March Madness Brackets Bring Beer Prizes

Are you having trouble convincing your better half that you need a kegerator so you can drink delicious, fresh, draft beer at home? Maybe it would help if you didn’t have to pay for it.

Guess what? Below I tell you about  a couple of opportunities to win a kegerator. That’s one of the best things about March Madness – companies use it as an excuse to give away free stuff. To earn your free kegerator you can pick basketball teams, beers or both. You decide.

March Madness Basketball Picks

Air & Water is an appliance company that produces, among other things, kegerators. All you need to do is fill out a bracket for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship and you could wind up with a NewAir AK-200BK kegerator in your bar or kitchen. You don’t need to know a lot about basketball to pick the winners. Often, the best brackets come from people who use things like team mascots and uniform colors to make their picks. And it doesn’t cost anything to try.

I should mention that NewAir is the brand of kegerator used by the Washington Beer Blog (aka the Washington Beer Bloggerator).

Here’s what you need to know to enter:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the following information:
  3. In the Pool ID box, enter the number 22315
  4. In the Pool Password box, enter kegerator (the pool password is kegerator)
  5. Fill out the form information, including a personal username and password. (Rest assured, this information will NOT be sold or utilized for spam email under ANY circumstances.)
  6. Make your bracket picks, with the ability to change them right up until your pool’s deadline.
  7. Invite family and friends to participate and compete amongst yourselves.

Best Beer Bracket

Maybe you think you’d have better luck picking beers instead of basketball teams. Well, Draft Magazine is running a Beer Bracket Contest. The winning beer gets $1,000 to donate to charity and the winning bracket gets a kegerator. Like the basketball bracket, there are likely a lot of combatants about whom you know nothing. This contest matches up beers from near and far. Don’t expect it to be a choice between Manny’s Pale Ale and Mirror Pond Pale Ale. Actually, don’t expect to see a lot of Northwest beers on the list. Still, its worth a shot. Make your educated guesses and see what happens. It doesn’t cost anything to try.

This one works a bit differently. You’ll vote for the first two rounds now, then make the rest of your picks later.

To enter, go to



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