Ecliptic Brewing Comes Out Big At the 2017 U.S. Open Beer Championship

Cherry Street Brewing Cooperative from Cumming, Georgia took home top honors at the 2017 U.S. Open Beer Championship. (image courtesy of the U.S. Open Beer Championship)

Yesterday the U.S. Open Beer Championship announced its winners for the 2017 competition. For 2017 breweries from as far away as Vietnam entered over 6,000 beers to be judged in103 different categories. Oregon breweries did well taking home 22 medals and Ecliptic Brewing came out as the fifth top brewery in 2017!

One of the unique things about the U.S. Open Beer Championship is that is the only major competition to allow winners of the National Hombrewers Association competitions to compete against professional breweries. Home brewer Keith Eisel won a silver medal for his Dream Steam California Common and fellow home brewer Derrick Flippin won two bronze medals for his Vienna and American Light lagers. Judging in the U.S. Open Beer Championships is blind and the final round of judging was held at the Quarter Barrel Brewery & Pub in Oxford, Ohio.

“We’re also excited that one of newest breweries in the U.S. and one of the oldest breweries in the world took home medals,” said Dow Scoggins, director of the U.S. Open Beer Championship in a statement. “Cincinnati’s Brink Brewing, which opened in February, won a bronze medal in the golden ale and a gold for its cream stout. The oldest brewery in the world, Weihenstephan, founded in 1040 out of Freising, Germany, won a gold for its Hefeweissbier.”

Cherry Street Brewing Cooperative from Cumming, Georgia took home top honors. Here’s a rundown of the other top breweries as judged at the 2017 U.S. Open Beer Championships.

Top 10 Breweries 2017
1. Cherry Street Brewing Cooperative – Cumming, Georgia
2. Black Tooth Brewing – Sheridan, Wyoming
3. Lynnwood Brewing Concern – Raleigh, North Carolina
4. Cigar City Brewing – Tampa Bay, Florida
5. Ecliptic Brewing – Portland, Oregon
6. La Quinta Brewing – La Quinta,   California
7. Appalachian Mountain Brewery – Boone, North Carolina
8. Guadalupe Brewing – New Braunfels, Texas
9. Revelry Brewing – Charleston, South Carolina
10. Cameron’s Brewing – Oakville, Ontario
10. Straub Brewing – St Marys, Pennsylvania

Oregon breweries received 22 medals, Washington breweries received 7 medals, Alaska breweries received 2 medals and Idaho breweries received 1 medal. Here’s a list of the Pacific Northwest winners at the 2017 U.S. Open Beer Championships listed by category.

Triple IPA
Gold –  Dire Wolf IPA – Alameda Brewing – Oregon
Silver – Doubble Hopulus IPA – Pike Brewing – Washington

Strong/Imperial Brown Ale
Gold – Winter Coat – StormBreaker Brewing – Oregon

Brown Porters
Gold –  Capella Porter – Ecliptic Brewing – Oregon

Robust Porters
Silver –  Caldera Pilot Rock Porter – Caldera Brewing – Oregon

Classic Irish Dry Stout
Gold –  Dry Stout – Reuben’s Brews – Washington

American Stout
Bronze – Little Bull – Mt. Tabor Brewing – Oregon

American Barley Wine
Gold – Keg Nog – Burnside Brewing – Oregon

Strong Scottish Ale
Bronze – Twisted Whisker Scotch Ale – Barley Brown’s Brewpub – Oregon

West Coast IPA
Silver – Descender IPA – GoodLife Brewing – Oregon

East Coast IPA
Bronze – International-Style Juice – Reuben’s Brews – Washington

American Brown Ale
Gold – Bitch Creek – Grand Teton’s Brewing – Idaho
Bronze – JP’s Meetinghouse – Brothers Cascadia Brewing – Washington

American-Style Black Ale
Bronze – Black Imperial IPA – Reuben’s Brew – Washington
Bronze – Turmoil – Barley Brown’s Brewpub – Oregon

American Strong Pale Ale
Bronze – Classic IPA – Full Sail Brewing – Oregon

International Style Pale Ale
Bronze – Hand Truck Pale Ale – Barley Browns Brewpub – Oregon

