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SweetWater named Grand National Champion at the 2012 U.S. Open Beer
Championship(August 8) - Examiner
U.S. Open On Beer America TV
SweetWater Brewing Company walked away from the 2012 U.S. Open Beer
Championship with an abundance of medals and the honor of being named
overall Grand National Champion of the event. The U.S. Open Beer
Championship is the only brewing competition that accepts entries from
professional breweries from around the world and also award-winning
homebrewers from the United States. This year's field of entries included
more than 1,650 beers in 65 different categories judged by a panel of
experts from Canada, England, and the United States.
First Draught: Wellington Brewery’s Arkell Best Bitter(August 8) - Post City
Bitter is just British for “pale ale;” a term that distinguishes this very
popular class of beer from the even sweeter porters and stouts. Wellington’s
example tends to the dark, deep-copper end of the range. It smells of toast
with honey and sweet British desserts. The lightly-roasted malt flavour is
supported by a hint of woodsy hops. This beer was part of a trifecta of
Ontario entries that swept the Bitter category at the recent U.S. Open Beer
Championship. Butler’s Bitter from Niagara College and Neustadt’s Bitter
joined Wellington’s on the podium.
Maui Brewing Company Brings Home the Medals(August 8) - Maui Now
Maui Brewing, the Lahaina brewery and brewpub, has won 10 medals at three
prestigious beer competitions held last month on the mainland. The awards
were for beers entered at the San Diego International Beer Festival, the Los
Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition and the US Open Beer
Coastal Empire Beer takes silver medal at U.S. Open championship(August 8) -
Savannah Morning News
Coastal Empire Beer Co., one of Savannah's three craft breweries, has won a
silver medal at the 2012 United States Open Beer Championship. The company's
Savannah Brown Ale took second place in the American Brown Ale category at
the July 31 championship, pitting more than 1,650 beers against each other
in 65 categories.
Florida Beer Company Wins Gold Medal at 2012 U.S. Open Beer Championship(August
The Florida Beer Company, Florida’s leading craft brewer recently competed
in the prestigious 2012 U.S. Open Beer Championship. Florida Beer Company is
pleased to announce that its Hurricane Reef Pale Ale was awarded the Gold
Medal in the very competitive, English Pale Ale Category.
Sweetwater Brewing wins
top honors in US Open Beer Championships(August 3)
Sweetwater Brewing of Atlanta was named Grand National Champion at the 2012
U.S. Open Beer Championships in Atlanta. Sweetwater received the title by
winning three gold and three silver medals at the competition, which was
sponsored by Beer Connoisseur Magazine and BeerInfo.com. Boston Beer Co.,
makers of Samuel Adams, took second place honors, and last year’s winner,
Deschutes Brewery of Bend, Ore., took third.
Cigar City Brewing wins at U.S. Beer Open(August 3) - Creative
Tampa's own Cigar City Brewing placed fourth as one of the top breweries in
the country, based on the number of beers in the competition placing first,
second, or third. Cigar City Brewing was the only Florida brewery to place
in the top 10 overall.Cigar City's Barley Wine, Church on a Hill, won
silver. The Ligero Schwarzbier won bronze. Honahpu's Impertial Stout won
gold for the chocolate/cocoa beer category. Their Baltic Porter, Kalevipoeg
Baltic Porter, also won a gold medal.
COLORADO BREWERIES TAKE HOME 9 MEDALS IN 2012 US OPEN BEER CHAMPIONSHIP(August
2) - You may be wondering why beer competitions exist outside of the Great
American Beer Festival in the US… and I’d otherwise agree with you. However,
the US Open Beer Championship is a little different. It is the only beer
competition to pit professional breweries and award-winning homebrewers
against each other in the same class.
Sprecher wins 6 medals, places 8th in national beer championship (August
1) - Milwaukee Journal Sentinal
Sprecher Brewing Co. won six medals at the U.S. Open Beer Championship --
three gold and three bronze -- and was the only Wisconsin brewery to place
in the Top 10. The Glendale brewery was dubbed 8th best brewery overall.
Earning gold medals were Sprecher's Black Bavarian (in the schwarzbier
category), Dopple Bock (dopple/strong bock) and Chameleon Witty (Belgian
witbier). Earning bronze were Sprecher's Hooligan (English pale ale), Kriek
Lambic (Belgian lambic) and Winter Brew (Munchner dark/dark).
Big Bear Brewing Co. Wins Medals in U.S. Open Beer Championship(August
1) - New Times Broward-Palm Beach
After judging more than 1,650 beers in over 65 categories -- well, after
that, the judges probably needed a day or two to sleep it off. But instead,
the judges of the United States Open Beer Championship rallied and announced
the winners. Local brewery and beer institution Big Bear Brewing Co. in
Coral Springs brought home three medals in three categories.
