16 winning breweries from the REGIONAL ROUND face-off.

A coin toss determines Home and Away.
Home team gets choice of hosting the round or deferring to the other brewery.

Each brewery presents 4 beers.
Some breweries—like the football teams themselves—scout their opponents first, while others just send their franchise superstars.

Beers are tasted blind and scored by a cicerone, a sommelier and the attendees.*
The top two beers will then be re-tasted in a final “2-minute drill” to determine the winner.

* Cicerone and sommelier scores are weighted. Attendees/consumer scores used for close-calls and tie-breakers.

Highest-scoring breweries advances to the DIVISIONAL ROUND OF 8.