Altbier
Silver – Altbier – Reuben’s Brew Small Batch – Washington

Sour/Belgian Lambic
Silver – Phoenix of Flanders – Wild Ride Brewing – Oregon

American Premium Lager
Silver – Sessions Premium Lager – Full Sail Brewing – Oregon

American Amber/CA Common
Gold –  McSteamy – Barnaby Brewing – Alaska

International Style Pilsner
Gold – Session Cerveza – Full Sail Brewing – Oregon

American Wheat Dark
Gold – Shredder’s Wheat – Barley Brown’s Brewpub – Oregon

American Specialty Wheat
Bronze – Session Wheat – Full Sail Brewing – Oregon

American Style Fruit Beer
Silver – Raspberry Wheat – Alaskan Brewing – Alaska

Pumpkin
Bronze – Pumpkin Pedaler – StormBreaker Brewing – Oregon

Smoked / Rauch Beer
Gold – Caldera Rauch Ur Bock – Caldera Brewing – Oregon

Honey Beer
Bronze – Honey Kolsch – Rogue Ales – Oregon

Wood/Barrel-Aged Strong Stout
Gold – Oort Imperial Stout – Ecliptic Brewing – Oregon

Wood/Barrel-Aged Barley Wine
Silver – Mirror Mirror – Deschutes Brewery – Oregon

Kellerbier or Zwickelbier
Gold – Spectra Hoppy Pilsner – Ecliptic Brewing – Oregon

Gluten-Free Beer
Silver – Ghostfish IPA – GhostFish Brewing – Washington

And here is the complete list of winners from the 2017 U.S. Open Beer Championships:

Golden or Blonde ale
Gold – 805 – Firestone Walker Brewing – California
Silver –  Miss Conduct – Moonraker Brewing – California
Bronze –  Debbie Jean Golden Ale – Brink Brewing – Ohio

English Summer Ale
Gold –  Caught Looking – Black Tooth Brewing – Wyoming
Silver –  All Call – Lakewood Brewing – Texas
Bronze –  Lil Sunshine – Latitude 42 Brewing – Michigan

English Pale Ale
Gold – 10/6 English Pale Ale – Rabbit Hole Brewing – Texas
Silver – Special Pale Ale – Wellington Brewery – Ontario
Bronze – Pale 31 – Firestone Walker Brewing – California

IPA
Gold –  Two Seam – Strike Brewing – California
Silver – Ibex – Crooked Goat Brewing – California
Bronze –  Dankbot – Insight Brewing – Minnesota

Imperial IPA
Gold – Daniel’s Double – Appalachian Mountain Brewery – North Carolina
Silver – Rez Gets Smashed – Witch’s Hat – Michigan
Silver – Idiot IPA – Coronado Brewing – California
Bronze –  Side Hop – 26 Degree Brewing – Florida

Triple IPA
Gold –  Dire Wolf IPA – Alameda Brewing – Oregon
Gold – Lambda – Melvin Brewing – Wyoming
Silver – Doubble Hopulus IPA – Pike Brewing – Washington
Bronze – Simtra – Knee Deep Brewing – California

Bitter
Gold –  One Eyed Grouse – Cameron’s Brewing – Ontario
Silver – Lambton Dragon – Insight Brewing – Minnesota
Bronze –  Beer 101 Bitter – Niagara College Teaching Brewery – Ontario

ESB
Gold – Treasure Chest – The Schmohz Brewing Co. – Michigan
Silver – Santa Fe Pale Ale – Santa Fe Brewing – New Mexico
Bronze – Banksy – Burning Beard Brewing – California

English Mild Ale
Gold – Uncle – Rhinegeist Brewery – Ohio
Silver – Pickwick – Mystery Brewing – North Carolina
Bronze – EKG Amber – Foxhole Brewhouse – Minnesota

Brown Ale
Gold – Race Rocks – Lighthouse Brewing – British Columbia
Silver – Maduro – Cigar City Brewing – Florida
Bronze – Bricktop Brown – Perrin Brewing –  Michigan
Bronze – Sweet Jose – Lonerider Brewing – North Carolina

Strong/Imperial Brown Ale
Gold – Winter Coat – StormBreaker Brewing – Oregon
Silver – Black Lab Porter – Middleton Brewing – Texas
Bronze – Wookie Down – Sweetwater Brewing – Georgia

