Top 10 Breweries in 2021’s U.S. Open Beer Championships
1. Toppling Goliath Brewing – Iowa
2. Schulz Brau Brewing – Tennessee
3. Motorworks Brewing – Florida
4. Wellington Brewery – Ontario
5. Big Ditch Brewing Company – New York
6. Main & Six Brewing Company – Florida
7. Oregon City Brewing Co – Oregon
8. Barrel Chest Brewing – Virginia
9. Fretboard Brewing – Ohio
10. Niagara College Teaching Brewery – Ontario
10. Sun King Brewery – Indiana

U.S. Open beer judges always enjoy the creativity behind the names that breweries demonstrate for their products, selected subjectively – based on laughter volume — at the conclusion of the judging.

Top 10 Favorite Beer Names
1. Finely Aged Plummer’s Crack Ale – Bad Dad Brewing Company
2. I Hated Listermann Before It Was Cool Stout – Listermann Brewing
3. We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Pontoon Boat DIPA – Pontoon Brewing
4. Tripel Dollar Bill Y’all – Liability Brewing
5. Never Fight a Man with a Perm Barley Wine – Lynwood Brewing Concern
6. Magic Carpet Rye’d – Model A Brewing
7. Dank Poets Society Imperial IPA – Riip Beer Company
8. The Cashmere Shrinkage Pale Ale – 1840 Brewing
9. That’s Wit she said – Legacy Ale Works
10. Bitchin Kitchin IPA – MPH Brewing

Pale Ales
English Pale Ale
Gold – Saranac Pale Ale – Saranac Brewery – New York
Silver – Special Pale Ale – Wellington Brewery – Ontario
Bronze – Moraga’s English Pale – Sunset Reservoir Brewing – California

American Pale Ale
Gold – Naches Pale Ale – Bron Yr Aur Brewing – Washington
Silver – Beerstream – Marker 48 Brewing – Florida
Bronze – Stick’s – Bootstrap Brewing – Colorado

American Strong Pale Ale
Gold – Cowboy Chords – 1886 Brewing – California
Silver – Mozy 7 – Saint Archer Brewing – California
Bronze – Citrus All Pro – Columbia Craft – South Carolina
Bronze – Good Idea – Stoup Brewing – Washington

International Style Pale Ale
Gold – Staycation – Main & Six Brewing – Florida
Silver – Pale Ale – Sweeten Creek Brewing – North Carolina
Bronze – Langdon – Cellar West Artisan Ales – Colorado

Australian-Style Pale Ale
Gold – College Pale – Schoolcraft Brewery – Michigan
Silver – Wook Bait – Left Hand Brewing – Colorado
Bronze – Juicy Freak – Denver Beer Company – Colorado

Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale
Gold – Citradica – Riip Beer Company – California
Silver – Pseudo Sue – Toppling Goliath Brewing – Iowa
Bronze – Dayburner – Big Ditch Brewing – New York

Juicy or Hazy Strong Pale Ale
Gold – Mind Haze – Firestone Walker Brewing – California
Gold – So Go – CODA Brewing – Colorado
Silver – Luminescence – Florida Avenue Brewing – Florida
Bronze – Lupy Hazy – Dalton Union Winery and Brewery – Ohio

Specialty Pale Ale
Gold – Ryed Up Shorts – Various Artists – Tennessee
Silver – Pineapple Upside Down Cake – Epidemic Ales – California
Bronze – Rebel Yell – Grainworks Brewing – Ohio

IPAs
English IPA
Gold – Uncle Dave’s IPA – Discretion Brewing – California
Silver – Jacaranda – Claremont Craft Ales – California
Bronze – Marco IPA – Zilker Brewing – Texas

Imperial IPA(DIPA)
Gold – Southern Plaid – Ballad Brewing – Virginia
Silver – Freak of Nature – Wicked Weed – North Carolina
Bronze – Duh! DIPA – Starpoint Brewing – North Carolina

Triple IPA
Gold – Mile Marker 12 – Bankhead Brewing – Texas
Silver – Triple Street – Burning Barrel Brewing Company
Bronze – 25th Bluesapalooza Triple IPA – Mammoth Brewing Company

American IPA
Gold – Hop Drop n’ Roll – NoDa Brewing – North Carolina
Silver – Don’t Worry – Wormtown Brewery – Massachusetts
Bronze – Hoptologist – Knee Deep Brewing – California

Light IPA/Session IPA
Gold – Mr Beast – Widowmaker Brewing – Massachusetts
Silver – Session IPA – ShawneeCraft Brewing – Pennsylvania
Silver – Ta Moins Forte – Lagabière Microbrasserie – Quebec
Bronze – Nine – Claremont Craft Ales – California

Brut IPA
Gold – Bootsy – Fretboard Brewing – Ohio
Silver – Annie – Amelia Island Brewing – Florida
Bronze – No Award

Fruit IPA
Gold – Mango Rico – Denver Beer Company – Colorado
Silver – Pulp Friction – Motorworks Brewing – Florida
Bronze – Love at midnight – Tire Shack Brewing – New Brunswick
Bronze – Grapefruit Highest Point – Spilled Grain Brewhouse – Minnesota

