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Category – Ales
Golden or Blonde ale
Gold - Keller Kolsch - McKenzie Brewing - Oregon
Silver -Blonde - Fortnight Brewing - North Carolina
Bronze -  Scottsdale Blone - Huss Brewing - Arizona

English Summer Ale
Gold - Carver County Kölsch - Waconia Brewing Company - Minnesota
Silver - Easy Livin' - Crow Peak Brewing - South Dakota
Bronze - Caught Looking - Black Tooth Brewing - Wyoming - Wyoming
Bronze - Ale208 - Grand Teton Brewing - Idaho

English Pale Ale
Gold - 10/6 English Pale Ale - Rabbit Hole Brewing -  Texas
Silver - Cream Ale - Muskoka Brewery - Canada
Bronze - California Kolsch - Ballast Point Brewing - California

IPA
Gold - Stringray - Coronado Brewing Company - California
Gold - Union Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing - California
Silver - All American IPA - City Star Brewing - Texas
Bronze - IPA - Sweetwater Brewing - Georgia

Imperial IPA
Gold - Double Jack - Firestone Walker Brewing - California
Silver - Left Eye Right Eye DIPA - Track 7  - California
Bronze - Simtra - Knee Deep Brewing   - California
Bronze - Force Ten - Riverdog Brewing - South Carolina

Bitter
Gold -  Arkell Best Bitter - Wellington Brewing - Canada
Silver - Laughing Skull Amber - Red Brick Brewing  - Georgia 
Bronze - Mill Gap Bitter - Neustadt Springs Brewing - Canada 

ESB
Gold - California Amber - Ballast Point - California
Silver - Broken English - Gino's Brewing Company - Illinois
Bronze -ESB - Fortnight Brewing -

English Mild Ale
Gold - English Mild - Elm City Brewing - New Hampshire
Silver - Mill Race Dark - Grand River Brewing
Bronze - Mild Obession - Boiler Brewing

Brown ale
Gold - Brown - Orlando Brewing - Florida
Silver - Agate Have It - Three Spirits
Bronze - Big Water Nut - Crow Hop Brewing

Strong/Imperial Brown Ale
Gold - Golden Gate - Golden State Brewing
Silver - Black Lab - Middletown Brewing
Bronze - 4 Friends Brown Ale BearWaters Brewing

Brown Porters
Gold - Capella Porter - Ecliptic Brewing
Silver - Honey Porter - Three Spirits Brewing - North Carolina
Bronze - Chelsea Moylan's Porter - Moylans Brewing - California

Robust Porters

Gold - Double Decker - Brewbus Brewing - Florida
Silver - Asylum Porter - 42 North Brewing - 
Bronze - Pops Porter - Wynwood Brewing 

Imperial Porter
Gold - Imperial Porter - Liquid Mechanics
Silver - Imperial Tanilla - Knee Deep Brewing   - California
Silver - - Black Eye Imperial Porter - Scratchtown Brewing - Nebraska
Bronze - Badmotorfinger - Denver Brewing Company - Colorado

Classic Irish Dry Stout
Gold - Classic Irish Stout - Six Mile Bridge
Silver - St. Stephen's Green - Mystery Brewing Company
Bronze - Kiss My Irish Stout - Lynnwood Brewing - 

Foreign Stout
Gold - Black Cauldron - Grand Teton Brewing
Silver - 6th Seal Chocolate - Apocalypse Ale Works
Bronze - Killarney Connection - Gino's Brewing Company  - Illinois

American Stout
Gold - Jo-Jo's Midnight Stout - Fifth Street Brewing - Ohio
Silver - Sasquatch - 903 Brewers
Silver - Happy Endings - Sweetwater Brewing - Georgia
Bronze - Osbidian Stout - Deschutes Brewery - Oregon

Cream Stout
Gold - Vespers Nine - Moonraker Brewing Company
Silver - Seattle Milk Stout - Reuben's Brews - small batch brewery
Bronze - Florida Sweet Stout - Florida Beer Company - Florida

