Underdogs Magnify and Slack Tide upset top seeds Kane and Cape May Brewing in the third week of the 2019 Craft Beer Madness competition, presented by New Jersey Monthly.
Magnify, based in Fairfield, and Clermont-based Slack Tide now advance to the fourth and final round of the bracket-style competition. Magnify, the 6th seed in the northern half of the bracket, knocked off the Referend, Carton and Kane to reach the championship round. Slack Tide was 7th-seeded in the southern division, and got past Tonewood, Icarus and Cape May to survive for the finals.
The competition began on February 26, with Jersey’s top-16 craft brewers (chosen by a panel of beer experts) pitted against each other in the elimination contest. For the contest, we split the state into northern and southern regions, with Interstate 195 as the dividing line. The eight northern and eight southern breweries were seeded 1 through 8, based on the vote by our expert panel.
New Jersey Monthly will announces the winner of this week’s championship round on March 26.
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