Beer Madness! 3 (4)Weihenstephan Hefe v. (13)Heineken
(4) Weihenstephan Hefeweizen
A matchup between two well known Euros that play a similar finesse style. Heineken gets in as an at-large bid from a power conference. It may have made it in over some lesser known beers. Clearly Heineken’s reputation is inflated by lots of appearances on national TV. Weihenstephan plays a pure old-school game that has not changed since before Glenn Roberts was raining jumpers at Emory & Henry. To the untrained eye their style is a little dry and a little boring. But true hop-heads see effortless symphony in Weihenstephan’s simplicity. On paper, this is a close matchup. But matchups aren’t decided on paper.