Thirty-two beers. Twenty-one breweries.
Charlotte magazine’s 2020 Beer Bracket fills the growler-sized hole in our hearts left by sports with local beverages we’ve enjoyed under lockdown.
Beginning May 25, 2020, Charlotteans can vote in a single-elimination tournament that pits brew against brew, starting with the original 16 match-ups and working our way to a final winner. You can vote once per round.
Beer types determine our “regions”: IPAs, lights, darks, and sours. A brewery can’t have more than one beer in a region; a brewery can’t have more than two beers across the entire bracket. Only breweries that are native to Charlotte had beers considered.
The beer selection committee: our editors and special guest Michael Brawley of Brawley’s Beverage.
Drink up, Charlotte. It’s time to choose some kind of champion, anyway.
Cheer on your favorite Charlotte beer
The winners will be published in the August 2020 issue of Charlotte magazine and on Charlottemagazine.com!
Bracket participants will be entered into a raffle to win a $50 gift card to spend at Brawley’s Beverage (4620 Park Rd.).
∙ First Round: May 25-26 ∙ Second Round (Sweet Sixteen): May 27-28 ∙ Third Round (Elite Eight): June 1-2 ∙ Fourth Round (Final Four): June 3-5 ∙Fifth Round (Championship Game): June 8-10