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U.S. Open Beer Championship’s Grand National Champion & Medal Winners

Oxford, OH (July 11, 2016) – Breweries from Maui to Munich sent in almost 5,000 beers representing over 90 different styles for the 2016 U.S. Open Beer Championship. This competition includes professional breweries and award-winning home-brewers. Today, U.S. Open judges from England, Canada and the United States announced the winners. The full winner’s list can be found at U.S. Open Winners List.

Firestone Walker Brewing from Paso Robles, CA was named Grand National Champion by winning three gold medals, one silver medal and a bronze. Their three beers that were awarded gold medals were Union Jack IPA, Double Jack and Parabajava.

Melvin Brewing from Jackson, Wyoming placed second while Cigar City Brewing from Tampa, Florida took home third.

Judging in the U.S. Open Beer Championships is blind; the judges do not know what beers they are tasting. The final round of judging was held at the Quarter Barrel Brewery & Pub in Oxford, Ohio.

The U.S. Open College Beer Championship
In the first year of competition, Niagara College Teaching Brewery in Welland, Ontario took home the Grand National Championship as the best college program in North America. The Teaching Brewery took home 2 gold, a silver and a bronze medal in the competition while 7 different colleges took home medals in 5 categories. These categories included IPA, Witbier, German Pilsner, Imperial Stout and an “Open” category where students could enter any style of beer they wanted. College Medal Winners.

Other “winners” from The U.S. Open Beer Championship included the YMCA Camp Campell Gard, which benefited through the donation of hundreds of ice packs used to pack and deliver U.S. Open Beer entries. The U.S. Open also puts on the “Beer Academy” in Oxford, Ohio. All proceeds go the the Oxford Community Art Center.

Top 10 Breweries 2016
1. Firestone Walker Brewing – California
2. Melvin Brewing(Jackson) – Wyoming
3. Cigar City Brewing – Florida
4. Red Hare Brewing – Georgia
5. Cherry Street Brewing Cooperative – Georgia
6. Brew Bus Brewing – Florida
7. Track 7 Brewing – California
8. Guadalupe Brewing – Texas
9. Latitude 42 Brewing – Michigan
10. Elm City Brewing – New Hampshire
10. Rahr & Sons Brewing – Texas

Top 10 Most Creative Beer Names
The judges also named a “Judges Award” for the top ten “Most Creative Names.” Among the favorites:

1. Wit or Wit Out You – Middleton Brewing
2. Tall, Dark and Mandarin – Big Island Brewhaus
3. Shitnit – Port Jeff Brewing Company
4. Big Booty Golden Ale – Wild Ride Brewing
5. Sexapeel – Infamous Brewing Company
6. Bolshevik Bastard – Nickel Brook Brewing
7. You Bretta Run – Perrin Brewing Company
8. Guava the Hutt – Wynwood Brewing Company
9. There Gose My Heart – Hop Dogma Brewing Company
10. Toxic Sludge Black IPA – Blue Point Brewing

2016 United States Open Medal Winners
Golden or Blonde ale
Gold – Keller Kolsch – McKenzie Brewing – Oregon
Silver -Blonde – Fortnight Brewing – North Carolina
Bronze – Scottsdale Blonde – 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 – Stingray – Coronado Brewing Company – California
Gold – Union Jack – Firestone Walker Brewing – California
Silver – All American IPA – City Star Brewing – Colorado
Bronze – IPA – Sweetwater Brewing – Georgia

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

Bitter
Gold – Arkell Best Bitter – Wellington Brewery – 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 – North Carolina

English Mild Ale
Gold – English Mild – Elm City Brewing – New Hampshire
Silver – Mill Race Dark – Grand River Brewing – Canada
Bronze – Mild Obsession – Boiler Brewing – Nebraska

Brown Ale
Gold – O-Town Brown Ale – Orlando Brewing – Florida
Silver – Agate Have It – Three Spirits Brewing – North Carolina
Bronze – Big Water Nut – Crow Hop Brewing – Colorado

Strong/Imperial Brown Ale
Gold – Black Lab – Middleton Brewing – Texas
Silver – 4 Friends Brown Ale – BearWaters Brewing – North Carolina
Bronze – Bonita – Cigar City Brewing – Florida