Brown Porters
Gold –  Capella Porter – Ecliptic Brewing – Oregon
Silver – Ponderous – FigLeaf Brewing – Ohio
Bronze – Devil’s Companion – Insight Brewing – Minnesota
Bronze – Dancing Problems – Wise Man Brewing – North Carolina

Robust Porters
Gold – Pioneer Valley Porter – New City Brewing – Massachusetts
Gold – Double Decker – Brew Bus Brewing – Florida
Silver –  Caldera Pilot Rock Porter – Caldera Brewing – Oregon
Bronze – Pops Porter – Wynwood Brewing – Florida

Imperial Porter
Gold – Black Eye – Scratchtown Brewing – Nebraska
Silver – Pagan Night – Stilt House Brewery – Florida
Bronze – Cacao Porter – ENKI Brewing – Minnesota

Classic Irish Dry Stout
Gold –  Dry Stout – Reuben’s Brews – Washington
Silver – St. Stephen’s Green – Mystery Brewing – North Carolina
Bronze  – Kiss my Irish Stout –  Lynnwood Brewing Concern – North Carolina

Foreign Stout
Gold – Foreign Exchange Stout – The Exchange Brewery – Ontario
Silver – Black Mamba – Lauderale – Florida
Bronze –  Belikin Stout – Belize Brewing – Belize

American Stout
Gold – Sir Moch-a-lot Stout – Exile Brewing – Iowa
Silver – Camacho – Infamous Brewing – Texas
Bronze – Little Bull – Mt. Tabor Brewing – Oregon
Bronze – Sasquatch – 903 Brewers – Texas

Cream Stout
Gold –  Moozie – Brink Brewing – Ohio
Silver –  Mackeson – Florida Beer Company – Florida
Silver –  Fur Slipper – Hopfusion Ale Works – Texas
Bronze – Lily Flagg Milk Stout – Straight to Ale – Alabama

Oatmeal Stout
Gold – Pure Imagination – Verboten Brewing
Silver – Volcano Mudslide Sweet Stout – Feather Falls Brewing – California
Bronze – Shinnicked Stout – Muskoka Brewery – Ontario
Bronze – The Poet – New Holland Brewing – Michigan

British Imperial Stout
Gold –  Marshal Zhukov – Cigar City Brewing – Florida
Silver –  Little Betty – Nebraska Brewing – Nebraska
Bronze – Cryptid – Coppertail Brewing – Florida

American Imperial Stout 
Gold – O.A.S.I.S – Cherry Street Brewing – Georgia
Silver – Imperial Stout – American Harvest Brewpub – Michigan
Bronze – Night Tripper – New Holland Brewing – Michigan
Bronze – The Nightman Cometh – Drekker Brewing – North Dakota

Old Ale
Gold – Old Snaggletooth – Foxhole Brewhouse – Minnesota
Silver – Vintage 2016 – Fortnight Brewing – North Carolina
Bronze – Beer 101 Strong Ale – NC Teaching Brewery –  Ontario

English Barley Wine
Gold – Shipfaced – Silver Harbor Brewing – Michigan
Silver – Old Scratch Barleywine – Great Dane Brewing – Wisconsin
Bronze – Auld Tallywhacker – Latitude 42 Brewing – Michigan

American Barley Wine
Gold – Keg Nog – Burnside Brewing – Oregon
Silver – Sledge Hammer – Peticolas Brewing – Texas
Bronze – Barleywine – Liquid Mechanics Brewing – Colorado

Scottish Ale
Gold – Scotch Ale – Guadalupe Brewing – Texas
Silver – Caber Tosser – Hunter’s Handmade Brewery – Michigan
Bronze – Old Chub – Oskar Blues Brewery – Colorado

Strong Scottish Ale
Gold – Cinnaster Scotch Ale – Badger State Brewing – Wisconsin
Silver – Real Heavy – Real Ale Brewing – Texas
Bronze – Twisted Whisker Scotch Ale – Barley Brown’s Brewpub – Oregon

Irish Red Ale
Gold – Piper Down – Ballast Point Brewing
Silver – Samuel Adams Irish Red – Samuel Adams Brewery – Pennsylvania
Bronze – Irish Goodbye – Peticolas Brewing – Texas

