Time to sign up!
The basic rules: You pick breweries from different tiers which were determined by cumulative Beers Above Replacement. You get credit in three scoring categories for new beers from those breweries that come out between February 1 and July 1: Number of new beer styles, Average Style+, and Cumulutive BAR. Only for new beers. There's one write-in brewery for a brewery with under 45 cumulative BAR. New beers don't count vintages -- Bourbon County Brand Stout 2014 doesn't count -- but they do count varietals, so Bourbon County Brand Stout Barleywine would have counted.
News! We'll do an overall leaderboard for all of those that entered, but if you're willing to throw down $5, you'll be entered into the prize-winning bracket. The prize is a prize package from California put together by yours truly.
So. We love beer so much that we study it, research it, think about it, talk about it, argue about it AND drink it. Now let's play a fantasy league where we COMPETE with fake beers. Of course, right?
In the meantime, enjoy scouting reports on tiers one and two, and Fossi has a strategy article coming out next week. We also have a leaderboard function coming that may help you make your decisions.
We'll extend this deadline a week, until February 7th.
Here's the form: