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The Boston Brewery Battle rages on! We’re on to the third round, so let’s meet the Sweet 16 Boston breweries left in the bracket.


If you’re just tuning in, we kicked off the month of June with the return of Boston’s Brewery Battle. Using a mix of your feedback and ROCK 92.9 beer enthusiasts (Adam 12), we identified 64 Massachusetts breweries and taprooms that do a damn fine job of slinging the suds. We profiled all 64 at the beginning of the first round; feel free to take a look at that and meet the full field of players.


For you bracketologists, know this: the top four seeds were made up of the top four finishers in 2020. That’s the last time we trotted out this particular bracket. We thought it only fair to make 2020’s winner the one-seed in 2023. And it made sense, too, give high seeding to the three runners-up in 2020. If you’d like to see those breweries, we have a recap of the 2020 contest here.


Meet the 16 Boston Breweries Left in Boston’s Brewery Battle

So let’s put the focus back on this year’s model. So far, we’ve made our way through two rounds of the bracket. We devoted a week to Round One and let all 64 breweries slug it out until there were 32 left. We gave Round Two another full week and let the field of 32 duke it out. Now that we’re in Round Three, aka the Sweet 16 (Sudsy 16?), it’s a good time to take stock of which brewers are left.


Take a scroll through the sixteen. It’s a pretty solid field, so I’m guessing you’re going to see a favorite or two. So toss them a vote! Then text the bracket to your beer-loving buddies and have them do the same! Then share the bracket on your social media platform of choice and tag that beloved brewery! Round Three wraps up on Thursday, June 22, so get your votes in ASAP!

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