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Battle of Belgium Round 2

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Day Two of Battle of Belgium 2012 is Complete!

Download the Updated Bracket after Round 2 here!
St. Bernardus Abt 12 produces another strong effort in round 2 as it continues to fight its way through the 2012 BOB bracket.   Abt 12's round 3 matchup is with Goose Island Pere Jacques, a dominant force in this year's Battle of Belgium.  Pere Jacques crushed Houblon Chouffe in round 1 and embarassed Duvel in round 2, wining by over 20 votes in both cases.  Taking down defending BOB champ will be a different matter entirely, as Abt 12 brings richness, complexity and freshness to the table.  Again, we'll have to wait and see, but the stage certainly appears to be set for Abt 12 to repeat as BOB Champ in 2012.

Rochefort 8 and Unibroue Trois Pistoles are matched up in the Bruges regional.  Both beers had strong showings in prior rounds and continue the trend of big beer dominance in BOB 2012.  We expect this to be a hotly contested matchup.

Leffe Brune continues its trimuphant stroll through the Waterloo region after knocking off Rochefort 10 and St. Bernardus Trpel in rounds 1 and 2, respectively.  It round 3, it faces Ommegang Brewery's Three Philosophers, a Belgian-style quad brewed with cherries.  While these beers are markedly different in style, we expect the outcome to be dependent on customers in attendance, so if you love either of these beers come out and help vote them through to the final round.

Finally, and perhaps most interestingly, the Antwerp region features Indiana's own Sun King Brewery's Velvet Fog vs. Chimay Blue.  Both beers pack a huge punch, but we'll see where the votes fall tonight in what is sure to be an exciting matchup.  We suspect that once Indiana palates figure out which beer is Sun King that the votes may tend toward our hometown brewery, but who knows.  Either way, your votes will determine the winner in a matchup with two high quality brews.

DON'T FORGET...BEEROCRACY! 

March 9: Goose Island Bramble, Dogfish Head My Antonia, Boulevard Chocolate Ale 2010, Founder's Backwoods Bastard 2011.  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!

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