After three weeks and thousands of votes it’s finally down to two! The final matchup in our Best Brewpub in America bracket pits two towns famous for their universities in a bare-knuckle bar brawl. Over here, it’s North by Northwest, purveyor of craft ales in the hometown of the University of Texas at Austin. In the opposing corner: Cambridge Brewing Co., whose barrel-aged beers and other brews have fueled more passionate discussions than the Harvard Speech & Parliamentary Society.

Hey, it’s Texas v. Massachusetts, people, the brewpub equivalent of Bush v. Kerry! Except, unlike the 2004 presidential race, this one won’t drag on for months—you’ve got till May 14 to click your choice for which establishment should wear the crown as the nation’s best. Cast your ballot now, and every day until then!

Photograph by Jennifer Yin

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