American Amber / Red
Gold – Bobber’s Big Red Rye – Boiler Brewing – Nebraska
Silver – Hopsconsin – Great Dane Pub & Brewing – Wisconsin
Bronze – Heatwave Amber Ale – La Quinta Brewing – California

Imperial Red Ale
Gold – Off With Your Red IPA – Rabbit Hole Brewing
Silver – Velvet Hammer – Peticolas Brewing
Bronze – Red Rider – The DreamChaser’s Brewery
Bronze – Melisandre – Rock Bottom Brewery Orchards

American Pale Ale
Gold – Powder – Coppertail Brewing – Florida
Silver – Stick’s Pale Ale – Bootstrap Brewing – Colorado
Bronze – Grunion – Ballast Point – California

East Coast IPA
Gold – Yard Breather – The Dreamchaser’s Brewery – North Carolina
Silver – Haze Craze – Torched Hop Brewing – Georgia
Bronze – International-Style Juice – Reuben’s Brews – Washington

East Coast DIPA
Gold – Grace and Grit – Great Raft Brewing – Louisiana
Silver – Hazy Bastard – Blue Point Brewing – New York
Bronze – Collective Project: IPA No. 2 – Collective Arts Brewing – Ontario

East Coast DIPA
Gold – Grace and Grit – Great Raft Brewing – Lousiana
Silver – Hazy Bastard – Blue Point Brewing – New York
Bronze – Collective Project: IPA No. 2 – Collective Arts Brewing – Ontario

American Brown Ale
Gold – Bitch Creek – Grand Teton’s Brewing – Idaho
Silver – Brown Bear – Big Bear Brewing – Florida
Bronze – JP’s Meetinghouse – Brothers Cascadia Brewing – Washington

American-Style Black Ale
Gold – Once You Go – Lynnwood Brewing Concern – North Carolina
Silver – Bet on Black Dark Cascadian Ale – Feather Falls Brewing – California
Bronze – Black Imperial IPA – Reuben’s Brew – Washington
Bronze – Turmoil – Barley Brown’s Brewpub – Oregon

American Strong Pale Ale
Gold – Hop on Top – Lynnwood Brewing – North Carolina
Silver – Goofy Foot – Moonraker Brewing – California
Bronze – Classic IPA – Full Sail Brewing – Oregon

International Style Pale Ale
Gold – Hop Anatomy – Revision Brewing – Nevada
Silver – Pale Ale – Yee Haw Brewing –  Tennessee
Bronze – Hand Truck Pale Ale – Barley Browns Brewpub – Oregon

Altbier
Gold –  Little Red Cap – Grimm Brothers Brewhouse – Colorado
Silver – Altbier – Reuben’s Brew Small Batch – Washington
Bronze – Amber Altbier – Liquid Mechanics Brewing – Colorado

German Kolsch
Gold – Kolsch – Blue Moon Brewing – Colorado
Silver – Kolsch – Liquid Mechanics Brewing – Colorado
Silver – Gateway Kolsch – Sawdust City – Ontario
Bronze – Keene Kolsch – Elm City Brewing

German Wheat
Gold – Dragons Breath Dark Hefe – Bayern Brewing – Montana
Gold – Dancing Trees Hefeweizen – Feather Falls Brewing – California
Silver – Total Victory – DC Brau – Washington D.C.
Bronze – Reinheitsgeboot – Appalachian Mountain Brewery – North Carolina

German Hefeweizen
Gold – Weisstheimer – 8th Wonder Brewery – Texas
Gold – Weihenstephan Hefeweissbier – Weihenstephan – Germany
Silver – Hula Mastah – Arkane Aleworks – Florida
Bronze – Shotgun Betty – Lonerider Brewing – North Carolina

French / Belgian Saison
Gold – Chapeau Gris – Quarter Barrel Brewery – Ohio
Gold – Spring City Saison – Raised Grain Brewing – Wisconsin
Silver – Dirty Frenchman – Cherry Street Brewing – Georgia
Bronze – FiFi – Locavore Beer Works – Colorado

Belgian Pale Ale
Gold – Garnet –  Middleton Brewing – Texas
Silver – G.P.A – Gino’s Brewing – Illinois
Bronze – Mons Blonde D’Abbaye – Belgh Brasse – Canada

