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March Brewness Round 1 Results

Our first round of the competition is in the books and there were some big surprises in the results. The most notable news is that last years champion, Saint Arnold Brewing Company, lost in the first round! Below are the results.

  • R1M1
    • Lefthand Brewing Company (63%)
    • Southern Tier Brewing Company (36%)
  • R1M2
    • Breckenridge Brewery (60%)
    • Abita Brewing Company (40%)
  • R1M3
    • Kona Brewing Company (17%)
    • Stone Brewing Company (83%)
  • R1M4
    • Brooklyn Brewing Company (47%)
    • Three Floyds Brewing (53%)
  • R1M5
    • Alaskan Brewing Company (32%)
    • Bear Republic Brewing (68%)
  • R1M6
    • Anchor Brewing Company (72%)
    • Harpoon Brewing Company (27%)
  • R1M7
    • Firestone Walker Brewing Company (91%)
    • Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales (9%)
  • R1M8
    • Flying Dog Brewing Company (65%)
    • Full Sail Brewing Company (35%)
  • R1M9
    • Boston Beer Company (59%)
    • Clipper City Brewing Company (41%)
  • R1M10
    • Founder’s Brewing Company (46%)
    • Allagash Brewing Company (54%)
  • R1M11
    • Saint Arnold Brewing (33%)
    • Victory Brewing Company (67%)
  • R1M12
    • Brewery Ommegang (45%)
    • Deschutes Brewery (55%)
  • R1M13
    • D.G. Yuengling & Sons (53%)
    • Great Lakes Brewing Company (47%)
  • R1M14
    • Dogfish Head Brewing Company (41%)
    • Sierra Nevada Brewing Company (59%)
  • R1M15
    • New Belgium Brewing Company (39%)
    • Russian River Brewing Company (61%)
  • R1M16
    • Cigar City Brewing Company (42%)
    • Troegs Brewing Company (58%)

There were a lot of close match-ups and several of which could have been changed with a few votes in the other direction. Some of the most notable match-ups were DFH and Sierra Nevada. These two companies have done several collaborations and the voting shows how close these two breweries are in the craft beer nerd’s eyes. The largest margin of victory was Firestone Walker over Jolly Pumpkin which was followed closely by Stone over Kona. America’s olderst brewery also managed to stay in the fight and passed on to round 2.

Check back on Monday for Round 2 voting. Also keep checking back on the other days as I have content being posted every day through March Brewness.