West Coast IPA
Gold – Stone IPA – Stone Brewing – California
Gold – Tidal Break – Compass Rose Brewery – North Carolina
Silver – Dimension Shifter – Delahunt Brewing – California
Bronze – Vicious Mosquito – Sunriver Brewing – Oregon

New Zealand IPA
Gold – Luponic Distortion – Firestone Walker – California
Silver – New Zealand IPA – Saint Archer Brewing – California
Bronze – Monospace: Nelson – Vector Brewing – Texas

New England/Juicy IPA
Gold – Jucifer Juicy Hazy IPA – Gnarly Barley Brewing – Louisanna
Silver – Parts n labour – Tire Shack Brewing – New Brunswick
Bronze – Tropic Flare – Braxton Brewing – Kentucky
Bronze – Ta Meillure – Lagabière Microbrasserie – Quebec

New England/Juicy DIPA
Gold – Southern Hopisphere – Kros Strain Brewing – Nebraska
Gold – King Sue DIPA – Toppling Goliath Brewing – Iowa
Silver – SHIfT – Incendiary Brewing – North Carolina
Bronze – If Only IPA – Old Stove Brewing – Washington

Specialty IPA
Gold – HopTropica – Shoe Tree Brewing(Minden) – Nevada
Silver – Pepper & Peaches IPA – Claremont Craft Ales – California
Bronze – Yolanda – St. Elmo Brewing – Texas

Stouts
Classic Irish Dry Stout
Gold – Dry Irish Stout – Bent Barley Brewing – Colorado
Silver – Lucky Four Leaf – Danville Brewing – California
Bronze – Irish Stout – Social Fox Brewing – Georgia

Foreign Stout
Gold – Big Wall – Strike Brewing – California
Silver – Shinobi Export Stout – Byway Brewing – Indiana
Bronze – Beastie – Market Garden Brewery – Ohio

American Stout
Gold – Destress Express – Georgia Beer Co. – Georgia
Silver – Stone Cimmerian Portal – Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens-Liberty Station
Bronze – Hubbard Street Stout – Main & Six Brewing

Cream Stout
Gold – Higher Purpose – Third Eye Brewing – Ohio
Silver – Hazelnut Stout – Whalers Brewing – Rhode Island
Bronze – Two Stall – Ahnapee Brewery – Wisconsin

Oatmeal Stout
Gold – Oatmeal Stout – Samuel Smith’s – England
Silver – Thunderball – Eudora Brewing – Ohio
Bronze – The Poet – New Holland Brewing – Michigan
Bronze – Midnight Mocha Stout – Saint Patrick’s Brewing – Colorado

British Imperial Stout
Gold – Beast of Burton – Oregon City Brewing – Oregon
Silver – Lost Moon – Pryes Brewing – Minnesota
Silver – IRS – Wellington Brewery – Ontario
Bronze – Dark Moo’d – Stillfire Brewing – Georgia

American Imperial Stout
Gold – Black Solstice – FigLeaf Brewing – Ohio
Silver – Top of the World – Blue Earl Brewing – Delaware
Silver – Navel Gazer – New Heights Brewing – New Heights
Bronze – Full Grown Man – TUPPS Brewery – Texas

Imperial Stout Specialty
Gold – Mornin Delight 2021 – Toppling Goliath Brewing – Iowa
Silver – Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout – Cigar City Brewing – Florida
Bronze – Cafre de Olla – Braxton Brewing – Kentucky
Bronze – Blind Fury – Short Fuse Brewing – Illinois

Imperial Stout Extreme(ABV: 12.5%+)
Gold – Cookie Season Stout – Wild Leap Brew Co. – Georgia
Silver – Fragile Like a Bomb – 903 Brewers – Texas
Bronze – I Hated Listermann Before It Was Cool – Listermann Brewing – Ohio
Bronze – Glazed and Infused – Slice Beer Company – California

Ales
Golden or Blonde ale
Gold – Queen B – Haywire Brewing – Washington
Silver – Tie-It-On Blonde – Bron Yr Aur Brewing – Washington
Bronze – Blonde Ale – Lot 9 Brewing – South Carolina

English Summer Ale
Gold – Tropical Blonde – Cranky Sam Brewing – Montana
Silver – Approachable Blonde – Municipal Brew Works – Ohio
Bronze – Summer – Wormtown Brewery – Massachusetts

Bitter
Gold – Beer 101 Bitter – Niagara College Teaching Brewery – Ontario
Silver – Arkell Best Bitter – Wellington Brewery – Ontario
Bronze – MSB – Mcfleshman’s Brewing – Wisconsin

ESB
Gold – Pub Ale – Pilot Brewing – North Carolina
Silver – Extra StormBreaker – StormBreaker Brewing – Oregon
Bronze – Chosen Family – Lady Justice Brewing – Colorado

English Mild Ale
Gold – Hold the Reins – Brink Brewing – Ohio
Silver – Saddle Bronc Brown – Black Tooth Brewing – Wyoming
Bronze – Uncle – Rhinegeist Brewery – Ohio

