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Mass Madness Malt Matchup

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Since NCAA March Madness is about to start, we at Tavern of Tales are in a competitive mood, but none of us pay attention to college basketball. We don’t know who to root for nor do we have enough information on feasible upsets, so no company-wide bracket predictions this year. But we decided to do something else instead, something more related to Tavern of Tales. So welcome to the Tavern of Tales Mass Madness Malt Matchup! We’re pitting local Massachusetts brews against each other to see who reigns most delicious, and we’ve decided to include the Tavern of Tales community!

Starting March 11th we’ll be posting polls of our Mass Madness Malt Matchup through our Instagram story so that you can vote. From March 1st-8th you can send your prediction for the winner to! Whoever predicts correctly will win a $25 gift card. And if there are multiple people with max clairvoyance points (a reference for any Mysterium fans), we’ll hold a lottery where three of those correct predictors will be given a gift card. So choose wisely and vote for the tastiest beer! We can’t wait to see the results!

Submission Details: Send your emails to In the email the subject line should say, “Mass Madness Malt Matchup Prediction”. In the body enter your prediction, your full name, and your Instagram handle. Please use an email you check regularly since we will be notifying winners by email.

Night Shift - Santilli (IPA)

Harpoon IPA

Shall Change - a little rain

Winter Hill - Surburban Home

Jack’s Abby House Lager

Sam Adams Boston Lager

Slumbrew - Raising Helles

Castle Island - American Lager

Greater Good - Good Night Moon

Backlash - The Great Molasses Disaster

Bent Water - Jolene

Lamplighter - Ophelia

Notch - Infinite Jest

Cisco - Grey Lady

Cambridge Brewing Co. - Casual Gods

Mystic - Saison Dutronc

Match Up Details:

Round 1 Seed 1: IPAs and Pale Ales

March 11th Night Shift Santilli vs. Harpoon IPA

March 12th Small Change-a little rain vs. Winter Hill-Suburban Home

Round 1 Seed 2: Lagers

March 13th Jack’s Abby House Lager vs. Sam Adams Boston Lager

March 14th Slumbrew-Raising Helles vs. Castle Island- American Lager

Round 1 Seed 3: Porters and Stouts:

March 15th Greater Good-Good Night Moon vs. Backlash-The Great Molasses Disaster

March 18th Bent Water-Jolene vs. Lamplighter-Ophelia

Round 1 Seed 4: Wheats, Wits, and What-have-yous

March 19th Notch-Infinite Jest vs. Cisco-Grey Lady

March 20th Cambridge Brewing Co.-Casual Gods vs. Mystic-Saison Duntronc

Earlier Event: February 22
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Later Event: March 15
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