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2013 U.S. Open Beer Championship Medal Winners


Atlanta, GA (July, 2013) - Breweries from around the world sent in more than 2500 beers representing 68 different categories for the 2013 U.S. Open Beer Championship, the only brewery competition to include professional breweries and award-winning home-brewers. Judges from England, Canada and the United States announced the winners this week, noting that “The Dairy State” could earn a new moniker, “The Beer State,” based on how well Wisconsin beers fared in the national event. The oldest brewery in the United States and the oldest brewery in the world also medaled.

  
Capital Brewery out of Middleton, Wisconsin, was named Grand National Champion, winning three gold, one silver and two bronze medals. Last year’s champion, Sweetwater Brewing out of Atlanta, took second, and one of the nation's oldest breweries, Stevens Point Brewing in Stevens Point Wisconsin, took third.

Last year's gold medal winners at the American Homebrewers Association  National Homebrew Competition were invited to compete, and homebrewers won a record 4 medals at the U.S. Open. Gautam Bagchi from Ohio won a silver medal for his Barky Pilsner while Kelsey McNair, Mark Girard and Andrew Mitchell took home bronze medals for their beers.

 
“This competition is significant because it accepts entries from breweries around the world and allows national, winning homebrews to compete,” said Dow Scoggins, director of the U.S. Open Beer Championships. “We’re excited that one of the oldest craft breweries in the United States won. Capital Brewery was founded in 1984, when only a handful of craft breweries existed in America. i. On the other hand, the oldest brewery in world, Weihenstephaner, founded in 1050, won Gold and Silver Medals in the German Wheat category.

  

This year, more than 20 international breweries from Canada, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, Columbia, Sweden, Finland and England medaled in the competition.

 
Other “winners” benefitting from The U.S. Open Beer Championship were the Norcross Fury Soccer Club and Collins Hill High School in the Atlanta area, which received hundreds hundreds of ice packs used to pack and deliver U.S. Open beer entries.
 

Sponsors of this year’s U.S. Open are The Beer Connoisseur magazine, a leading consumer educator of the beer industry, and BeerInfo.com, the leading craft brewery news website.

 

Top 10 Breweries 2013

The top 10 breweries based on the number of beers placing first (3 points), second (2 points) or third (1 points) are:
 
1. Capital Brewery - Middleton, Wisconsin
2. Sweetwater Brewing - Atlanta, Georgia
3. Stevens Point Brewing - Stevens Point, Wisconsin
4. Neustadt Springs Brewing - Neustadt, Ontario
5. Big Island Brewhaus - Waimea, Hawaii
6. Reuben's Brews - Seattle, Washington
7. Nebraska Brewing - Papillion, Nebraska
8. Mother Earth Brewing - Kinston, North Carolina
9. Fullsteam Brewing - Durham, North Carolina
10.  Oskar Blues Brewery - Longmont, Colorado

  

The judges also named a “Judges Award” for the top ten “Most Creative Names.”  Among the favorites:
 
1. Long, Dark Voyage to Uranus - Sawdust City
2. Brew Free! Or Die IPA - 21st Amendment
3. Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout - Wynkoop Brewing
4. The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery
5. Bitch'n Camaro - Sun King Brewing
6. Naked Pig Pale Ale - Back Forty Brewing
7. Triple Lindy - Big Bear Brewing
8. Mass Whole Hefe Weizen - Wormtown Brewing
9. Hotter than Helles - Cigar City Brewing
10.  Octopus Ink - Pike Brewing
 

Honorable mention goes to Ctrl-Alt-Delete Alt by homebrewer, Mark Girard. Two of the directors of the U.S. Open have Computer Science degrees.

 

2013 United States Open Medal Winners

 
Golden or Blonde ale

GOLD -  Honey Badger - Appalachian Mountain Brewery  - North Carolina

SILVER -  Sweetwater 420 - Sweetwater Brewing - Georgia

BRONZE -  Shipyard Export Ale - Shipyard Brewing – Maine

   

English Summer Ale

GOLD – Twilight Ale – Deschutes Brewery – Oregon

SILVER -  Summer Pale Ale - Bronx Brewing - New York

SILVER - First Draft Ale – Niagara College - Canada

 

English Pale Ale

GOLD -  Saranac Pale Ale - Saranac Brewing - New York

SILVER -  EPA - Four Horsemen Brewing - Indiana

BRONZE -  SPA - Wellington County Brewing - Canada

 

