Semifinal: Lagunitas vs Tröegs
Lagunitas and Tröegs were both, in a way, Cinderella "teams" in our epic summer brewbracket spectacular—and not because they aren't obviously great. Here was Lagunitas, going up against West Coast goliath Sierra Nevada in the second round. As a left coast brewer, overcoming a better-known rival among an east coast crowd was no small feat—yet the brew shone through.
Troegs had a different challenge—winning a play-in round. The beer powered through a grueling qualifier and shook off a second-round challenge from Otter Creek. Now the folks from Hershey must prove themselves on a national stage.
Odessa brewbracket: the finals
Welcome to the finals, Lagunitas and Tröegs. Well deserved! Now it's up to you, brewbracket fans: Vote for the beer you think should play for the championship at this Saturday's Odessa Brewfest.
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