It was a little over a month ago, August 11 to be precise, that the Crew launched our first bracket-style online polling tournament to determine the best brewery patio in New Mexico. We could have never imagined at the time how popular this little just-for-fun competition would become.
More than 6,000 votes were cast in the final round, and thousands more were cast in the rounds leading up to it, as we went from 96 initial competitors down to a final four. So who came out on top? In a close vote, the kings of the Northeast region topped the rulers of the Southwest, as Red River Brewing edged out 575 Brewing of Alamogordo.
Here were the final voting totals: 1. Red River 2,562 votes, 2. 575 Brewing 2,408, 3. Sidetrack Brewing 635, 4. Lauter Haus Brewing 424
Despite the low voting total in the final round, we tip our caps to Lauter Haus and its legion of loyal su
Source: NM Dark Side Brew Crew
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