Every year in March, all eyes across the country are focused on March Madness and college basketball. About that same time, every media outlet has bracket-styled polls to garner your attention. Instead of others making the decision for what is the best of this, or the greatest of that, I give you the 2015 DFW Beer Bracket, where YOU decide what YOU like best. The idea is to print out the beer bracket below, and when you go out drinking, order a taster flight of beer matchups, and record for yourself which you like the best. As you go through the bracket, you will figure out your beer preferences, and eventually land on what DFW beer is YOUR favorite.
All beers listed are year round brews made only by local DFW breweries (to be able to easily find), and then broken down into four major 'regions, and then seeded by their Untappd ranking:
HOPPY: Here you will find the most bitter beers of Dallas, mostly consisting of Pale Ales, IPAs, and all of their other familial variations (English, Belgian, etc.).
ROASTY: Any local beers that contain a nominal amount of roasted malt are categorized here, including Porters, Stouts, and Brown Ales.
EASY DRINKING: These beers are all lower in ABV and are typically lighter in color, find Cream Ales, Kolschs, Witbiers, Saisons, and all other lighter beers here.
ETC.: This is more of a catch-all category to allow the inclusion of all of the other great local beers that do not fit inside the previous three categories.
*Some of these beers are draft only and may be limited in distribution throughout the Metroplex though they are all considered year round beers
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Feel free to print this out, take it with you to the bar, fill it out, and let us know your results in the comments below!