Oatmeal Stout
Gold - Volcano Mudshide Sweet Stout - Feathers Falls Brewing - California
Silver - Nightwatch Oatmeal Stout - Grapevine Craft Brewery
Bronze - Sticky Stout - Red Hare Brewing - Georgia

Imperial Stout - English
Gold - Putin Tang - Lynnwood Brewing -
Silver - Bolshevik Bastard - Nickel Brook Brewing - Canada
Bronze - Marshal Zhukov's - Cigar City - Florida

Imperial Stout - American
Gold - O.A.S.I.S - Cherry Street Brewing - Georgia
Silver - The Abyss - Deschutes Brewery - Oregon
Bronze - Ruckus - Melvin Brewing(Alpine)
Bronze - Long Dark Voyage to Uranus - Sawdust City Brewing - Canada
  
Old Ale
Gold - Gnome Lord - The Pecan Grill & Brewery
Silver - Brain Bucket Imperial IPA - Wild Ride Brewing
Bronze -Papas Old Ale - Alameda Brewing Company
Bronze - BEER 101 Strong - Niagara College Teaching Brewery - Canada

Barley Wine
Gold - Barley Wine 2014 - Latitude 42 Brewing - Michigan
Silver - The Duke - Peticolas Brewing - Texas
Bronze - Mirror Mirror - Deschutes Brewing - Oregon

Scottish Ale
Gold - Scotch Ale - Guadalupe Brewing - Texas
Silver - Great Scot! - Peticolas Brewing Company - Texas
Bronze - Kilty Pleasure - Fall River City Brewing
Bronze - Old Chub - Oskar Blues Brewery - Colorado

Strong Scottish Ale
Gold - Brewers Reserve - Wee Heavy - Grapevine Craft Brewery
Silver - Highland Charge - Heathen Brewing
Bronze - Noble Piper - Pocock Brewing

Irish Red Ale
Gold - Alaskan Amber - Alaskan Brewing - Alaska
Silver - Rolling Dirty - Brew Bus Brewing - Florida
Bronze - Radio Red Ale - Crow Hop Brewing
 
American Amber / Red
Gold - Rocco Red - Bootlegger's Brewery
Silver - Red as Ale - The Pecan Grill & Brewery
Bronze - Boxcar Rapids - Riverbend Brewing

Imperial Red Ale

Gold - Knuckle Sandwich - Bootlegger's Brewery
Silver - Screaming Hand Imperial Amber - Strike Brewing
Bronze - Paradocs Red IIPA - Raised Grain Brewing Co.

American Pale Ale
Gold - Stick's Pale Ale - Bootstrap Brewing
Silver - Tumble Off Pale Ale - Barley Brown's Brewpub
Bronze - Mr. Chimpo - Track 7 Brewing - California

American IPA
Gold - I.P.W - Upstate Brewing - New York
Silver - Fresh Squeezed IPA - Oregon
Bronze - Bronan - High Road Brewing - Canada
 
American Brown Ale
Gold - Fresh Roast - Rogue Ales - Oregon
Silver - Watership Brown - Red Hare Brewing - Georgia
Bronze - Rapture Fusion Brown Ale - Rabbit Hole Brewing

American-Style Black Ale
Gold - Silver and Black IPA - Branchline Brewing
Silver - Private Dancer - Latitude 42 Brewing - Michigan
Bronze - Identity Crisis - MadTree Brewing Company - Ohio

American Strong Pale ale
Gold - Citra - Knee Deep Brewing   - California
Silver - Bloomer's Cut - Track 7 Brewing - California
Bronze - Green Bench IPA - Green Bench Brewing

International Style Pale Ale
Gold - Cotton Tale Pale Ale - Red Hare Brewing - Georgia
Silver -  Triumvirate - Reuben's Brews - Washington
Bronze - Bronzeback - Piney River Brewing

Altbier
Gold - Alt - Widmer Brothers Brewing - Oregon
Silver - Altbier - Southern Peak Brewery - 
Bronze - Samuel Adams Boston Ale - Boston Beer Company

German Kolsch
Gold - Poolside Kolsch - JDubs Brewing
Silver - Keene Kolsch - Elm City Berwing
Bronze - Kolsch - Half Moon Bay Brewing

