Local breweries won't compete in national competition after sexist remarks

The National IPA Championship is a big deal in the craft beer scene, but this year a few local breweries have decided not to enter the competition because of remarks made by the event's organizer.

Bosque Brewing Co. is one of them.

Story from KRQE.com

"To be able to be named the best in the country, nationally in this competition, it's a big deal," says Justin De La Rosa of Bosque Brewing Co.

"We couldn't let our brand represent that sort of misogyny and racist comment," says De La Rosa.

According to Forbes, last week, co-owner of Brewing NewsBill Metzger, wrote an article laced with racist and misogynistic undertones.

The National IPA Championship names the best of the best India Pale Ales across the country. Bosque even won in 2015 and 2016.

According to Brewing News's website,the IPA competition has been canceled entirelyand Forbes reports that Bill Metzger has resigned from Brewing News.

Marble and Tractor have also decided not to compete.

Read the entire story: https://www.krqe.com/news/albuquerque-metro/new-mexico-breweries-leave-national-competition-after-sexist-remarks-by-event-organizer/1790966686

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