IPA

GOLD - India Pale Ale - Goose Island Brewing - Illinois

GOLD -  First Coast IPA - Elevation Brewing - Colorado

BRONZE -  Ethos - Tallgrass Brewing - Kansas

 

Imperial IPA

GOLD -  Nickel Brook Immodest Imperial IPA - Better Bitters Brewing - Canada

SILVER -  GUBNA Imperial IPA - Oskar Blues Brewing - Colorado

BRONZE - Hopulence American Double IPA - Wormtown Brewing - Massachusetts

 

Bitter

GOLD -  True Britt - Lonerider Brewing - North Carolina

SILVER -  Arkell Best Bitter - Wellington County Brewing – Canada

BRONZE -  Butler's Bitter - Niagara College - Ontario

 

ESB

GOLD - Burnside Stock Ale - Burnside Brewing - Oregon

SILVER - Public Ale - Community Brewing – Texas

BRONZE - Minnesota Special Bitter - Badger Hill Brewing - Minnesota

     

English Mild Ale

GOLD -  Everard - Neustadt Brewing - Ontario

SILVER -  Mill Race Mild - Grand River Brewing - Ontario

BRONZE - X-3134 English-Style Mild-Beer Army Combat Brewery - North Carolina

 

English Brown Ale

GOLD -  Bandit Brown - City Star Brewing - Colorado

SILVER – Southern Pecan - Lazy Magnolia Brewing - Mississippi

BRONZE -  Alfred Brown - Peticolas Brewing – Texas

    

Porter

GOLD -  Anniversary Porter - Mother Road Brewery - Arizona

SILVER -   Robust Porter - Rueben's Brews - Washington

BRONZE -  Pro-Am Porter - Wormtown Brewing – Massachusetts

   

Stout

GOLD -  Secret Stache Stout - Finch's Beer Co. - Illinois

SILVER -  Happy Ending - Sweetwater Brewing - Georgia

BRONZE -  Pike 5X Stout - Pike Brewing - Washington

  

Oatmeal Stout

GOLD -  Lord Falconer - Mystic Brewing - Massachusetts

GOLD -  Black Jack - Feathers Falls Casino – California

SILVER - Starboard Oatmeal Stout - Port Jeff Brewing -  New York

BRONZE - Poet - New Holland Brewing - Michigan

 

Imperial Stout

GOLD - Nectar Ales Black Xantus - Firestone Walker Brewing - California

SILVER -  Giant Slayer - Tri City Brewing - Michigan

BRONZE -  Zhukov's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing – Florida

     
Old Ale 

GOLD -  The Gimp - Sweetwater Brewing – Georgia

SILVER -  XX Bitch Creek - Grand Teton Brewing - Idaho

BRONZE -  Iron Duke - Wellington County Brewing - Ontario

     

Barley Wine

GOLD -  Fathead Barley Wine - Nebraska Brewing - Nebraska

SILVER -  2012 Barley Wine - Mill Street Brewing - Ontario

BRONZE -  Up the Creek - Thomas Creek Brewing  - South Carolina

BRONZE - Johan the Barleywine - Sun King Brewing - Indiana

 

Scottish Ale

GOLD -  Whole Hog Scotch Ale - Stevens Point Brewing - Wisconsin

SILVER -  Scottish Pale Ale – Neustadt Brewing - Ontario

BRONZE -  Scotch Ale – Guadalupe Brewing – Texas

    

Strong Scottish Ale

GOLD -  Iron Thistle - Rahr and Sons - Texas

SILVER -  Old Chub Scotch Ale - Oskar Blues - Colorado

BRONZE -  Great Scot! - Peticolas Brewing - Texas

  

Irish Red Ale

GOLD -  Strike Imperial Red -  Strike Brewing - California

SILVER -  Samuel Adams Irish Red Ale - Boston Beer Company - Pennsylvania

BRONZE -  Single Engine Red - Denali Brewing – Alaska

BRONZE - GRB IRA - Grand River Brewing – Ontario

   

American Amber / Red

GOLD -  Velvet Hammer - Peticolas Brewing – Texas

SILVER - Colorojo - Wynkoop Brewing - Colorado

BRONZE -  Red Giant - Big Island Brewhaus - Hawaii

 

American Pale Ale

GOLD - Freeride APA - Alaskan Brewing - Alaska

SILVER - Alchemy - Widmer Brewing - Oregon

BRONZE - Cardinal Pale Ale - Nebraska Brewing - Nebraska

   

