Things are heating up in the FIFA World Cup, with the Quarter-Finals beginning tomorrow, and as Slashfood's World Cup of Beer continues, we imagine you taste testers are getting quite tipsy. Funnily enough, none of the remaining contenders for the world's best beer are actually still in the running for the real soccer trophy. Nevertheless, we carry on in our mission to anoint the winner for your favorite brew in the world.
If you're just tuning in, let us give you the instant replay of what's transpired thus far: Slashfood chose 32 beers to represent each country playing in the World Cup, and then opened voting across two days in our 2010 World Cup Beer Tournament. You narrowed the suds down even further by voting in our Knockout Round, resulting in 8 teams that will face off in our Quarter-Finals: France vs. USA; Nigeria vs. England; Japan vs. Portugal; and Denmark vs. Switzerland.
You'll have until 5PM on Monday, July 5 to weigh in on which beers you think should advance to the Semi-Finals. Feel free to vote by the polls (after the jump) or via Twitter or Facebook.
Need a beer refresher? Josh Bernstein gives an in depth look at all 32 beers in the brackets. (Click on the chart to enlarge.)
Vote for your favorite beer(s) after the jump, via Twitter or on Facebook.
|Kronenbourg 1664 (France)||36 (24.5%)|
|Sam Adams Boston Lager (USA)||111 (75.5%)|
|Guinness Foreign Extra Stout (Nigeria)||46 (30.9%)|
|Newcastle Brown Ale (England)||103 (69.1%)|
|Sapporo Draft Beer (Japan)||82 (59.4%)|
|Super Bock (Portugal)||56 (40.6%)|
|Carlsberg (Denmark)||110 (80.9%)|
|Feldschlossen (Switzerland)||26 (19.1%)|