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March 18, 2013

Vermont Brew Bracket: Second Half of Round 1 Now Open for Voting

BrewbracketadWe're now voting in the second half of Round 1 for the 2013 Vermont Brew Bracket, presented by Three Penny Taproom.

Round 1 voting has concluded for the left side of the bracket, which didn't see many close races. There were a few upsets, though, as the Valor amber ale from 14th Star Brewing Company in St. Albans defeated the world-famous Magic Hat #9 by a 69 percent to 31 percent margin.

Harpoon UFO also sustained a somewhat surprising loss, going down to Middlebury's Drop-In Brewing Heart of Lothian.

Now it's time to vote for the right side of the Bracket. Heavy hitters here include Long Trail Ale and Switchback, but you can also make your choice for beloved brewpubs such as Zero Gravity or the Bobcat Café. There's also Backacre's Sour Golden Ale, as profiled by Corin Hirsch last week. Cast your votes now; this round of voting closes Tuesday at midnight.

Click here to see the full bracket and cast your votes.

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