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ATXtoday’s brewery bracket

We want to know: what is the best brewery in Austin? Vote for your favorite to help determine a champion.

A silver lab next to a beer at Lazarus brewery.

What’s your favorite brewery in Austin?

Photo by @silverlab_louis


The votes are in. After a close battle, Meanwhile Brewing clinched 52% of the vote to be named the best brewery in Austin by our readers.

Congrats, Meanwhile. 👏

A graphic reading "Meanwhile Brewing" as the winner of ATXtoday's brewery bracket.

Meanwhile Brewing clinched 52% of the votes to become ATXtoday’s reader’s favorite brewery. | Graphic by ATXtoday

Round 3

Things are heating up in ATX. Meanwhile Brewing + Pinthouse Brewing — which beat Lazarus by less than 1% are going head-to-head to be crowned the champion of Austin breweries.

See your pick to the finish by voting in our final poll now through Monday, April 3.

A graphic pitting Meanwhile and Pinthouse Brewing against each other

Meanwhile is taking on Pinthouse for the title of No. 1 brewery in the city.

Graphic by ATXtoday

Round 2

We’ve got some passionate readers. After 342 votes, here are the breweries moving on to the next round:

Who will face off in the championship? Cast your votes now through Thursday, March 30.

A bracket graphic showing Lazarus Brewing vs. Pinthouse Brewing, and Meanwhile Brewing vs. Austin Beerworks.

May the best brewery win. | Graphic by ATXtoday

Round 1

With the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments underway, we’re joining the fun of bracket competitions with a face-off of our own.

Last year, y’all helped us name the best food truck: Spicy Boys Fried Chicken. This year, we asked you to share your favorite brewery in Austin. Now — thanks to you + the help of a random generator — we have the official lineup for our bracket.

An orange bracket pitting the below breweries against each ohter.

Which brewery will take the gold?

Graphic via ATXtoday

Who’s in the running

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

How it works

Beginning today, we will host several voting rounds within our newsletters and social channels to determine Austin’s best breweries. Who moves on is up to you. Vote for your favorites, and the brewery with more votes moves on. Simple as that.

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.

How to participate

Vote for the brewery you’d like to see advance to round two using this poll. You can vote for all four spots or as few as one. Once we count all the votes, we’ll share an updated bracket and new poll in an upcoming newsletter.

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 + bragging rights.

Ready to cheer your “team” to victory? Vote at the button below. ⬇️

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