American IPA

GOLD - Overboard IPA - Big Island Brewhaus - Hawaii

SILVER -  G'Knight - Oskar Blues Brewing - Colorado

SILVER -  Torpedo - Sierra Nevada Brewing - California

BRONZE - Hop-Fu! IPA - Kelsey McNair

       

American Brown Ale

GOLD -  American Brown - Rueben's Brewing - Washington

SILVER - Bitch Creek ESB - Grand Teton Brewing – Idaho

SILVER - St. Bernard Brown Ale - Steelhead Brewing – Oregon

BRONZE -  Sweet Josie - Lonerider Brewing - North Carolina


 
American Style Black Ale

GOLD - Captain California Black - Ruhstaller Brewing - California

SILVER - Cowboy in Black - Lonerider Brewing - North Carolina

BRONZE - Back In Black - 21st Amendment Brewing  - California

 
German Alt

GOLD -  AMB Common - Appalachian Mountain Brewery - North Carolina

SILVER - Ol' Woody Alt - Sawdust Brewing – Ontario

BRONZE - Ctrl+Alt+Delete - Mark Girard 

 

German Kolsch

GOLD -  Full Circle - New Holland - Michigan

SILVER -  Khos Kolsch - Icicle Brewing  - Washington

BRONZE - Summer Beer - Harpoon Brewing - Massachusetts

 

German Wheat

GOLD -  Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Weihenstephaner - Germany

SILVER - Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel - Weihenstephaner - Germany

BRONZE - Sanctum 2013 - Calavera – Mexico

BRONZE - Brewmaster Wheat - Niagara College - Canada

 

German Hefeweizen

GOLD –  EOS Hefeweizen - Nebraska Brewing - Nebraska

SILVER - Mass Whole - Wormtown Brewing - Massachusetts

BRONZE - Sunny Haze - Mother Earth Brewing - North Carolina

   

French / Belgian Saison Ale

GOLD - Whole Hog Raspberry Saison - Stevens Point Brewing  - Wisconsin

SILVER - Belgian Session Ale - Boston Beer Company – Pennsylvania

BRONZE - Savignon Blanc Saison - Mystic Brewing  - Massachusetts

   

French / Belgian   Ale

GOLD - Red Headed Stranger - Brasserie Saint James - Nevada

SILVER - Farmhouse Hatter Belgian IPA - New Holland Brewing – Michigan

BRONZE -  Barquentine Belgian Pale Ale - Port Jeff Brewing - New York

 

Belgian Abbey Ale - Dubbel 

GOLD -  Lustful Maiden - Apocalypse Brewing - Virginia

SILVER -  Double Vision - Bastone Brewing - Michigan

BRONZE -  Inspiration - Community Beer Company – Texas

    

Belgian Abbey Ale - Tripel

GOLD - Trippel -  South Street Brewing - Virginia

SILVER - Trippel - New Belgium Brewing - Colorado

BRONZE -  Abbey Triple - Sprecher Brewing - Wisconsin

       
Belgian Abbey Ale - Quad

GOLD -  American Tetrais - Boston Beer Company - Massachusetts

SILVER - Day of Doom - Mystic Brewing - Massachusetts

BRONZE - Apis IV - Elevation Brewing - Colorado

   

Belgian Lambic

GOLD - Framboise - Lindermans - Merchant Du Vin

SILVER - American Wild Ale - AC Golden - Colorado  

BRONZE - Flambouant Wild Red - Arbor Brewing  - Michigan

 

Belgian Witbier

GOLD - Beasley's Honey White - Fullsteam Brewing - North Carolina

GOLD - Fu Man Brew - Monday Night Brewing  - Georgia

SILVER - Witbier - Community Beer Company - Texas

BRONZE - Blance de Namur - Brasserie Du Bocq  -  Belgium

   
American Light

GOLD -  Krδftig Light - William K Busch Brewing - Missouri

SILVER - Leprechaun Lager - Four Horsemen Brewing - Indiana

BRONZE - Yuengling Light - Yuengling and Son - Pennsylvannia

   

American Lager / Pilsener

GOLD -  Original - Evans Brewing - California

SILVER - Session - Full Sail Brewing - Oregon

BRONZE -  Supper Club - Capital Brewing - Wisconsin

   

