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The 2015 NIPAC Locker Room is here.

The 2015 NI-IPAC Locker Room is here.

There are links to each locker room from each locker room, and at the top of the predictions pages, you will find links to both locker rooms, both prediction pages and the competition archives. Good Luck!

Here is a repeat of the rules:

Hop Lovers: Make Your Predictions, You Could Win!
our on-line Locker Room for full descriptions of each of the competitors: After confirming your age, you will then be able to review the beers and proceed to our on-line contest . Want to know if your favorites 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. Sign up for Beer Brackets email, and we'll notify you once the results are posted.

Brackets Contest Rules:
Only ONE bracket per person in each competition.
Multiple entries will result in that contestant being disqualified.
NIPAC picks must be submitted by February 14, 2015, 12:00 pm EST/9 AM PST.
NI-IPAC picks must be submitted —February 15, 2015, 12:00 pm EST/9 AM PST.

(Note for Brewers: This is the PICKS deadline. Beers must arrive at Brewing News by February 11, 2015.) Winners will be determined by the total points earned from each round. Brewing News employees can enter the contest, but are not eligible to win any prizes.

The Judging Process: Judges are organized into panels of 3, and given the task of choosing the best between two beers. The judges will not know what beers they are being served. The majority rules on the voting.

A steward will serve the panel the two beers (Sample "Alpha" and Sample "Beta"). The beers will be served in clean, small cylindrical glasses. Each sample will be a 3 ounce pour. Once the preferred beer is chosen, the panel will move to the next sample. No panel will judge more than six pairs.

At the completion of the judging session, the names of the beers will be revealed to the panels and audience at large. The winners will be posted to the web site within 24 hours. Good luck!

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