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.
Today is the final day of voting in the second round of the fifth annual Beer Championship Series. Yesterday’s voting saw four beers (COOP DNR, COOP Oak Aged Imperial Stout, Marshall Atlas IPA and Chimay (Blue)) earn spots in the Sweet 16.
Today we’ll send beers 13, 14, 15 and 16 through to the next round, ahead of our exciting conclusion next week. You’ll see below that we have some fierce match-ups today!
Which beer will be named Oklahoma’s favorite? Who will claim the coveted Golden Taphandle Trophy? Your votes will decide!
Reminder: You can vote for any one beer up to 10 times per day. Polls close at 9 p.m.
We discussed the ongoing Beer Championship Series, the latest happenings at TapWerks and the Biergarten, International Stout Day and the roll-out of this year’s Christmas seasonal beers, among other topics.
Take a listen, and check below the video for links to previous Thirsty Beagle podcasts.
Yesterday’s voting saw four more beers ( COOP Native Amber, Duvel, Marshall Arrowhead Pale Ale and Huebert Rasenmaher Kolsch) advance to the Sweet 16.
We’ll send four more along today, and they’ll move one step closer to the title of Oklahoma’s favorite beer.
Polls close at 9 p.m., and remember, you can vote for any one beer up to 10 times a day.
Here’s a list provided by TapWerks of the special casks from local/regional brewers:
Anthem: Atrum Belgian Stout—Belgian style stout made with two different kinds of Belgian Candi sugar. 6% ABV
Choc: Sour Winter Stout— A sour version of their Winter Stout. Fermented with a blend of Brett, Lacto and Pedio. The base beer uses Columbus and Cascade hops on the front end, & a dry-hopping with Centennial and Citra hops. 8% ABV
COOP: Territorial Reserve Oak Aged Imperial Stout. 11% ABV
COOP (UPSTAIRS): Raspberry Territorial Reserve Oak Aged Imperial Stout— TROAIS aged on 3 lbs of raspberries. 11% ABV
Marshall: Black Dynamite—A scary blend of El Cucuy and Big Jamoke, called Black Dynamite. Bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, dry hopped with Citra and Cascade. IBUs through the roof! 7.5% ABV
Prairie Artisan Ales: Prairie Noir—A preview of this brand new brewery’s stout. 9% ABV Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged for 1 month on 5lbs of raspberries.
Tallgrass (UPSTAIRS): Raspberry Chocolate Vanilla Buffalo Sweat— The base beer, Buffalo Sweat, is a Milk Stout that weighs in at 5.0% ABV
You can see the full beer list/menu by clicking right here.
Yesterday, four beers (St. Bernadus Abt 12, North Coast Old Rasputin, Marshall Big Jamoke Porter and Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale) won their second-round matches to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.
We’ll have four more match-ups today. So do your beer-triotic duty, and vote, vote, vote!
(Reminder: You can vote for any one beer up to 10 times per day. Polls close at 9 p.m.)
Your votes will help select the winner, who will win the coveted Golden Taphandle Trophy and be crowned Oklahoma’s favorite beer.
You can see the updated bracket right here.
Remember, you may vote for any one beer up to 10 times per day.
That’s right, expect to see Honker’s Ale (traditional English-style bitter), India Pale Ale (English-style India Pale Ale), 312 Urban Wheat Ale, and winter seasonal Mild Winter (a mild ale brewed with rye) on draft-only by the end of November.
Then you can expect to see bottles hit liquor stores by March 2013 — including Honker’s, IPA, 312 and the seasonal Summertime (a Kolsch-style beer).
And a quick reminder: The Beer Championship Series continues today with the final day of voting in round one. You can cast your vote by clicking on this link.
We’re down to the fourth and final day of voting in round one of the Beer Championship Series. Yesterday’s voting ended with eight more beers (COOP Oak Aged Imperial Stout, Anthem Golden One, Tallgrass Oasis, COOP DNR, Sierra Nevada Torpedo, Chimay (Blue), Left Hand Milk Stout and Marshall Atlas IPA) advancing to the second round.
After today, we’ll have cut the bracket in half, from 64 down to 32 beers. As usual, you can vote for any one beer up to 10 times per day, and voting will close at 9 p.m.
Cheers, and go Thunder!