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CNBC Battle of the Beer Labels: Only two remain

It will be Ginga Ninja versus Koko Buni in the finals of the 2016 Battle of the Beer Labels championship.

Connecticut-based Black Hog Brewing's Ginga Ninja has been a contender from the start, tallying the most votes of any label in rounds one, two, three and five. The only brewery to post better numbers in round four? Its final competitor, Koko Buni, from Creature Comforts Brewing in Athens, Georgia.

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Both breweries were founded in 2014 and are among the new wave that has pushed the number of operating U.S. breweries to a record 4,269 in 2015, according to the Brewers Association.

On the path to the championship the Ginga Ninja and Koko Buni labels faced some formidable competitors in head-to-head matchups, including Georgia's Terrapin Beer; Texas' Saint Arnold Brewing; Jester King Brewery, also in Texas; Ninkasi Brewing, of Oregon; and the 2015 champion, New York's Newburgh Brewing.

A full list of all the matchups can be found here. Voting closes Friday, April 1, at 10 a.m. ET.