Once again we selected 32 of the finest craft beers in Vermont and seeded them based on popularity and ratings on sites like BeerAdvocate, RateBeer and Untappd. Defending champion Heady Topper is here, of course; so are the usual suspects in Vermont beer like Long Trail and Rock Art, plus some new faces from the likes of Drop-In Brewing, 14th Star and others.
And once again it's up to you, dear reader, to decide Vermont's favorite brew. Pick your favorite in each of a series of head-to-head matchups. We'll pair up the winners for the next round, and we'll keep going until there's one beer left standing. And if you want to buy each and every beer and taste test for yourself, that's OK — just be sure to drink responsibly and designate a driver.
Voting is now open for the first two of the four brackets, aka the left side of the big bracket. Voting will close on Sunday night; on Monday, we'll open the polls for the second half of Round 1.