San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.
March Madness Liter Challenge
Beer Chugging Competition
Description and Rules
$20 sign-up fee gets contestant a liter stein and tee-shirt, plus contest beer and a pretzel for each round.
Contestants can sign up online via eventbrite.com or at the pubs starting February 21st. Registration closes on Friday March 18th. Contestants can state which Dane they prefer to compete at, but placement will be determined by the Great Dane Pub.
It is a single elimination tournament with the first round being a group drink-off between all the contestants at a particular store with the fastest 8 at each store proceeding to the second round. Speed during the first round will determine the seeding for the following rounds, which will be head to head contests. Each contest is refereed by a GD employee who will determine the winner (the judges decision is final). The first to finish their liter without spilling wins the match and advances to the next round. The four winners from each Great Dane Pub location will compete at the Downtown Great Dane in the semi-finals before tip-off of the NCAA Championship basketball game, with the Championship held at halftime. The Final Four will be an emcee hosted event with prizes for the semi-finalists, the runner up, and of course the Champion.
Prizes for Final Four if more than 40 participants: 3rd and 4th place- $50 Great Dane Gift Certificate, Runner Up- Growler Punch Card and $100 in cash (2nd place). Champion-Growler Punch Card *, ½ barrel and $500 in cash. If less than 40 participants the total amount from registration fees will be distributed for cash prizes.
The Champion-Growler Punch Card features 12 free growlers. One (1) growler may be redeemed each month and filled with your favorite Great Dane beer of choice!
What's a growler? A growler is a take-home jug that serves 4 pints of your favorite Great Dane craft beer, and when you're finished can be brought back to the brewery for a refill!
Date and Time:
Round 2-Sunday March 30th
Final Four-Monday April 7th
Starting times for all dates is 8pm.
Ground for disqualification and rules:
- No spillage. Any spillage bigger than the size of a quarter will result in disqualification.
- No throwing up
- Glass must be completely emptied
- No starting prior the judges start signal
- Signed registration form with liability waiver
- False or incomplete entry form or liability waiver
- Any health risks that could jeopardize the contestants health or well being
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISKS AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY:
Contestant acknowledges that the Contestant voluntarily enters The March Madness Liter Challenge and assumes all inherent risks. Contestant, as a condition of entry, agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. their vendors, their advertising, promotion and public relations and all officers, directors, employees and agents of the aforesaid entities, from any and all claims and costs, including attorneys’ fees, relating to, arising from or in connection with participation in this contest or the receipt or use of any prize. In so doing, contestant releases and indemnifies the aforesaid entities and individuals from liability for injuries or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with participation in this contest or the receipt or use of any prize. In no event shall The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. be liable to a contestant for acts or omissions arising out of or related to the March Madness Liter Challenge or that contestant’s participation in the challenge. Participants must be 21 and older.
The Great Dane Pub &Brewing Co. has sole and complete discretion regarding all contest related matters. All decisions regarding disqualification of a contestant(s) or winner(s) shall be subject to the sole and complete discretion of The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. You can be disqualified for any reason at any time.
I AGREE TO NOT CONTEST THE OUTCOME AND ANY PART OR ASPECT OF THIS CONTEST.
CERTIFICATION AND SIGNATURE:
I certify that the information provided is correct and that I have carefully read, understand and accept the terms of March Madness Liter Challenge Official Contest Rules and Entry Form. My signature indicates my understanding and assumption of the risks and my voluntary participation in this contest.
When & Where
Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co.
Here at The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. we pride ourselves on our brewing excellence. Every location (except the Eastside location) has its own fully functional brewery with a dedicated brewing staff. Regardless of whether you prefer a classic German lager, English ale, or something completely different, when you’re at The Great Dane, you can be sure that the beer in your glass has been brewed in strict accordance with traditional guidelines. We brew with raw materials from over five different countries to ensure authenticity.
The 2012 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition awarded the Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company the #1 Brewpub group of the year! Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and a symbol of brewing excellence!