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March Madness brackets that have nothing to do with basketball

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Posted at 2:57 PM, Mar 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-24 14:57:36-04

Your regularly scheduled programming has been interrupted... until March Madness is complete, a national champion is announced and the office bracket winners stop gloating about their haul.

Since there's still a ways to go until the NCAA tournament is over (April 6), here's a look at three March Madness-inspired brackets that offer a taste of something different. For some, it's still not too late to join in the action.

Beer Madness 

Beer Madness is the Washington Post's brainchild, and a chance to vote for America's best brews.

Currently down to the Final Four, voting for the championship will open Thursday, March 26. The Final Four brews are Bluejacket Forbidden Planet and Terrapin W-n-B Coffee Oatmeal Imperial Stout competing on one side of the bracket, and DC Brau On The Wings of Armageddon IIPA and Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale on the other.

For those in the Washington, D.C., area on March 26, free samples of the final four Beer Madness selections will be available during a special happy hour at Meridian Pint (3400 11th St. NW) from 6-9 p.m.

MLB Hot Dog Madness 2015

Also known as the Battle Between the Buns, the bracket is hosted by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council. A series of polls pitting MLB stadiums' frank offerings against each other will determine the winners of this bracket.

The person who shares the polls with the most Facebook friends over the course of the contest will win a gift card for their favorite hot dogs or sausage. Those who vote in each poll (15 total, published each day at 12 p.m. ET) automatically receive a Hot Dog Council T-shirt. Is there a better way to celebrate your favorite team's Opening Day? 

The Worst Internet Things bracket

The Worst Internet Things bracket from SB Nation is worth a look just for the sheer joy of recognizing others are irked by the same digital filth.