Brown Porters
Gold – Capella Porter – Ecliptic Brewing – Oregon
Silver – Honey Porter – Three Spirits Brewing – North Carolina
Bronze – Chelsea Moylan’s Porter – Moylans Brewing – California

Robust Porters
Gold – Double Decker – Brew Bus Brewing – Florida
Silver – Asylum Porter – 42 North Brewing – New York
Bronze – Pops Porter – Wynwood Brewing – Florida

Imperial Porter
Gold – Imperial Porter – Liquid Mechanics – Colorado
Silver – Imperial Tanilla – Knee Deep Brewing – California
Silver – Black Eye Imperial Porter – Scratchtown Brewing – Nebraska
Bronze – Bad Motor Finger Coffee Stout – Denver Beer Co. – Colorado

Classic Irish Dry Stout
Gold – Classic Irish Stout – Six Mile Bridge Beer – Missouri
Silver – St. Stephen’s Green – Mystery Brewing Company – North Carolina
Bronze – Kiss My Irish Stout – Lynnwood Brewing – North Carolina

Foreign Stout
Gold – Black Cauldron – Grand Teton Brewing – Idaho
Silver – 6th Seal Chocolate – Apocalypse Ale Works – Virginia
Bronze – Killarney Connection – Gino’s Brewing Company – Illinois

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

Cream Stout
Gold – Vespers Nine – Moonraker Brewing Company – California
Silver – Seattle Milk Stout – Reuben’s Brews – small batch brewery – Washington
Bronze – Florida Sweet Stout – Florida Beer Company – Florida

Oatmeal Stout
Gold – Volcano Mudslide Sweet Stout – Feathers Falls Brewing – California
Silver – Nightwatch Oatmeal Stout – Grapevine Craft Brewery – Texas
Bronze – Sticky Stout – Red Hare Brewing – Georgia

Imperial Stout – English
Gold – Putin Tang – Lynnwood Brewing – North Carolina
Silver – Bolshevik Bastard Imperial Stout – Nickel Brook Brewing – Canada
Bronze – Marshal Zhukov’s Imperial Stout – Cigar City Brewing – 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) – Wyoming
Bronze – Long Dark Voyage to Uranus – Sawdust City Brewing – Canada

Old Ale
Gold – Gnome Lord – The Pecan Grill & Brewery – New Mexico
Silver – Brain Bucket Imperial IPA – Wild Ride Brewing – Oregon
Bronze – Papas Old Ale – Alameda Brewing Company – Oregon
Bronze – BEER 101 Strong Ale – 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 – California
Bronze – Old Chub – Oskar Blues Brewery – Colorado

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

Irish Red Ale
Gold – Alaskan Amber – Alaskan Brewing – Alaska
Silver – Rolling Dirty – Brew Bus Brewing – Florida
Bronze – Radio Red Ale – Crow Hop Brewing – Colorado

American Amber / Red
Gold – Rocco Red – Bootlegger’s Brewery – California
Silver – Red as Ale – The Pecan Grill & Brewery – New Mexico
Bronze – Boxcar Rapids – Riverbend Brewing – Oregon

Imperial Red Ale
Gold – Knuckle Sandwich – Bootlegger’s Brewery – California
Silver – Screaming Hand Imperial Amber – Strike Brewing – California
Bronze – Paradocs Red IIPA – Raised Grain Brewing Co. – Wisconsin

American Pale Ale
Gold – Stick’s Pale Ale – Bootstrap Brewing – Colorado
Silver – Tumble Off Pale Ale – Barley Brown’s Brewpub – Oregon
Bronze – Mr. Chimpo – Track 7 Brewing – California

American IPA
Gold – I.P.W – Upstate Brewing – New York
Silver – Fresh Squeezed IPA – Deschutes Brewery – Oregon
Bronze – Bronan – High Road Brewing – Canada

American Brown Ale
Gold – Fresh Roast – Rogue Ales – Oregon
Silver – Watership Brown Ale – Red Hare Brewing – Georgia
Bronze – Rapture Fusion Brown Ale – Rabbit Hole Brewing – Texas

American-Style Black Ale
Gold – Silver and Black IPA – Branchline Brewing – Texas
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 – Florida

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

Altbier
Gold – Alt – Widmer Brothers Brewing – Oregon
Silver – Altbier – Southern Peak Brewery – North Carolina
Bronze – Samuel Adams Boston Ale – Boston Beer Company – Massachusetts