Brown Ale
Gold – County Brown – Wellington Brewery – Ontario
Silver – Squirrel Stampede Nut Brown – Grand Junction Brewing – Indiana
Bronze – Burn Dawger Brown – Sweeten Creek Brewing – North Carolina

Strong/Imperial Brown Ale
Gold – Big Brown Beaver – Mathews Brewing – Florida
Silver – Rebound Brown Ale – The Blue Heron Brewery and Event Center – Ohio
Bronze – Big Papa Imperial Brown Ale – Blazing Tree Brewery – Texas

Brown Porters
Gold – Ship Burner Brown Porter – Twin Oast Brewing – Ohio
Silver – Porter – Clifford Brewing – Ontario
Silver – Knee-Knocker – Crow Hop Brewing – Colorado
Bronze – Record Beer – 1886 Brewing – California

Robust Porters
Gold – Pops Porter – Wynwood Brewing – Florida
Silver – Draken Robust Porter – Kelsen Brewing – New Hampshire
Bronze – Coco Loco – NoDa Brewing – North Carolina

Imperial Porters
Gold – Lion Tamer – Ravenna Brewing – Washington
Silver – Black Eye – Scratchtown Brewing – Nebraska
Bronze – Clifford Imperial Porter – Clifford Brewing – Ontario

Old Ale
Gold – Old Ale – Brown Truck Brewery – North Carolina
Gold – Strong – Niagara College – Ontario
Silver – Crew Brew – Barnaby Brewing – Alaska
Bronze – Cranky’s Cabin – Cranky Sam Brewing – Montana

English Barley Wine
Gold – Old Foghorn – Anchor Brewing – California
Gold – Old Reynard – Social Fox Brewing – Georgia
Bronze – Three Ryes Men – Reuben’s Brews – The Taproom – Washington

American Barley Wine
Gold – 6th Anniversary Barleywine – Waikiki Brewing – Hawaii
Silver – Gobsmacked – New Heights Brewing – Tennessee
Bronze – 5th Anniversary Barleywine – Waikiki Brewing – Hawaii

Barley Wine Specialty
Gold – MysteRye – The Common Beer Company/Narrow Path Brewing – Ohio
Silver – 50 By 50 – The Blue Heron Brewery and Event Center – Ohio
Bronze – Astronaut Christmas – Launch Pad Brewery – Colorado

Scottish Ale
Gold – Snowy Range Scottish Ale – Bond’s Brewing – Wyoming
Silver – Scottish MISTS – Grainworks Brewing – Ohio
Silver – Great Scot! – Peticolas Brewing – Texas
Bronze – Craven Cottage – Roadmap Brewing – Texas

Strong Scottish Ale
Gold – Higher Consciousness – Third Eye Brewing – Ohio
Silver – Scot Rail Ale – Missing Falls Brewery – Ohio
Bronze – Wee Heavy – Zaftig Brewing – Ohio

Irish Red Ale
Gold – Outraged Daughters – Wise Man Brewing – North Carolina
Silver – O’Dag – Rhinelander Brewing – Wisconsin
Bronze – Langered – Missing Falls Brewery – Ohio

American Amber / Red
Gold – Amber – Bent Barley Brewing – Colorado
Gold – Fire The Cannons – de Bine Brewing – Florida
Silver – Sunrise Amber Ale – Pondaseta Brewing – Texas
Bronze – Ash Canyon – Shoe Tree Brewing(Carson City) – Nevada

Imperial Red Ale
Gold – Wreak Havoc – Bootstrap Brewing – Colorado
Silver – Gifted Gunslinger – Big Sexy Brewing – California
Bronze – Rare Conundrum – 1886 Brewing – California

American Brown Ale
Gold – Handsworth Brown Ale – Main & Six Brewing – Florida
Silver – Thor – Delahunt Brewing – California
Bronze – Downtown Eric’s Brown – Legacy Ale Works – Florida

American-Style Black Ale
Gold – Raven Twins – Scratchtown Brewing – Nebraska
Silver – Once You Go – Lynnwood Brewing Concern – North Carolina
Bronze – Black Flag Black IPA – Pantown Brewing – Minnesota

Altbier
Gold – ALTerior Motive – StormBreaker Brewing – Oregon
Silver – Marketplace- HighGrain Brewing – Ohio
Bronze – Alt in the ATL – Fire Maker Brewing – Georgia

German Kolsch
Gold – Clubhouse Kolsch – ShawneeCraft Brewing – Pennsylvania
Silver – Killin It Kolsch – Bickersons Brewhouse – Washington
Bronze – Shuffle – Rhinegeist Innovation Brewery – Ohio

German Wheat
Gold – Küsterer Pale Weizenbock – Cedar Springs Brewing – Michigan
Silver – Dunkelkristallweizen – Schulz Brau Brewing – Tennessee
Bronze – El Carlito – No Label Brewing – Texas

German Hefeweizen
Gold – Ayinger Brauweisse – Ayinger Brewery – Germany
Silver – Hefeweizen – Liquid Mechanics Brewing – Colorado
Bronze – Hawley Hefeweizen – Wallenpaupack Brewing – Pennsylvania

