WashingtonPost.com‘s “Beer Madness” has entered its second week as the original 32 brews have been whittled down to the sweet 16. The second round features some interesting matchups:
Brooklyn Lager vs. Flying Dog Old Scratch
Penn Pilsner vs. Raven Lager
Stone Pale Ale vs. Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA
Harpoon IPA vs. Troegs HopBack Amber Ale
Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat vs. Ommegan Hennepin
Oxford Rasberry Wheat vs. Rogue Juniper Pale Ale
Abita Turbodog vs. Sam Adams Honey Porter
Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale vs. Hook & Ladder Backdraft Brown
Voting ends March 23rd, so be sure to make your voice heard. My money’s still on Leinenkugel’s Sunset Wheat. It’s too good to lose out this early and, with the currently popularity of wheat beer, it has to be the odds-on favorite.
Round Two of Philadelphia CityPaper’s Beer-a-Mid has begun, so we must say goodbye to eight contenders: Yuengling Lager, Troegs Troegenator Double Bock, Iron Hill Pig Iron Porter, Weyerbacher Blithering Idiot, Legacy Hedonism Ale, Dock Street Bohemian Dock Street Pilsner and Dogfish Head 60-Minute IPA.
Of course, this screws up my entire bracket because I had Yuengling going to the finals. Damn… oh well, time to let the voting begin for the Standard Tap and Khyber regionals! Victory Hop Devil and Flying Fish Belgian Abbey Dubbel are now my frontrunners.
Philadelphia Citypaper’s Beeramid is online now, where you can vote for your favorite Philly beer. Round one is the “Standard Tap Regional” with Yuengling Lager facing off against Appalachian Brewing Company Jolly Scot Scottish Ale while Troegs Troegenator Double Bock takes on Manayunk Brewery Schuylkill Punch. The full list of competitors also includes: Sly Fox, Iron Hill, Flying Fish, Weyerbacher, Yards, Legacy, Stoudt’s, Dock Street, Victory, Triumph, Dogfish Head and Nodding Head.
The scheduling breakdown:
- THE SLOSHED 16: Online voting begins Thu., Feb. 28; ends at midnight Mon., March 3
- THE 8 PACK: Online voting begins Tue., March 4; ends at noon Fri., March 7 (the first day of Philly Beer Week)
- THE FOAMY 4: Online voting begins at 4 p.m. Fri., March 7; ends at midnight Mon., March 10
They’ll announce the final two competitors in the March 13 issue. From there, online voting will run through Mon., March 17 and they’ll name the ultimate victor in the March 20 issue.
So, be sure to vote early and often @ http://www.citypaper.net/beeramid/
(And, unlike in November, you don’t have to worry about the electoral college getting in the way of the popular vote!)