Higher Gravity will be hosting MadTree Brewing
, FigLeaf Brewing Company
, Urban Artifact
and Taft's Brewing Company
as part of the Cincy IPA March Madness bracket to see who makes the best local IPA.
Come in during the tournament and help your favorite team to victory by doing one of the following:
— Drink a pint (brewery gets a point)
— Get a flight and pick your favorite (selected brewery gets a point)
— Wear swag (brewery gets additional points)
See more details of the overall competition that will be held a multiple locations — BC's Bottle Lodge Montgomery
, BC's Bottle Lodge Liberty
and Lucky Turtle
In addition. We will be doing Giveback Thursday's on 3/21 and 3/28, where 10% of draft sales will be donated to the American Sign Museum
so you will also be drinking for a good cause.
Its a tournament bracket… for IPAs from the Top 16 Breweries in the Greater Cincinnati Area. We're not just talking «core» offerings, but IPAs that both the Nerds and the Enthusiast can get behind…
AND WE NEED YOU!
We are looking to crown the best SINGLE IPA in Cincinnati with an ABV below 8%. All IPAs are permitted (excluding Milkshakes). Pints will be priced at $6 across the board.
The tournament will be hosted at 4 venues:
BC's Bottle Lodge Montgomery
BC's Bottle Lodge Liberty
Each Venue will host 4 breweries seeded 1-4, the winners will move on to the next round based on the following:
1. Pints Sold
2. Voting Tokens (For Flights Only)
3. Crowd Participation: Coming in dressed in a breweries swag awards additional points (Hats = 1pt; Clothing = 3pts; Facepaint = 5pts)
In the spirit of March Madness and College Basketball, we've designated the Four #1 Seeds with a «Home-Court Advantage» Each of the #1 seeds have the freedom to deck out their venues and create a real home court feel.
The dates are as follows:
Round 1: March 21st-24th
Round 2: March 28th-31st
Final Four: April 4th-7th
IPA Championship: April 8th
Here's how you can get involved:
Pick your brewery
Find the venue
Dress in an obnoxious amount of swag
Drink your team to victory!