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CNBC's Battle of the Beer Labels is going hog wild

A new beer label champion will be crowned in 2016.

After running the table in 2015 and coming out strong in this year's competition, Newburgh Brewing finally met its match.

The defending champion of CNBC's "Battle of the Beer Labels" contest, Newburgh was defeated in the Suds Sixteen round by Black Hog Brewing. The Oxford, Conn., brewery once again generated the highest number of votes for the overall round, collecting 2,529 to Newburgh's 1,753.

"Black Hog's label is something that stands out and would certainly grab the attention of someone who passes it on the shelf," said Paul Halayko, chief operating officer and president of Newburgh Brewing. "So if we were going to be taken down by anyone, we are glad it's by a label that we admire and appreciate as well."

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Black Hog's Ginja Ninja will face Tree House Brewing and its Juice Machine label for a spot in the Final Four. The victor will meet the winner of Jester King's Funk Metal and Creature Comforts' Koko Buni for a spot in the championship.

On the other side of the bracket, last year's runner-up, Founders Brewing, is once again making its presence felt. Founders' Azacca defeated Gigantic Brewing's Catch 23 in the Suds Sixteen, and will now meet MadTree Brewing's Are You Ready For Some Darkness.

Deschutes' The Dissident will square off with Ninkasi Brewing's Ground Control for the last spot in the Final Four.

A full list of round four matchups can be found here. Voting for the Elite Eight ends Friday at 10 a.m. Eastern.