Okay, I'll stop futzing around and let Mike and Ryan, the gentlemen who have organized the event, describe it:
The Brew Bracket event features 16 Indiana brewers each bringing the same style of beer for a tasting competition. The brewers are randomly seeded into a tournament-style bracket, and event-goers will blindly taste two beers at a time, voting for their favorite between the two. A majority vote will move that brew to the next round, with one brewer ultimately emerging as the People’s Choice Winner. The names behind the beer will only be revealed once the tournament is finished and a winner has been determined.For this first Brew Bracket tournament, the style will be India Pale Ale. The following brewers have entered an IPA into the tournament:
After the winner is announced at the event, the Brew Bracket team will publicize the results. Brew Bracket is working with local Indiana bars to feature the Brew Bracket winner as a tap selection and with local media organizations to promote the winning beer.
* Barley Island Brewing Company
* Bee Creek Brewery
* Bier Brewery
* Bloomington Brewing Company
* Brugge Brasserie
* Crown Brewing
* Figure Eight Brewing
* Flat 12 Bierwerks
* Oaken Barrel Brewing Company
* People’s Brewing Company
* Ram Restaurant and Brewery
* Rock Bottom Brewery (Downtown)
* Rock Bottom Brewery (College Park)
* Shoreline Brewery
* Sun King Brewing Company
* Upland Brewing Company
Fortunately for you, we have two (2) tickets to give away to this event. To enter, please leave a comment below in which you tell us why you're worthy to serve as a beer judge at Brew Bracket. The fact that you're BJCP certified doesn't count. Just be creative. Making us laugh helps, especially if you can somehow integrate the phrase "a whale's vagina" into your comment.
We'll chose our favorite comment on Wednesday (4/13/11) at 5 p.m. EST, and the winner gets the tickets. MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE US A METHOD TO CONTACT YOU - an email address or a twitter handle is perfect. You'll be responsible for checking back to see if you've won, and we can figure the rest out after that.
Creative and long winded entries are particularly appreciated.
We reserve the right to not give you tickets if we think you're shady.
We reserve the right to change all the rules and not award the prize if we don't like how things go.
Don't be a pain in the ass.
By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of HoosierBeerGeek.com, which shall be final and binding with regard to all matters relating to the contest.
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