With the play-in voting still rolling along (just 24 more hours to vote on Ohio, Minnesota, and Illinois!), we move into Round 1 of the Best B1G Brewery Challenge!
Today we've already looked at Iowa, Indiana, and New Jersey, now let's determine the best from Nebraska and Pennsylvania. Rules and bracket can be found here, early discussion of the breweries can be found here, and the other section of play-in voting is here. Let's hit it!
Dilly Bar Dan Bracket
#1 Nebraska Brewing Co. vs. #4 Upstream Brewing Co.
MNW's Hot Taek: I drank the Nebraska IPA as I watched Noted Doormat Northwestern improve to 2-1 in the Big Ten at Memorial Stadium. Good memories.
#2 Empyrean Brewing Co. vs. #3 Zipline Brewing Co.
MNW's Hot Taek: I really, really like Dark Side, but I've not tried any Zipline yet. Jury's out until I do.
Chicago's Big Ten Bracket
#1 Troegs Brewing Co. vs. #4 Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks
#2 Victory Brewing Co. vs. #3 Voodoo Brewery
Remember, voting on these two states will stay open for 48 hours. Check back tomorrow afternoon for the results of and next rounds of voting on Ohio, Minnesota, and Illinois! Let us know which breweries we've snubbed or which should win in the comments!