French / Belgian Ale
Gold – Lazy Lover – Revelry Brewing – South Carolina
Silver – Emmalynn –  White Street Brewing – North Carolina
Bronze – Le Champ De Vesna – Hansa Brewery – Ohio

Belgian Dubbel
Gold – Soest Road circa 1995 – Public House Brewing – Missouri
Silver – Wild Duck – Tripping Animals – Florida
Bronze – Dub Sack – Melvin Brewing(Jackson) – Wyoming
Bronze – Cadence – Reformation Brewery – Georgia

Belgian Tripel
Gold – Monk With Us – Tradesman Brewing – South Carolina
Gold – Third Man – Brasserie Saint James – Nevada
Silver – Farm’s Edge: Dinnsen’s Orchard – Fullsteam Brewery – North Carolina
Bronze – Captains Trips – Elm City Brewing – New Hampshire

Belgian Quadrupel
Gold – Wiseman’s View – Appalachian Mountain Brewery – North Carolina
Silver – BROHEAD FRED – Apocalypse Ale Works – Virginia
Bronze – Responsibly – Nebraska Brewing – Nebraska

Sour/Belgian Lambic
Gold – Red 5 Standing By – Revelry Brewing – South Carolina
Silver – Phoenix of Flanders – Wild Ride Brewing – Oregon
Bronze – Sleeping Dragons – Green Bench Brewing – Florida

Belgian Witbier
Gold – Walloon Witbier – Badger State Brewing – Wisconsin
Silver – Spotted Cow – Amsterdam Brewing – Ontario
Bronze – Scattered Sun – Southbound Brewing – Georgia

Berliner-Style Weisse
Gold – Coriolis Effect – Sawdust City Brewing – Ontario
Silver – Noble Star Galactic Collision – August Schell Brewing – Minnesota
Bronze – Street Weisse – Crooked Lane Brewing – California

Gose
Gold – Prophets & Nomands Gose – Collective Arts Brewing – Ontario
Silver – Pokemon Gose – Grand Canyon Brewing – Arizona
Bronze – PSBC Gose – Pasteur Street Brewing – Vietnam

American Light
Gold – Straub Light – Straub Brewery – Pennsylvania
Silver – 3 Speed – Amsterdam Brewing – Ontario
Bronze – Pinky Restraint – Derrick Flippin(Homebrewer)  – North Carolina

American Lager/Pilsener
Gold – La Bit…Tibi – Amos Lager – Belgh Brasse –  Quebec
Silver – Captain’s Log Lager – Cameron’s Brewing – Ontario
Bronze – La Choby – Brick Works Brewing – Delaware
Bronze – Huda – Carlsberg Vietnam – Vietnam

American Premium Lager
Gold –  Long Day Lager – Red Hare Brewing – Georgia
Silver – Sessions Premium Lager – Full Sail Brewing – Oregon
Bronze – California Craft Lager – Mission Brewing – California

American Amber/CA Common
Gold –  McSteamy – Barnaby Brewing – Alaska
Gold –  Boatwright – Tradesman Brewing – South Carolina
Silver – Dream Steam – Keith Eisel(Homebrewer) – North Carolina
Bronze – Pinsetter Amber Lager – Real Ale Brewing – Texas

Bohemian Pilsener
Gold – Steam Whistle Pilsner – Steam Whistle Brewing – Ontario
Gold – 2nd Set Pilsner – Urban South Brewery – Louisiana
Silver – Highway 1 – Bankhead Brewing – Texas
Bronze – Buffalo Rodeo – Dekker Brewing – North Dakota

German Lager / Pilsener
Gold – Ta Ta – Cherry Street Brewing – Georgia
Silver – Chico Temido – Pedernales Brewing – Texas
Bronze – Shimmer Pils – Discretion Brewing – California

International Style Pilsner
Gold – Session Cerveza – Full Sail Brewing – Oregon
Silver – Sweetwater Mexican Lager – Sweetwater Brewing – Georgia
Bronze – Pachanga – Sun King Brewing – Indiana

