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U.S. