Visiting brews claim sweep in Brew Battles kickoff weekend


Four first round matchups wrapped up Saturday night, with four more coming this Thursday through Saturday

Oshkosh loves their local craft breweries. They also clearly enjoy the craft beers of our neighboring northeast Wisconsin breweries. Four visiting breweries took down their Oshkosh competition in close battles this weekend, advancing to round two matchups March 14-16.

Fifth Ward Brewing and Fletch’s Tap House each hosted four beers from the Brew Battles Craft Beer Bracket Challenge this weekend for the kick off to the seven week contest.

Eight additional round one craft beers will face off this upcoming weekend, February 28 through March 2 at Fox River Brewing and Bare Bones Brewery.

Here are the craft beer teams advancing:



The second set of Round 1 match-ups takes place this upcoming weekend, February 28 through March 2, with voting kicking off at 4:30pm. Every beverage purchase $3+ at the host sites gets you a voting ticket. Here’s the upcoming matchups:

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


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Justin R. Mitchell

Justin is the founding editor of the Oshkosh Independent.

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