We have previewed some of the Belgian beers that will be available at today’s Battle of the Belgians (and for as long as they last at Jimmy’s No. 43… and we’re guessing that won’t be long at all). Several of our press friends – Tony Forder (Ale St. News), Gregg Glaser (Yankee Brew News), Elizabeth Keyser (Zagat survey – Connecticut editor), Adam Levy (founder – NY International Beer Competition), and Javier Ansorena (Spain’s gastroeconomy.com) – determined the judge’s winners:
- Overall winner: Brasserie Dupont, La Biere de Beloeil
- 2nd (tie): Rodenbach Vintage 2007 and Smiske Naturale
- 3rd: De Dolle “Oerbier” Reserva
All are limited beers submitted by the importers, one of which – Vanberg & Dewulf’s Wendy Littlefield – comments, “Only Jimmy’s No.43 would have a Belgian battle competition with Beloiel (rarest of the rare) in the mix. You are the taste maker for the nation!”
So be sure to join us today (limited $60 tickets available at the door at 1 p.m.) to vote the people’s choice awards for Belgian beer!