Fans Vote for Elite 8 in Odessa Brewbracket
The second round of the Odessa Brewbracket has closed, with a selection of winners that have proven to be fan favorites by popular vote. With your passionate votes, below are the breweries that won your favor! In a surprising turn of events, only two out of three past champs have made it to the next round of the 2017 #OdessaBrewbracket.
1. Twin Lakes
Twin Lakes won by exactly 25 votes against Heavy Seas, showing that their passion for Fresh-Local-Delicious beer hasn't failed yet.
Evolution's small batch, creative beers won against Flying Fish by 18 votes, in a slow but steady victory.
Bell's Brewery inched to the Brewbracket's second round with 8 votes over Sixpoint, making it clear that Bell's oats-inspired twist on classic ingredients is a fan-favorite winner. This is the first year Bell's has made it into the bracket, and they aren't taking that lightly.
Yards gained a 34 point lead over Weyerbacher in a heated matchup, earning a spot in the Elite 8 as a brewery that focuses on artisanal brewing practices inspired by olden British times.
Maryland was split in a battle of beers and logos during this round with two state favorites competing for a spot in the Elite 8. But in the end, DuClaw won against RaR with 133 votes against RaR's 95 votes.
2SP proved that unpretentious beer can be a winner, where simplicity is key at gaining votes and knocking out previous #OdessaBrewbracket champ, 3rd Wave. 2SP won with a 34 vote lead against 3rd Wave.
Mispillion River, the 2015 #OdessaBrewbracket winner, had a 30 vote lead against Victory. Initially trailing behind, Mispillion River regained its status as a champion because of your fan favorite votes!
8. Blue Earl
Winner of the 2016 #OdessaBrewbracket, Blue Earl again proved its popularity by maintaining a staggering 94 vote lead against Dogfish Head. It looks like they have their eye on the prize!
Four Breweries To Advance To Quarter-final Round
These second round winners will advance to the next round of 8, where they'll compete against each other.
Who will win? It's up to you! Breweries advance due to popular vote! Even better, like the match-ups on Facebook or Twitter to be entered to win prizes at this year's Brewfest on September 9th. See the full Brewbracket »