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Prepare to be totally nerded out! We’ve taken the top 16 teams in this year’s March Madness college basketball tournament and paired them with local breweries in an attempt to find out which teams dominate when the beer is taking the shots.
We turned to BeerAdvocate.com for the data, selecting breweries close to each school that had at least 100 beer reviews on the site.
We then paired the teams off in the brackets you see below, and for Round One we had each brewery represented by their beer that had the most ratings on BeerAdvocate.
The beer with the highest rating score (the number you see after the beer’s name on the chart) wins that round, and then the next most popular beer on that brewery’s list of reviews steps in for the next round.
This continues again and again until we have a champion!
Check out the results below, and if you really want to nerd out, check out this PDF of Malt Madness 2013 Data we compiled for the contest.
Enjoy the games!