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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Vermont Brew Bracket: The Final Pour

Posted By on Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 10:48 AM

We're down to the Final Pour in the Vermont Brew Bracket, presented by Three Penny Taproom. The choices were tougher than ever last round, and it's only going to get tighter now. A look back at the third- round results:

  • The Cinderella run for 14th Star Valor came to an end, as this bracket's own Florida Gulf Coast University lost big to the juggernaut that is the Alchemist Heady Topper. The defending Vermont Brew Bracket champs won by a 2-to-1 margin.
  • In the most exciting matchup of the round, Long Trail Ale defeated last year's runner-up, Lawson's Finest Liquids Double Sunshine IPA, by 55 percent to 45 percent. The two traded the lead multiple times before Long Trail made a late run to win it, avenging its loss in this same matchup in last year's Final Pour.
  • Another close race pitted Hill Farmstead Edward vs. Otter Creek Copper Ale. This was the closest vote margin of the round, at 54 percent to 46 percent, but Edward led the polls wire to wire.
  • In the last match, Switchback Ale handily defeated Wolaver's Oatmeal Stout by 20 percentage points.

Now there are just four Vermont craft beers left as the best of the best. Interestingly, three of the four Final Pour finalists are holdovers from last year's bracket, with Edward replacing Double Sunshine IPA as the only change.

The Alchemist Heady Topper vs. Hill Farmstead Edward. Long Trail Ale vs. Switchback Ale. One altbier, one IPA, two pale ales. You have until Thursday at midnight to vote. Choose wisely. Click here to make your picks.

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