Friday we held the first round of our Sweet 16 Malt Liquor Madness tourney, which started off with a bang. With basketball on the tube and over sixteen malt liquors to sample, none of us could think of a better way to start the weekend.
Los Nasty – aka the Cocaine Cowboy – was officiating the event, rockin’ snake skin boots and an air of authority. Seven judges, selected for the collective liver damage and distinguished palates, prepped themselves with nachos and some light stretching.
Scroll down and you’ll find each of the eight match-ups and the results for which malt liquors moved on to the Elite 8. Let me tell you, we were pretty surprised by some of the results. We all wrote down our bracketology predictions, thinking the usual suspects would definitely make it far along in the tourney. Well, we soon realized that blind taste tests can throw even the most seasoned beer fan completely off, especially with 16 different brews to sample. And by sample, we ended up throwing the 2 oz test taste out the window, going with the half cup. The end of the round was a little rowdy with some slightly clouded judging, but we’ll stick by the results (even though some were pretty controversial once the winners were announced).
Click any link or scroll down to see how each match-up went: Mickey’s vs Country Club, Colt 45 vs St. Ides Original, St. Ides Berry Special Brew vs Schlitz V.S.L., Four vs. Magnum, Hurricane High Gravity vs. Steel Reserve, Samichlaus vs King Cobra, Olde English vs Tilt (Green), Schlitz O.M.L. vs Sparks (black).
Here are the pics from the event:
Beer Bitch/Head Honcho – Los Nasty
Panel of Judges – Ginge the Baby Crane, 40Deez Nuh, Crippled Finger, 40ozphil & NoMassWood
Posse – Hot Mamacitas, Sleepy Chris, PoohWater Baby Wood