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2013 US Open Beer Championship

Discussion in 'Homebrewing' started by Erik65, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. Jul 14, 2013 at 4:37 PM
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    U.S. Open Beer Championship announces 2013 winners
    Wisconsin breweries excel in 2500-beer competition;
    homebrewers, oldest breweries also medal

    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. MassWhole Hefe Weizen - Wormtown Brewing
    9. Hotter than Helles - Cigar City Brewing
    10. Octopus Ink - Pike Brewing




    [FONT=Verdana,sans-serif]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.[/FONT]​




    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 - Dubbel 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 - Kräftig 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 - Minnesota

    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 Damnosus - 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

    Also makes a great (and extensive) shopping list, man some categories I've only heard of here!
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2013
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  3. Sep 20, 2013 at 5:12 AM
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