CTBites' own James Gribbon will once again join the expert judges panel at the third Connecticut Blind Beer Awards on April 15th. The Blind Beer Awards have winners in both Peoples Choice and Experts Choice categories, but no one present knows what beer they've been served until the winners are announced. This more scientific method was developed by the Blind Rhino owners and host Ken Tuccio to keep the awards from being a mere popularity contest.
Twelve Connecticut breweries will each bring one IPA for judging, and only 100 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $40, and include voting tokens, unlimited samples, passed appetizers, and an all you can eat buffet starting at 4p.m.Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 9a.m. at WelcomeCT.com.
Tuccio is the host of The Local Drinking Show on Channel 8 WTNH, and First Thing Fairfield County, on 95.9 The Fox, where Gribbon can often be heard as a guest expert on night life in Fairfield County.