SanTan Brewing wins gold & bronze medals at U.S. Open Beer Championships(August
1) - Mouth by Southwest
Downtown Chandler’s SanTan Brewing won two medals – one gold, one bronze –
at the U.S. Open Beer Championships in Atlanta. SanTan’s Epicenter took the
gold in the American amber/red category, while its flagship Devils Ale
earned the bronze for American pale ale.
Canadian Breweries Take Medals At 2012 U.S. Open Beer Championship(August
1) - Canadian Beer News
The winners of the 2012 United States Open Beer Championship were announced
this week, and several Canadian breweries – or more specifically, Ontario
breweries – took home medals in several of the 65 style categories,
including a full sweep in one category.
Evans Premium Lager Captures Bronze at U.S. Open Beer Championship(August
1) - Brewbound
Evans Premium Lager, the upstart craft beer company that produces Evans
Original, Evans Black and Evans Light lagers, continues to garner accolades
for its premium lagers. Having won two more awards on July 31st, 2012, this
time two bronze medals at the United Stated Open Beer Championship in
Atlanta, GA for their Evans Original in the Premium Lager category, and for
their Evans Light in the Light Beer category, the Evans brand continues to
earn peer acceptance for the quality of their beers.
Winners Announced In The 2010 U.S. Open Beer Championship
- Mutineer Magazine
The U.S. Open Beer Championship is different from all other beer
competitions for one reason: homebrewers are allowed to compete in direct
competition with professional breweries — which is really awesome. More than
700 beers in 50 different categories were submitted in what would become an
epic ‘battle royale’ of world class beer.
“This competition is significant because it accepts entries from breweries
around the world and allows national winning homebrewers to compete.” — Dow
Scoggins, director of the U.S. Open Beer Championships. “More than 700 beers
were submitted, and although all the top 10 winning breweries were based in
the U.S. this year, at least 20 international breweries representing Canada,
Belgium, Germany, England and Brazil also medaled.”
Shell's Brewery Places High In
U.S. Beer Championships - Channel 12(Fox) - Video
They're toasting each other at the Schell's Brewery.That comes after a big
weekend in the state of Georgia.The New Ulm brewer took 7th place at the
U.S. Open Beer Championships.The brewery had five of their beers medal in
four different categories.There were over 700 entrants from professional
breweries to home brewers competing in fifty different categories.Schell's
Brewery's Jace Marti says, "We're not really out to make beers that just
will win awards. We make beers we like to drink and we hope other people
like to drink, so when we do win awards it's definitely a bonus."Competitors
came from around the world, and when your German Brew can beat breweries
from Germany, that's something to take pride in.Quality Control Manager Tom
Kaehler says, "They're amazed trying our beers compared to their home beers
too, how much similar they are, how much sometimes even better than they
are, so we're kind of proud of it."
U.S. Open Beer Championship Winners Announced - All About Beer
More than 700 beers in 50 categories were submitted to the 2010 U. S. Open
Beer Championships. Maui Brewing Co. was named Grand National Champion by
winning two gold, five silver and two bronze. Sprecher Brewing and Deschutes
Capital Brewery among winners in Beer Championships - Wisconsin State
Capital Brewery won gold medals in the American Premium Lager category for
its recently released Supper Club and in the Bock category for its Capital
Mai Bock. The brewery also won bronze medals in the German Lager/Pilsner
category for its Capital Pilsner; in the Marzen/Oktoberfest category for its
Capital Fest and in the Dopple/Strong Bock category for its Eisphyre.
Medals and organic brews in eastern NC - Mountain Express
The U.S. Open Beer Championships took place Fourth of July weekend in
Atlanta, and one North Carolina brewery brought home two gold medals and a
bronze. Mother Earth Brewing won a gold medal in the German Kolsch
category for their Endless River Kolsch, a gold in the Dunkel category for
their Dark Cloud Munich-Style Dunkel, and a bronze in the IPA category for
their Sisters of the Moon. More than 700 beers in 50 different categories
were submitted to the championships.
City Brewery Wins Gold at U.S. Beer Championships - Lacrosse
Four Wisconsin breweries, including La Crosse's City Brewing Co., have taken
home gold medals from the U.S. Open Beer Championships in Atlanta. City
Brewing Co. won in the American Light category for its Game Day Light.
Maui Brewing Wins U.S. Open Beer Championship for 2010 - Full Pint
Maui Brewing of Hawaii was named Grand National Champion by winning two
gold, five silver, and two bronze medals. Sprecher Brewing of Wisconsin
finished second while Deschutes Brewing, last year’s winner from Bend,
Oregon took third. In all, 70 individual breweries won at least one medal
and 20 won two or more.
Boston Beer Company a big winner at U.S. Open Beer Championships
The Boston Beer Company recently finished fourth with several medals in the
U.S. Open Beer Championships. The Maui Brewing Company of Hawaii was the
overall winner with the most medals, but Boston Beer Company, producers of
Samuel Adams, came in with quite a few medals.
