Brussels Beer Challenge: US-Belgium 1-0

Friday (November 1st) is the kick off of the Second Edition of the Brussels Beer Challenge. The first edition (2012) was 'won' by the United States: they conquired more medals than the home country. This was more or less logical, as there were also more entries from the US than from Belgium: 159 against 157. This year it will be the other way around:  Belgium counts 188 samples (from 68 breweries) against 137 from the US. Remarquable fact: Italy nearly doubled its entries: from 55 up to 106. Overall the organisation counts 592 entries from 15 countries against 497 last year. 50 professional journalists, beer sommeliers and writers, will be busy during two days tasting and quoting all these beers. More info: www.brusselsbeerchallenge.be