05 October 2011

Ticket Giveaway - Brew Bracket this Saturday, October 8th

Congrats to Kirk, who left the favorite comment of our judge, Mike from Brew Bracket.

This Saturday from 12:30 to 5 p.m. at the Indiana State Fairgrounds' Pioneer our Land Pavilion, the second Brew Bracket event will take place. What's Brew Bracket? I suppose the best way to describe it is that it's a hybrid of the People's Choice Awards and the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Or, if you're more into movie metaphors, it's the craft beer version of Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome: Many beers enter, 1 beer leaves.

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 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.

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.
For this second Brew Bracket tournament, the style will be Stout.

Participating Brewers:
Barley Island Brewery – Noblesville, IN
Bee Creek Brewery – Brazil, IN
Bier Brewery – Indianapolis, IN
Bloomington Brewing Company – Bloomington, IN
Brugge Brasserie – Indianapolis, IN
Flat 12 Bierwerks – Indianapolis, IN
Figure 8 Brewing – Valparaiso, IN
Half Moon Restaurant and Brewery – Kokomo, IN
Lafayette Brewing Company – Lafayette, IN
Rock Bottom College Park – Indianapolis, IN
Rock Bottom Downtown – Indianapolis, IN
Triton Brewing Company – Indianapolis, IN
Twisted Crew Brewing Company – Seymour, IN
Upland Brewing Company – Bloomington, IN

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 what you'd name your very own stout.

We'll chose our favorite comment on Friday (10/07/11) at 10 a.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 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.


  1. I would name it "Sheepdog Stout". I have an Old English Sheepdog, who not only is quite stout herself (when she crashes into you it's like being hit with a barrel) but her favorite beer type is stout (no joke).


  2. Tough call. I'd call it Cub Scout Stout or Eagle Scout Stout depending on how strong it was (or Imperial = Eagle?) I asked my daughter, and she said to call it The Teapot, Short and Stout...I've trained her well.

    akirksmiley {at} yahoooooooo

  3. I would call it "to the face" burbon barrel stout. When you take a sip, all you want to do it take it to the face!



  4. Pig Stout (or Pig Snout)


  5. Mighty brown


  6. Twist n Stout


  7. Chocolate Starfish and the Hoppy flavored water.


  8. Michael Jacksons flaming one footed llama stout.



  9. Id call my last idea "Amy winehouse is dead" its an extra dry English stout with hints of no talent and addiction at the end.



  10. Beyond a Reasonable Stout