Wow, we had some close, close battles in Round 2 of the STL Hops 2010 St. Louis Beer Challenge. Let’s take a look at some of the squeakers and look forward to see who’s battling it out in round 3.

Some of the highlights include O’Fallon’s Smoked Porter just barely eking out a victory over Six Row Brewing’s Wee-Heavy in a 51% to 49% match-up. Square One stays alive taking out the Schlafly #15.  And Augusta moves on by winning its battle with Amalgamated Brewing’s Helles.

But now Round 3 has brought us to the Sweet Sixteen and only one brewery didn’t make it into the third round. This is time for the nitty-gritty, and you have some tough choices ahead of you including: Mattingly’s HOPtimal APA vs Schlafly’s APA, Six Row’s Extra Pale Ale vs Buffalo Tail APA and two separate battles of two beers from the same brewery facing off.

Time to get voting!

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