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March Beer Brackets

Celebrating 25 Years of Beers!

We’ve got 16 Turtle Beers on tap!
Sweet, 16? Let’s do brackets!

Who will be crowned 2024 Champion?

A weighted combination of sales from both pubs and YOUR VOTES (tallied through Instagram) will determine which beer reigns supreme!

Round of 16 Results

  • Wooden Teeth slays Ninkasi, the Goddess of beer. Gonna be hard to dethrone the GABF gold medalist and #1 seed!  115-78
  • Metal Snake Irish Stout just edges past her silkier sister, Nitro Snakedriver. That’s an upset for sure.  98-94
  • Two throwback beers go head to head as Yard Sale Pale Ale takes the title off the winner of the original NM-IPAC champion.  99-93
  • No surprise here, Widespread Haze easily moves past Grandma’s Brown. The ol’lady just didn’t have it in her this year.  111-81
  • The maltiest battle goes to a classic and perennial favorite as Red Rye Redux puts the Disney Mouse in his place.  110-82
  • Crazy styles went at it with Nova Prospekt Black IPA not being able to withstand the momentum of the amazing, barrel-aged, tart-cherried, special Belgian Red that is this years’ 25th Anniversary Ale.  108-85
  • The Irish vs. the British ends with Brit Mild 411 skulking off back across the bay.  132-60
  • Hopshell IPA shows why it’s the #2 seed this season with a resounding beat down of Combloc Black Baltic Stout!  112-81

The “Attenuated Eight” … Winners & Losers

  • Wooden Teeth shows its chops and sends Metal Snake Stout slithering home. 101-76
  • Yard Sale Pale Ale gets mowed down by Widespread Haze. 100-70
  • In a shocking upset, 25th Anniversary Ale emerges victorious with a buzzer-beating three point win over the highly rated Red Rye Redux!  89-86. Could 25 Annie be a spoiler for the other big 3 this year? The barrel-aged, tart cherry infused will face a huge test next round when takes the court against …
  • Hopshell IPA handily handles The Troubles IRA. Last round The Troubles smashed 411 Mild with the biggest point differential of the tourney. But Hopshell showed no fear in this match and won by the next largest differential yet. 114-61.

Stay Tuned for your “Final Four Round” next!

  • Widespread Haze brought it’s A game, but still fell to Wooden Teeth in the closest match last year’s champ has ever seen. 86-69
  • In an offensive blowout, Hopshell sent 25th Anniversary Ale into the history books. 109-92

Championship Bout Hopshell vs. Wooden Teeth!

  • Unfortunately, missteps and injuries took both brews off the court at times during this match!  Will this controversy cloud the crown?  This commentator is of the opinion, “Absolutely Not.”  Although brew sales did lag behind these powerhouses usual numbers.  And although the IPA was out of commission for slightly longer than the Lager, the people’s choice is definitive with Wooden Teeth getting 64% from North’s quaffers & 54% from South’s hopheads. Final Score 73-57 And so … your 2024 champion …

Wooden Teeth American Lager!

Thanks for everyone
who came out for the 2024 bouts & voted online
-CHEERS to 25 YEARS of BEERS!

Celebrating 25 Years of Beers!

THE LATEST

Tortēga

Tortēga

Fortified Tea

OG 10°P / IBU 0 / ABV 4.8 / G↓
Tortēga is a concoction brimming with the spirit of tropical escapades and pirating lore that begins its journey with 53 pounds of invigorating Pomegranate Green Tea, steeped with a hint of hibiscus flower and lemon peel, then infused with the essence of 20 pounds of luscious Watermelon Puree. A vibrant and effervescent libation that offers a refreshing escape to a hidden tropical isle, where the sea breeze whispers tales of the intrepid. Let Tortēga be your trusted swab. Raise your glass to adventure, and let the journey begin.

Lemonhope Pils

Lemonhope Pils

Lemondrop Pilsner

OG 12°P / IBU 28 / ABV 5.3
Lemonhope Pils – Inspired by the resilient spirit of Lemonhope, this hoppy Pilsner is a symbol of hope and possibility. Our brew begins with a foundation of Pilsen base malt, a canvas upon which dreams are painted. But it’s Lemondrop hops that shine with a burst of vibrant citrus flavor and a hint of bitterness – a reminder that even in the darkest of times, there is always brightness and zest. In a world where shackles of conformity threaten to hold us back, here’s to hope, here’s to freedom.

25th Anniversary Ale

25th Anniversary Ale

Barrel-Aged Belgian Red

OG 16°P / IBU 0 / ABV 7.35
For a quarter of a century, we’ve weathered the storms, embraced the challenges, and savored the victories, and now, we raise our glasses to celebrate. This ale is a tribute to our journey.
Red Malt and a generous portion of wheat, Belgian ale yeast and a lacto strain, New Glarus inspiration, American Oak whiskey barrels, Montmorency cherries,
with each twist, a path unfolds – from the subtle tartness that dances on the palate to the warm embrace of oak, a reminder of the passage of time and the wisdom it brings.
May this 25th Anniversary Ale serve as a beacon and reminder that even the slowest turtle can reach the mountaintop. Cheers!