2013 Disney Beer Tournament Round Two

March 21st, 2013 by in Beer Culture

The first round of our 2013 Disney Beer Tournament has come and gone, and the field of 64 has been swiftly cut down to 32. A couple of trends so far:

  • Ciders did not do well in the tournament. Despite the presence of four ciders in the tournament, none of the four advanced to the second round.
  • Most of the higher seeds advanced. This, combined with some questionable seedings, may be a reason for the selection committee to rethink its strategy in the future.

The second round will end Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 3:00 PM Central time. Be sure to choose your beers before then!

First, the updated full bracket!

WDW Beer Tournament 2013 Round 2

 

The Mickey region was the main source of the first round controversy. Let’s take a look!

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Altenmünster Oktoberfest showed us why it’s the number one overall seed in the first round by taking 76% of the vote over Hoegaarden. Boddingtons English Pub Ale narrowly upset Abita Turbodog with 55% of the vote.

Altenmünster Oktoberfest or Boddingtons English Pub Ale?

  • (1) Altenmünster Oktoberfest (62%, 32 Votes)
  • (9) Boddingtons English Pub Ale (38%, 20 Votes)

Total Voters: 52

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The other Altenmünster brew, Altenmünster Dunkel, also won its first round match, but by a much closer margin. Altenmünster Dunkel only received 54% of the vote. It faces Rogue Dead Guy Ale, who beat Carlsberg with 79% of the vote.

Altenmünster Dunkel or Rogue Dead Guy Ale?

  • (7) Rogue Dead Guy Ale (58%, 29 Votes)
  • (2) Altenmünster Dunkel (42%, 21 Votes)

Total Voters: 50

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Abita Amber had a fairly easy first round, receiving 69% of the vote over Birra Moretti. It will face the 11th seed Stella Artois, who beat 6th seeded Bud Light with a whopping 93% of the vote. We received more comments about the matchup between Bud Light and Stella than any other.

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Because of the overwhelming loss, we must declare Bud Light to be…

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Since that’s out of our system now, let’s get back to the voting!

Abita Amber or Stella Artois?

  • (3) Abita Amber (66%, 33 Votes)
  • (11) Stella Artois (34%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 50

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The final match of the second round pits Hövels, who narrowly beat Guinness Extra Stout, against the beer we made a silly picture of during the first round voting.

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And yes, Widmer Hefeweizen was used for this picture because of its seeding. Turns out it won its match against Radeberger Pilsner with 59% of the vote. Who will move on to the third round?

Hövels or Widmer Hefeweizen?

  • (4) Hövels (58%, 26 Votes)
  • (12) Widmer Hefeweizen (42%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 45

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Moving on to the Donald region!

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Schöfferhofer Weizen came out on top in its first match; it received 78% of the vote against Ace Joker Hard Cider. Unibroue Éphémère had a decent win against Dos Equis Ambar with 60% of the votes. Who can keep the pace in the second round?

Schöfferhofer Weizen or Unibroue Éphémère?

  • (8) Unibroue Éphémère (65%, 28 Votes)
  • (1) Schöfferhofer Weizen (35%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 43

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The second seed in Donald also won its match. Yuengling came away with 68% of the vote over Blue Point Toasted Lager. Unibroue Trois Pistoles and Samuel Adams Latitude 48 IPA fought to a first round tie; we had a coin toss to determine the winner and Unibroue Trois Pistoles is moving on!

Yuengling or Unibroue Trois Pistoles?

  • (7) Unibroue Trois Pistoles (57%, 26 Votes)
  • (2) Yuengling (43%, 20 Votes)

Total Voters: 46

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Young’s Double Chocolate Stout used its double chocolatey flavor to overcome Woodpecker Premium English Cider with 82% of the vote. Can its chocolate powers lead it to another victory against Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA, who won its match over Kronenbourg 1664 almost as convincingly?

Young's Double Chocolate Stout or Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA?