American Premium Lager

GOLD -  Florida Lager - Florida Beer Co. - Florida

SILVER -  Lager - Neustadt Brewing - Canada

BRONZE - Kraftig Lager - William K Busch Brewing - Missouri

 

American Amber/California Common

GOLD - Schell FireBrick - August Schell Brewing - Minnesota

SILVER - Wisconsin Amber - Capital Brewery - Wisconsin

BRONZE - Colorado Native - AC Golden - Colorado

 

Bohemian Pilsener

GOLD - LTD Bohemian Pilsner - Full Sail Brewing - Oregon

SILVER - Hurricane Reef Caribbean Pilsner - Florida Beer - Florida

BRONZE - Mama's Little Yella Pils - Oskar Blues Brewing – Colorado

BRONZE - Golden Pilsner - Morgan Brewing - Missouri

 

Geman Lager / Pilsener

GOLD – Capital Pilsner - Capital Brewery - Wisconsin

SILVER - Barky Pilsner - Gautam Bagchi -  Ohio Homebrewer

BRONZE -  Schell Pils - August Schell Brewing - Wisconsin

   
 

Munchner Helles

GOLD -  Lake House - Capital Brewery - Wisconsin

SILVER - Bikini Blonde - Maui Brewing - Hawaii

BRONZE - Helles Lager - Bayern Brewing - Montana

  

Munchner Dunkel / Dark

GOLD -  Capital Dark - Capital Brewery - Wisconsin

SILVER - Dark Cloud - Mother Earth Brewing - North Carolina

BRONZE - Black - Evans Brewing - California

 

Marzen / Oktoberfest

GOLD - Adirondack Lager - Saranac Brewing - New York

SILVER - 456 - Neustadt Brewing - Canada  

BRONZE - Sam Adams Octoberfest - Boston Beer Company - Pennsylvania    

 

Schwarzbier

GOLD - Black Bavarian - Sprecher Brewing - Wisconsin

SILVER -  Point 2012 - Stevens Point Brewing - Wisconsin

BRONZE -  Black Lager - Boston Beer Company - Massachusetts

   

Bock
GOLD - Maibock - Morgan Brewing – Missouri

SILVER - Maibock - Bayern Brewing – Montana

BRONZE - MaiBock - Capital Brewing – Wisconsin

 
Dopple / Strong Bock

GOLD - Dwarskopke! - Dirk Dennemann – Germany

SILVER - Double Vision Dopple - Grand Teton Brewing - Idaho 

BRONZE - The Regulator - Rahr and Son - Texas 

     
American Cream Ale

GOLD - Cream Ale - Cameron's Brewing – Canada

SILVER - Ta Ta Cream Ale - Cherry Street Brewing – Georgia

BRONZE - Schell Deer Brand - August Schell Brewing – Minnesota

  
American Wheat

GOLD -  Nude Beach - Stevens Point Brewery – Wisconsin

SILVER - Indian Summer  - Lazy Magnolia - Mississippi

BRONZE - White Hatter - New Holland Brewing – Michigan

    
American Specialty Wheat

GOLD – Halcyon Wheat - Tallgrass Brewing - Kansas 

SILVER - A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale - Lagunitas Brewing - California 

BRONZE - Baaad Boy Black Wheat - 3 Sheeps Brewing – Wisconsin

  
Fruit / Vegetable beer

GOLD -  Maui CoCoNut PorTeR - Maui Brewing Company - Hawaii

SILVER - Passion Fruit Saison - Brewzzi Brewing – Florida

BRONZE - Son of a Peach - RJ Rockers Brewing Company - South Carolina

BRONZE - Maracuy - Cerveceria Brumar – Columbia

     

Herb and Spice beer

GOLD -  FullSteam Cackalacky Ginger - Fullsteam Brewing - North Carolina

SILVER -  White Mountain Porter - Big Island Brewhaus – Hawaii

BRONZE - Hibiscus Saison - Andrew Mitchell

   

Chocolate / Cocoa Beer

GOLD - Honahpu's Impertial Stout - Cigar City Brewing - Florida

SILVER - Chocolate Porter Rabbits Reserve Series - Red Hare Brewing - Georgia 

BRONZE - Sex Panther Double Chocolate Porter - SanTan Brewing - Arizona

   

Coffee Beer

GOLD - Expresso Imperial Russian Stout - Stone Brewing - California

SILVER - Hello, My Name is Joe - 3 Sheeps Brewing – Wisconsin

BRONZE - Blue Bridge Coffee Stout - Coronado Brewing - California 

BRONZE - Coffee Porter - Mill Street Brewing – Canada

   