German Hefeweizen
Gold -  Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - Weihenstephan - Germany
Gold -  Summertime Wheat  - Rahr & Sons Brewing - Texas
Silver - Schell's Hefeweizen - August Schell Brewing - Minnesota
Bronze - Summer Weiss - Muskoka Brewery - Ontario

German Wheat
Gold - Weihenstephan Vitus - Weihenstephan Brewery - Germany
Silver - Urweisse -  Ayinger - Germany
Bronze - Dragons Breath - Bayern Brewing

French / Belgian Saison
Gold - QB Chapeau Gris - Quarter Barrel Brewery and Pub - Ohio
Silver - Daily Wages - Brasserie Saint James - Nevada
Bronze - Farmhouse Slang - Great Raft Brewing
Bronze - Dry Branch Saison - Tradesman Brewing

Belgian Pale Ale
Gold - GPA - Gino's Brewing  - Illinois
Silver - Continental Drift - Nickel Brook Brewing - Canada
Bronze - Laughing Lion Belgian Pale Ale - Feathers Falls Brewing

French / Belgian Ale
Gold - Sugar Creek Biere De Garden - Sugar Creek Brewing
Silver - Innocent & Pure - Roadhouse Brewing
Bronze - Petite Provision - Green Bench Brewing - Florida

Belgian Dubbel
Gold - Orpheaus - Mystery Brewing
Silver - Wild Duck - Tripping Animals Brewing
Bronze - Dubble Vision - Bastone Brewery

Belgian Tripel
Gold - Avarice & Greed - Roadhouse Brewing
Silver - Samuel Adams New World Tripel - Samuel Adams Brewery - Ohio
Bronze -Belgian Style Texas Honey Ale - Guadalupe Brewing - Texas

Belgian Quadrupel
Gold - Twelve - Sprecher Brewing - Wisconsin
Silver - Regicide Belgian Quad - Out of Bounds Brewing
Bronze - Through The Quad - Block 3 Brewing - Canada

Sour/Belgian Lambic
Gold - Lambic Grand Cru - Brasserie Saint James - Nevada
Silver - Samuel Adams Stoney Brook Red - Ohio
Bronze - Lindemans Oude Kriek Cuvee Rene - Merchant du Vin

Belgian Witbier
Gold - Key West Southernmost Wheat - Florida Beer Company - Florida
Silver - Get Witty Wit It! - Last Name Brewing
Bronze - Beach Beer - Port Jeff Brewing 

Berliner-Style Weisse
Gold - Stiftung - Cigar City Brewing - Florida
Silver - Noble Star Apricot Vista - August Schell Brewing - Minnesota
Bronze - Berliner - Rapp Brewing

Gose
Gold - Gose - Rapp Brewing
Silver - Gose - Blue Point Brewing 
Bronze - There Gose My Heart - Hop Dogma Brewing  
  
Lagers
American Light
Gold - Kraftig Light - William K Busch Brewing - Missouri
Silver - U Brew - Ulele Spring Brewery
Bronze - American Light - Straub Brewery -

American Lager/Pilsener
Gold - Howdy Beer - The Post Brewing Company
Silver -  Rye Pils - Deep Ellum Brewing
Bronze - Lobo Texas Lager - Pedernales Brewing - Texas

American Premium Lager
Gold - American Lager - Straub Brewery -
Silver -  Florida Lager - Florida Beer Company - Florida
Bronze - Point Special Lager - Stevens Point Brewery - Wisconsin
Bronze - Top Rope Lager - The Post Brewing

American Amber/California Common
Gold - Wisconsin Amber - Capital Brewery - Wisconsin
Silver - Red Moon Rising - Three Spirits Brewing - North Carolina
Bronze - Grain Belt Lock and Dam - August Schell Brewing - Minnesota

Bohemian Pilsener
Gold - Pilsner - Elm City Brewing - New Hampshire 
Silver - Park Day Bohemian Pilsner - Mother Earth Brewing
Bronze - Sound Czech Pilsner - Terrapin Beer Company

