with a voting score of 1,090 to 723.
But after that, the coffee creation really took off, more than doubling the votes of its competitor in every following round.
In the Sweet 16 round, Big Ash laid the Backbeat-down on 5 seed Vlad (Fretboard) 1,771 to 672. Backbeat continued it's domination in the Elite 8, beating 3 seed Tropic Flare (Braxton) 1,990 to 757.
Then, in the Final Four, Backbeat really proved itself the contender to beat, rolling through the 2019 champion Gavel Banger (Taft's) 2,629 to 1,220.
It came down to rookie vs. rookie in the final matchup with Backbeat taking on fellow Cinderella story, 1 seed Suh, Brah? (Streetside). After the extended 3-day voting period, Backbeat took the trophy with a score of 3,396 to 1,688.
About the winner
Partnering with Luckman’s Coffee, a stone’s throw from the brewery, Backbeat’s light, malty backbone is enhanced by Huehuetenango, a Guatemalan blend with sweet, fruity notes without any harsh roastiness.
Backbeat is currently only available at the Big Ash Brewing taproom (fill up a growler and take it home!) but will be available in cans in the coming months. Big Ash has Cincinnati's first pour-your-own tap system, where you pick your brew from their collection of taps, pour it yourself and pay by the ounce.
Big Ash Brewing is located at 5230 Beechmont Ave., Anderson Township, 513-401-6868, bigashbrewing.com.