  • (6) Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA (61%, 27 Votes)
  • (3) Young's Double Chocolate Stout (39%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 44

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The Donald region’s last match features Unibroue La Fin Du Monde, who came away with 60% of the vote against Kona Castaway IPA, against the Tampa-based Cigar City Jai Alai IPA. Jai Alai convincingly beat Bedele with 70% of the vote in that match.

Unibroue La Fin Du Monde or Cigar City Jai Alai IPA?

  • (4) Unibroue La Fin Du Monde (60%, 25 Votes)
  • (5) Cigar City Jai Alai IPA (40%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 42

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That’s right, all of the top seeds in the Donald region won their matches.

Let’s move on to the Minnie region!

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Abita Purple Haze, the number one seed, beat Bass Ale but only barely with 51% of the vote. It faces Berliner Kindl Dark, who won its match over Leinenkugel Berry Weiss with 66% of the vote, in the second round.

Abita Purple Haze or Berliner Kindl Dark?

  • (1) Abita Purple Haze (71%, 30 Votes)
  • (8) Berliner Kindl Dark (29%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 42

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Safari Amber took Harp Lager out early by getting 63% of the vote. Next up for Safari Amber is a Polynesian favorite, Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale. Fire Rock beat Key West Sunset Ale by obtaining 73% of the votes.

Safari Amber or Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale?

  • (7) Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale (62%, 28 Votes)
  • (2) Safari Amber (38%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 45

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The Food and Wine Festival beer for 2012, Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock, beat Newcastle Brown Ale with 62% of the vote. Its second round opponent is Ommegang Three Philosophers who upset Blue Moon by winning 63% of the vote.

Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock or Ommegang Three Philosophers?

  • (11) Ommegang Three Philosophers (69%, 27 Votes)
  • (3) Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock (31%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 39

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Guinness Draught handled the first round and came away with the victory over Orange Blossom Pilsner. It faces Anchor Steam who beat Birra Moretti La Rossa with 73% of the vote.

Guinness Draught or Anchor Steam?

  • (4) Guinness Draught (61%, 25 Votes)
  • (5) Anchor Steam (39%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 41

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Finally, let’s see how the Goofy region fared!

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First ladies and gentlemen, we present to you…

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That’s right, Unibroue Maudite came right up and punched Schöfferhofer Grapefruit in the mouth as the sixteen seed beat the one seed with 62% of the vote. The eight seed Chimay Blue Grande Reserve moves in to face Maudite in a battle of of a Belgian-style Strong Dark Ale against a Belgian Strong Dark Ale.

Chimay Blue Grande Reserve or Unibroue Maudite?

  • (8) Chimay Blue Grande Reserve (50%, 20 Votes)
  • (16) Unibroue Maudite (50%, 20 Votes)

Total Voters: 40

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The second match in the Goofy region features Florida Beer Devil’s Triangle and Kona Longboard Lager. Both brews won their matches fairly easily and now face off in the second round.

Florida Beer Devil's Triangle or Kona Longboard Lager?

  • (7) Kona Longboard Lager (63%, 26 Votes)
  • (2) Florida Beer Devil's Triangle (37%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 41

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Last year’s runner up, Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale, made short order of Hakim Stout with 90% of the vote. Chimay Red also beat Dos Equis Lager rather easily with 71% of the vote.

Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale or Chimay Red?

  • (3) Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale (63%, 24 Votes)
  • (6) Chimay Red (37%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 38

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Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale took out Unibroue Don-de-Dieu in its first round match; it will face Orlando Brewing Pale Ale, who upset the popular Angry Orchard Hard Cider – Crisp Apple with 59% of the vote.

Bell's Two-Hearted Ale or Orlando Brewing Pale Ale?

  • (4) Bell's Two-Hearted Ale (71%, 27 Votes)
  • (12) Orlando Brewing Pale Ale (29%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 38

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The second round is set! Be sure to cast your votes by Sunday, March 24 at 3:00 pm Central time! Once the second round closes, the third round will go up Monday morning!


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