Malt Madness: The Final Pour

Drumroll, please!

Boston magazine's Malt Madness: Best Massachusetts Breweries bracket

Styled and photographed by Chloe Grinberg / Styled and photographed by Chloe Grinberg

UPDATE, Friday, March 30, 8:45 a.m.: The votes are in: The ultimate Malt Madness matchup is between Edgartown’s island brewery, Bad Martha, and new(ish)ly-in-Everett, Down the Road Beer Co. Voting continues through Wednesday, April 4—and so does you chance to win a $25 gift card from Craft Beer Cellar-Fenway. The Malt Master is crowned on Thursday, April 5.


The Final Pour in Boston magazine’s inaugural Malt Madness tournament pits Bad Martha Beer up against Ipswich Ale Brewery, and Fort Hill Brewery up against Down the Road Beer Co. The four regional finalists are likely ones you’ve seen at your local packie—but they may not be the ones you expected to see in the semi-finals. Perhaps your holiday weekend calls for a beer tasting?

The Final Pour will be narrowed down to two in quick order: Look for the Malt Madness finalists on Friday morning, March 30. Then, voting continues over Easter and Passover weekend.

The sweepstakes with Craft Beer Cellar-Fenway, launched in the regional finals round, also continues. The good people over there have donated a $25 gift certificate, which will soon find a home with one lucky Malt Madness voter. To enter to win, fill out the form that pops up in the bracket to share your email address one time, verify your age, and sign up for the Feed, Boston magazine’s twice-weekly, food-and-drinks newsletter. (All good on free beer money, and the latest dining news delivered straight to your inbox? You can skip that step. Your votes count the same.)

We will announce the CBC gift card winner on Thursday, April 5—the same day we will crown a Malt Master.

Vote below.