05 January 2010

And Now, a Message from our Sponsor: the National IPA Championship

Well, no, they only pay me for writing for them.....  but.........

Just two weeks remain for commercially brewed IPAs to be entered into the 2010 National IPA Championship!  The National IPA Championship is a head-to-head competition, a la March Madness, with IPAs facing each other one on one. To further the excitement of the event, beer enthusiasts will be able to predict the winners via our beer brackets software. The judging will happen throughout February and March, with the winner to be announced in the April/May issues of the Brewing News publications. Below is a list of the breweries that have already entered their beers, including the previous two champions (Laurelwood Brewing Co. and Green Flash Brewing Co.). Enter your IPA today, as the competition size is limited; there is no fee for entry.

This year, all entries need to be submitted on the web. The entry form, complete with competition rules and the deadlines for beer submission, is located at http://www.brewingnews.com/nipac/entryform

Confirmed entries from: Boulder Beer Company, Lakefront Brewery, Great Divide Brewing Co., Big Sky Brewing Company, Clipper City Brewing, Lawson's Finest Liquids, Full Sail Brewing Company, Deschutes Brewery, Hoppin' Frog Brewery, Lost Coast Brewery, Pike Brewing Company, Laurelwood Brewing Co., Mad River Brewing Company, Watch City Brewing Company, Big Dog's Brewing Co., Haverhill Brewery, Harpoon Brewery, Pearl Street Grill & Brewer, Nebraska Brewing Company, Wolaver's Organic Ales, Empire Brewing Co., Widmer Brothers Brewing Company, Redhook Ales,  Rogue Ales, Stone Brewing Co., Custom Brew Crafters, Green Flash Brewing Company, Blind Tiger Brewery, Sonoran Brewing Company, Moylan's Brewing Company, and Eel River.
 Ahem.......  Olivers?  Flying Dog?  Dog Brewing?  DuClaw?  Dogfish Head?  Y'all up for it?

The rest of you:  Wanna vote?  Sign up here to receive the brackets for voting by e-mail.


stevejones said...

In a word ... NO!

Alexander D. Mitchell IV said...

Ah, well, can't hurt to suggest it, eh?