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This is Kyle Vetter, founder of 1840 Brewing in Bay View. You can help him - and/or Hacienda Beer Company - win a USA Today award.

You can help 1840, Hacienda, Explorium & others win USA Today beer awards

A number of Milwaukee-area brewers are in the running for awards in USA Today's 10Best 2020 Readers' Choice Awards, including Hacienda and 1840 Brewing, which are vying for the Best New Brewery title (founded in the past three years).

"Craft breweries are opening in record numbers in the United States, hundreds each year," notes the contest page. "USA TODAY 10Best wants to find the best new breweries in the country, ones founded in the past three years (since the beginning of 2017), so we asked a panel of beer experts to nominate their favorites. Now it's your turn to pick a winner."

1840 is currently in the lead in its category.

As the name suggests, readers vote for their favorites, which means you can take part, by going here and voting before 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17.

Winners will be announced on Friday, March 27.

Who else can you vote for?

Well, Hacienda's It Just Does Weird Things juicy IPA is up for best beer label, The Explorium – in Southridge – is competing for best brew pub and Milwaukee is up for best beer scene, against the likes of Portland (both of them), St. Louis, Chicago, Seattle, Bend and Asheville, among others.

Milwaukee is currently in fourth place. That must not be allowed to stand!

Madison's annual Great Taste Midwest – a popular event for Brew City beer fans – is up for best beer festival.

Vote early and often, Milwaukee. 414 let's have one more!

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