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Brewery Madness Round 3 Recap

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Another great weekend of basketball and even better beer! While the student-athletes battled it out on the court, many great breweries were competing in the Untappd Brewery Madness! Heading into the weekend, 16 breweries were still in the competition. But, as of Sunday night, only eight are still brewing here in the madness. Without further ado, let's jump in and recap this weekend's action!

Fun Facts from the Round of 16:

  • Other Half Brewing Co. logged the most check-ins this round with over 7,500!
  • Three of the eight matchups were decided by less than 1,000 check-ins!
  • The smallest margin of victory this round was 256 check-ins!

Notable Performances

No. 23 Other Half Brewing Continues Deep Run

The 23rd seed in Brewery Madness has logged big wins over Modern Times Beer, BrewDog and now Dogfish Head. The Brooklyn-based brewery will look to continue its championship run!

No. 14 Tree House Brewing Company Logs Second-Most Check-Ins This Round

Sierra Nevada logged the fourth-most check-ins, but unfortunately, their opponents logged the second-most. This was a tough break for Sierra Nevada, as their title run fell short in the Round of 16.

Fun Facts of the Final Eight Teams/Breweries

  • Of the eight teams left in the basketball tournament, here are the seed numbers: 1, 1, 1, 2, 3, 6, 11 and 12
  • Of the eight teams left in the Brewery Madness, here are the seed numbers: 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 13, 14 and 23
  • The average seed number of the remaining teams in the basketball tournament is 4.63
  • The average seed number of the remaining teams in the Brewery Madness is 9

 

The Final Check-In

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No. 1 Stone Brewing vs. No. 8 Goose Island Beer Co.

Avg. number of check-ins per round for Stone Brewing: 3,876.33
Avg. number of check-ins per round for Goose Island Beer Co: 3,907.67

This is going to be a close one! Look at how close those numbers are!

Stone Brewing logo

Stone Brewing

Escondido, CA United States

Regional Brewery

Total (?) 10.29M+

Unique (?) 1.15M+

(3.89)

7,499,317 Ratings

1101 Beers

Goose Island Beer Co. logo

Goose Island Beer Co.

Subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch

Chicago, IL United States

Macro Brewery

Total (?) 7.62M+

Unique (?) 1.16M+

(3.87)

4,877,635 Ratings

1104 Beers

No. 5 New Belgium Brewing Company vs. No. 13 Guinness

Avg. number of check-ins per round for New Belgium Brewing Company: 3,899
Avg. number of check-ins per round for Guinness: 9,579

Guinness' overall average is skewed by a massive performance in the opening round, which occurred right around St. Patrick's Day. Over the last two rounds, they are averaging 3,415.5 check-ins, giving New Belgium the slight edge.

New Belgium Brewing Company logo

New Belgium Brewing Company

Subsidiary of Kirin Brewery Company

Fort Collins, CO United States

Macro Brewery

Total (?) 8.3M+

Unique (?) 1.16M+

(3.62)

5,515,087 Ratings

359 Beers

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Guinness

Subsidiary of Diageo

Saint James' Gate, Leinster Ireland

Macro Brewery

Total (?) 5.18M+

Unique (?) 1.15M+

(3.52)

2,458,188 Ratings

74 Beers

No. 2 Founders Brewing Co. vs. No. 23 Other Half Brewing Co.

Avg. number of check-ins per round for Founders Brewing Co: 5,241
Avg. number of check-ins per round for Other Half Brewing Co: 7,495

Can Other Half do it again? Outside of Guinness, they are averaging the most check-ins per round, but Founders is the No. 2 seed for a reason.

Founders Brewing Co. logo

Founders Brewing Co.

Subsidiary of Grupo Mahou-San Miguel

Grand Rapids, MI United States

Macro Brewery

Total (?) 10.29M+

Unique (?) 1.23M+

(3.97)

6,522,606 Ratings

725 Beers

Other Half Brewing Co. logo

Other Half Brewing Co.

Brooklyn, NY United States

Micro Brewery

Total (?) 3.59M+

Unique (?) 228,531

(4.23)

2,787,763 Ratings

1106 Beers

No. 6 Lagunitas Brewing Company vs. No. 14 Tree House Brewing Company

Avg. number of check-ins per round for Lagunitas Brewing Company: 3,563.33
Avg. number of check-ins per round for Tree House Brewing Company: 5,848

By the numbers, Tree House could pull off the upset, as they look to be a double-digit seed that advances to the next round.

Lagunitas Brewing Company logo

Lagunitas Brewing Company

Subsidiary of Heineken

Petaluma, CA United States

Macro Brewery

Total (?) 8.04M+

Unique (?) 1.25M+

(3.82)

5,121,319 Ratings

682 Beers

Tree House Brewing Company logo

Tree House Brewing Company

Charlton, MA United States

Regional Brewery

Total (?) 4.71M+

Unique (?) 248,043

(4.35)

2,907,191 Ratings

338 Beers

Check back on Wednesday to read the recap from Monday's and Tuesday's action, as well as the preview of the forthcoming matchups in the Brewery Madness! Check in to support your favorite brewery's run for the championship within the dates for the upcoming rounds!

Round of 8: 3/29-3/30

Semifinals: 3/31-4/3

And of course, drink responsibly!

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