French / Belgian Saison
Gold – All My Tomorrows – Great Raft Brewing – Louisanna
Silver – Classic Saison – Big Sexy Brewing – California
Bronze – A Beer of One’s Own – Codex Brewing – Ohio

Belgian Pale Ale
Gold – Crazy Train – Fretboard Brewing – Ohio
Silver – High Rollers – Record Street Brewing – Nevada
Bronze – DTB Belgian Pale – Desperate Times Brewery – Pennsylvania

French / Belgian Ale
Gold – Westfielder 8 – Grand Junction Brewing – Indiana
Silver – Feral Garden Gnome – Liability Brewing – South Carolina
Bronze – French Bière de Garde – Ponysaurus Brewing – North Carolina

Belgian Dubbel
Gold – Westmalle Trappist Dubbel – Westmalle Trappist Brewery – Belgium
Silver – Sugar Creek Belgian Dubbel – Sugar Creek Brewing – North Carolina
Bronze – Virtue – Esoteric Brewing – Ohio

Belgian Tripel
Gold – The Way – Bold Monk Brewing – Georgia
Silver – Becky Roo Da Monsta – Vallensons Brewing – Texas
Bronze – Westmalle Trappist Tripel – Westmalle Trappist Brewery – Belgium
Bronze – Low Hood – Bankhead Brewing – Texas

Belgian Quadrupel
Gold – 3 Dragons – Pathfinder Brewery – Texas
Silver – No Award
Bronze – Fat Chants – Big Ash Brewing – Ohio
Bronze – Monastic Disorder – TapRoom Beer Company – California

Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale
Gold – Dark Sabbath – Big Island Brewhaus – Hawaii
Silver – Oost – HighGrain Brewing – Ohio
Bronze – Father Francisco – Wynwood Brewing – Florida
Bronze – Suwanee Devil – Stillfire Brewing – Georgia

Sour/Belgian Lambic
Gold – Lindemans Kriek – Brouwerij Lindemans – Belgium
Gold – Imperial Cherry Pie Sour – Drowned Valley Brewing – Georgia
Silver – Two – Pantown Brewing – Minnesota
Bronze – Fire Iron – Urban Artifact – Ohio

Belgian Witbier
Gold – Golden Cypress – Faubourg Brewing – Louisiana
Silver – Obscured by Clouds – Clifford Brewing – Ontario
Silver – Wit-Bellied Hedgehog – Metazoa Brewing – Indiana
Bronze – Whose Garden? – Pint Nine Brewing Whose Garden? – Nebraska

Berliner-Style Weisse
Gold – Country Time – The Southern Brewing Company – Georgia
Silver – Sirius – Whalers Brewing – Rhode Island
Bronze – Pink – Vallensons Brewing – Texas

Gose
Gold – Haterade – 8th Wonder Brewery – Texas
Silver – Harrow – Urban Artifact – Ohio
Bronze – It Gose in Your Moutha – Spider Bite Beer Co. – New York

Fruit Gose
Gold – Hawaiian Vision – Big Ditch Brewing – New York
Silver – #26 Lemon Meringue Gose – Brown Truck Brewery – North Carolina
Bronze – Cool Calm and Cucumber – Sunset Reservoir Brewing – California

Lager
American Light
Gold – I Don’t Know No Snakes – Drekker Brewing – North Dakota
Gold – 3 Speed – Amsterdam Brewing – Ontario
Silver – 307 Lager – Black Tooth Brewing – Wyoming
Bronze – Ultra Secret Enigma – Liability Brewing – South Carolina

American Lager/Pilsener
Gold – Luminescent Lager – River Rat Brewery – South Carolina
Gold – Ta Pilsner – – Lagabière Microbrasserie – Quebec
Silver – Midwestern Hospitality – Castle Island Brewing – Massachusetts
Bronze – Back 40 – Blake’s Brewing – Michigan

American Premium Lager
Gold – Session Premium Lager – Full Sail Brewing – Oregon
Silver – Cold Fort Worth Beer – Cowtown Brewing – Texas
Bronze – Tourist Trap – Silver Harbor Brewing – Michigan

American Amber
Gold – Sugar Shack – The Dayton Beer Company – Ohio
Silver – Vienna Lager – Liquid Mechanics Brewing – Colorado
Bronze – Amber Lager – New Magnolia Brewing – Texas

California Common
Gold – Hometown Lager – Second Pitch Beer Company – Texas
Silver – Gulf Steam – Gulf Stream Brewing – Florida
Bronze – Schooner Bend Common – Cooper Landing Brewing – Alaska

Bohemian Pilsener
Gold – Saaz Who? – Rhinegeist Innovation Brewery – Ohio
Silver – Forward Slash – Crooked Lane Brewing – California
Bronze – Slack Tide Pilsner – Mason Jar Lager Co. – North Carolina

German Lager / Pilsener
Gold – Crushing Pils – Devil’s Logic Brewing – North Carolina
Gold – Pure Pils – Amsterdam Brewing – Ontario
Silver – Betonbier Pils – Reuben’s Brews – Washington
Bronze – Kelley’s Island Pilsner – Twin Oast Brewing – Ohio

