Master of Marzen 2021

It’s that time of year again! The weather is cooling down, leaves are changing color, and Oktoberfest brews are back on shelves.

I’m proud to announce the third annual Master of Marzen tournament.

How It Works

The tournament is inspired by NCAA’s March Madness and sees breweries compete head to head until only one beer can be crowned the Master of Marzen 2021.

Each head to head bout is judged on the following 5 criteria:

  • Packaging Design
  • Aroma
  • Flavor
  • Body (mouthfeel, lacing, etc.)
  • People’s Choice (based on Instagram poll vote totals)

Which Breweries are Involved

I’m excited to have more than 50 partner breweries involved in this year’s tournament. Entries have come in from all over the country, with a handful still on the way. Partner breweries for Master of Marzen 2021 include:

  • Tucker Brewing Company (Georgia) [2019 Champion]
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Company (California and North Carolina)
  • Real Ale Brewing Company (Texas)
  • Oliphant Brewing (Wisconsin)
  • Toms River Brewing (New Jersey)
  • Hop & Sting (Texas)
  • Main and Mill Brewing Company (Missouri)
  • Hi-Wire Brewing (North Carolina)
  • Saint Arnold Brewing Company (Texas)
  • Equal Parts Brewing Company (Texas)
  • Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers (Massachusetts)
  • Six Bridges Brewing (Georgia)
  • Twisted Spike Brewing (Oklahoma) [2020 Champion]
  • Zero Gravity Craft Brewery (Vermont)
  • Telluride Brewing Company (Colorado)
  • Devils Canyon Brewery (California)
  • West Side Brewing (Ohio)
  • Hop & Barrel Brewing (Wisconsin)
  • TUPPS Brewery (Texas)
  • 14th Star Brewing Company (Vermont)
  • AleSmith Brewing Company (California)
  • Freetail Brewing Company (Texas)
  • Live Oak Brewing Company (Texas)
  • Avery Brewing Company (Colorado)
  • Steam Theory Brewing Company (Texas)
  • Rahr & Sons Brewing Company (Texas)
  • Ironshield Brewing (Georgia)
  • Twelve Guns Brewing (Rhode Island)
  • Mastry’s Brewing Company (Florida)
  • Mistress Brewing Company (Iowa)
  • Panther Island Brewing Company (Texas)
  • Austin Beerworks (Texas)
  • DESTIHL Brewery (Illinois)
  • MadTree Brewing (Ohio)
  • Dynasty Brewing Company (Virginia)
  • Shiner Beer (Texas)
  • East Brother Beer Company (California)
  • Call to Arms Brewing Company (Colorado)
  • Lost Rhino Brewing Company (Virginia)
  • MobCraft Beer (Wisconsin)
  • de Bine Brewing Company (Flordia)
  • The Fermentorium Brewing Company (Wisconsin)
  • 4 By 4 Brewing Company (Missouri)
  • Great Lakes Brewing Company (Ohio)
  • Sailfish Brewing Company (Florida)
  • Chilly Water Brewing (Indiana)
  • Austin Brothers Beer Company (Michigan)
  • Elmhurst Brewing Company (Illinois)
  • Prost Brewing Company (Colorado)
  • Pulpit Rock Brewing Company (Iowa)
  • Elsewhere Brewing (Georgia)
  • Sudwerk Brewing Company (California)
  • Sketchbook Brewing Company (Illinois)
  • Autumn Arch Beer Project (Delaware)
  • Ingenious Brewing Company (Texas)
  • Back Unturned Brewing Company (Texas)

Each brewery was asked to send a 6-pack of their seasonal brew, and a glass for branding if they so chose. There is no cost to enter the tournament.

A big thanks to all involved partner breweries for making this tournament a success!

Follow Along and Get Involved

The tournament draw and write ups for each bout will be hosted here, at Voting polls for each bout will be conducted on @sargentsuds Instagram, so be sure to check back regularly and cast your vote for People’s Choice!


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