MANCHESTER, Tenn. (WKRN) – You may have heard of the basketball final four, but what about the brewery final four?
A Manchester-based brewery was determined to be crowned the champion in a nationwide contest after being named a finalist in the March Brewsanity bracket hosted by Hop Passport.
Common John Brewing Company was already voted as the Southeast region’s best brewery, but it turned to the Volunteer State for help in the final round of the competition.
Hop Passport’s first annual March Brewsanity had over 1,000 breweries across the country compete for the opportunity to win a trophy to show off in their tap room and the chance to have $1,000 donated to the charity of their choice.
If Common John Brewing Company won, Hop Passport was set to donate $1,000 to the Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center.
A spokesperson for the brewery said, win or lose, the company still planned to match the $1,000 donation.
Voting for the competition closed at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 23. Common John Brewing Company came in second place with 4,622 votes while Wisconsin-based Sawmill Brewing won the Brewsanity finals with 4,837 votes.