International Style Pilsner
Gold – Pachanga – Sun King Brewery – Indiana
Gold – Vlad – Fretboard Brewing – Ohio
Silver – Prospector’s Gold – 49th State(Anchorage) – Alaska
Bronze – Estrella Damm – S.A. DAMM – Spain

Mexican Pilsner
Gold – Venga! – Denver Beer Company – Colorado
Silver – Tres Arroyos Mexican Lager – Three Creeks Brewing
Silver – Fria – Amsterdam Brewing – Ontario
Bronze – Fiesta de Sol – Site-1 Brewing

Munchner Helles, Light
Gold – Munich Helles – Schulz Brau Brewing – Tennessee
Silver – Up The Hill – Cartridge Brewing – Ohio
Bronze – Helles Creek – Kros Strain Brewing – Nebraska
Bronze – Tucker Lager – Tucker Brewing – Georgia

Munchner Dunkel / Dark
Gold – Old City Tract – Perfect Plain Brewing – Florida
Silver – GG – Exile Brewing Company – Iowa
Bronze – Munich Dunkel – Bier Brewery – Indiana

Marzen / Oktoberfest/
Gold – Point Oktoberfest- Stevens Point Brewery – Wisconsin
Silver – Brewer – Northern Row – Ohio
Bronze – Lovetoberfest – Narrow Path Brewing – Ohio

Vienna
Gold – Line of Departure – LOD Brew Company – Ontario
Silver – Ardorbier – Perfect Plain Brewing – Florida
Bronze – Bronze – Beale’s Beer – Virginia
Bronze – Local Vienna Lager – Lonerider Brewing – North Carolina

Schwarzbier
Gold – Schwarzbier – Schulz Brau Brewing Co – Tennessee
Silver – Dark Cloud – The Common Beer Company – Ohio
Bronze – BierKraft Tmave Pivo – BierKraft – Oklahoma

Bock
Gold – Bock – Niagara College – Ontario
Silver – Bock-A-Fella – The Common Beer Company – Ohio
Silver – King Gambrinus – Canton Brewing Company – Ohio
Bronze – Little Bock Of Calm – Shovel Town Brewery – Massachusetts

Heller Bock/Maibock
Gold – Tipsy Goat – Oak Highlands Brewery – Texas
Silver – Festbier – Spearfish Brewing – South Dakota
Silver – Rhapsody – Alaro Craft Brewery – California
Bronze – Maibock – NoDa Brewing Company – North Carolina

Dopple / Strong Bock
Gold – Hans the Revelator – Revelation Craft Brewing – Delaware
Silver – Corbet’s Couloir – Ike & Oak Brewing – Illinois
Bronze – Celebrator Doppelbock – Ayinger – Germanay
Bronze – Dominator Doppelbock – Sun King Small Batch Brewery – Indiana

Baltic Porter
Gold – Old Mad Joy – Great Raft Brewing – Louisiana
Silver – Baltic Porter – Vallensons Brewing – Texas
Bronze – Moonlight Excursion – Mason Jar Lager Co. – North Carolina

India Pale Lager(IPL)
Gold – Iceman Cometh – Listermann Brewing – Ohio
Silver – Bohemian Fusion – Big Sexy Brewing – California
Silver – Arches Brewing – Georgia
Bronze – No Award

American Cream Ale
Gold – Cold CHillin’ Cream Ale – Wild Ride Brewing – Oregon
Gold – Kentucky Vanilla Barrel Cream Ale – Lexington Brewing & Distilling – Kentucky
Silver – Yellow Gold – Deep River Brewing – North Carolina
Bronze – Nap in the Hammock – Metazoa Brewing – Indiana

American Wheat
Gold – Sweet As! Pacific Ale – GoodLife Brewing – Oregon
Silver – West Main Wheat – Big Grove Brewery – Iowa
Bronze – 4th Street Wheat – Foxhole Brewhouse – Minnesota

American Specialty Wheat
Gold – Summer Snowdrift – Epidemic Ales – California
Silver – 2nd Street Wheat – Bond’s Brewing Company – Wyoming
Bronze – Fuzztail – Sunriver Brewing – Oregon

American Style Berry Beer
Gold – Berry Vision – Big Ditch Brewing – New York
Silver – Whole Hog Raspberry Sorbet – Stevens Point Brewery – Wisconsin
Bronze – Springs Farm Strawberry Kolsch – Model A Brewing – South Carolina

American Style Fruit Beer
Gold – White Salamander – Level Crossing Brewing – Utah
Silver – Ab PHaB Peach Honey Basil Ale – Dearborn Brewing – Michigan
Bronze – True Lime – Lonerider Brewing – North Carolina
Bronze – Banana Wheat – Whistle Hop Brewing – North Carolina

Belgian Style Fruit Beer
Gold – Blackberry Belgian Red – Deb’s Brewtopia – Iowa
Silver – Druicy Fruit – Left Hand Brewing – Colorado
Bronze – Frost Proof – Cigar City Brewing – Florida

