A bartender serves two mugs of beer at a tavern in Montpelier, Vt. (Toby Talbot/AP)

The Food section’s sixth annual Beer Madness is practically around the corner, so you know what that means: We’re in need of a few tasters.

This year, the bracketed taste-off will feature 32 all-American craft brews. ChurchKey beer director Greg Engert will help and host once again, and our tasting panel will include experts and readers.

So take your best shot: Send an e-mail to food@washpost.com with BEER MADNESS in the subject line. To be considered for one of the four reader-designated slots, you must be able to attend tasting sessions on the evenings of Feb. 27 and March 5 (at ChurchKey). Other requirements:

■ Describe your qualifications and your passion for beer in a single, tightly constructed sentence. Humor’s always appreciated.

■List your three favorite domestic craft beers.

The deadline for submitting your panel bid is Friday, Feb. 17.

— Bonnie S. Benwick