Make your picks fot the 5th Annual Global Warming Open — Deadline – Sunday 6/16
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 http://www.brewingnews.com/gwo .
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!
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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.)
2 Laurelwood Brewing
Mother Lode Golden Ale3 SweetWater Brewing Co
4 Rogue Ales
Yellow Snow IPA
5 Bell’s Brewery Inc.
7 Deschutes Brewery
11 Sierra Nevada Brewing
13 SweetWater Brewing
15 Ice Harbor Brewing
19 Stone Brewing
21 Wormtown Brewery
23 Arcadia Ales
27 Fat Heads Brewery
29 Harpoon Brewery
31 Widmer Brothers Brewing
34 Copper Canyon Brewery
Summerzest35 Brew Kettle Production Works
Der Sommer Hefeweizen
36 Willoughby Brewing
37 Black Diamond Brewing
39 Firestone Walker Brewing
43 McNeill’s Brewery
45 Red Brick Brewing
47 Full Sail Brewing
51 Port City Brewing
53 Parish Brewing
55 Mad River Brewing
59 Southern Tier Brewing
61 New Holland Brewing
63 Snoqualmie Falls Brewing