Day One of Battle of Belgium 2012 is Complete!
Download the Updated Bracket after Round 1 here!
What an interesting night it was! Overall #1 seed St. Bernardus Abt 12 crushed McChouffe by 27 votes, so its chances of repeating as BOB Champ are still alive, but it will have to get past Boulevard's Tank 7 Saison in round 2. Saisons (like Tank 7) usually have trouble with rich beers like Abt 12, but we'll let your votes decide the winner.
Brackets were busted in the Waterloo region when St. Bernardus Watou Tripel was knocked out by New Belgium's Belgo IPA, setting up a duel between Belgo and Three Philosophers by Ommegang Brewery.
The #1 seed in the Antwerp region, Chimay Blue, easily dealt with Urthel's Quadrium, so Chimay Blue's potential crash course with Abt 12 in round 4 is still in tact. Also in Antwerp, newcomer Sun King's Velvet Fog managed to knock out #2 seed New Belgium 1554, though by only a slim margin. This sets Sun King's Velvet Fog up for a matchup with La Fin du Monde, which crushed Urthel's Hop-It by over 30 votes in round 1.
The Bruges region features an interesting contrast of styles with a round 2 matchup between Rochefort 8 and The Bruery's Mischief, which defeated newcomer Great Crescent Brewery's Frosted Fields in round 1.
All in all it was an interesting round 1, but round 2 should be even more exciting!
March 8 Beerocracy Beers: Three Floyds Behemoth, Del Borgo Duchessic, Dogfish Head Olde School, Goose Island Bourbon County (2 bottle lot) Beerocracy is a raffle that we host at the end of all Kahn's Beer Events where K Klub members are entered into a raffle for the chance to purchase rare and hard to find beers. Joining the K Klub costs just $10 per person, per year and has loads of great benefits. Find out more about the Kahnoisseur's Klub here!
MPORTANT NEWS: The Battle of Belgium rules committee has decided to replay one of the round 1 matchups tonight. At the end of round 1, we determined that one matchup contained a flawed beer, and as such, the matchup's outcome may have been skewed. We beleive that it is fair to replay this matchup with two 'clean,' unflawed beers.
How we'll replay it: We will replay the round 1 matchup and the two potential round 2 matchups tonight. When the round 1 winner is determined, we will then use the round 2 matchup with the round 1 winner to determine the round 2 winner. The other round 2 results will be discarded. If you have any questions, please call 317-228-9463 and talk with Kyle or Todd.