After more than two weeks of voting, the 64-beer bracket has been narrowed down to a final two. The finalists for the fourth annual TapWerks Beer Championship Series have been picked. Your votes have selected COOP Native Amber and Redbud Pale Ale to compete for the title of Oklahoma’s favorite beer for 2011. The winner also will claim the coveted and prestigious Golden Taphandle Trophy. Here’s how the voting looked in Monday’s Final Four:
-COOP Native Amber (67 percent) def. Dogfish Head 60-Minute IPA (33 percent)
-Redbud Pale Ale (61 percent) def. Choc 1919 (39 percent)
Here’s how the bracket looks right now.
Congrats to Choc 1919 on a great run to the semifinals. This was Choc’s second visit to the Final Four. Choc 1919 also advanced to the Final Four in 2008 in the first Beer Championship Series, where it eventually lost in the finals to Flying Dog Tire Bite.
Now a new beer will take it’s place as a BCS champion. Voting in the finals will start Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. Wednesday. Then, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, TapWerks will host a special pint night to honor last year’s champion, Marshall McNellie’s Pub Ale, and announce the 2011 winner. Be there!