Cucumber Beer
Gold – Dill Pickle Gose – UpCountry Brewing Company – North Carolina
Silver – Hotel Water – Urban Artifact – Ohio
Bronze – El Jardin Hefe – Third Nature Brewing – Michigan

Vegetable beer
Gold – Root Tang – Shoe Tree Brewing(Carson City) – Nevada
Silver – Beet Of My Heart Ale – Carillon Brewing – Ohio
Bronze – Squoze – Vector Brewing – Squoze

Pumpkin
Gold – Pumpkin Ale – 2 Silos Brewing – Virginia
Gold – The Wicker Man – Tire Shack Brewing – Ontario
Silver – Gourdalicious – Unrefined Brewing – Florida
Bronze – Wick For Brains Pumpkin Ale – Nebraska Brewing – Nebraska

Coconut
Gold – Medusa – Black Plague Brewing – California
Silver – Coconut Hiwa Porter – Maui Brewing – Hawaii
Silver – Coco Anejo – Hopfusion Ale Works – Texas
Bronze – German Chocolate Cake Stout – Wolf Brewing – Pennsylvania

Herb and Spice Beer
Gold – Ginger Pale Ale – Carillon Brewing – Ohio
Silver – Hemingways Delight Golden Mojito – UpCountry Brewing – North Carolina
Bronze – Elderflower Saison – Exchange Brewery – Ontario
Bronze – Dutch Toast Turbo – Gezellig Brewing – Iowa

Chili Pepper Beer
Gold – Datil – Motorworks Brewing – Florida
Gold – Raked Over IPA – Wellington Brewery – Ontario
Silver – FireMelon – Saint Patrick’s Brewing – Colorado
Bronze – Mexican Candy – Unrefined Brewing – Florida

Chocolate / Cocoa Beer
Gold – Shuggah Daddi – Main & Six Brewing – Florida
Gold – Small Batch BA Donuts – Sun King Small Batch Brewery – Indiana
Silver – Sweet Jesus – Topsy Turvy Brewery – Wisconsin
Bronze – Cocoa Cow – Sunriver Brewing – Oregon

Coffee beer
Gold – Rocket Fuel – 8th Wonder Brewery – Texas
Gold – Daybreak – Wolf’s Ridge Brewing – Ohio
Silver – Coalition Coffee Stout – Maple Branch Craft Brewery – Texas
Bronze – True West – Municipal Brew Works – Ohio

Rye / Roggen Beer
Gold – Rye Bob – Byway Brewing – Indiana
Silver – Double Rogg Dare You – Gezellig Brewing – Iowa
Bronze – The Hills Have Ryes – Spearfish Brewing – South Dakota

Smoked / Rauch Beer
Gold – Smokestack – Cartridge Brewing – Ohio
Silver – Buchenrauch – Wolf’s Ridge Brewing – Ohio
Bronze – Smoke on the Lager – Chilly Water Brewing – Indiana
Bronze – Ashes From The Grave – TapRoom Beer Company – California

Smoked Porter
Gold – Alaskan Smoked Porter – Alaskan Brewing – Alaska
Silver – Black Squirrel – Harmony Brewing – Michigan
Bronze – Beer Admiral Smoked Porter – Cooper Landing Brewing – Alaska

Honey Beer
Gold – Vanilla Cream – Big Ash Brewing – Ohio
Silver – Rock Bass Honey Nut Brown – Muskellunge Brewing – Ohio
Bronze – Maggs 59 – The Common Beer Company – Ohio

Barrel Aged
Barrel Aged Pale and Dark Beer(under 6.5% ABV)
Gold – Magnum XL – Rhinelander Brewing – Wisconsin
Silver – Boost – HighGrain Brewing – Ohio
Bronze – Earl’s Revelation – Blue Earl Brewing – Delaware

Barrel Aged Strong Beer
Gold – 1314 – Black Tooth Brewing – Wyoming
Silver – The Intrepid – 49 State Brewing(Anchorage)- Alaska
Silver – Double Oaked Illuminati – Sonder Brewing – Ohio
Bronze – Bourbon BA Tripel Dollar Bill Y’all – Liability Brewing

Barrel-Aged Strong Stout/Porter
Gold – Bourbon BA Navel Gazer – New Heights Brewing – Tennessee
Gold – Barrel-Aged Silhouette – Lift Bridge Brewery – Minnesota
Silver – Rye BA Castle Black – Pondaseta Brewing – Texas
Bronze – Black Betty Imperial Stout – Nebraska Brewing – Nebraska

Barrel-Aged Strong Stout/Porter Extreme(over 12.5% ABV)
Gold – Assassin 2021 – Toppling Goliath Brewing – Iowa
Silver – BA Epic Blackout Stout – Brickway Brewery & Distillery – Nebraska
Bronze – Black Butte³ Amburana – Deschutes Brewery – Oregon

