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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 2, 2015

Results! Maine Madness Beer Tournament: FINAL FOUR

Written by: Dave Patterson

I spent another day refreshing the voting page as I watched the Elite 8 shake out yesterday. Hundreds of votes poured in and now we have our Final Four match-ups.

The defending champion, Maine Island Trail Ale from Rising Tide, faces a surprising opponent in Patina Pale from the young nano brewery Austin Street.

And in a battle of Maine Beer Company brews, the American pale ale Mo does battle with Lunch, its India Pale Ale counterpart.

After yesterday’s voting raised some concerns, I want to encourage voters to embrace their scruples and only vote once per device for every day of the Final Four voting. While I greatly encourage spreading the word on social media and getting people to vote for your favorite beer, I highly discourage any internet malarkey in tampering with the purity of this beer tournament that seeks only to celebrate Maine beer. (Check out all the pairings and results that led up to this.)

Voting in the Final Four is now closed.

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