Connecticut Brewery Reaches Finals of National Competition

Connecticut’s Black Hog Brewing Co. has reached the finals of CNBC’s Battle of the Beer Labels 2016.

Black Hog’s Ginga Ninja advanced through five rounds of voting in the tournament style competition to reach the championship against Creative Comfort’s “Koko Buni.”

"We're extremely excited to have gotten to the final of the Beer Label Madness," Black Hog owner Jason Sobocinski said. "It's a national competition so for a brewery of our size and coming out of CT this is a really big deal."

Black Hog Brewmaster Tyler Jones made the “Ginja Ninja” beer at Portsmouth Brewery years ago when he married a red head who loves ginger, but isn’t keen on IPAs, Sobocinski said.

Black Hog is located in Oxford. Sobocinksi, who is from New Haven, also owns several food trucks and restaurants in Connecticut, including Caeseus Fromagerie Bistro in New Haven, Mystic Cheese Company and Smoke Box BBQ in Hamden.

The finals began today and you can vote for the “Ginga Ninja” here.

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