beerbracket.jpgWith March Madness behind us and baseball upon us (Mets' home opener in progress!), a smoothing transition between basketball and baseball is necessary: like beer bracketology. The Washington Post conducted a tournament of head-to-head, single elimination, blind taste tastings over four weeks, in order to distinguish one beer above all other contestants as an MVB.

We are pleased to report via the New York Sun that the Brooklyn Brewery's Brooklyn Lager was crowned the champion by a panel of five judges. The runner-up was another New York beer: Saranac Pale Ale.

Modeled on the NCAA basketball tournament, five panelists judged the beers in head-to-head, single-elimination matchups, choosing their favorites in blind taste tests.

Brooklyn Lager, crafted by the Brooklyn Brewery in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, prevailed in the final round last week against another New York beer, Saranac Pale Ale by Matt Brewery in Utica.

Tidings of an all-New York electoral championship game?