The Great 2020 Short's Brewing Tourney

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  1. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (2,928) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    Hello all you Short's-lovin' BAs out there!

    A week from now The Great Short's Brewing Tourney begins!

    If you haven't been in the Short's Brewing thread recently, we've put together a list of 140 Short's limited releases, grocery chain exclusive, and variety pack brews that haven't been seen in years (and sometimes almost a decade!).

    These brews have been divided into four divisions:
    IPA/PALE
    EURO/MALTY
    DARK/ROASTY/TOASTY
    FRUITY/SOUR/SPICY

    Seeding was determined by BA score, with the top score in each division getting a first round bye. It will then take on the winner of the first round with the highest BA score.

    Why do this, you say? Because, I answer. Because.

    So get ready. Voting begins May 10th. Each round will have three days of voting before moving onto the next round.

    Vote for the brew you'd like to see out back in bottles! Haven't had it before? Who cares! If you want to see it in distro, vote for it. Will Short's bottle it? I have no clue, I don't work there and this is for fun!

    Put your drinkin' caps on and get ready for some crazy brew action!
     
  2. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (2,928) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    Brackets coming tomorrow evening.
     
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  3. Cotton_27

    Cotton_27 Devotee (475) Feb 22, 2013 Michigan
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    Wish we could fire this puppy up sooner!
     
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  4. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Poo-Bah (1,649) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    I miss the amazing weirdos who love Short's almost as much as I miss their beer. I can't wait to vote for Autumn Ale!
     
  5. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (2,928) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    Okay, here come the brackets:
    First up, EURO/MALTY. NOTE: The eighth seed should be Citra Local's, it's been fixed in the spread sheet.
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  6. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (2,928) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    The IPA/PALE bracket
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    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (2,928) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    The FRUITY/SOUR/SPICE bracket
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  8. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (2,928) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    And the DARK/ROASTY/TOASTY bracket
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  9. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (2,928) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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  10. JohnnyHopps

    JohnnyHopps Poo-Bah (2,465) Jun 15, 2010 Indiana
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    This is the most exciting sports action since NFL draft.
     
  11. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (2,928) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    Just a reminder, the Tourney begins this Sunday! Later in the evening (it is Mother's Day, after all) I'll post the link to vote for round one.

    On Wednesday night, I'll download the results around 11 pm. I should be able to get the next round up on Friday evening, then Monday evening get results. So it'll be 3 days of voting with a day off in between rounds.

    Also, just for clarification, with a first round bye and five match ups in the first round here is the planned path for each of the divisions that start with 11 beers instead of eight:

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    The numbers are just so I could follow my flow :slight_smile: But yes, there will be some hard ass choices to make and almost right away. The Tourney will be fun AND cut-throat!
     
  12. Cotton_27

    Cotton_27 Devotee (475) Feb 22, 2013 Michigan
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    Definitely a hand full of tough first rounders!
     
  13. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (2,928) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    I am not looking forward to the Sustenance v Chocolate Wheat match-up. Breaks my heart to choose.
     
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  14. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (2,928) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    Haha! Because nothing can happen without hiccups, I noticed both Michigantuan and Machu Beechu were listed twice, both in IPA and in FRUITY. Rich's Rye IPA and Rye Not were left off, so they took Machu and Michigantuan's place in the IPA/PALE region, ranked by BA rating.

    Also, if no one has any objections, when we get to the Final Four, my thought was to have the winner of the IPA region take on the SOUR/SPICY/FRUITY region, and the EURO/MALTY region take on the DARK/ROASTY/TOASTY winner.
     
  15. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (2,928) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    ***HERE WE GO FOLKS!***

    Click the link to the Google form and start voting! Take a trip down taste bud lane and cast your ballot for your all time favorites.



    https://forms.gle/d3WmsuG11J4iyiDg9
     
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  16. Cotton_27

    Cotton_27 Devotee (475) Feb 22, 2013 Michigan
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    All done, hated choosing between Pandemonium and Chief Hopper, both are two of my favorites. Another stand out toughy was Kolsch 45 vs. Noble Chaos.
     
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  17. Buck_Jones

    Buck_Jones Devotee (485) Jan 22, 2014 Michigan

    Well, that was a fun trip down memory lane! Quite a few on there I’d completely forgot about.

