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Local Beer Geek and Homebrewer Wins Craft Beer Contest, Brew Will Be on Tap in L.A. Bars Soon

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According to his BeerNews bio, 24-year-old Andrew Bell of Los Angeles considers himself "a beer enthusiast/geek first and a [home]brewer second." Of course, those two things aren't necessarily mutually exclusive. Bell can add one more accomplishment to his beer resume: His brew won a homebrew competition, and soon his "Zeal Island Pale Ale" will be on taps in local bars, says LA Taco.

The contest was run by Bison Brewing, a Berkeley-based 100% certified organic brewery, with New Brew Thursday, which is a craft beer video podcast. "Roughly 60 homebrews were judged over the course of four months," says BeerNews.

Here's some info about Bell's "Zeal Island Pale Ale":

Brewed with a blend of the palest malts, an excessive amount of New Zealand organic hops, the alcohol level of a Pale Ale and the hop content of a Double IPA, this unique creation is being classified a “New Zealand Pale Ale” (named for the region where its hops originated).
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The first place to tap Bell's winning brew is Grace's Table in Napa. Keep your eyes out for it in L.A.