The Battle of the Beers (2022) – Round of 32

The Battle of the Beers (2022) – Round of 32

The Battle of the Beers – 2022

Welcome to the Opening Round

Welcome everyone to my newest idea here on the blog. Inspired by the March Madness tournament I’ve done the past two years, I’ve decided to try and do a similar single bracket tournament for “flagship beers”. We all pretty much know what flagship beers are – the beer we most associate with a brewery. Their full year release beer, the one you can find anywhere (if you can find that brewery distributed), the one everyone has most likely had from that brewery, etc, etc. So I decided I would take 32 flagship beers from 32 different breweries, and throw them into a heads up competition.

What could be more fun in the slow (for beer blogging anyway) summer months here at The Beer Thrillers?!

The Selection Process

The selection process is mostly arbitrary (welcome to the world of The Beer Thrillers). Generally, there were a few simple rules I followed:

  • It had to be a beer I’ve had before
  • It had to have at least a 3 star rating on Untappd
  • I tried to pick some well known – nation wide distributed beers, some local breweries (local to us here at The Beer Thrillers), and a few “high end” / “high quality” / “top of the line” brewery flagships.

This is clearly not a list of beers based on any kind of science. This is purely meant for fun and just to have a good time. Please leave all feelings and egos at the door.

The Rules

The rules are quite simple, and they follow pretty much the same guideline as how I did the Battle of the Breweries. This is a 32 beer tournament bracket. Straight bracket, no reseeding after each round. The beers were ranked by their Untappd rating as of last night. In the cases where the beers had the same rating, I flipped a coin to determine which would be the higher seed.

There is no conferences, divisions, etc. – its just one simple straight 32 beer bracket.

As I stated in yesterday’s “heads up” blog post about this: The Battle of the Beers (2022) Tournament.

The rules are pretty simple, every week the tournament bracket will be posted. You go down the line up of heads up matches and pick the beers you like. You can vote once per day. Make sure to share on your social media platforms to try and help the beer / breweries you want to win.

The voting schedule is:

  • Round of 32July 1st – July 7th at 11:59PM (EST)
  • Round of 16July 8th – July 14th at 11:59PM (EST)
  • Round of 8July 15th – July 21st at 11:59PM (EST)
  • Round of 4July 22nd – July 28th at 11:59PM (EST)
  • Round of 2July 29th – August 4th at 11:59PM (EST)

Beers and Breweries Involved

Ok, before we get to the voting, since this is the first round, lets see who all is involved!

Below is a straight list of the 32 breweries with their flagship beers, with their Untappd rating, and the order they are ranked in the tournament:

  1. The Alchemist – Headdy Topper (4.54)
  2. Tree House – Green (4.43)
  3. Lawson’s Finest Liquids – Sip of Sunshine (4.33)
  4. Toppling Goliath – Pseudo Sue (4.13)
  5. New Holland – Dragon’s Milk (4.06)
  6. Dewey Beer – Swishy Pants (4.05)
  7. Omnegang – Three Philosophers (3.95)
  8. Bell’s Brewery – Two Hearted Ale (3.95)
  9. Von C Brewing – Walking on Clouds (3.94)
  10. Cigar City – Jai Alai (3.93)
  11. Rubber Soul – Dropout (3.92)
  12. Pizza Boy – Murren River (3.91)
  13. Deschutes – Fresh Squeezed (3.91)
  14. Rotunda Brewing – Annville IPA (3.9)
  15. Hemauer Brewing – Lucky Lobster (3.89)
  16. Dogfish Head – 60 Minute (3.85)
  17. Boneshire Brew Works – Green Machine (3.8)
  18. Troegs Independent Craft Brewing – Perpetual IPA (3.8)
  19. RAR Brewing – Nanticoke Nectar (3.8)
  20. Bunnyman Brewing – Pink Nightmare (3.78)
  21. Victory – Golden Monkey (3.75)
  22. Laguinitas – IPA (3.72)
  23. Tattered Flag – TMI PA (3.71)
  24. Rogue – Dead Guy Ale (3.71)
  25. Founder’s – All Day IPA (3.7)
  26. Zero-Day Brewing – Mango Habanero (3.69)
  27. Snitz Creek Brewery – Blueberry Cream Ale (3.68)
  28. Sierra Nevada – Pale Ale (3.63)
  29. Moo – Duck Brewery – Hoppy Toad IPA (3.58)
  30. New Belgium – Fat Tire (3.58)
  31. Yuengling – Lager (3.49)
  32. Newcastle – Brown Ale (3.39)

Ok, thats the list of them all. You can see there’s a wide variety of big distributed beers, local to Central PA beers, some high quality high end beers, and some easier to get, obvious lower tier beers.

Lets get to voting!


Ok, lets get to voting, and let the fun and games begin! You can vote once per day per location. Please be sure to share on social media platforms this page to let others vote in the tournament as well. This should be a lot of fun!

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Good luck to the breweries and to the beers and may the best beer win!

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