To me half, the matchups produced surprising results. I still can’t believe Allagash White lost to Dominion. I don’t hve anything against Old Dominion, but I think Allagash’s white is world-class. Rob Tod makes some outrageously good beers. The other surprise was Saranac besting Dogfish Head. To be fair, I have not tasted Sam’s Shelter Pale Ale but I have had the Saranac Pale Ale, and do not recall being much impressed by it at the time. And everything else I’ve had from Dogfish Head at least stood out as being not terribly ordinary. But I wasn’t there for the match so it’s hard to say on this one.
The final frothy four will go head-to-head (pun intended) this Sunday, April 1 with the final match the same day. I’m going to have to go with Brooklyn Lager vs. Dominion Ale in the finals, making it an ale vs. lager extravaganza. My pick for the winner: Brooklyn. Go Garrett! Brew, Fight, Win!
The bracket through the quarterfinals.