The Sixth Annual NIPAC is here! Plus the inaugural NI-IPAC, a competition for strong and hoppy beers!

We’ve assembled 128 competitors to vie “head to head” for this year’s NIPAC championship; and 64 to compete for the NI-IPAC crown! It all starts this weekend in Buffalo, New York; and then continues weekly up until the Elite Eight, Final Four and Championship round on March 16!
Brewing News IPA Brackets
Remember, the best part about our Beer Brackets is that you get to compete too! It is all at the same URL as before, with a link to both championships from the locker room.

http://www.brewingnews.com/nipac/

After confirming your age, you will be able to review the beers and proceed to our on-line contest. Brewers have submitted their stats, the better to inform you as you decide who to root for. The Locker Roomcan seem a little intimidating, but all that is there is vital information for you to make your picks. Once ready, choose the “Make your Picks” link and you will be taken to our brackets software, where you can enter your picks for the entire tournament.

Make sure your predictions are complete!
The deadline for your picks is Noon EST, Saturday, February 16, 2013.

Want to know if your favorite IPAs advance to the next level? Follow their progress on-line using the link provided in the Locker Room. Winners are posted to the web site within 24 hours of each round. Be sure to subscribe to our Beer Brackets email newsletter so that we can notify you the moment the results are posted!

Now go and make your picks. Root for your favorite brewery and be sure to let your friends know to make their picks too—it’s a lot of fun to compare your picks and see who gets bragging rights!