Geman Lager / Pilsener
Gold - Little Norway Pale Lager - Sawdust City Brewing
Silver - Ta Ta - Cherry Street Brewing - Georgia
Bronze - Captain's Log Lager - Cameron's Brewing - Canada
Bronze - 3-4-5 Pilsner - Spencer Devon Brewing

International Style Pilsner
Gold - Puma - Rhinegeist Brewing - Ohio
Silver - Riverwalk Empire - River Dog Brewing
Bronze - Paycheck - Fullsteam Brewery - North Carolina
Bronze - Estarell Damm - S.A. Damm - Spain

American Imperial Pilsner
Gold - 4 Hour Pils - Latitude 42 Brewing - Michigan
Silver -  Full Sail Pilsner - Full Sail Brewing - Oregon

Munchner Helles, Light
Gold - Bikini Blonde - Maui Brewing - Hawaii
Silver - Rahr's Blonde - Rahr & Sons Brewing - Texas
Bronze - Lake House Lager - Capital Brewery - Wisconsin

Munchner Dunkel / Dark
Gold - Session Black Lager - Full Sail Brewing - Oregon
Silver - Munich Dark - Capital Brewery - Wisconsin
Bronze - Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel - Merchan du Vin

Marzen / Oktoberfest/Vienna
Gold - Lobo Oktoberfest - Pedernales Brewing - Texas
Silver - Sagemehl Stadt - Sawdust City Brewing - Canada
Bronze - Dirtyface Amber - Icicle Brewing 

Schwarzbier 
Gold - Lobo Negro - Pedernales Brewing - Texas
Silver - Babe's Blackfin Lager - Babe's Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse
Bronze - Schwarzbier - Ballast Point Brewing - Little Italy - California
Bronze - Oh Black Lager - Discretion Brewing

Bock
Gold - Bock - Rapp Brewing
Silver - Maibock - Capital Brewery - Wisconsin
Bronze - Maibock - Sun King Brewery - Indiana

Dopple / Strong Bock
Gold - Regulator - Rahr & Sons Brewing - Texas
Silver - Samuel Adams Double Bock - Boston Beer Company - Massachusetts
Bronze - Double Vision - Grand Teton Brewing - Idaho

Baltic Porter 
Gold - Ballast Point Baltic Porter - Ballast Point Brewing - Little Italy - California
Silver - Baltic Porter - Southern Peak Brewery
Bronze - Black Eagle Porter - Black Tooth Brewing - Wyoming

Category – Hybrids

American Cream Ale
Gold - Gullah Cream Ale - Revelry Brewing - South Carolina
Silver - Dome Faux'm - 8th Wonder Brewery - Texas
Bronze - Rod's Cream Ale - Public House Brewing

American Wheat Pale
Gold - Grand Canyon Expetitions Wheat - Grand Canyon Brewing - Arizona
Silver - Florida Ave Ale - Florida Avenue Brewing - Florida
Bronze - Are Wheat There Yet? - Brew Bus Brewing - Florida

American Wheat Dark
Gold - D'Arktagnan - Melvin Brewing (Jackson) -
Silver - Shredder's Wheat - Barley Brown's Brew Pub
Bronze - Black Walnut Wheat - Piney River Brewing

American specialty wheat
Gold - Hefeweizen - Widmer Brothers Brewing - Oregon
Silver - Session Wheat - Full Sail Brewing - Oregon
Bronze - SexAPeel - Infamous Brewing

American Style Fruit Beer
Gold -  Ch Ch Cherry Bomb - Melvin Brewing(Jackson)
Silver - Harpoon Camp Wannamango - Harpoon Brewery - Massachusetts
Bronze - Wactown Wheat - Waconia Brewing - 

Belgian Style Fruit Beer
Gold - Sugar Creek Raspberry White - Sugar Creek Brewing -
Silver - Plum Lambic - Brasserie Saint James - Nevada
Bronze - Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale - Samuel Smith's Brewery - England

