Detailed Explanation for Sequential Runoff Example
Meister Brau has the lowest number of first-place votes (6), and is therefore the first beer to be eliminated. After eliminating Meister Brau and renumbering, the reduced preference schedule becomes:
Continuing this process, we eliminate Samuel Adams, because it has the fewest first-place votes (9). The next reduced preference schedule is then
and we now must eliminate Killians. Finally we are down to a race with two contenders only:
and Guinness, with 37 first-place votes against Molson's 18, wins.