2021 Winners of the 7th Annual Honey Beer Competition

Over the past seven years, the National Honey Board has hosted its annual Honey Beer Competition. This year’s judges evaluated over 240 beers, all brewed with honey.

The 7th Annual Honey Beer Competition was judged by BJCP-certified judges and featured 13 beer style categories, and a cider, hard seltzer and design category. The submitted beers were judged on their aroma, appearance, flavor, mouthfeel and the role honey played in the beer.

Below is a list of the 2021 Honey Beer Competition Winners.

Best of Show

  • GOLD – Break Of Jawn
    Fifth Hammer Brewing Company
    Long Island City, New York
  • SILVER – Spicer St Christmas Ale
    Akronym Brewing
    Akron, Ohio
  • BRONZE – It’s Always Honey In Lithuania
    Sahale Ale Works
    Grafton, Wisconsin

General Lager

  • GOLD – Honey Sucker Pils
    Roy-Pitz Brewing Company
    Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
  • SILVER – Klosterman Honey Wheat Lager
    Fretboard Brewing Co.
    Blue Ash, Ohio
  • BRONZE – Honey Punch In the Nose
    Shoe Tree Brewing
    Carson City, Nevada

General Ale

  • GOLD – Honey Kölsch
    Bent Barley Brewing Company
    Aurora, Colorado
  • SILVER – Golden Lasso
    Twisted Hippo Brewing
    Chicago, Illinois
  • BRONZE – Local Honey Ale
    Dunedin Brewery
    Dunedin, Florida

Amber / Brown

  • GOLD – Honey Brown Ale
    Aeronaut Brewing Co
    Somerville, Massachusetts
  • SILVER – Stardog
    Mathews Brewing Company
    Lake Worth Beach, Florida
  • BRONZE – Dudash Honey Brown
    Six Ten Brewing
    Tampa, Florida

Best Belgian-Style

  • GOLD – Break Of Jawn
    Fifth Hammer Brewing Company
    Long Island City, New York
  • SILVER – Aldrin
    Launch Pad Brewery
    Aurora, Colorado
  • BRONZE – No Sparge Imperial Golden
    Taxman Brewing Company
    Bargersville, Indiana

Fruit / Veg / Spice

  • GOLD – Spicer St Christmas Ale
    Akronym Brewing
    Akron, Ohio
  • SILVER – Fiesty Redhead
    Hopfusion Ale Works
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • BRONZE – Honey Wheat Wine
    Oscars Brewing Company
    Temecula, California

IPA

  • GOLD – Honeymaker
    Widowmaker Brewing
    Braintree, Massachusetts
  • SILVER – White Reaper
    Evil Czech Brewery
    Mishawaka, Indiana
  • BRONZE – Buzz’n Hops
    Streetcar 82 Brewing Co.
    Hyattsville, Maryland

Braggot

  • GOLD – Braggot
    Carolina Bauernhaus Brewery & WInery
    Anderson, South Carolina
  • SILVER – Benjamin Road Braggot
    Six Ten Brewing
    Tampa, Florida
  • BRONZE – Good Kiss
    Obscurity Brewing Co
    Elburn, Illinois

Stout / Porter

  • GOLD – Buckwheat Honey Porter
    Screech Owl Brewing
    Bruceton Mills, West Virginia
  • SILVER – Abe’s Honey Porter
    Johnnie Byrd Brewing Company
    Wayne, Nebraska
  • BRONZE – Covered Pecan Porter
    Georgia Beer Co.
    Valdosta, Georgia

Wheat

  • GOLD – Honeycomb Hideout
    Low Road Brewing
    Hammond, Louisiana
  • SILVER – Psychedelic Nightmare
    North Country Brewing Company
    Slippery Rock, Pennslyvania
  • BRONZE – Buzzin’ Bee Honey Rye Wheat
    Veterans United Craft Brewery
    Jacksonville, Florida

Historical Beer

  • GOLD – Arlington Grodziskie Beer
    East End Brewing Company
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • SILVER – Got Beer
    BJ’s Restaurants & Brewhouse
    Huntington Beach, California
  • BRONZE – Robotic Bees
    Launch Pad Brewery
    Aurora, Colorado

Sour

  • GOLD – The Laurentian Series: Lake Michigan Honey Cuvée
    Speciation Artisan Ales
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • SILVER – Wilde Moon
    Oxbow Brewing Company
    Newcastle, Maine
  • BRONZE – Many Hands
    Wise Man Brewing
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Barrel-Aged

  • GOLD – Cellar Cuvée 1
    Jackie O’s Brewery
    Athens, Ohio
  • SILVER – Bourbon-aged Honey Meade Lager
    St. George Brewing Co
    Hampton, Virginia
  • BRONZE – Queens Farmhouse
    Big aLICe Brewing Company
    Long Island City, New York

Cider

  • GOLD – Honey Baby
    Shoal Hope Ciderworks
    Provincetown, Masssachusetts
  • SILVER – Idunn’s Cyser
    Williamson Mead and Brewing
    Bakersfield, California

Other

  • GOLD – It’s Always Honey In Lithuania
    Sahale Ale Works
    Grafton, Wisconsin
  • SILVER – Effloresce
    Oxbow Brewing Company
    Newcastle, Maine
  • BRONZE – Winter Warmer
    Intermission Beer Company
    Glen Allen, Virginia

Hard Seltzer

  • GOLD – Viva Peach
    Grind City Brewing Company
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • SILVER – Viva Hard Seltzer
    Grind City Brewing Company
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • BRONZE – Strawberry Surprise
    Williamson Mead and Brewing
    Bakersfield, California

Design

  • GOLD – The Bees Made Honey
    Widowmaker Brewing
    Braintree, Massachusetts
  • SILVER – Bee Cave
    Vista Brewing
    Driftwood, Texas
  • BRONZE – Honey Ale
    Kraemer & Kin
    Grand Isle, Vermont

Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2021 Honey Beer Competition

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