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Make your picks fot the 5th Annual Global Warming Open — Deadline – Sunday 6/16

5th Annual Global Warming logo

Here we go again, it is time for the Fifth Annual Global Warming Open!

Make your picks by this Sunday, June 16 at Noon EST and you could be a winner come July 4!

Remember the premise: You’re sitting. It’s hot, real hot. The summer has broken all heat records and those chunks of Antarctica that have broken away has pushed water levels so high that you’re surrounded by water. But no chunks of ice.

At first you like the heat. But soon you become uncomfortable. You need to cool down. You need a beer. A beer will help you through this crisis. But which beer goes best with global catastrophe and hot weather? “Steward!” you call. “Assemble the players and let the matches begin!”

Brewing News is proud to present the 2012 Global Warming Open, a contest pitting refreshing summer beers against one another to determine the most refreshing beer in America. Like the springtime National IPA Championships, participating summer beers from across the nation were randomly chosen for a 1:1 single elimination bracket tournament. Winners of the first round will advance to the next.

At the same time, beer lovers like you can choose the winners for each round on-line! A grand prize will be awarded to the reader who predicts the most correct GWO brackets. The top prize will be a free case of the 2012 Global Warming Open Champion beer.

The complete summer beer tournament bracket has been posted on-line. Join us for what will be one of the most fun events this summer! See the field in the locker room and then make your predictions today at .

Be sure to make your picks by this Sunday, June 16 at Noon EST! Don’t forget to make sure your picks are complete…unfinished brackets don’t score very well!

This message is being sent as a courtesy to all Brewing News hop tips subscribers. Be sure to sign up for “Beer Brackets” updates (this is a list option within your preferences below). Make that change to receive updates when each round is completed and to follow the action until a GWO Champion is crowned!

Good luck!

NOTE:  If you’re playing, please share who you have picked as the winner!


GWO ROUND 1 OPPONENTS – JUNE 16, 2012–Buffalo, NY
Please note that there are eight byes, granted randomly.
(Note: What appears below involved a lot of cutting and pasting; upon review, it all looks correct.  That said, if there are any errors, please refer to the on-line bracket as the authoritative version.)

1 Bye
2 Laurelwood Brewing
Mother Lode Golden Ale3 SweetWater Brewing Co
4 Rogue Ales
Yellow Snow IPA

5 Bell’s Brewery Inc.
6 Diamond Knot Brewing
Summer Blonde

7 Deschutes Brewery
Twilight Summer Ale
8 SweetWater Brewing

9 Bye
10 Deschutes Brewery
Chainbreaker WIPA

11 Sierra Nevada Brewing
12 Pearl Street Grill & Brewery
Spirit of Buffalo Summer Lager

13 SweetWater Brewing
Road Trip
14 CB’s Brewing
Finger Lakes Summer Wheat

15 Ice Harbor Brewing
Columbia Brand Kolsch
16 New Holland Brewing
Full Circle

17 Bye
18 Harpoon Brewery
Summer Beer

19 Stone Brewing
Stone IPA
20 Lakefront Brewery

21 Wormtown Brewery
MassWhole Hefe
22 Horseheads Brewing
Blueberry Ale

23 Arcadia Ales
Whitsun Ale
24 Wormtown Brewery
Blonde Cougar

25 Bye
26 Green Flash Brewing
Saison Diego

27 Fat Heads Brewery
Sunshine Daydream Session IPA
28 Snoqualmie Falls Brewing
Summer Beer

29 Harpoon Brewery
Bohemian Pilsner
30 Terrapin Beer
Easy Rider

31 Widmer Brothers Brewing
Citra Blonde
32 Bell’s Brewery Inc.

33 Bye
34 Copper Canyon Brewery
Summerzest35 Brew Kettle Production Works
Der Sommer Hefeweizen
36 Willoughby Brewing

37 Black Diamond Brewing
Wheat Wacker
38 SweetWater Brewing

39 Firestone Walker Brewing
40 CB’s Brewing
WhiteHop IPA

41 Bye
42 Pearl Street Grill & Brewery
Lune’ d’bleu

43 McNeill’s Brewery
Green Mountain Summer Ale
44 CB’s Brewing
Old Toad Jus De L’amour

45 Red Brick Brewing
Dog Days Ale
46 Santa Fe Brewing
Freestyle Pilsner

47 Full Sail Brewing
Full Sail LTD 03
48 Laurelwood Brewing
Portlandia Pils

49 Bye
50 Brew Kettle Production Works
Lake BeErie

51 Port City Brewing
Optimal Wit
52 Fat Heads Brewery
Bumbleberry Honey Blueberry Ale

53 Parish Brewing
54 Founders Brewing
All Day IPA

55 Mad River Brewing
Steelhead Extra Pale Ale
56 Swamp Head Brewery

57 Bye
58 Copper Canyon Brewery
Melange des Fleurs

59 Southern Tier Brewing
Hop Sun
60 Full Sail Brewing
Session Premium Lager

61 New Holland Brewing
Golden Cap Saison
62 Willoughby Brewing
Hazy Days

63 Snoqualmie Falls Brewing
Haystack Hefeweizen
64 Brew Kettle Production Works
Summer Solstice


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