BrewBracket – IPA

Mike Sale and Ryan Cole had an idea last winter. Have a March-madness sweet sixteen of Indiana IPAs. A BrewBracket. Here’s some pictures and then I’ll direct you to Gina’s writeup for the detailed results and more pictures. Right soon DoItIndy will have a video up also. Sam Smith reports: The inaugural Brew Bracket tasting tournament was held in Indianapolis at the State Fairgrounds on Sunday, April 17th. The Brew Bracket event featured 16 Indiana brewers each bringing the same style of beer. The brewers were randomly seeded into a tournament-style bracket, and the closes to 300 event-goers blindly taste two beers at a time, voting for their favorite between the two. A majority vote moved that brew to the next round, with one brewer ultimately emerging as the People’s Choice Winner. The inaugural Brew Bracket People’s Choice Winner was Jerry Sutherlin’s Hop Bomb IPA of Rock Bottom Downtown Brewery. P1040806
The event raised $1200 for the Boys and Girls Clubs. P1040822 P1040805  P1040813
Two-fisted pouring. That’s gotta be tough on Mike’s shoulders. P1040814
The DoItIndy guys had a big tripod for a professional touch.