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Dave Patterson

Dave Patterson is a writer and musician who is thirsty for craft beer. He's been immersed in the New England beer scene for years as a patron and since 2013 as a beer writer. In his attempt to drink all the great beer America has to offer, Dave has become convinced that the Maine beer scene is among the best in the country. He can be spotted throughout the state at breweries, bars, and backyards imbibing brilliant Maine beers. It is his belief that craft beer plays an integral role in bolstering a vibrant local economy, so he urges you do your part by drinking local beer to support your community. Twitter: @PattersonWriter​

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Posted: March 28, 2016

Maine Madness Beer Tournament 2016: Round Four

Written by: Dave Patterson

The Sweet 16 was sweet indeed. Swish Imperial IPA from Bissell Brothers duked it out with Maine Beer Company’s Mo in a electrifying back and forth battle. Finally, Swish pulled off the victory to advance to the Elite 8.

Maine Madness Beer Tournament Results: ROUND ONE and ROUND TWO and ROUND THREE

The most intense battle by far was between the Maine beer juggernauts Allagash Curieux versus Lunch from Maine Beer Company. These are two of my top five beers in Maine, so it was a heartbreaker to choose one over the other. However, choose I did, and so did the voters. After a tough bout, Allagash Curieux pulled off the victory by only four votes.

Looking ahead, the Elite 8 is laden with Double IPA’s—half of the ballot is made up of these hop bombs. However, there is some diversity with Mockingfish Gose, a Gose aged in tequila barrels from Rising Tide, Farmhouse Pale Ale, a farmhouse ale from Oxbow, and Curieux, a tripel aged in bourbon barrels from Allagash.

The Epiphany versus Dinner battle will be great to watch. Though all of the matchups will exhibit their own thrilling back and forth.

Voting runs until Wednesday at 8 p.m.


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