Beer Madness 2011: Chesapeake craft beers go head-to-head

Q: What could make March Madness better?
A: Switch out the college basketball teams for Cheseapeake craft beers and hold it in September.

The second annual Estrada Design/Build Chesapeake Beer Madness takes place at Park Place Annapolis Sept. 30 from 6-10 p.m. Sixteen local beers will face off, March Madness-bracket style, while area bands Swampcandy, E. Jospeph and the Phantom Heart, Eureka Birds and Skarkey & the Hammerheads perform. The event is presented by What's Up? Media. Tickets are $25 and on sale now online and over the phone at 410.267.9390, with a $10 option for designated drivers. All proceeds go to local charities of the What's up Foundation.

Participating breweries include 16 Mile, Brewer's Art, Heavy Seas, the Raven and more. For a complete list, click here.

Who's your front-runner for best local craft beer? Leave your answer in the comments.

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