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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: April 6, 2015

Results! Maine Madness Beer Tournament: CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND!

Written by: Dave Patterson
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Hundreds of votes were cast over this Final Four weekend, and we now have our championship matchup: Rising Tide Brewing’s Maine Island Trail Ale versus Maine Beer Company’s Lunch.

They are both hoppy ales, they are both wildly popular and until 9 p.m. tonight, they will fight it out for the bragging writes of being the winner of the second annual Maine Madness Beer Tournament.

It’s important to note that Maine Island Trail Ale has a significant group of supporters in the Maine Island Trail Association. A portion of each sale of Maine Island Trail Ale goes to the non-profit organization. This group has worked hard on social media throughout the tournament, both last year and this year, to get people to vote for Maine Island Trail Ale.

If Lunch is going to take down the incumbent, there’s going to have to be a strong rally behind this delicious IPA from its fans.

The voting for the championship round has now closed. (Check out all the pairings and results that led up to this.)

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