Deschutes Brewery Wins first U.S. Open Beer Championship(July 16) - The
Oregonian - Ten breweries were recognized as the top 10 based on the number of
medals earned. Deschutes Brewing of Bend, Oregon won six gold medals and was
named Grand National Champion while Sprecher Brewing of Glendale, Wisconsin and
the Boston Beer Company each took home five gold medals and finished second and
U.S. Open Beer Championships - 2009 Winners(July 19) - Associated Content -
The 1st annual U.S. Open Beer Championship was held July 4, 2009, recognizing
quality craft beer from around the world. Sponsored by BeerInfo.com, the call
for entries came on June 1, with a deadline of June 14. Open to more than 1000
breweries from 30 nations, and accessible to homebrewers from across Canada and
the U.S., over 500 winners would rise to the top of 50+ beer categories, from
American IPAs to Imperial Stouts, from Schwarzbier to Belgian Lambics.
Florida Beer Co. wins multiple medals at US Open Beer Championships(July 7)
- Orlando Sentinel - Florida Beer Co. in Melbourne. The Florida craft brewer won
multiple medals in the first U.S. Open Beer Championships. Its Hurricane Reef
Caribbean Style Pilsner won a Gold Medal in the Bohemian Pilsner category and
Key West Southernmost Wheat won Bronze in the Belgian Witbier Category.
Rahr Beer Wins Big at US Open Beer Tasting Competition(July 7) - Fort Worth
- We’ve just heard from our friends at Rahr Brewery in the Near Southside that
they’ve scored some big wins at the US Open Beer Tasting Competition. Blind
Salamander won the Gold in English-Style Pale Ale, Ugly Pug won Silver in German
Schwartz Beer, and Blonde won Bronze in Munich-Style Helles Lager. A big
congratulations to Rahr Brewing for the wins!
US Open Beer Championships Winners Announced(July 10) - The Good Drink - The
winners of the United States Open Beer Championships for 2009 have been
announced. Kudos to the winners! In fact, there are alot of breweries on the
list that I've never seen. Deschutes brought home the #1 spot on the list of top
ten breweries. Support these breweries, buy some beer!
2009 U.S. Open Beer Championship results(August 19) - The Thirsty Beagle -
Right here is a list of winners from the recent U.S. Open Beer Championship in
Atlanta. Plenty of familiar names on the list, several I agree with, a couple I
whole-heartedly disagree with (read: Sam Adams Blackberry Witbier). Scrolling
through the list is not a bad way to pass a few minutes. You’ll see a lot of
beers you might not be familiar with, and see what beer style/category several
of the beers you’ve had fall into.
2009 US Beer Open Beer Championship(April 2) - BeerTap TV - What is the
U.S. Open Beer Championships? The first competition to include professional
brewers AND award winning home brewers. It’s open to more than 1,000 breweries
from 30 countries, as well as the 29 National Homebrewing Champions from the
United States and Canada.
A competition for everyone(July 7) - Draft Magazine - Officials announced
the winners of the United States Open Beer
Championship, a competition featuring over 1,000 brewers and 29 home
brewers. Sixty-two individual breweries won at least one medal, and 14 won two
medals or more. Phil Ferrall of Cumming, GA was the only homebrewer to win a
gold medal with his The Next to Last King of Scotland Ale, which won the Strong
Scotch Ale category.
Canadian Breweries Take Medals at U.S. Open Beer Championship(July 6) -
Canadian Beer News - The winners of the first annual United States Open Beer
Championship were announced on July 4th in Atlanta, and despite the name of the
competition, a number of Canadian breweries entered and won medals in several of
the 50 style categories. Categories with Canadian medal winners include the
Steelback Brewery WINS Medal in United States Open Beer Championship(July
6) - Ontario, Canada - Steelback Brewery announces their most recent medal win
at the United States Open Beer Championship in Atlanta, Georgia. Steelback’s
Tiverton Dark won the Bronze Medal in the Munchner Dunkel beer category.
2009 US Beer Championships Winners Announced July 4(March 31) - AC
Associated Content - "There is a strong interest from beer drinkers and home
brewers to see a beer competition that includes all beers, including the best of
those crafted at megabreweries, microbreweries, brewpubs, as well as homebrews.
The best homebrew beers as recognized by the National Home Brewers' Association
and the Canadian Homebrewer Associations, will receive a special invitation to
compete against the big boys," said Dow Scoggins, Director of the U.S. Open Beer
U.S. OPEN BEER CHAMPIONSHIP INVITES CHAMPION HOME BREWERS TO COMPLETE AGAINST
THE PROS(March 26) - The Examiner - Breweries and home brewers worldwide
have another reason to say "cheers!" with the establishment of the first annual
U.S. Open Beer Championships, the first competition to include professional
brewers and award winning home brewers.
USA: First annual U.S. Open Beer Championships announced(March 26) -
Global Malt(Germany) - Breweries and home brewers worldwide have another reason
to say "cheers!" with the establishment of the first annual U.S. Open Beer
Championships, the first competition to include professional brewers and award
winning home brewers.Open to more than 1,000 breweries from 30 countries, and
the 29 National Homebrewing Champions from the United States and Canada.