Vegetable beer
Gold - Cool as Cuke - Muskoka Brewery - Canada
Gole - Norm - Wormtown Brewery - Massachusetts
Silver - Carver - Fullsteam Brewery - North Carolina
Bronze - Coconut Porter - Maui Brewing - Hawaii 

Pumpkin
Gold - Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale - Lexington Brewing - Kentucky
Silver - Pumpkin Massacre - Infamous Brewing
Bronze - Gourds Gone Wild - Tampa Bay Brewing - Florida

Herb and Spice beer
Gold - Show de bola - Guadalupe Brewing - Texas
Silver - White Mountain Porter - Big Island Brewing - Hawaii
Bronze - Tourmaline - Middleton Brewing 

Chili Beer
Gold - Datil - Motorworks Brewing
Silver - Chilli the Kid - City Star Brewing  - Texas
Bronze - Dawn Patrol Mol Stout - Coastal Empire Brewing - Georgia

Chocolate / Cocoa Beer
Gold - Hazelnut Spread - Brew Bus Brewing - Florida
Silver - 3-Way Chocolate Stout - Boiler Brewing
Bronze - Chocolate Stout - Guadalupe Brewing  - Texas

Coffee beer
Gold - Parabajave - Firestone Walker Brewing - California
Silver -Imperial Blue Bridge Coffee Stout - Coronado Brewing
Bronze - Coffee Kolsch - Fifth Street Brewing - Ohio

Rye / Roggen Beer

Gold -  Rastafa Rye Ale - Blue Point Brewing
Silver - Camerons Resurrection Roggenbier - Cameron's Brewing - Ontario
Bronze - Riptide Rye Pale Ale - Forked River Brewing

Smoked / Rauch Beer
Gold - Alaskan Smoked Porter - Alaskan Brewing - Alaska
Silver - Crotch Rachet - Motorworks Brewing -
Bronze - Samuel Adams Cinder Bock - Boston Beer Company


Category Barrel Aged
Wood / Barrel aged pale beer
Gold - Private Stock #163 - Bastone Brewery
Silver - Sallyweiss - Nebraska Brewing - Nebraska
Bronze - Mom Jeans - Monday Night Brewing - Georgia

Wood / Barrel aged dark beer
Gold - Bourbon Cask Dark - Innis & Gunn - Scotland
Silver - Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt - Monday Night Brewing - Georgia
Bronze - Innus and Gunn Rum Aged - Innis & Gunn - Scotland 

Wood / Barrel aged strong beer
Gold - Utopias - Boston Beer Company - Massachusetts
Silver - White Oak Jai Alai IPA -  Cigar City Brewing - Florida
Bronze - Belgo Ruskie - Cherry Street Brewing - Georgia
Bronze - 1314 - Black Tooth Brewing - Wyoming - Wyoming

Wood / Barrel aged Barley Wine
Gold - Barrel-Aged Orange Giant Barleywine - Ecliptic Brewing
Silver - Port Barrel Aged Hurly Burly - Out of Bounds Brewing
Bronze - Barrel Aged Moosekiller Barley Wine - Tampa Bay Brewing - Florida

Wood / Barrel aged Strong Scotch
Gold - BA Scottish Reign - Fifth Street Brewing - Ohio
Silver - Highlander Wee-Heavy - Old Rail Brewing
Bronze - Commando - Sprecher Brewing - Wisconsin

Wood/Barrel-Aged Strong Stout
Gold - Wonderwall - Cherry Street Brewing - Georgia
Gold - Georgian Imperial - Monday Night Brewing - Georgia
Silver - Barrel-Aged Oort Imperial Stout - Ecliptic - Oregon
Bronze - Don Vanuchi "The Killer" Imperial Stout - Barley Browns Beer-Two

Wood/Barrel-Aged Sour Beer
Gold - Superstition - Amsterdam Brewing - Ontario
Silver - Cherry Capital - Perrin Brewing
Bronze - Cru - Boston Beer Company - Breinigsville

Category – Special

Aged Beer
Gold - Uncle Ruckus - Melvin Brewing Jackson
Silver - Epitaph - Heathen Brewing
Bronze - Chaos - Barley Brown's Beer - Two

