This content was originally published by The Hop Review, a digital magazine that joined the Hop Culture family in March 2020.
This piece was written by Nick Costa.
2018 Chicago Brewery Bracket:
With 260,000 votes cast, we now have determined the Championship matchup. Who will be crowned The Hop Review Readers’ Choice Chicago Brewery Bracket champion?
Voting to determine the Brewery Bracket Champion concludes, Tuesday, 4/3 at 9AM.
For the final round, voting will be restricted to one vote per email per day.*
Championship: North vs. West
Middle Brow Beer Co. (8) vs. Pipeworks Brewing Co. (3)
Middle Brow’s unconventional brewing style, Logan Square taproom-to-be, and its dedicated fan base have propelled all the way through the left side of our bracket–all this as a first time participant in the North Region. They’ll take on Chicago darlings, can crusaders and makers of come of the city’s best barrel-aged beer: Pipeworks, who themselves have a history of brewing some really unique one-off styles of beer. Who will it be, the new brewery in Logan Square or the behemoth from Hermosa?
Voting is now closed. Stay tuned for announcement of the winner.
For a PDF of the bracket, please click here.
VOTING to determine The BRACKET Champion CONCLUDES, Tuesday, 4/3 AT 9:00AM
*Voting is restricted to one vote per email per day. Duplicate and phony emails will be void. By submitting your email to vote, you’re agreeing to receive our weekly THR newsletter, chock-full of beer content from around the world.