Beer Madness 2018: The Winner!

We Have a Champion

You’ve chosen your championship! And the winner of Springs Beer Madness 2018 sponsored by Colorado Springs Sky Sox Baseball is …

JAK’s Brewing Kastoff Irish Red!

Congratulations to all the JAK’s crew! The Falcon community apparently rallied around its hometown brewery, propelling the east-side operation through round after round, all the way to a championship! Springs magazine has awarded the brewery with the Springs Madness Golden Brewer’s Paddle. Look for it when you stop in to raise a glass of Kastoff Irish Red!

beer madness award to JAK's brewing team
The JAK’s Brewing crew receives the Springs Beer Madness Golden Brewer’s Paddle!

Special thanks to all the breweries and all the voters and beer fans who have made Springs Beer Madness an epic contest. And much appreciation to sponsor Colorado Springs Sky Sox Baseball — and to Tap Traders for hosting the Springs Beer Madness Final Four party. With so many quality craft breweries in the area, we’re all winners! If you haven’t tried JAK’s Kastoff Irish Red or any of the Sweet 16 contestants, now’s the time to expand your palette. Cheers!

What Is Springs Beer Madness?

Get all the details and download the full Springs Beer Madness bracket here.

Read “Beer Madness Bracketology: The Contenders” for a full rundown of the entire field.

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