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The best of Raleigh beer.

March Madness Brewery Bracket

Where can you find the best brew in Raleigh?

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Friendly competition, anyone?

With the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments just around the corner, we’re joining the fun of bracket competitions with a face-off of our own. Last year, y’all helped us name the best burger in the City of Oaks: MoJoe’s Burger Joint. This year, we need your help to decide Raleigh’s best brewery.

Round 1

A brewery bracket.

Help us decide who makes the best brews in Raleigh.

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Thanks to 300+ submissions and the help of a random generator, we have the official lineup for our bracket.

Going head-to-head in the first round are:

We will host several voting rounds within our newsletters and social channels to determine Raleigh’s best brewery. Who moves on is up to you. Vote for your favorites, and the brewery with more votes moves on. We’ll go until we have a champion, which will be announced in our Friday, March 31 newsletter. You will be able to vote once per round.

Want to fill out a bracket to see if you can guess who will win? Download and print the image above to take the competition up a notch. If your bracket is correct, send us a photo for a shoutout and bragging rights.

Round 2

Brewery Bracket Round 2

Which brewery do you want to see in the finals?

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We’ve got some passionate readers. After 1,100+ votes, here are the breweries moving on to the next round:

  • Funguys Brewing vs. Raleigh Brewing Company
  • Trophy Brewing vs. Gizmo Brew Works

Who will face off in the championship? Cast your votes now through Monday, March 27 at 10 a.m. Once we count all the votes, we’ll share an updated bracket and new poll in an upcoming newsletter.

Round 3

RALtoday brewery bracket.

Vote for your favorite brewery.

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Things are heating up in the City of Oaks. With more than 1,500 votes in round three, Funguys Brewing and Trophy Brewing are going head-to-head in the final matchup of RALtoday’s Brewery Bracket.

See your pick to the finish by voting in our final poll now through Thursday, March 30 at 10 a.m. Once we count all the votes, we’ll share the winner in Friday’s newsletter.

Brewery Bracket graphic announcing Funguys Brewing as the winner.

Funguys was named the best brewery in Raleigh by our readers.

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The votes are in. After a close battle, Funguys Brewing has been named the best Brewery in Raleigh by our readers.

Congrats, Funguys. 👏

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