Barrel-Aged Strong Stout/Porter Specialty
Gold – Sir Blends A-Lot – Mikerphone Brewing – Illinois
Gold – KBBS 2020 – Toppling Goliath Brewing – Iowa
Silver – She Blends A-Lot – Mikerphone Brewing – Illinois
Bronze – Luna – Ravenna Brewing – Washington

Barrel-Aged-Sour-Beer
Gold – Papposilenus – Unrefined Brewing – Florida
Silver – Wild Saison – Grand Canyon Brewing – Arizona
Bronze – Gaia’s Whimsy – Stoup Brewing – Washington

Barrel-Aged Fruit Sour Beer
Gold – Desideratum – Oregon City Brewing – Oregon
Silver – Rigmarole – Lynwood Brewing Concern – North Carolina
Bronze – Idyll Forest: Le Bois De Rêves – Pryes Brewing – Minnesota

Barrel-Aged Fruit Beer
Gold – Polynesian Passion – Sun King Brewery – Indiana
Silver – Clares Thirsty Ale – Haymarket Brewing – Michigan
Bronze – Black Forest Cake Otto – Sonder Brewing – Ohio

Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale
Gold – Damebier – Cherry Street – Georgia
Silver – Apple Brandy Batch 5 – Woodland Farm Brewery – New York
Bronze – BA Panic – Narrow Path Brewing – Ohio

Barrel-Aged Barley Wine – English
Gold – Bourbon LB Lives – Woodland Farm Brewery – New York
Silver – Diddy Muckle – Sun King Brewery – Indiana
Bronze – Barrelywine Volume 6 – Kros Strain Brewing – Nebraska

Barrel-Aged Barley Wine – American
Gold – Tower – Big Ditch Brewing Company – New York
Silver – 12.12.12 – Cherry Street Brewery – Georgia
Bronze – Old Siren – River Dog Brewing – South Carolina

Barrel-Aged Barley Wine – Specialty
Gold – Milk Punch – Barrel Chest Brewing – Virginia
Silver – Thresher – Motorworks Brewing – Florida
Bronze – No Award

Barrel-Aged Quad/Belgian Dark Ale
Gold – Finely Aged Plummer’s Crack – Bad Dad Brewing – Indiana
Silver – Quintessence – LauderAle Brewery and Tap Room – Florida
Bronze – Odd Quad of Todd BA – Bru Daddy’s Brewing – Pennsylvania

Blended Barrel-Aged Beer
Gold – Self Titled – Barrel Chest Brewing – Virginia
Silver – BART: Barrel Aged Really Tasty – Fifty Fifty Brewing – California
Bronze – Beasts Of Bourbon – Liquid Mechanics Brewing – Colorado

Brandy Barrel Aged Beer
Gold – Three Threads-Blend 3 – Barrel Chest Brewing – Virginia
Silver – Betty’s Barleywine – Cherry Street Halcyon – Georgia
Bronze – Ironside Barleywine – Kelsen Brewing – New Hampshire

Tequila Barrel Aged Beer
Gold – Salvaje – Motorworks Brewing – Florida
Silver – BA Bearded Skull Mexican Lager – Broken Bow Brewery – New York
Bronze – Ghost Series – Brown Truck Brewery – North Carolina

Rum Barrel Aged Beer
Gold – Barrel Aged Baby Maker – Pontoon Brewing – Georgia
Silver – Soul Shakedown Party – Sun King Brewery – Indiana
Bronze – BA Number 6 Dance – Unrefined Brewing – Florida
Bronze – Blackbeard’s Vacation – Samuel Adams – Massachusetts

Spirits/non-whiskey Barrel Aged Beer Barrel Aged Beer
Gold – French 75 – Sonder Brewing – Ohio
Gold – Stoutopias – Samuel Adams – Massachusetts/Ohio
Silver – Population 300 – Bron Yr Aur Brewing – Washington
Bronze – D.M.M.K.Y.A – Bickersons Brewhouse – Washington

Red Wine Barrel Aged Beer
Gold – Blood of Jupiter – Ecliptic Brewing – Oregon
Silver – Very A-Gris-Able – Oregon City Brewing – Oregon
Bronze – Black Is Beautiful – Outerbelt Brewing – Ohio

White Wine Barrel Aged Beer
Gold – BA Pilz Czar – Accomplice Beer Company – Wyoming
Silver – Rustique – Motorworks Brewing – Florida
Bronze – Buxom – 6 Bears & A Goat Brewing – Virginia

Port Wine Barrel Aged Beer
Gold – Dark Cherry Home at Port – Deschutes Brewery – Oregon
Silver – Barley Wine Aged in Port Barrels – Brown Truck Brewery – North Carolina
Bronze – No Award

Barrel-Aged Brett / Wild Beer
Gold – Pinot Noir Barrel-Aged Belgian-Style Golden Ale – Ecliptic Brewing & Russian River Brewing – Oregon
Silver – Long Funky Streaks Batch 4 – Benchtop Brewing – Virginia
Bronze – Maiden Voyage – NOLA Brewing – Louisiana

Barrel Aged German Lager
Gold – Double Barrel Helles Bock – Schulz Brau Brewing – Tennessee
Silver – Burdock Saints – Whistle Hop Brewing – North Carolina
Silver – ReDone – Scout And Scholar Brewing – Kentucky
Bronze – BA Dopplebock – Lupulin Brewing – Minnesota

