The result is CNBC Beer Label Madness, 64 different breweries, 64 different labels. Most of the these labels were submitted by you, the beer consumer. A small number were sent by the breweries themselves. You can see the full brackets here.
So while March may be over, the madness is just beginning. Now it's up to you to decide which one you like best. Voting begins today and lasts through next week, when only one label will be standing. Remember this is not about which beer you like better, but which label.
The schedule is as follows:
Round of 64 – Part 1 –Monday, April 1
Region 1 = Pacific
Region 2 = Central and Mountain
Round of 64 – Part 2 –Tuesday April 2
Region 3 = East
Region 4 = South
Round of 32 – Part 1 -Wednesday April 3
Pacific and Central
Round of 32 – Part 2 -Thursday April 4
East and South
Round of 16 – Monday April 8
Round of 8 –Tuesday April 9
Round of 4 Wednesday April 10
Pacific winner versus East winner
Central winner versus South winner
Round of 2 – Finalmatchup – Thursday April 11
Pacific/East winner versus Central/South winner
Voting will be done on the CNBC Beer News Facebook page and will last for a 24-hour period, beginning at 1 p.m. ET, after which time the results will be finalized. Any votes occurring beyond the 24-hour period will not count.
Go to our Facebook page to vote!
Oh, and in case you're wondering how the seeding was determined, here's an explanation: The breweries were seeded primarily based on size—the larger the production volume, the higher the seed. While this is about the art on the outside and not the beer on the inside, the reality is the larger the brewer, the bigger marketing and social media presence they can potentially bring to the table, potentially making them tougher to beat.