After two rounds of voting in the fifth annual Beer Championship Series, your votes have whittled the competition down to 16 survivors, and when Sweet 16 voting kicks off Monday it will feature some intense match-ups.
Here’s a run down of the match-ups:
-Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale vs. Marshall Big Jamoke Porter
-North Coast Old Rasputin vs. St. Bernardus Abt 12
-COOP Oak Aged Imperial Stout vs. COOP DNR
-Marshall Atlas IPA vs. Chimay (Blue)
-Huebert Rasenmaher Kolsch vs. Marshall Arrowhead Pale Ale
-Duvel vs. COOP Native Amber
-Great Divide Yeti vs. Choc Signature Dubbel
-Ayinger Celebrator vs. Marshall McNellie’s Pub Ale
Let’s analyze the results so far: Clearly Marshall Brewing Co. has had the strongest showing, managing to advance all four of the beers it had in the bracket on to the Sweet 16, and keeping the possibility alive to have all four make the Elite Eight.
COOP Ale Works had a great showing as well, sending three beers through to the Sweet 16. Unfortunately, one COOP beer will knock another out in the DNR vs. OAIS match-up.
The only other Oklahoma-based survivors were Choc Beer Co. with its Signature Dubbel and Huebert Brewing with is Rasenmaher Kolsch.
All told, that means nine of the 16 beers to advance are Oklahoma brews. The BCS title has been claimed by Oklahoma-based beers three out of four years. The lone exception was the first year of the competition, when Flying Dog Tire Bite took the title.
Will the Oklahoma hot streak continue? Check in on Monday to have your say.