After a long hiatus from writing (Maybe I need to cut back on the drinking and do more writing? Well, we all know that isn’t going to happen…), I decided to make my triumphant return for my favorite post (and time of the year). With the popularity we got last year doing NC Breweries, I’ve decided that’s what we’ll do again. Much like last year, there are going to be quite a few omissions that don’t make the field. With over 130 breweries, it’s just not possible to include them all, so to narrow the field I’m only going to include breweries that I’ve been to, which is well over 64 as well, so I’m going to do local Raleigh places and some of my favorites from other parts of the state as well. I’m sure there will be some I like and have forgotten about so here’s my apology up front. CLICK HERE to see last year’s winner.
With all that said… let’s get it started! Feel free to print your own bracket (DOWNLOAD A BLANK BRACKET HERE), fill in your favorites, and see if you can pick who will win “Best NC Brewery.” Make sure to keep voting throughout the competition to keep your favorites advancing (Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for reminders). Although there will ultimately be only one winner… we are all the winners here in NC, because we get to enjoy what these amazing places are brewing on a regular basis.
Voting Tournament Schedule
First Round Voting: March 15 – 17CLOSED
Second Round Voting: March 18 – 21CLOSED
Regional Semifinals Voting: March 22 – 24CLOSED
Regional Finals Voting: March 25 – 28CLOSED
Final Four Voting: March 29 – 31CLOSED
Finals Voting: April 1 – 4CLOSED
- 2016 NC Champion Announced: April 5