Does your favorite brewery have what it takes? It will be a battle of the brews in the second annual First Coast Breweries Bracket Challenge.
Presented by First Coast Brews, this bracket challenge has squared up 48 of your favorite breweries, taprooms and pubs against each other in a competition to end all competitions.
THE ROUNDS: Each round will run from Monday at 12:01 a.m. to Sunday at 11:59 p.m., starting March 16 and ending on April 10. The final round will be a bit different as it will be shorter than all the other weeks. On that Friday, voting will end at 5 p.m. with a winner announced at a special announcement party.
*See matchups/FAQ's below
Vote early and often for your favorite brewery and share the link to help rally voters. You can vote once per day.
2019 BRACKET: First Coast Brews Bracket: It's a wrap!
FIRST ROUND MATCHUPS
- Intuition vs. River City Brewing
- Pinglehead Brewing vs. Bottlenose Brewing
- Strings Sports Brewery v.s. Auggie’s Draft Room
- Engine 15 Brewing v.s. Blind Rabbit Brewing
- Brewz v.s. Marah Brewing Company
- Ancient City Brewing v.s. Georgia Beer Company
- Bold City Brewing v.s. Green Room Brewing
- Fishweir vs. Ruby Beach
- Aardwolf v.s. Bog Brewing
- Amelia Tavern v.s. Seven Bridge Grille & Brewery
- Really Good Beer Stop v.s. Brewz N Dawgz
- Crooked Rooster v.s. SJ Brewing
- Lemonstreet Brewing v.s. Main & Six Brewing
- Southern Swells Brewing v.s. BJ’s Restaurant
- 9 Zero Pour v.s. Ragtime Tavern
- Dog Rose Brewing v.s. Alewife Bottle Shop
- Moonrise Brewing v.s. Keg and Coin
- Wicked Barley v.s. Hoptinger
- Hyperion Brewing v.s. Tabula Rasa Brewing
- Veterans United Craft Brewery v.s. Reve Brewing
- Brackish Beer Co. v.s Legacy Ale Works
- Beer:30 v.s. Jax Craft Beer
- Hop Soul Brewing v.s. Old Coast Ales
- Halpatter Brewing v.s Kickbacks Gastropub
Wildcard: Town Beer Company (Will face one of the winners of Round 1)
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What about coronavirus?
- As of right now, most breweries remain open on the First Coast and are losing significant business due to the virus. At First Coast Brews we encourage you to do whatever you believe is in your best interest to stay healthy, even if that means forgoing a trip to the brewery. However, please consider stopping by and grabbing a gift card to help support these folks during these difficult times.
Then why even do a bracket?
- Because there's only so much Netflix one can tolerate during self-quarantining... All kidding aside, hopefully, the bracket serves as a relief to those stuck at home and offers a little bit of fun for those who might not be able to do much.
Last year there were some issues with being able to vote multiple times a day, how will it be different this year?
- We're using a new system! This year we're using Aptivada which is a software that only allows one vote per day, per IP address. This will help combat some of the issues we had last year.
What does the winner get?
- High fives and handshakes. Plus a party thrown in their honor and a cool trophy.
Who decides how the breweries are matched up?
- It's random, for the MOST part. It would be totally unfair to match up a powerhouse brewery against a brewery that's much smaller in comparison during the first round. After the first round though, all bets are off!
This bracket is unfair! I don't like the matchups, it's totally biased and you guys are the worst.
- We've taken extra precautions to make this as fair as possible, but the reality is that not everyone is going to be happy. Remember this bracket is just for fun so relax homie, have a beer.