    There were a couple slam dunk picks for me, like Bodacious and Cup a Joe, but the tightest matchup by far was Exeter vs. Key Lime. Love both!

    Thanks for putting this together @Tripel_Threat
     
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  18. JohnnyHopps

    JohnnyHopps Poo-Bah (2,465) Jun 15, 2010 Indiana
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    @Tripel_Threat what are your thoughts on this ... You are not required to vote in every round. If you are not familiar with either better or have no strong opinion, would it be better to abstain?
     
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  19. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (2,928) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    I'd say let your conscience be your guide. There's a few on the list I haven't had I'll vote for just cause they're something I've always wanted to try (ahem, Peaches). But if someone doesn't have a strong opinion either way, I'd say not voting is a good way to go. In the end, it's all for fun.
     
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  20. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (2,928) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    I got to have the Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Goodnight Bodacious and it made me want the original that much more. It's a shame Cascadian/Black IPAs aren't more popular. I remember the one year Bodacious and Car Ramrod were out at the same time years ago.
     
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  21. Cotton_27

    Cotton_27 Devotee (475) Feb 22, 2013 Michigan
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    I'm really hoping this one hangs around until I can get up there or until they add my county for deliveries, if they do.
     
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  22. Buck_Jones

    Buck_Jones Devotee (485) Jan 22, 2014 Michigan

    I remember that too! But I never did have Ramrod. Was looking to get the Rye Bodacious but didn’t know we could get delivery in Livonia. Thought Oakland county was the cutoff...
     
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  23. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (2,928) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    They just added Wayne County the other day!
     
  24. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,893) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Got 'er done. I was concerned that I wouldn't remember so many of these beers, but I was able to have a preference on every match-up except one (Purest Form vs. My Good Boy which i skipped). On all of the match-ups other than the one I skipped, I was able to recall that one of the two was either very good (which got my vote) or was not so great (which gave the vote to the other beer by default, even if I couldn't remember it).
     
  25. Sparty1224

    Sparty1224 Devotee (440) Jun 18, 2014 Michigan
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    Oh yeah, just cracked a Lil' Huma to help me through this voting. Let's go!
     
  26. Sparty1224

    Sparty1224 Devotee (440) Jun 18, 2014 Michigan
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    Hardest for me was Aorta Ale v. Beach/Snow Wheat. Impossible!
     
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  27. Cotton_27

    Cotton_27 Devotee (475) Feb 22, 2013 Michigan
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    Aorta is a top 10 all time for me!
     
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  28. Zorak2

    Zorak2 Initiate (39) Nov 5, 2016 Michigan

    Chocolate Wheat vs Sustenance and Bodacious vs Magician in the first round is not fair haha.
     
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  29. Buck_Jones

    Buck_Jones Devotee (485) Jan 22, 2014 Michigan

    Dude, nice! I’ve gotta have another look then. Thanks for the heads up
     
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  30. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (2,928) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    Question for everyone: how do we want to handle a tie? I think we should decide before voting closes just in case. Higher seed wins in a tie? Re-vote?
     
  31. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,893) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Keep it easy on yourself -- higher seed wins.
     
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  32. Zorak2

    Zorak2 Initiate (39) Nov 5, 2016 Michigan

    I say coin flip.
     
  33. Cotton_27

    Cotton_27 Devotee (475) Feb 22, 2013 Michigan
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    Agreed
     
  34. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (2,928) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    Haha, I appreciate that!



    Coin flip is good and easy. Heads will be the higher seed, tails the lower.
     
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  35. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (2,928) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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  36. JohnnyHopps

    JohnnyHopps Poo-Bah (2,465) Jun 15, 2010 Indiana
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    @Tripel_Threat are there any upsets brewing? Cinnabilly must be stopped!
     
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  37. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (2,928) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    Lol, if you want to know, I'll drop a few hints!
     
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  38. JohnnyHopps

    JohnnyHopps Poo-Bah (2,465) Jun 15, 2010 Indiana
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    That might be fun. ... Or even close matches.
     
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  39. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (2,928) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    I'll post in a little bit. I will say I know off the top of my head Cinnabilly is getting blown out.
     
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  40. JohnnyHopps

    JohnnyHopps Poo-Bah (2,465) Jun 15, 2010 Indiana
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    That makes me happy.
     
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