The 7 Best Craft Beers for March Madness

The 7 Best Craft Beers for March Madness
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The 7 Best Craft Beers for March Madness

Check out this slideshow to learn the best craft beers from around the country and learn what you should be serving at your championship party this March Madness season.

Saranac White IPA

The 120-year-old Saranac Brewery's award-winning White IPA is really something special as it merges the fruitiness of a wheat beer with notes of orange and coriander with the bold flavor of an IPA.

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Bluegrass Brewery Co. American Pale Ale

This easy to drink pale ale is the big brew for Louisville fans. While the brewery only distributes in Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia, Tennessee and Ohio, we can't imagine it will stay that way for long. Classic and refreshing, this brew is perfect for game-day festivities. For a truly unique experience, try their Bearded Pat’s Barleywine. The amber beer's alcohol content is very high (ABV: 11.0), almost like wine's!

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Tallgrass Brewing Company 8-Bit Pale Ale

This ultra-hoppy pale ale comes out of a brewery in Manhattan, Kansas. The beer's notes of melon and other tropical flavors are a welcomed taste at the beginning of spring.

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Bell's Oberon Ale

This seasonal beer out of Kalamazoo, Michigan is available just in time for the Final Four. A favorite of University of Michigan fans, Oberon Ale is a fruity, hoppy wheat ale brewed with the brewery's signature yeast and aimed at striking a perfect flavor balance. The ale is so popular, the brewery celebrates its seasonal debut with a series of release parties!

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Great Lakes Brewing Co. Burning River Pale Ale

This award-winning Cleveland brew has a bitter, hoppy flavor with caramel undertones and a touch of citrus. It's a beer you won't be able to put down the entire game!

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Left Hand Brewing Company Milk Stout

If you like Guinness, chances are you will love this dark, flavorful imbibe straight out of Colorado. We love the sweet, full-bodied taste.

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Sam Adams Boston Lager

One of the original craft brews (and now one of the biggest). This easy-to-drink, deep amber beer is available year around, across the country. It is the ultimate stand-by imbibe everyone should have ready at a Final Four party.

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March Madness isn't only about the bracket. Whether your bracket is busted or you've called each game right, the fun is in the celebrations and the viewing parties. And what is a celebration without great brews? We scoured the country for the best craft beers for your March Madness menu and have narrowed it down to seven.

These seven beers include one from each championship team's region and others to satisfy just about every taste.

Check out the slideshow above to find out which beers you should have on hand at your March Madness championship party.

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