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How did ‘Caped Brewsader’ beat out ‘Fin Fang Foam’?

denver comic con-beerThere’s something ingenious about a comics convention having a signature beer. If a wedding reception or cocktail party can have a signature drink then, hey, why not?

Last year, Denver Comic Con teamed with Breckendridge Brewery to create Fantastic Pour, an American-style wheat beer that was served during the event and at several area establishments. This year, the two collaborated on a Belgian Wit brewed with Buddha’s hand fruit, and then launched a contest for fans to come up with a name to rival last year’s.

The winner, the Denver Post reports, is “The Caped Brewsader,” submitted by Nathan Bowker. For his effort, he wins a year’s supply of beer,  four collector-edition Denver Comic Con Brewsader pint glasses, a Breckenridge beer-tap handle of the Brewsader, and some other swag.Bowker’s entry somehow beat out Joshua Bray’s “Kal Ale” — yes, that’s a Superman reference — which rightfully won the fan vote, and “Fin Fang Foam,” which should have won everything. Seriously: Fin Fang Foam!Ben Templesmith will design the label, pint glass and tap-handle art for The Caped Brewsader. Denver Comic Con will be held May 31-June 2.

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Stephen Conway

April 9, 2013 at 10:06 am

If only Fing Fang Foam won, it could have been served in a purple pint glass. Think of the possibilities!

Well, you failed to answer the question posed by the title, but here’s the answer: It won because they decided to have a poorly regulated contest and then claim fraud to eliminate all of the votes for every single entry EXCEPT Kal Ale… and then made sure it was a mainstream, DC or Marvel referenced name that won.

This is not a well written article. Shame on you Kevin Melrose. Pulling the old switch and bait technique to garner page views.

Wow, Matt H. You are not bitter at all.
Kudos to Denver Comic Con and Breckingridge Brewery for all their work on the contest. Yeah, it had its flaws, but they’re still trying new and cool things.

“This is not a well written article. Shame on you Kevin Melrose. Pulling the old switch and bait technique to garner page views.”

What bait and switch? My point is that “Fin Fang Foam” is an awesome name for a beer.

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