Out of Bounds Pale Ale

Gold - SPF 50/50 - Red Hare Brewing - Georgia
Silver - Luponic Distortion - Firestone Walker  Brewing - California
Bronze - Half-Pipe Tart Pale Ale - Tallgrass Brewing - Kansas
 
Out of Bounds IPA

Gold - Grapefruit Sculpin - Ballast Point Brewing - California
Silver - Golden Guava - Track 7 Brewing - California
Bronze - White Caps - Coastal Empire Beer Co - Georgia

Experimental Beer
Gold - Hunahpu's Imperial Stout - Cigar City Brewing - Florida
Silver - Spiced Edge of a Dream - Appalichian Mountain Brewery - North Carolina
Bronze - Cali Creamin' - Mother Earth Brew Company - California

Specialty / Anything Goes
Gold - Kentucky Peach Barrel Wheat - Lexington Brewing - Kentucky
Silver - Sweep the Leg - Infamous brewing - 
Bronze - No Rules - Perrin Brewing

Sessions Beer
Gold - Q-Stew Light Lager - Perrin Brewing
Silver -  Point S.P.A. - Point Brewing - Wisconsin
Bronze - Sai What - Black Tooth Brewing - Wyoming

Session IPA
Gold - Slow Roll Session IPA - Track 7 Brewing - California
Silver - 3-A-Day - Lynnwood Brewing
Silver - Fixin To.. - Jekyll Brewing - Georgia 
Bronze - Easy Jack - Firestone Brewing - California

Gluten-Free Beer
Gold - Grapefruit IPA - Ghost Fish Brewing - Washington
Silver - Kai Dog Red - Ghost Fish Brewing - Washington
Bronze - Russian Imperial Stout -Ghost Fish Brewing - Washington

Near Gluten Free

Gold - Stone Delicious IPA - Stone Brewing - California
Silver -  Glutiny - New Belgium Brewing - Colorado
Bronze - Omission Pale Ale - Omission - Oregon

Hard Root Beer
Gold - Sprecher Hard Root Beer - Sprecher Brewing - Wisconsin
Silver - Coney Island Hard Root Beer - Coney Island Brewing Company - Massachusetts
Bronze - Jed's Hard Root Beer - FX Matt Brewing Company - New York


Category Non-Alcoholic
Root Beer
Gold - Sprecher Root Beer - Sprecher Brewing - Wisconsin
Silver - Saranac Root Beer - F.X. Matt Brewing - New York
Bronze - Red Hare Root Beer - Georgia

Non-Alcoholic
Gold - Free Damm - S.A. Damm - Spain
Silver - Virgin Craft Brewed Lager - Canada
Bronze - Designated Draft - Canada 
 





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Top 10
Ales & Lagers
in the USA

Golden Ale
Blonde Ale
English Summer Ale
English Pale Ale

English IPA
Imperial IPA
Imperial Red Ale
Bitter
ESB
English Mild Ale
 English Brown Ale
Porter
Stout
American Stout
Oatmeal Stout

Imperial Stout
Old Ale 
Barley Wine
Scottish Ale
Strong Scottish
Irish Red Ale
American Amber
American Pale Ale
American IPA
American Brown Ale
German Alt
German Kolsch
German Wheat
German
Hefeweizen
Belgian Saison
Belgian Ale
Belgian Abbey Ale
Belgian Lambic
Belgian Witbier


Lagers
American Light Lager
American Pilsner
American 
Premium Lager

Amber Lagers
Bohemian Pilsner
German Pilsner
Munchner Helles

Munchner Dunkel
Marzen
Oktoberfest
Schwarzbier
Vienna Lager
Bock
DoppleBock


Hybrids
American Cream Ale
American Wheat
American specialty wheat

Fruit/Vegetable beer
Pumpkin beer
Herb and Spice beer
Chocolate Beer
Coffee beer
Rye/Roggen Beer
Wood / Barrel
Aged beer
Wood/Barrel
Aged strong beer

Wood/Barrel Stout
Smoked/Rauch beer
Specialty Ales/Lagers


Non-Alcoholic
 Root Beer




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