The 2014 Disney Beer Tournament – First Round
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Everyone’s favorite tournament involving Disney and beer is back!
The third edition of the Disney Beer Tournament starts today and will go on for the next few weeks. The first thing you’ll notice below is that we’re using a new polling system. Polar makes much nicer polls than the ones we’ve used in the past. This setup also cuts down on scrolling as there are four sets of polls instead of 32 separate polls. Each region has a set and once you select a beer, the set will automatically move to the next matchup.
Previous champions of the Disney Beer Tournament have been retired; last year’s champion was Unibroue La Fin du Monde and 2012′s champion was Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. All other beers on our Walt Disney World Beer List, Disneyland Resort Beer List, and Epcot Food and Wine Festival Beer List in 2013 were eligible for the tournament. From this set of over 280 beers we chose a field of 64 based on page and app views as well as past tournament performance and, let’s be honest, a little bit of subjectivity. Here’s the full bracket (click to enlarge).
The first round of the tournament will run until Wednesday, March 19 at 6:00 PM Central Daylight Time. Results from the first round will then be compiled and the second round will be posted the next morning (Thursday, March 20). Rounds will be posted on Mondays and Thursdays for the next few weeks until we crown a champion!
First up is this year’s Mickey region! Beers to watch include the incredibly popular Schöfferhofer Grapefruit as the number one overall seed, fourth seed Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA, the nine seed Stone Arrogant Bastard, tenth seed Unibroue Trois Pistoles, and the eleven seed Terrapin Hopsecutioner.
Place your votes for the Mickey region now!
This year’s Minnie region features its number one seed Cigar City Jai Alai IPA along with beers such as fourth seed Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, sixth seed Abita Turbodog, eight seed Florida Beer Company Swamp Ape IPA, and tenth seed Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale. Five IPAs compete in this region, more than any other region in this year’s field.
Vote for the first round of the Minnie region!
Yuengling enters as the number one seed of the Donald region. Also featured in the Donald region are Angry Orchard Hard Cider – Crisp Apple as the two seed, fifth seed Rogue Dead Guy Ale, eight seed Cigar City Florida Cracker White Ale, and Ommegang Three Philosophers as the thirteen seed.
Enter your votes for your favorites in the Donald region now!
Finally, the Goofy region stars Chimay Blue as its number one seed. Also featured in the Goofy region are three seed Abita Amber, Schöfferhofer Weizen (the beer used in Schöfferhofer Grapefruit) as the fifth seed, sixth seed Saison Dupont, and Left Hand Milk Stout as the eleven seed.
Vote for your Goofy region beers!
Remember, the first round ends Wednesday, March 19 at 6:00 PM Central Daylight Time. Be sure to vote for your favorite beers before then! The second round will be posted on Thursday, March 20 in the morning.