As many others do around this time, DRAFT Magazine is holding their own version of a bracket a la the NCAA basketball tourneys. Since it is a beer magazine obviously their bracket is setup to select the best or favorite of 64 competing beers. Everyone who enters has a chance to win a Beer Meister Kegerator, but the best part is that each brewery involved got to pick a charity they support and DRAFT will donate $1,000 to the winning brew’s choice. Fill out your bracket here.
Luckily for us in Milwaukee we have great breweries and great charities. Lakefront Brewery has been selected for their pretty amazing Fixed Gear American Red Ale, and to top it off while many breweries selected national organizations, Lakefront has chosen Wisconsin Humane Society to be the recipient of the donation if they win. There are other Milwaukee and Wisconsin beers such as Leinenkugel’s Big Eddy Wee Heavy Scottish Ale (benefits Little Lake Wissota Project in Chippewa Falls) and Sprecher Brewery’s Black Bavarian (benefits American Cancer Society) so vote for them as well, but since this is a Milwaukee project and Lakefront picked a Milwaukee-based charity, if it comes down to it I recommend picking them over the other WI brews.
For those of you who are not beerophiles and don’t know many of the beers – you can just pick any beer for the other matches or you can even skip selections and just pick Fixed Gear.