The Orange bracket brings a few favorites to the Tournament. The long time favorite Pliny the Elder comes in as the #1 seed. A favorite to win this tournament, Russian River has to go up against the absolutely delicious sounding Funky Buddha Maple Bacon Coffee Porter . Pliny comes in the clear favorite, but Funky Buddha should not be taken lightly.
Firestone Walker Parabola comes in as the slight underdog in its match up against Three Floyds Zombie Dust. These are two beers that get a lot of love from their loyal fans and if they weren't matched up against each other they would both look to go far in this tournament; sadly, one will have to eliminate the other. The winner's prize is a brutal match up against the winner from the prior game. Good Luck...
The eternal favorite Founders Breakfast Stout has its work cut out for it. It comes in as the underdog to Portsmouth's Kate the Great. Kate the Great packs a punch and looks to eliminate the Breakfast Stout, but Founders looks to prove in this match up that it's still has what it takes to stand with the best in the Country.
The Bruery Black Tuesday rolls into Round 2 with a dominant win over Beatification by Russian River. They cannot get cocky however, as they have beaten a good beer in Round 1 they have another great challenge in Round 2. Green Flash stays alive in the tournament with Silva Stout with a huge upset win in Round 1 and doesn't look to slow down soon.