American Imperial Pilsner
Gold – Wild Boy Hopped Lager – Straub Brewery – Pennsylvania
Silver – Beavo – Firestone Walker Brewing – California
Bronze – Schell’s American Pale Lager – August Schell Brewing – Minnesota

Munchner Helles, Light
Gold – Helles Lager – New Oberpfalz Brewing – Indiana
Silver – Samuel Adams Golden Hour – Samuel Adams Brewery – Pennsylvania
Bronze – Heliopolis – Red River Brewing – Louisiana
Bronze – Helles Angel – Black Cloister Brewing – Ohio

Munchner Dunkel / Dark
Gold –  Tall Dunkel and Handsome – Loma Brewing – California
Silver – Munich Dark – Capital Brewery – Wisconsin
Bronze – Dunkel – Yee-Haw Brewing – Tennessee

Marzen / Oktoberfest/
Gold –  Lobo Oktoberfest – Pedernales Brewing – Texas
Silver – Marzen Lager – Revelation Craft Brewing – Delaware
Bronze – Oktoberfest – Spilled Grain Brewhouse – Minnesota

Vienna
Gold –  Firebrick – August Schell Brewing – Minnesota
Silver – Gustav – Taft’s Ale House – Ohio
Bronze – 914 Vienna Lager – Yonkers Brewing – New York
Bronze – Thanks for the (Decoctoion) Pot Dan – Derrick Flippin(Homebrewer) – North Carolina

Schwarzbier
Gold – Black Flag – Hansa Brewery – Ohio
Silver – The Black Lager – Silversmith Brewing – Ontario
Bronze – Babe’s Blackfin Lager – Babe’s Bar-B-Que & Brewhouse – California

Bock
Gold –  Mystic Bock – Arches Brewing – Georgia
Silver – Five O’Bock Somewhere – La Quinta Brewing – California
Bronze – Boulder Bock – Straub Brewery – Pennsylvania

Dopple / Strong Bock
Gold – Regulator – Rahr & Sons Brewing – Texas
Silver – Emancipator – Spilled Grain Brewhouse – Minnesota
Bronze – Spectator – On Tour Brewing – Illinois

Baltic Porter 
Gold – Black Eagle Porter – Black Tooth Brewing – Wyoming
Silver – Teddi – Rock Bottom Brewery Orchards – Colorado
Bronze – Baltic Porter – Elm City Brewing – New Hampshire
Bronze – Old Mad Joy – Great Raft Brewing –  Louisiana

American Cream Ale
Gold – Kinnikinnick Kream – Spilled Grain Brewhouse – Minnesota
Silver – NEP Cream Ale – Norris English Pub and Brewery – Indiana
Bronze – Cosmic Cream Ale – Cameron’s Brewing – Ontario
Bronze – Canu – Uberbrew – Montana

American Light Wheat
Gold – Float Trip – Piney River Brewing – Missouri
Silver – Wagon Box Wheat – Black Tooth Brewing – Wyoming
Bronze – Tumble Wheat – Altitude Chophouse & Brewery – Wyoming

American Wheat Dark
Gold – Shredder’s Wheat – Barley Brown’s Brewpub – Oregon
Silver – Walnut Wheat – Piney River Brewing – Montana

American Specialty Wheat
Gold – Sex A Peel – Infamous Brewing – Texas
Silver – Oberon – Bell’s Brewing – Michigan
Bronze – Session Wheat – Full Sail Brewing – Oregon
Bronze – Window Screen Wheat – Crow Hop Brewing – Colorado

American Style Fruit Beer
Gold – Raspberry Uber – Nickel Brook Brewing – Ontario
Silver – Raspberry Wheat – Alaskan Brewing – Alaska
Silver – Watermelon Gose – Boiler Brewing – Nebraska
Bronze – Watermelon Wheat – Tailgate Beer – Tennessee

Belgian Style Fruit Beer
Gold – Butler Brew Ale of Eros – Butler Brew Works – Pennsylvania
Silver – Dragon Fruit Gose – Pasteur Street Brewing – Vietnam
Bronze –  Cape Canaveral – Launch Pad Brewing – Colorado
Bronze –  Cherry Bussey – Sun King Brewing – Indiana

Vegetable beer
Gold – Ceres – Nickel Brook Brewing – Ontario
Silver – Cucumber Saison – Resurgence Brewing – New York
Bronze – Rhubarb Gose – Birds Fly South Ale Project – South Carolina

