Washington Post Beer Madness Featuring Mad Fox Orange Whip

The Washington Post has released their latest March Madness beer brackets to coincide with the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Beer Madness, as they call it, features 24 Mid-Atlantic "local" brewed beers including brews from breweries in DC, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Here are the brackets, how to fill them out, and information on where to try the beers before you vote.

As you can see, the brackets are divided into 4 regions; the Crisp Region with beers like Dominion Lager, the Malt Region with beers like Devil's Backbone Vienna Lager, the Hop Region with Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, and the Fruit/Spice Region with Star Hill The Love. The Wash Post explains how they chose the field & categories.

Falls Church's own Mad Fox Brewing Company is part of the brackets with their Orange Whip IPA, a regular customer favorite (I've got a growler in my fridge right now. It was half price). Unfortunately they have what I think is the toughest first round opponent in Dogfish Head's 60 minute IPA (Delaware). Of all the beers in the bracket I think that is the most well known and popular beer. Tough luck for Mad Fox.

Here are the beers you can get locally:

Devil's Backbone Vienna Lager

  • Argia's (16oz Draft) - Regular Price $6.50 - Happy Hour (Mon-Fri, 4pm-7pm) $5.50
  • Pizzeria Orso (20oz Draft) - Regular Price $8.00 - Happy Hour (Tue-Fri, 4pm-7pm) $6.00
  • Pizzeria Orso (12oz Draft) - Regular Price $5.00
  • Spacebar (16oz Draft) - Regular Price $5.50
  • Smashburger (12oz Bottle) - Regular Price $3.50

DC Brau The Public

Starr Hill The Love

Here are all the breweries in this competition and where they are from:


  • Heavy Seas Gold Ale (Baltimore, MD)
  • Dominion Lager (Dover, DE)
  • Right Proper Ornette (Shaw, DC)
  • Stillwater Classique (Baltimore, MD)
  • Sly Fox Helles Golden (Phoenixville, VA)
  • Bluejacket Forbidden (Nats Park Area, DC)
  • Legend Pilsner (Richmond, VA)
  • Lost Rhino Zlatay Czech (Ashburn, VA)


  • Union Balt Altbier (Baltimore, MD)
  • Atlas District Common (NOMA, DC)
  • Devil's Backbone Vienna Lager (Roseland, VA)
  • Chocolate City (Washington, DC)
  • Alewerks Tavern Ale (Williamsburg, VA)
  • Burley Oak 'Merica (Berlin, MD)
  • Evolution Lucky 7 (Salisbury, MD)
  • District Chophouse ????? (Washington, DC)


  • Monocacy Riot Rye (Frederick, MD)
  • Blue Mountain Full Nelson Pale Ale (Afton, VA)
  • DC Brau The Public (Washington, DC)
  • Pratt Street Oliver (Baltimore, MD)
  • Troegs Perpetual IPA (Hershey, PA)
  • DuClaw Hellrazor IPA (Hanover/Bel Aire, MD)
  • Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA (Milton, DE)
  • Mad Fox Irish Whip (Falls Church, VA)


  • Hardywood Singel (Richmond, VA)
  • 3 Stars The Phoenix (Takoma, DC)
  • Victory Swing Session (Montgomeryville, PA)
  • Port City Optimal Wit (Alexandria, VA)
  • Flying Dog In Heat (Frederick, MD)
  • Star Hill The Love (Crozet, VA)
  • Franklin's Golden (Hyattsville, MD)
  • The Brewers Art Ozzy (Baltimore, MD)

For more info on this contest and how to fill out your brackets, visit the Washington Post

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