It was a tight race that was separated by only 3 votes - but 107.9 The Bear listeners chose New Belgium's Fat Tire Amber Ale over Fort Collins Brewing Company's Z Lager in the first ever Bear Beer Bracket contest. 

New Belgium and Fat Tire

New Belgium Brewing Company opened in 1991 after Jeff Lebesch, the brewery's founder, took his homebrewing passion commercially. Fat Tire is the brewery's flagship beer. 

2014 Bear Beer Bracket 

The Bear Bear Bracket will return in 2014. Will Fort Collins Brewing have a comeback? Will another brewer take the title? All that is for certain is that New Belgium earns a first round bye week for next summer. 

Brewfest Pass Winners 

Congrats to Jared F. and Kelly J. who won a pair of Sunday passes to Colorado Brewers Festival this weekend in Old Town Fort Collins.