We’ve moved along to the second round of the TapWerks Beer Championship Series. In four days of voting last week, we knocked 32 beers out of the bracket. Those that are left will have to earn their keep, because we have some tough match-ups in store. Which beer will win the title of Oklahoma’s favorite beer and claim the coveted Golden Taphandle Trophy? Your vote will decide.
Now let’s get on to the voting. Remember, you can vote for any one beer up to 10 times per day. Voting will close at 9 p.m.
The first round of the TapWerks Beer Championship Series came to a close this evening. We’ve now cut the field in half, from 64 beers down to 32. Let’s take a look at Thursday’s winners:
-Marshall Oktoberfest (56 percent) def. COOP Oktoberfest (44 percent)
-Dogfish Head 60-Minute IPA (65 percent) def. Choc Spring IPA (35 percent)
-Choc Signature Dubbel (70 percent) def. Belle Isle Powerhouse Porter (30 percent)
-Battered Boar 405 Oklahoma Lager (57 percent) def. Shiner Bock (43 percent)
-Belle Isle Flanagan’s Amber Ale (57 percent) def. Cooper’s Lager (43 percent)
-Battered Boar Company Man Pale Ale (55 percent) def. Leinenkugel Summer Shandy (45 percent)
-Orval Trappiste Ale (51 percent) def. New Belgium Mothership Wit (49 percent)
-COOP Zeppelin German Wheat (65 percent) def. Sapporo (35 percent)
Here is the updated bracket. Voting in the second round will kick off Monday, so surf over to The Thirsty Beagle blog and have your say to help determine Oklahoma’s favorite beer.
We’ve come to the final day of voting in round one of the TapWerks Beer Championship Series. Twenty-four beers have advanced so far, and today, eight more will join them in the second round. Who will survive and advance? Your vote will decide. Remember, you may vote up to 10 times per day for any given beer. Let’s go!
We had a great day of voting today in the TapWerks Beer Championship Series — the best of the competition so far. And unlike in yesterday’s results, Oklahoma beers rallied today. Here are the results:
-Redbud Cuvee One (60 percent) def. Fuller’s ESB (40 percent)
-Marshall Big Jamoke (51 percent) def. Bricktown Wiley One-Eyed Wheat (49 percent)
-Mustang Golden Ale (68 percent) def. Coors Original (32 percent)
-COOP Native Amber (52 percent) def. Big Sky Moose Drool Brown Ale (48 percent)
-Anchor Steam Beer (55 percent) def. Mustang Pawnee Pale (45 percent)
-Marshall McNellie’s Pub Ale (70.5 percent) def. Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale (29.5 percent)
-Redbud Cuvee Two (54 percent) def. Pacifico Lager (46 percent)
-Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (69 percent) def. Bricktown Deep Deuce Bluesberry Ale (31 percent)
Here is the updated bracket. We’ll close out round one with eight more match-ups tomorrow at 9 a.m.
Welcome to day three of the first round of the TapWerks Beer Championship Series. Already 16 beers have been sent packing, and 16 have survived and advanced. In the next two days, your votes will pick 16 more first-round winners. Here’s how the bracket looks after two days of voting. Now let’s get on with today’s next eight first-round match-ups.
Results are in for the second day of voting in round one of the TapWerks Beer Championship Series, and it was a rough day for Oklahoma beer. In-state beers that found themselves on the short end were Choctoberfest, Mustang Washita Wheat and Bricktown 46-Star Oklahoma Amber Ale. Waving the state flag proudly were Choc’s flagship beer, 1919, and Redbud Pale Ale. Here are the results:
-Spaten Oktoberfest (61 percent) def. Mustang Washita Wheat (39 percent)
-Goose Island 312 (52.5 percent) def. Pilsner Urquell (47.5 percent)
-Duvel (67 percent) def. Choctoberest (33 percent)
-Guinness (59 percent) def. Abita Turbodog (41 percent)
-Redbud Pale Ale (62 percent) def. Left Hand Sawtooth Ale (38 percent)
-Hoegaarden (60 percent) def. Bricktown 46-Star Oklahoma Amber Ale (40 percent)
-Choc 1919 (80 percent) def. Moosehead (20 percent)
-Spaten Optimator (67 percent) def. Boulevard Wheat Beer (33 percent)
Here is the updated bracket. Round one voting resumes at 9 a.m. Cheers!
-COOP F5 IPA (71 percent) def. Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale (29 percent)
-Marshall Arrowhead Pale Ale (80 percent) def. Labatt Blue (20 percent)
-Samuel Smith Organic Ale (53 percent) def. Belle Isle IPA (47 percent)
-Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout (75 percent) def. Pabst Blue Ribbon (25 percent)
-Franziskaner Hefeweizen (67 percent) def. Battered Boar Coconut Cream Stout (33 percent)
-Rogue Dead Guy Ale (63 percent) def. Sam Adams Boston Lager (37 percent)
-Great Divide Yeti (74 percent) vs. La Fin Du Monde (26 percent)
-Full Sail Session Lager (63 percent) vs. Sweetwater 420 EPA (37 percent)
Voting in round one continues Tuesday morning at 9 a.m.
Welcome, beer fans, to the fourth annual TapWerks Beer Championship Series! Voting kicks off today with our first set of match-ups in the first round. A couple quick ground rules: Voting opens at 9 a.m. and will close at 9 p.m. You may vote in as many match-ups as you like, but please, only 10 votes, per person, per match-up. Votes can be tracked by IP address and the competition will be monitored for voting irregularities. Overall, let’s keep it clean and have some fun with this. May Oklahoma’s favorite beer win!
Here’s the bracket.
And now on to the match-ups!
Just wanted to drop a reminder this evening that voting in the fourth annual TapWerks Beer Championship Series will commence Monday. Local beers from Battered Boar, Belle Isle, Bricktown, Choc, COOP, Marshall, Mustang and Redbud are in the bracket, as well as many other American and foreign brands. The winner will be crowned Oklahoma’s favorite beer and claim the coveted Golden Taphandle Trophy, which has resided for the past year at Marshall Brewing’s headquarters in Tulsa.
Can any beer knock Marshall McNellie’s Pub Ale off the top of the hill after it’s back-to-back championships? Surf over to the blog Monday and cast your vote in the first round of match-ups. The winner will be announced Nov. 16 during a special pint night at TapWerks.
Here’s the bracket:
Do you ever find yourself sitting around at home and thinking about what a mess the Bowl Championship Series is? I mean, who doesn’t, right? I was doing the same thing three years ago, but unlike you, you lazy so-and-so, I decided to do something about it. I created an even better BCS: the Beer Championship Series. It’s 64 beers in a March Madness-style bracket. Winners are determined by your vote. This is survive and advance time, people. The winner is crowned Oklahoma’s favorite beer and claims the coveted Golden Taphandle Trophy.
This is the fourth year for the Beer Championship Series, and we’ve got some new wrinkles this year. First, the BCS has its first sponsor. This year’s competition is brought to you by TapWerks, the fine bar in Bricktown with a wall of beer taps that stretches as far as the eye can see. The BCS will culminate Nov. 16 at TapWerks with a special pint night to honor defending champion Marshall McNellie’s Pub Ale and to announce this year’s winner. In addition, you can find the bracket in today’s issue of LOOK at OKC, and at NewsOK.com/beer-championship-series, where you can find links to vote on the day’s match-ups.
Speaking of the bracket, without further delay, behold the 2011 BCS bracket!
First round voting will kick off Monday here on the blog. Surf over, cast your vote and let’s crown a champion!