Screw intros, let's hurry up, get drunk and vote!
Malting 8 Winners:
(1) Bell's Oberon Ale (55%) beats Founders' Kentucky Breakfast Stout
(1) Bell's Two Hearted Ale (53%) beats Bell's Hopslam
(2) Jackie O's Mystia Mama IPA (55%) beats Founders' Porter
* (4) Founders' Dirty Bastard Ale (53%) beats Jackie O's Firefly Amber Ale
The Final Pour: I never thought we'd ever get here. I mean, I never thought that I'd live to see the day after my 21st birthday, but this truly is a dream come true. Certainly, you've tried these beers before, right? Yes? Excellent!
On one side, we've got two of Bell's most popular beers in Oberon and Two Hearted. Oberon, what many have tabbed as their favorite summer beers and Two Hearted, arguably one of the best year-round ales you can find at your local grocery store.
Over on the other side, Jackie O's Mystic Mama IPA, the last Ohio-brewed beer left standing, has made a real run in our tourney, and rightfully so. Even if it is served in a can, the west-coast inspired IPA is the perfect mix of hops, grapefruit, tangerines and pine needles, but is it good enough to pass up Founders' Dirty Bastard. If you haven't tried out Dirty Bastard, you oughta order one the next time you go grab a burger. It's life-changing.
But I'm done wasting your time. Drink your beer, love your beer, romanticize your beer, and vote your beer. You have until tonight at 11:59 p.m. to cast your ballots!