Bitter Madness is HAZY MADNESS this year! Starting Thursday, March 12th and running through Sunday, April 5th. Get those tastebuds ready as we matchup Local and Regional/National NEIPA’s! They battle and you win! We will also have brackets for you to fill out during Round 1, all perfect brackets will be entered to win a Bitter Pops Growler.
Round 1 Local Breweries: Thursday, March 12th – Sunday, March 15th
On Thursday, March 12th we are kicking things off with a Round 1 battle between 4 Local HAZY’s. In the North Bracket, we are matching up Noon Whistle’s Gummy Vortex vs Whisky Hill’s Put A Light On, and in the South Bracket, it’s Marz’s Crazy Straws vs Maplewood’s Juice Pants. Try all four from March 12th through the 15th and vote for your favorite Local Hazy! Voting stops when the first keg kicks so don’t miss out.
Round 2 Regional/National: Thursday, March 19th – Sunday, March 22nd
Round 2 begins Thursday, March 19th and will highlight Regional/National HAZY’s. In the East Bracket, we have Collective Arts Life In The Clouds vs 18th Street #2 Pencil and the West Bracket, will headline Toppling Goliath’s DDH Psuedo Sue and Revision’s Disco Ninja. All four will be available March 19th and voting will take place until March 22nd or until the first keg kicks.
Round 3 Final 4: Thursday, March 26th – Sunday, March 29th
Round 3 will highlight the Final 4 HAZY’s two Local Hazy’s and two Regional/National Hazy’s. This round will run Thursday, March 26th through Sunday, March 29th and in the end, there will only be one Local and one Regional/National Hazy left, setting the stage for this year’s HAZY MADNESS FINAL.
Round 4 Championship: Thursday, April 3 – Sunday, April 5th
It’s time to crown a champion! After three weeks of Hazy battles, it all comes down to this. Round 4, the Championship round, will feature the top two Hazy’s selected by you, one Local and one Regional/National. This Final matchup will take place from Thursday, April 3 through Sunday, April 5th and as in weeks prior voting will end abruptly when one of the kegs kick.
This is a fun tournament that will crown the top HAZY as voted on by you. These are just eight of the incredible beers we are lucky enough to have at our fingertips. We all win with the amazing selection of Hazy’s we have here in Chicago. So come out and celebrate HAZY MADNESS with us!