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2011 National IPA Championship

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The National IPA Championship entry deadline is approaching! 44 more entrants are needed to reach the full field of 128 competitors.

If you are a commerical brewer, sign up today…it’s free to enter—-just fill out the form and ship in your beers!

If you are not a commerical brewer, please encourage your favorite IPA brewer to step up and get into the game.
When the brackets open for your predictions, you will be choose them and then follow them throughout the contest!

The NIPAC entry deadline is 1/31/2011 or whenever the 128th bracket is filled! Just 12 days left!

Registration for NIPAC 2011
Click here! (Commercial Breweries Only.)

Already entered your beer? Great! Get excited for this year’s competition!

In case you are unfamiliar with NIPAC….here is the description of the event and a list of 2011 entrants so far!

It’s never too soon to plan for March Madness. We’re not talking hoops; we’re talking hops! And the NIPAC —
the ultimate IPA tournament.

Brewing News is thrilled to annouce the 4th Annual National IPA Challenge. As with last year, participating IPAs from across the nation will be randomly chosen for a 1:1 single elimination bracket tournament. Winners of the first round will advance to the next. The complete IPA tournament bracket will be posted on-line. The competition will take place at select locations and beer festivals across the nation, beginning in February 2011.

As with last year, IPA lovers will be able to choose their winners for each round on-line. They will log onto the web and read a brief description of your beer as well as view an image (be sure to fill out the description on the entry form, as well as send an image or logo via email). Prizes will be awarded for readers with correct NIPAC brackets. The top prize will be a free case of the 2011 NIPAC championship IPA.

An announcement will be made when the brackets are open!

Results of each round will be posted on-line shortly after each round. Final results and winners will be published on-line and in our April/May 2011 issue.

Here is a list of IPAs currently entered! Some great IPAs!

Avery India Pale Ale —– Avery Brewing Company
Be Hoppy IPA —– Wormtown Brewery
Big Eye IPA —– Ballast Point Brewing Co.
Big Sky IPA —– Big Sky Brewing
Bitter Woman IPA —– Tyranena Brewing Company
Border Hopper —– SweetWater Brewing Co
Caged Alpha Monkey IPA —– CB’s
Centennial IPA —– Founders Brewing Company
Class Five IPA —– Thomas Creek Brewery
Cleveland IPA —– Buckeye Brewing
Crooked Tree I.P.A —– Dark Horse Brewing Company
Dagger Falls IPA —– Sockeye Brewing
Devil’s Peak IPA —– Copper Canyon Brewery
Dirty Dog IPA —– Big Dog’s Brewing Co.
Duet —– Alpine Beer Company
Elevated IPA —– La Cumbre Brewing Co.
Empire I.P.A —– Empire Brewing Co.
Finestkind IPA —– Smuttynose Brewing Co.
Flower Power IPA —– Ithaca Beer Company
Full Sail IPA —– Full Sail Brewing Company
Good Karma IPA —– Mad Anthony Brewing Company
Harpoon IPA —– Harpoon Brewery
Head Hunter IPA —– Fat Heads Brewery
Heavy Seas Loose Cannon —– Clipper City Brewing
High Seas India Pale Ale —– Michigan Brewing Company
Hop Harvest Ale —– Big Dog’s Brewing Co.
Hop Ride IPA —– Tenaya Creek Brewery
Hop Stalker IPA —– Fat Heads Brewery
Hoppin’ To Heaven IPA —– Hoppin’ Frog Brewing Company
India Pale Ale —– Goose Island Beer Company
India Pale Ale —– Nebraska Brewing Company
Interurban IPA —– Fremont Brewing Company
Inversion IPA —– Deschutes Brewery
IPA —– Southern Tier Brewing Company
Islander IPA —– Coronado Brewing Co
Jamaica Sunset IPA —– Mad River Brewing Company
Lake Placid India Pale Ale —– Lake Placid Craft Brewing Company
Lakefront IPA —– Lakefront Brewery
Lazy Boy IPA —– Lazy Boy Brewing Co.
Left Coast IPA —– John Harvard’s Brew House CT
Marin IPA —– Marin Brewing Company
Mile HI.P.A. —– Wynkoop Brewing Company
Modus Hoperandi —– Ska Brewing Co.
Mojo IPA —– Boulder Beer Company
Moylan’s Harvest IPA —– Moylans
Nelson —– Alpine Beer Company
NOR CAL IPA —– Moylan’s Brewing Co.
Norm’s Raggedy-Ass IPA —– Big Rock Chop House
Oasis —– Tallgrass Brewing Company
Organic Hopworks IPA —– Hopworks Urban Brewery
Pike IPA —– Pike Brewing Co
Pompous Ass —– Orlando Brewing
Railroad Street IPA —– Rohrbach Brewing Company
Ranger IPA —– New Belgium Brewing
Red Eye PA —– The Brew Kettle Production Works
Red Racer IPA —– Central City Brewing
Red’s Rye PA —– Founders Brewing Company
Royal IPA —– Bastone Brewery
Saber’s Edge —– Pearl Street Grill & Brewery
Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA —– Boston Beer Company
Samuel Adams Latitude Belgian IPA —– Boston Beer Company

Saranac IPA —– F.X. Matt Brewing Company/Saranac
Sculpin IPA —– Ballast Point Brewing Co.
Seven Gates Pale Ale (Gate Two) —– Spring House Brewing Co.
Seven IPA —– Cornerstone Brewing Company
Sheltowee Hop-a-lot IPA —– Bluegrass Brewing Co
Special Ration IPA —– Pearl Street Grill & Brewery
Stone IPA —– Stone Brewing Co.
Super Fly —– Oaken Barrel Brewing Company
Supergoose IPA —– Hale’s Ales
SweetWater IPA —– SweetWater Brewing Co
The Black Pearl —– Pearl Street Grill & Brewery
Titan IPA —– Great Divide Brewing Company
Top Gun IPA —– Blind Tiger Brewery
Torpedo Extra IPA —– Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Tower 10 IPA —– Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Trestles IPA —– Left Coast Brewing Co.
Trickster IPA —– Black Raven Brewing Company
Triple Play IPA —– Lawson’s Finest Liquids
West Coast IPA —– Green Flash Brewing
White Rajah —– The Brew Kettle Production Works
Wipeout IPA —– Port Brewing Co.
Workhorse IPA —– Laurelwood Brewing Co

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