Specialty
Aged Beer
Gold – Freaky Deaky – Oak Highlands Brewery – Texas
Silver – BBA Old Motor Oil (2018) – Grainworks Brewing – Ohio
Bronze – Gentle Giant – Narrow Path Brewing – Ohio

Experimental Beer
Gold – When Pigs Fly – Pig Pounder Brewery – North Carolina
Silver – Fluffy Shenanigans – Temblor Brewing – Californa
Bronze – Tip Top Smoothie Pop – Around The Horn Brewing – California

Specialty / Anything Goes
Gold – Happy Farmer Watermelon – Shoe Tree Brewing(Minden) – Nevada
Gold – Dreamsicle Capsized Kayak – White Rock Brewing – Texas
Silver – BA Stout Hawks – Toppling Goliath Brewing – Iowa
Bronze – Coco Burrito Supreme – Shoe Tree Brewing(Minden) – Nevada

American-Belgo-Style Ale
Gold – Klipspringer – Metazoa Brewing – Indiana
Silver – Trappist in Paradise – 49th State Brewing Production – Alaska
Bronze – Tropospheric – Launch Pad Brewing – Colorado

Kellerbier or Zwickelbier
Gold – Dave’s Perfect Pils – White Rock Brewing – Texas
Silver – Print The Legend – Edward Teach Brewing – North Carolina
Bronze – Limbo Champ – Revelry Brewing Company – South Carolina
Bronze – Eastside Kellerbier – Angel City Brewery – California

Brett Beer
Gold – Peaches – Trapezium Brewing – Virginia
Gold – Rebel Funk – Wise Man Brewing – North Carolina
Silver – Coming to Fruition: Marionberry – Oregon City Brewing – Oregon
Bronze – Coming to Fruition: Cherry – Oregon City Brewing – Oregon

Sessions Beer
Gold – Shiner Bock – Spoetzl Brewery – Texas
Gold – Stonehands – Scout And Scholar Brewing – Kentucky
Silver – Zoltan – Exile Brewing – Iowa
Bronze – Dead Parrot – Florida Avenue Brewing – Florida

Gluten-Free IPA
Gold – Hazy IPA – Aurochs Brewing – Pennsylvania
Silver – It Came from the Haze, Hazy IPA – Ghostfish Brewing – Washington
Bronze – Grapefruit IPA – Ghostfish Brewing – Washington

Gluten-Free Beer
Gold – Clevah Girl – Revelation Craft Brewing – Delaware
Silver – Amber Ale – Aurochs Brewing – Pennsylvania
Bronze – Belgian Buckwit – Holidaily Brewing – Colorado

Near Gluten Free
Gold – Damn! That’s Good – The Explorium Brewpub – Wisconsin
Silver – Lil’ Squeezy – Deschutes Brewery – Oregon
Bronze – Copper Mule – Black Tooth Brewing – Wyoming

Peanut Butter
Gold – Candymaker – Widowmaker Brewing – Massachusetts
Silver – Tall Dark and Nutty – Red Bear Brewing – Washington DC
Bronze – Peanut Butter Porter – Peak View Brewing – Colorado
Bronze – CPB – Lupulin Brewing – Minnesota

Nut Beer
Gold – Almond Brown – Temblor Brewing – California
Silver – Smoked Pecan Porter – Lost Signal Brewing – Missouri
Bronze – Tejano Pecano – Oak Highlands Brewery – Texas

Tea Beer
Gold – Peach Tea Blonde – Beale’s Beer – Virginia
Silver – Southern Tee – New Realm Brewing – Georgia
Bronze – Hollowpoint – Cartridge Brewing – Ohio

Category Non-Alcoholic
Root Beer(no other soft drinks)
Gold – Old Fashioned Root Beer – Barn Town Brewing – Iowa
Silver – 1888 Root Beer – Saranac Brewing – New York
Bronze – POP’s Root Beer – Port O’ Pints

Non Alcoholic IPA
Gold – Run Wild IPA – Athletic Brewing – Connecticut
Silver – Just the Haze – Samuel Adams – Massachusetts
Bronze – IPA – Sober Carpenter – Quebec

Non Alcoholic Stout/Porter
Gold – All Out Stout – Athletic Brewing – Connecticut
Silver – Irish Style Dark – Deschutes Brewing – Oregon
Bronze – Galactic Extra Dark – Big Drop Brewing – Illinois

Non Alcoholic Gose
Gold – Raspberry Gose – Athletic Brewing – Connecticut
Silver – Downwinder Gose – Athletic Brewing – Connecticut
Bronze – Black Cherry Gose – Bravus – Virginia

Non-Alcoholic Malt Beverage
Gold – Pine Trail Ale – Big Drop Brewing – Illinois
Silver – Free Damm Lager – S.A. DAMM – Spain
Silver – Berliner Sonne – Le Bockale Microbrewery – Quebec
Bronze – Natural Bridges Kolsch – Surreal Brewing – California