From 64, down to four, the Beer Championship Series Final Four is set. Tuesday was the best voting day by far in this year’s BCS. Kudos to beer fans everywhere who cast votes to help determine the winner of the Golden Tap Handle Trophy and the title of Oklahoma’s favorite beer. Here’s a look at the updated bracket. And here are your Regional Champions and Final Four participants:
Oklahoma City Region
Champion: Marshall McNellie’s Pub Ale – 52 percent
Finalist: COOP F5 IPA – 48 percent
Champion: COOP DNR – 65 percent
Finalist: Choc Signature Dubbel – 35 percent
Champion: Mustang Washita Wheat - 56 percent
Finalist: COOP Native Amber – 44 percent
Champion: COOP Zeppelin German Wheat – 59 percent
Finalist: Choctoberfest: 41 percent
Congratulations to Marshall McNellie’s Pub Ale, COOP DNR, Mustang Washita Wheat and COOP Zeppelin German Wheat for earning spots in the Final Four!
Your Final Four match-ups will look like this:
-COOP Zeppelin German Wheat vs. Mustang Washita Wheat
-COOP DNR vs. Marshall McNellie’s Pub Ale
Tune in Wednesday morning to vote!
We’re moving ever closer to crowning a BCS champion and awarding the Golden Tap Handle Trophy, beer fans! Today, voting begins in the Elite Eight. Who will advance to the Final Four? Cast a vote and have your say.
(Reminder: Maximum 10 votes per beer, per person, per day. Voting closes at 9 p.m.)
It was a fierce day of voting in the Sweet 16 of the Beer Championship Series, but we have once again cut the field in half, from 16 beers down to the remaining survivors, the Elite Eight. We had several extremely close matches; overall this was the most hotly contested day of competition we’ve had this year. Here is the updated bracket. And here are Monday’s winners:
Oklahoma City Region
-Marshall McNellie’s Pub Ale – 51 percent, Choc Miner Mishap – 49 percent
-COOP F5 IPA – 51 percent, Choc Waving Wheat – 49 percent
-COOP DNR 62 percent, La Fin Du Monde – 38 percent
-Choc Signature Dubbel – 65 percent, Sam Adams Octoberfest – 35 percent
-COOP Native Amber – 55 percent, Orval Trappist Ale – 45 percent
-Mustang Washita Wheat – 61 percent, Marshall Atlas IPA – 39 percent
-Choctoberfest – 55 percent, Marshall Big Jamoke – 45 percent
-COOP Zeppelin German Wheat – 54 percent, Marshall Sundown Wheat - 46 percent
Elite Eight voting will take place Tuesday morning, so surf on over and have your say. Cheers!
The cream is rising to the top, as they say, and the Big 12 races are becoming more clear. The big questions that remain? Did Jerrod Johnson sabotage Texas A&M’s chances at a conference title? Did they cancel football in Lubbock when Mike Leach left? Should they cancel football in Austin for the rest of the year?
1. Kansas (3-7, lost to Nebraska 20-3): After a one-week reprieve, Kansas finds itself and its once-again anemic offense back atop the poll.
2. Texas (4-6, lost to Oklahoma State 33-16): The Longhorns are who we thought they were!
3. Colorado (4-6, beat Iowa State 34-14): What’s that saying about the sun shining on a dog’s behind every once in a while? On Saturday, it was Colorado’s backside.
4. Iowa State (5-6, lost to Colorado 34-14): Iowa State was this close to reaching bowl eligibility, but after slipping up against the woeful Buffaloes, the Cyclones are looking at another quiet December.
5. Texas Tech (5-5, lost to Oklahoma 45-7): Texas Tech wraps up an uninspired 3-5 conference record. The Red Raiders will almost undoubtedly go bowling, but will anyone really care?
6. Kansas State (6-4, lost to Missouri 38-28): Kansas State is the conference’s true middle-of-the-road team this year. The Wildcats have beaten the league’s rum-dums, but failed to get it done against the upper crust.
7. Baylor (7-4, lost to Texas A&M 42-30): The Back-Down-To-Earth Bears will now try to beat Oklahoma to stop would could become a three-game losing streak.
