Brew Battles Bracket Challenge breweries, dates and venues announced

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Bracket Challenge to take place over over weekends beginning February 21, 2019

The field has been set for the 2019 Brew Battles Bracket Challenge, with 24 participating Northeast Wisconsin craft beers participating in the field. Ten venues across Oshkosh will host the craft brew matchups, with winning beers advancing to the next round.

Round 1 @ Fletch’s, FEB 21-23:

  • Two Stall Chocolate Milk Stout (Ahnapee Brewing, Algoma)
  • Cowbell Milk Stout (Fifth Ward Brewing, Oshkosh)
  • Redhouse Amber (Knuth Brewing, Ripon)
  • Marble Eye Scottish Ale (Fox River Brewing, Oshkosh)

Round 1 @ Fifth Ward, FEB 21-23:

  • Grassy Place Hazy IPA (Badger State Brewing, Green Bay)
  • Dog Daze IPA (Bare Bones, Oshkosh)
  • Blü Bobber (Fox River Brewing, Oshkosh)
  • Green Chip Session IPA (Badger State Brewing, Green Bay)

Round 1 @ Fox River Brewing, FEB 28 – MAR 2:

  • Dread Porter Roberts (Bare Bones Brewing, Oshkosh)
  • Coffee Stout (Knuth Brewing, Ripon)
  • Little Soldier Amber (Ahnapee Brewing, Algoma)
  • On Wisconsin Red Ale (Badger State Brewing, Green Bay)

Round 1 @ Bare Bones, FEB 28 – MAR 2:

  • Haze it or Love It (Fifth Ward Brewing, Oshkosh)
  • Optic IPA (Fox River Brewing)
  • Hive Mind Honey Blond Ale -(Fifth Ward Brewing, Oshkosh)
  • Hail Mary Helles Lager (Ahnapee Brewing, Algoma)

Round 1 byes:

  • Vader’s Imperial Stout (Fox River Brewing)
  • Buzzy Badger Coffee Ale (Badger State Brewing)
  • Vaters Dedächtnis (Fifth Ward Brewing)
  • Amber Ale (Bare Bones Brewing)
  • Mozaic Craze IPA (Ahnapee Brewing)
  • Mega Munich Doppelbock (Fox River Brewing)
  • Farmhouse Ale (Knuth Brewing)
  • Pawsome Pilsner (Bare Bones Brewing)

Here’s the host venues with dates:

  • Fletch’s Tap House (FEB 21-23 and MAR 29-30)
  • Fifth Ward (FEB 21-23)
  • Bare Bones (FEB 28 – MAR 2)
  • Fox River Brewing (FEB 28 – MAR 2)
  • The Ground Round @ River’s Edge (MAR 7-9)
  • The Granary (MAR 7-9 and MAR 22-23)
  • O’Marro’s (MAR 14-16)
  • Barley & Hops (MAR 14-16)
  • Dublins (MAR 22-23)
  • Beckets (April 5-6)

Live Music: Live music is planned for Fletch’s on March 30 and at Beckets on April 6, with bands TBA in late February.

Voting: Each beverage purchase at the site, including purchases of the competing craft beers and others, includes one vote for the patron (min $3). Voting begins at 4pm on day 1 and concludes at 10:30pm on each Saturday.

Sponsors: Brew Battles is sponsored by Offbeat Press, the Society of Oshkosh Brewers, the Oshkosh Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, and the Oshkosh Independent.

Official Bracket: Click Here

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