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DCBC Citizen’s Choice: Beer Style Bracket

March 12 - April 1

DCBC Citizen’s Choice Award: Beer Style Bracket

Wish you could put your favorite beer style on tap at a local brewery?  Well, now you can. We want to know what YOU want to drink at Dual Citizen’s taproom, so we’re letting you make the decision.  We figured, since it’s bracket season, why not create one of our own. However, our bracket will be made up of beer styles, the favorite/winner will be brewed and available in the taproom.

Here is how it works:

We had our staff put together a list of sixteen (16) of their favorite beer styles.  You get to choose which of those 16 goes on tap by voting for your favorites. Don’t see your favorite style amongst ours?  We have a solution for that. Your favorite will still have an opportunity to make it onto the bracket.

There are two ways to play, online and at the taproom.  You may only vote once per round online but you can vote several times, per round at the taproom.  Want another vote? Buy another beer. We will give you a bracket for each beer you purchase.  (Link to online voting is located at the bottom of this event page under WEBSITE) 

Round 1: Top 8, March 12-14th

Pick the eight(8) beer styles from the list of 16 you want to see make it to the next round.  If your favorite didn’t make it onto our list, this is the opportunity for it to advance to bracket play.  Instead of selecting one of the provided beer styles, you may select the option ‘other’ and fill in the blank with your favorite beer style.  If other voters have the same opinion and it receives a ranked position within the ‘Top 8’, it will advance to the next round. (If you really want to see it move on, come to the taproom and vote several times).  We will add up all the votes and the 8 beer styles with the most votes moves on and enters bracket play.

Bracket Play: 8 Seeded Single-Elimination Format

The initial bracket will be determined based on ranking or seed. This means, the style with the most votes in Round 1, will receive the first seeded position, the rest will follow accordingly by the number of votes received determining rank.  Styles will be paired off into individual matchups. In each of these, voters select the beer style they prefer of the two. We will simply tally up the votes for each matchup, winner moving on until there is one style remaining.

During each round we will be giving away prizes.  Winners will be selected at random. To enter the drawing, just provide your email address with each submission, so we can contact you and let you know about future events.  (This is not a requirement in the taproom)

Subsequent rounds of voting will follow a consistent timeline.  New brackets will be opened for voting Thursdays at 10am and closed Sundays at 10pm.  The final winner will be announced Monday, April 2nd during the halftime of NCAA National Championship Game.

We will be airing much of the NCAA tournament.  We wish we could play every single game but it’s technically impossible and games will be predetermined for each TV we have.


Round 2: Quarter Final, March 15th – 18th

Round 3: Semi-Final,  March 22 – 25th

Round 4: Final, March 29 – April 1st

Our Head Brewer/Owner Max Filter will write complete recipes for the two beer styles that make it to the Round 4: Final.   We will provide detailed descriptions for both beers, in hopes that it will make your final decision easier.

So please, let us know what you want to drink at Dual Citizen’s taproom so we can brew it for you.


  1. Golden Ale with Citrus
  2. Baltic Porter
  3. Czech Pilsner
  4. Coffee Cream Ale
  5. Ginger Wheat Ale
  6. Passionfruit Kettle Sour
  7. Pink Peppercorn Saison
  8. Imperial IPA
  9. German Style Hefeweizen
  10. Dortmunder
  11. Kölsch
  12. Chocolate Milk Stout
  13. Witbier
  14. Farmhouse Ale
  15. Dünkel
  16. Belgian Golden Ale with White Tea
  17. Other


  1. Chocolate Milk Stout (1) vs Farmhouse Ale (8)
  2. Dünkel (4) vs Golden Ale w/ Citrus (5)
  3. Czech Pilsner (3) vs Coffee Cream Ale (6)
  4. Baltic Porter (2) vs German Style Hefeweizen (7)


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