German Kolsch
Gold – Poolside Kolsch – JDubs Brewing – Florida
Silver – Keene Kolsch – Elm City Brewing Company – New Hampshire
Bronze – Kolsch – Half Moon Bay Brewing – California

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 – Montana

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 – Louisiana
Bronze – Dry Branch Saison – Tradesman Brewing – South Carolina

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 – North Carolina
Silver – Innocent & Pure – Roadhouse Brewing – Wyoming
Bronze – Petite Provision – Green Bench Brewing – Florida

Belgian Dubbel
Gold – Orpheus – Mystery Brewing – North Carolina
Silver – Wild Duck – Tripping Animals Brewing – Florida
Bronze – Dubble Vision – Bastone Brewery – Michigan

Belgian Tripel
Gold – Avarice & Greed – Roadhouse Brewing – Wyoming
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 – California
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 – Brouwerij Lindemans – Belgium

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

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

Gose
Gold – Gose – Rapp Brewing – Florida
Silver – Gose – Blue Point Brewing – New York
Bronze – There Gose My Heart – Hop Dogma Brewing – California

Lagers
American Light
Gold – Kraftig Light – William K Busch Brewing – Missouri
Silver – U Brew – Ulele Spring Brewery – Florida
Bronze – American Light – Straub Brewery – Pennsylvania

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

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

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 – North Carolina
Bronze – Sound Czech Pilsner – Terrapin Beer Company – Georgia

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

International Style Pilsner
Gold – Puma – Rhinegeist Brewing – Ohio
Silver – Riverwalk Empire – River Dog Brewing – South Carolina
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 – Brauerei Aying – Germany

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

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

Bock
Gold – Bock – Rapp Brewing – Florida
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 – North Carolina
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 – Missouri

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) – Wyoming
Silver – Shredder’s Wheat – Barley Brown’s BrewPub – Oregon
Bronze – Black Walnut Wheat – Piney River Brewing – Missouri

American Specialty wheat
Gold – Hefeweizen – Widmer Brothers Brewing – Oregon
Silver – Session Wheat – Full Sail Brewing – Oregon
Bronze – SexAPeel – Infamous Brewing – Texas

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

Belgian Style Fruit Beer
Gold – Sugar Creek Raspberry White – Sugar Creek Brewing – North Carolina
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
Gold – 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 – Texas
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 – Texas

Chili Beer
Gold – Datil – Motorworks Brewing – Florida
Silver – Chilli the Kid – City Star Brewing – Colorado
Bronze – Dawn Patrol Mole’ Stout – Coastal Empire Brewing – Georgia

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

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

Rye / Roggen Beer
Gold – Rastafa Rye Ale – Blue Point Brewing – New York
Silver – Camerons Resurrection Roggenbier – Cameron’s Brewing – Ontario
Bronze – Riptide Rye Pale Ale – Forked River Brewing – Ontario

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

Category Barrel Aged
Wood / Barrel Aged Pale Beer
Gold – Private Stock #163 – Bastone Brewery – Michigan
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 – Innis 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 – Oregon
Silver – Port Barrel Aged Hurly Burly – Out of Bounds Brewing – California
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 – Louisiana
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 Brewing – Oregon
Bronze – Don Vanuchi “The Killer” Imperial Stout – Barley Browns Beer-Two – Oregon

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

Category – Special

Aged Beer
Gold – Uncle Ruckus – Melvin Brewing(Jackson) – Wyoming
Silver – Epitaph – Heathen Brewing – Washington
Bronze – Chaos – Barley Brown’s Beer – Two – Oregon

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
Bronze – OB Sestina – Quarter Barrel Brewery & Pub Ohio

Experimental Beer
Gold – Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout – Cigar City Brewing – Florida
Silver – Spiced Edge of a Dream – Appalichian Mountain Brewery – North Carolina
Silver – Sin Mint Temptress – Lakewood Brewing – Texas
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 – Texas
Bronze – No Rules – Perrin Brewing – Michigan

Sessions Beer
Gold – Q-Stew Light Lager – Perrin Brewing – Michigan
Silver – Point S.P.A. – Stevens 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 – North Carolina
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 Pale Ale – New Belgium Brewing – Colorado
Bronze – Omission Pale Ale – Omission Beer – 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 – Red Hare Brewing – Georgia

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