Second round! but first….RECAP! No real first round surprises here: Torpedo came out on top of Fire Rock Pale ale, not shocker for the 1 Seed. Deschutes Black Butte put in a good fight against Hop Stoopid, only being bested in the last minute by 1. Despite my personal prejudice Collaboration Saison won out against the Widmer Bros Drop Top, and Stone’s Arrogant Bastard came out ahead of Anchor’s Christmas Ale. Sierra Nevada Estate Ale bested the higher seated Dos Equis Amber and Rogue’s Shakespeare Stout won the battle against Green Flash’s West Coast IPA. Finishing out the first round Kona Pipeling Porter beat it’s California cousin Lagunitas Censored Red.
For our first match we have 1 vs 8 Sierra Nevada Torpedo against Lagunitas Hop Stoopid. The first of our possible Super Hopped rounds, this one will come down to which of these has the better set of hops to beat up your taste buds! (more…)