Coconut
Gold – NORM – Wormtown Brewery – Massachusetts
Silver – White Mountain Porter – Big Island Brewhaus – Hawaii
Bronze – Imperial Coconut Porter – Maui Brewing – Hawaii

Pumpkin
Gold – Pumpkin Texas Honey Ale – Guadalupe Brewing – Texas
Silver – Good Gourd – Cigar City Brewing – Florida
Bronze – Pumpkin Pedaler – StormBreaker Brewing – Oregon

Herb and Spice beer
Gold – La Nina – LauderAle – Florida
Silver – Birra Morena Unica – Drive Beer S.R.L. – Italy
Bronze – Tropic Pressure – Big Storm Brewing – Florida

Chili Beer
Gold – El Diablo – Latitude 42 Brewing – Michigan
Silver – Pyro’s Prost – Hop Dogma Brewing – California
Bronze – Gimme Swelter – Arkane Aleworks – Florida

Chocolate / Cocoa Beer
Gold – Darkest Day – Loveland Aleworks – Colorado
Silver – Curb Check – Brew Bus Brewing – Florida
Bronze – Cyclo – Pasteur Street Brewing – Vietnam

Coffee beer
Gold – Coffee Maple Achromatic – WeldWerks Brewing – Colorado
Silver – 2016 Four Seasons “Winter” – Mother Earth Brew Co. –  California
Bronze – Whole Hog Espresso Stout – Stevens Point Brewing – Wisconsin
Bronze – Midnight Espresso – Motorworks Brewing – Florida

Rye / Roggen Beer
Gold – Rickshaw Rye IPA – Crank Arm Brewing – North Carolina
Silver – Rockbiter Roggenbier – Hop Dogma Brewing – California
Bronze – Rastafa Rye Ale – Blue Point Brewing – New York
Bronze – Hairpin – Hopfuison Ale Works – Texas

Smoked / Rauch Beer
Gold – Caldera Rauch Ur Bock – Caldera Brewing – Oregon
Silver – My Turn Series Nathan Smoked Dark Lager – Lakefront Brewery – Wisconsin
Bronze – Burnt Fog – Track 7 Brewing – California

Honey Beer
Gold – Old Town Honey Wheat – La Quinta Brewing – California
Silver – Feisty Blonde – Hopfuison Ale Works – Texas
Silver – Summer Honey Wheat – Blue Moon Brewing – Colorado
Bronze – Honey Kolsch – Rogue Ales – Oregon

Wood / Barrel aged pale beer
Gold – Tequila Barrel Aged IPA – Stillmank Brewing – Wisconsin
Silver – New Wood Brett Saison – Cameron’s Brewing – Canada
Bronze – BAM – Sun King Brewing – Indiana

Wood / Barrel aged dark beer
Gold – Bourbon Barrel Aged Koffi Porter – La Quinta Brewing – California
Silver – Barrel Aged Savanah Brown – Coastal Empire Beer – Georgia
Bronze – Fig & Raisin – Mother Earth Brewing – North Carolina

Wood / Barrel aged strong beer
Gold – Samuel Adam Utopias – Boston Beer Company – Massachusetts
Gold – Damebier on Maple – Cherry Street Brewing – Georgia
Silver – Garage #6 – Monday Night Brewing Georgia
Bronze – 1314 – Blacktooth Brewing – Wyoming

Wood/Barrel-Aged Strong Stout
Gold – Oort Imperial Stout – Ecliptic Brewing – Oregon
Silver – Tears of My Enemies – Monday Night Brewing – Georgia
Bronze – Wonderwall – Cherry Street Brewing – Georgia 

Wood/Barrel-Aged Sour Beer
Gold – The Topsail – Cape May Brewing – New Jersey
Gold – New Fashioned – Pure Project – California
Silver – Prichard’s BA Excommunication – Max Lagers Brewery – Georgia
Bronze -Red Hole Sun – JDubs Brewing – Florida

Wood/Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale
Gold – Barrel Aged Scottish Reign – 5th Street Brewing – Ohio
Silver – Commando – Sprecher Brewing – Wisconsin
Bronze – Dambier – Cherry Street Brewing – Georgia
Bronze – Kings Reserve – Hairless Hare Brewing – Ohio

