2018: Yards vs Bellefonte

2018 Brewbracket Final Matchup


unwavering commitment to artisanal production practices   VS   a selection of IPAs, blondes and ales
The winner is ... a selection of IPAs, blondes and ales
32% (305 votes)
68% (635 votes)
Total votes: 940

After an intense set of matches in the Final Four, Yards and Bellefonte advance to the final round of the #OdessaBrewbracket.

Over 1,000 fans took to the polls to vote for three-time semi-finalist Yards or Delaware's own 16 Mile. Yards and 16 Mile continuously ran neck-to-neck, each taking turns with the lead until the last week when Yards pulled ahead by 180 votes to advance to the finals. But these numbers could not compare to the Blue Earl vs Bellefonte showdown. 

In an amazing upset, first-time contestant Bellefonte claimed victory over two-time Champion Blue Earl. This match-up racked in almost double the votes compared to 16 Mile vs Yards. Blue Earl contained a steady stream of votes throughout the match with 1,251 fans voting for their soulful American beer. Meanwhile, Bellefonte came in strong with 1,601 votes from home-brew fans, winning by a 350 vote lead. 

Fans will have to come out in full force if they want their favorite brewery to win the #OdessaBrewbracket.


Yards draws inspiration from history, specifically British inspired ales, and strives to achieve balance and subtlety through careful selection of ingredients and an unwavering commitment to artisanal production practices. You'll always be able to find a fan of Yards' Love Stout and Thomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale in any crowd.


Hailing from Wilmington, Delaware, Bellefonte Brewing Co. hosts sixteen taps of their own beers including two for Nitro and two dedicated to sours and specialty beers. A regular fan favorite is their Grateful Haze, silver medalist at the 2018 World Beer Cup.

Vote for your favorite brewery and win!

Both of these breweries need your vote if they're going to claim the title of Brewbracket Champion! Vote wisely, only one can win.

Click on the logos above to get more info on these cool brews, and be sure to vote for your favorite. Like the match-ups on Facebook or Twitter to be entered to win prizes at this year's Brewfest on September 8th. Every vote counts!

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2023 Brewbracket Semifinal Round

2023 Brewbracket Quarterfinal Round

2023 Brewbracket Round of 16

2023 Brewbracket Opening Round of 32

2022 Brewbracket Final Matchup

2022 Brewbracket Semifinal Round

2022 Brewbracket Quarterfinal Round

2022 Brewbracket Round of 16

2022 Brewbracket Opening Round of 32

2019 Brewbracket Quarterfinal Round

2019 Brewbracket Opening Round of 32

2021 Brewbracket Final Matchup

2021 Brewbracket Semifinal Round

2021 Brewbracket Quarterfinal Round

2021 Brewbracket Round of 16

2021 Brewbracket Opening Round of 32

2019 Brewbracket Final Matchup

2019 Brewbracket Semifinal Round

2019 Brewbracket Round of 16

2018 Brewbracket Semifinal Round

2018 Brewbracket Quarterfinal Round

2018 Brewbracket Round of 16

2018 Brewbracket Opening Round of 32

2017 Brewbracket Final Matchup

2017 Brewbracket Semifinal Round

2017 Brewbracket Quarterfinal Round

2017 Brewbracket Round of 16

2017 Brewbracket Opening Round of 32

2016 Brewbracket Final Matchup

2016 Brewbracket Semifinal Round

2016 Brewbracket Quarterfinal Round

2016 Brewbracket Round of 16

2016 Brewbracket Opening Round of 32

2015 Brewbracket Final Matchup

2015 Brewbracket Semifinal Round

2015 Brewbracket Quarterfinal Round

2015 Brewbracket Round of 16

2015 Brewbracket Round of 32

2015 Brewbracket Opening Play In Round