Update: Voting for this region is now closed. Results will be posted on Facebook shortly.
Moving right along to the third round: the Sweet Sixteen.
Please vote for your favorites below from the Sweet Sixteen. You have 24 hours to get in your votes for this region. (It will be active until 7:59am on Wednesday, 3/28.) There is a Second Round recap below the polls.
The Second Round sure was a good one, with some close match-ups into the evening and even the morning. (14) Darkness Hop Head Nebula and (2) Fifty West Coast to Coast were all trailing before pulling away in the final hours, while the (4) Streetside Suh, Brah? vs. (5) Cellar Dweller Eye Opener bout had a number of lead changes before Cellar Dweller closed it out in a photo finish—with only 20 votes separating the two.
We’ve only got three seeds higher than a #5 advancing to the second round, and there were six match-ups separated by less than 11%.
The most fun stat, perhaps, is that five breweries that are new brewing scene (and to the tournament) in 2018—13 Below, Sons of Toil, Bircus, Little Miami, and Swine City—are advancing to the Sweet Sixteen. With a new-to-2017 brewery winning it all last year—Brink Fashionably Late—it’s definitely possible for a new brewery to take home the bragging rights again this year.
This March is certainly mad! As you can see, anything can happen, so get in your votes!
For a complete background and game rules, click here.
First Round: March 15–21
Second Round: March 26
Sweet Sixteen: March 27
Elite Eight: March 28
Final Four: March 29
Championship: April 2