Charlotte Beer Bracket 2021

Charlotte magazine’s 2021 Beer Bracket ran Monday, May 17, 2021, through Wednesday, May 26, 2021. The winning beers will be published in the August 2021 issue of Charlotte magazine and on!

Each round participants voted, they were automatically entered for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the 6th Annual Moo & Brew Craft Beer, Burger & Music Festival on Saturday, October 2! Winners will be notified via email.


How the beers were chosen

This year, we introduced new rules to the selection process.

Selection Criteria:

  • No beer from our first Beer Bracket in 2020 was eligible this year.
  • Breweries had to be either contained inside or within three miles of the I-485 loop. Businesses originating outside of Charlotte were eligible, as long as they actually brew beer in Charlotte.
  • Beers were selected based on rating on Beer Advocate and Untappd; national awards; and general availability. Only one beer per brewery this year.
  • Seeding was based on opening date, where applicable.
Categories: Beer, Food + Drink, The Buzz