8. Missouri (8-2, beat Kansas State 38-28): Missouri’s loss to an erratic Texas Tech team is really puzzling now.
9. Texas A&M (7-3, beat Baylor 42-30): A&M is on a roll and must be kicking itself when it looks back at the Stillwater turnover-fest.
10. Oklahoma (8-2, beat Texas Tech 45-7): Home OU looked good on Saturday, but now will take the rest of the year off and watch to see how Road OU does.
11. Oklahoma State (9-1, beat Texas 33-16): OK, I’m convinced. This OSU team is pretty good. All three phases are clicking. OSU fans — time to hop on the train. You won’t know what station you’ll get off at, but it’s time to sit back and enjoy the ride.
12. Nebraska (9-1, beat Kansas 20-3): Nebraska continues it’s trend of posting less-than-inspiring performances at home (except the Missouri game), but keeps the train rolling toward Jerry World.
As boxing referee Mills Lane would say, “Let’s get it on!” It’s time for the Sweet 16 of the Beer Championship Series. The winners of today’s match-ups will advance to the Elite Eight. It all comes down to your vote. Who will win the Golden Tap Handle Trophy and the title of Okahoma’s favorite beer? It’s your chance to decide.
(Here’s the updated bracket. Reminder: maximum 10 votes per beer, per person, per day. Voting will close at 9 p.m.)
The last four match-ups of the BCS second round were held today, and now our Sweet 16 is finalized. You can see the updated bracket right here. Here are today’s results:
Oklahoma City Region
-Marshall McNellie’s Pub Ale – 83 percent, Fuller’s ESB – 17 percent
-La Fin Du Monde – 58 percent, Ayinger Oktoberfest – 42 percent
-COOP Native Amber – 58 percent, Battered Boar Company Man Pale Ale – 42 percent
-Choctoberfest – 77 percent, Leinenkugel Original – 23 percent
Next week is a big week for the BCS. We’ll hold the Sweet 16 on Monday, the Elite Eight on Tuesday, the Final Four on Wednesday, and the championship match-up on Thursday. I’ll hide the voting results Thursday to build up some suspense, and announce the winner Friday here on the blog. Come back Monday for more voting action and follow throughout the week to see who wins the coveted Golden Tap Handle Trophy.
Hot off the beer presses! Choc’s Miner Mishap has won a bronze medal at the 2010 European Beer Star in the German-Style Schwarzbier category. First and second place went to European breweries in Germany and Austria, respectively. The competition featured 955 beers from 34 countries, so congrats to Choc for its excellent showing!
Today is the final day of voting in the second round of the Beer Championship Series. Four more beers will earn a spot in the Sweet 16 and advance to voting next week. Your votes will decide which one will continue on a journey for the Golden Tap Handle Trophy.
Voting closes at 9 p.m., and please remember, a maximum of 10 votes per beer, per person, per day. Here is the updated bracket, and here are Thursday’s match-ups:
Winning the Beer Championship Series is great for bragging rights, and overall worldwide pride and prestige, but for two years, the winner has had nothing else to show for it. Until now my friends.
Stanley Cup? Please.
Lombardi Trophy? Whatever.
The Claret Jug? Move over.
Make way for…
The Golden Tap Handle!
That’s right beer fans! The winner of the 2010 Beer Championship Series claims the coveted Golden Tap Handle Trophy, where the beer’s name will be etched in immortality. Maybe a little too dramatic? Heck no! This is the Golden Tap Handle Trophy we’re talking about here!
So who’s going to win it this year? I can’t tell you that, but I can tell the four beers that won second-round match-ups on Wednesday and advanced to the Sweet 16.
Oklahoma City Region
-Choc Waving Wheat – 52 percent, Chimay Red – 48 percent
-Sam Adams Octoberfest – 52 percent, New Belgium Mothership Wit - 48 percent
-Marshall Atlas IPA – 76 percent, Oskar Blue Dale’s Pale Ale - 24 percent
-COOP Zeppelin German Wheat – 57 percent, Choc Summer Ale – 43 percent
The final four match-ups of the second round will be held Thursday, so surf on over and cast a vote or two. And don’t forget to check out the updated bracket.
We’ve got four more match-ups in the second round of the BCS set for today. You can find the updated 64-beer bracket right here. And you can cast your vote for today’s match-ups right now!