Oh doctor, Round 3 provided some interesting wins along with a major upset by an upstart. In the battle of the Schlafly hops, the AIPA solidly beat the APA by a 62 to 38 margin. All while Six Row brewing keeps the wins coming having their Porter and Extra Pale Ale beat out two longstanding breweries.
But, in what I think is the biggest upset of the tournament, newcomer Second Shift Brewery’s Art of Neurosis IPA edged out a 50.5 to 49.5 victory over the extremely popular Schlafly Kolsch.
But, the Elite 8 is going to provide some tougher matches for all the competition. We have O’Fallon 5 Day IPA going up against the also hoppy Buffalo Rye IPA. In another interesting match-up, we’ll see two new breweries facing off when Urban Chestnut’s Hopfen takes on Six Row’s Porter.
Who will reign supreme? That’s up to you. Get going and vote for your favorite beers!
Round 4 – Mon Mar 28
Round 5 – Mon Mar 31
Championship – Mon Apr 4
So, good luck to everyone and have fun! (If you can’t see the poll below, click on this link to visit the website hosting it.)