Our brackets are definitely busted after this one. At least it’s not a single elimination tournament, but those masters of malt, the reigning and three-time Keystone Cup champions, the Lehigh Valley Homebrewers did not even register in the top five in the rankings after the War of the Worts, the first leg of our annual club competition. Instead, the Keystone Hops had a formidable showing on their home court, a few Cinderella clubs have shown they belong at the dance, and we may have witnessed the emergence of a new powerhouse in the Stoney Creek Homebrewers. Will the Keystone Hops run away the Cup this year? Do the Stoney Creek Homebrewers smell beer in the water, and can they pull off the upset? Or will the champs put their mash paddles to the grindstone and stage yet another amazing comeback? Only time (and Malt Madness) will tell!

 

Home Brew Club
Current Points
Keystone Hops
95
Stoney Creek Homebrewers
51
SAAZ
22
Bruclear
18
BUZZ
17
GLUB Club
15
The ANNiHiLATED
10
Lehigh Valley Homebrewers
10
WHALES
10
NY Homebrews Guild
8
Regional Harrisburg Brewers
5
ALEiens
5
Meadville Brewing Society
3
Church Street Brewery
3
NJ HOPZ
3
Hudson Valley Homebrewers
3
Wyoming Valley Homebrewer
3
Wissahickon Brewers Guild
2
Long Beach Homebrewers
1

 

 

See official Keystone Cup rules here.

Check out www.LehighValleyHomebrewers.org for more details as the final leg, Malt Madness, approaches on August 25.