Baltic Porter

GOLD -   Black Eagle Porter - Black Tooth Brewing - Wyoming

SILVER - Carnegie Porter - Carlsberg Sverige - Sweden

BRONZE - Sinebrychoff Porter - Oy Sinebrychoff – Finland

     

Rye/Roggen

GOLD - LowRyeDer - Sweetwater Brewing - Georgia

SILVER - Rastafa Rye - Blue Point Brewing - New York

BRONZE - Timber Beast  - Lazy Magnolia Brewing - Mississippi

 

Wood / Barrel aged beer

GOLD -  Sodibo - Arbor Brewing -  Michigan

SILVER - Black Butte XXIV - Deschutes Brewing - Oregon

BRONZE - Savannah Brown Barrel Age- Coastal Empire Beer Co. - Georgia  

 

Wood / Barrel aged strong beer

GOLD -  1314 - Black Tooth Brewing – Wyoming

SILVER -  Utopias 2012 - Boston Beer Company - Massachusetts

BRONZE -  Utopias 10th Anniversary - Boston Beer Company - Massachusetts


Wood Barrel Aged Sour

GOLD -  Gatlin Damnosaus - Anderson Valley Brewing – California

SILVER - Stupid Sexy Flanders - Sun King Brewing – Indiana

BRONZE - Oak Lactovision - Morgan Brewing – Missouri

 
Wood Barrel Imperial Stout

GOLD -  Kosmonaut - Lake Bluff Brewing – Illinois

SILVER - Long Dark Voyage to Uranus - Sawdust Brewing

SILVER - Silient Night Imperial Stout - Mother Earth Brewing

BRONZE - Black Betty - Nebraska Brewing 

   

Smoked / Rauch beer

GOLD -  Cinder Block - Boston Beer Company - Ohio

SILVER -  Paka Bock - Big Island Brewhaus - Hawaii

BRONZE -  Hogwash Hickory Smoked Brown Porter - Fullsteam Brewing – NC


Aged Beer

GOLD -  Auld Heritage - Rueben's Brewing – Washington

SILVER -  15 - Sweetwater Brewing – Georgia

BRONZE - 2012 Great Scott - Peticolas Brewing - Texas

  
Specialty / Anything Goes 

GOLD - Belgo Hoptologist - Knee Deep Brewing  - California

SILVER - Smoked Vanilla Gorilla - Red Brick Brewing – Georgia

BRONZE - Golden Sabbath - Big Island Brewhaus – Hawaii

    
Out of Bounds Pale Ale

GOLD -  Our Dark Secret - Moylans Brewing – California

SILVER -  Macho - Proof Brewing Company – Florida

BRONZE -  Hazed and Infused Pale Ale - Boulder Beer Company – Colorado

  

Best of Show Organic

GOLD - Organic Strawberry - Samuel Smith's Brewing - England  

SILVER -  Bare Scott - Pagosa Brewing – Colorado

BRONZE - Doble Imperial IPA - Orlando Brewing  - Florida

     

Gluten Free

GOLD - Buck Wheat Creamy Amber - Dark Hills Brewing – Arkansas

SILVER - Shakdaro - Sprecher Brewing - Wisconsin 

BRONZE - Brunehaut Amber - Brunehaut - Belgium

 
Experimental

GOLD -  Windowpane - Mother Earth Brewing - North Carolina

SILVER - Brown's Canyon - Elevation Brewing – Colorado

BRONZE - White IPA – Phat Matts Brewing  - Oregon

 
Session Beer

GOLD - Big Wave Golden Ale - Kona Brewing – Hawaii

SILVER - Bitter American - 21st Amendment Brewing - California 

BRONZE - Terrapin RecreationAle - Terrapin Beer Co. - Georgia   

 

Root Beer

GOLD -  B. Stiff & Sons Root Beer - Oskar Blues Brewing – Colorado

SILVER - Capt'n Eli's Root Beer - Shipyard Brewing - Maine 

BRONZE - Sprecher Root Beer - Sprecher Brewing - Wisconsin


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(*) The Carolina BrewMasters hold an annual homebrew competition called the US Open. This homebrew competitionis is open to all North American homebrewers and is a fully sanctioned BJCP event. This competition was started in 1991.
 

 

 





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