The Washington Post announced today the details of their second annual Beer Madness Tournament. The judging panel, comprised of 9 readers and columnist Greg Kitsock, gathered a few weeks ago at the Brickskeller in D.C. to sample 32 beers, and through elimination arrived at a champion. The Post will dole out the the results over the next few weeks, with the winning beer to be announced on April 6. The website has information on the panelists and the 32 beers selected for the competition.
In a another competition, the The National IPA Championship (NIPAC) winner was announced yesterday. The winner in this competition, which was carried out over several weeks in different cities, was Green Flash IPA from the Green Flash Brewing Company of California. You can see the complete results here. My pick for the winner, Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewing, was the runner up. Having enjoyed Green Flash IPA as well, I certainly won't argue with that result.