With Thanksgiving and the Great Alaska Shootout tipping off this week, we decided to celebrate with a holiday tournament of a different type. Beer columnist Dawnell Smith had the brilliant idea one day to do a "shootout of drinks." I had the brilliant idea to nod enthusiastically. So, a few weeks later we held Play's Holiday Drinks Shootout, taking a Sweet 16 of popular seasonal sips and narrowing the field to one undeniable libation sensation.
I know. My job is tough. But someone's got to do it.
Who won? Check out the bracket and the tournament play-by-play at play.adn.com and then let me know what you think. If you have a favorite holiday drink we didn't include, tell me about it.
-- by Jessica Bowman