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Hustle Belt’s Malt Madness: Tournament of Brews 2019 - IP-Eight

We’ve narrowed it down to the nation’s most elite eight beers.

Just eight ELITE brews remain. And, the Cinderella story continues for Deschutes’ Fresh Squeezed as the 16-seed just keeps powering along!

Before we take a closer look at the remaining brews, here’s a look at the full bracket:


Here’s how the regions played out

IPA-West/Midwest:

#12 Maplewood Son of Juice (42.9%) vs #16 Deschutes Fresh Squeezed (57.1%)
#2 Bells Two Hearted (57.1%) vs #3 3 Floyds Zombie Dust (42.9%)

Dark Beers:

#1 Goose Island Bourbon County (57.1%) vs #5 New Holland Dragon’s Milk (42.9%)
#2 Founders KBS (66.7%) vs #14 North Coast Old Rasputin (33.3%)

Best of the Rest:

#1 Bells Oberon (42.9%) vs #4 New Glarus Spotted Cow (57.1%)
#2 Boulevard Tank 7 (42.9%) vs #6 Lagunitas Lil Sumpin’ Sumpin’ (57.1%)

IPA-South/East:

#5 Cigar City Jai Alai (57.1%) vs #8 Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA (42.9%)
#3 The Alchemist Heady Topper (66.7%) vs #7 Tree House Julius (33.3%)

And now the match ups are set!

#2 Bells Two Hearted vs #16 Deschutes Fresh Squeezed - will the miracle run contine for Fresh Squeezed?

#1 Goose Island BCBS vs #2 Founder KBS - a match up we were all hoping to see, the country’s two most respected stouts face off

#4 New Glarus Spotted Cow vs #6 Lagunitas Lil Sumpin’ Sumpin’ - an Illinois/Wisconsin face off (yes, Lagunitas might have originated in Cali, but the owner is from Chicago)

#3 The Alchemist Heady Topper vs #5 Cigar City Jai Alai - the original NE IPA takes on Florida’s premier beer.

It’s time to vote and see who makes it to the FINAL POUR! Voting is open now through Wednesday, April 3rd at 11:59 p.m. (EST).