30 March 2011
Washington Post Beer Madness Down to Eight........
..... with "local" breweries DuClaw, Evolution, and Flying Dog holding their own, and thus far packing a home-court advantage in early reader voting, over Lagunitas, Great Lakes Brewing, and Long Trail. (A similar syndrome seems to be at work in the other face-off, with New Jersey's Flying Fish over Chicago's Goose Island.
Brackets here (with voting ability). Round Three write-up here.