Wood/Barrel-Aged Barley Wine
Gold – Port Barrel Aged Hurly Burly – Out of Bounds Brewing
Silver – Mirror Mirror – Deschutes Brewery – Oregon
Silver – Apple Brandy Cold North Wind – Port Jeff Brewing – New York
Bronze – Guardian’s Slumber – Stone Brewing – California

Aged Beer
Gold – Funken City – Insight Brewing – Minnesota
Silver – Quadtum Leap – Revelry Brewing – South Carolina
Bronze – Barley Wine 2014 – Latitude 42 Brewing – Michigan

Out of Bounds Pale Ale
Gold – Hot Streak IPA – Black Tooth Brewing
Silver – Blood Orange Citrus Breeze – Coastal Empire Beer Co. – Georgia
Bronze – ‘ONA – Infamous Brewing

Out of Bounds IPA
Gold – Voodoo Ranger Juicy Mandarina IPA – New Belgium Brewing – Colorado
Silver – Lorenzini IPA – Maui Brewing – Hawaii
Bronze – Golden Guava – Track Seven Brewing – California
Bronze – Maui Express – Denver Beer Company – Colorado

Experimental Beer
Gold – Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout – Cigar City Brewing – Florida
Silver – Sin Mint Temptress – Lakewood Brewing – Texas
Bronze – Edge of A Dream -Appalachian Mountain Brewery – North Carolina

Specialty/Anything Goes
Gold –   No Rules – Perrin Brewing – Michigan
Silver – Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Brown Ale – Big Bear Brewing – Florida
Bronze – Sweep The Leg – Infamous Brewing Company – Texas

American-Belgo-Style Ale
Gold – Forequarter Five – Great Dane Pub & Brewing – Wisconsin
Silver – White IPA – Badger Hill Brewing – Minnesota
Bronze – Whitewall Wheat – Crank Arm Brewing – North Carolina

Kellerbier or Zwickelbier
Gold – Spectra Hoppy Pilsner – Ecliptic Brewing – Oregon
Silver – Ol’ Keller – Hop Dogma Brewing – California

Brett Beer
Gold – Thrice Rice – Green Bench Brewing – Florida
Silver – 1904 – Brasserie Saint James – Nevada
Bronze – Crossed Eyed Lefty – Denver Beer Company – Colorado

Sessions Beer
Gold – Hyper Retro – Platform Beer Company – Ohio
Silver – Blackberry Beret – Yee-Haw Brewing – Tennessee
Bronze – Blk Wlf – Able Seedhouse and Brewery – Minnesota

Session IPA
Gold – Spinnaker –  Moonraker Brewing – California
Silver – Creekside Session Ale – 42 North Brewing – New York
Bronze – The Show – Big Storm Brewing – Florida

Gluten-Free Beer
Gold – Gluten-Free Saison – The Exchange Brewery – Ontario
Silver – Ghostfish IPA – GhostFish Brewing – Washington
Bronze – When Life Gives You Hops Make Lemons – Oak & Dagger Public House – North Carolina

Near Gluten Free
Gold – Pure Imagination – Verboten Brewing – Colorado
Silver – Citra Pale Ale – Bone Hook Brewing – Florida
Bronze – Stone Delicious IPA – Stone Brewing – California

Hard Root Beer
Gold – Root Beer – Mission Brewing – California
Silver – Root Beer – Sprecher Brewing – Wisconsin

Peanut Butter/Nuts Beer
Gold – Peanut Butter Porter – Liquid Mechanics Brewing – Colorado
Silver – Pecan Chocolate Stout – Guadalupe Brewing Company – Texas
Bronze – Roadside Peanut Butter Porter – Crooked Handle Brewing – Ohio

Root Beer 
Gold – Saranac Root Beer – Saranac Brewing – New York
Silver –  Root Beer – Sprecher Brewing – Wisconsin
Bronze – Bear Wizz Root Beer – Adirondack Brewery – New York

Non-Alcoholic 
Gold – MADD Virgin – Hill Street Beverage – Canada
Silver – Designated Draft – Hill Street Beverage – Canada
Bronze – Partake Brewing IPA – Partake Brewing – Canada

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