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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 26, 2015

Results! Maine Beer Madness Beer Tournament 2015: Round One

Written by: Dave Patterson

It’s March and that means daylight savings time, the disappearance of that psychotic snow bank in your yard, and March Madness. I’m not just talking about the NCAA basketball tournament, I’m talking about the bracketed-style competition that is truly as cool as the other side of the pillow: The Maine Madness Beer Tournament. (For more on the tournament’s background & how we did the draft: It’s coming! The Maine Madness Beer Tournament begins March 26)

If you study the Maine Beer Madness bracket closely, you’ll see that we are in for some wild early round matchups. Round one pits one of Maine’s best selling beers, Pumpkinhead, against one of Maine’s most critically acclaimed beers, The Substance.

The voting for the 2015 Maine Madness Beer Tournament continues until April 6, with our championship matchup coinciding with the men’s NCAA championship basketball game. Check the Maine Madness Tournament page on Facebook to stay apprised of the tournament over the next few weeks.

Our motto at the Maine Madness Beer Tournament is: To Drink ME is to Love ME. So do a lot of ‘research’ each round to discover new Maine beers, and vote below your favorite Maine brews.

Note: Round One voting has closed. Vote now in Round Two.

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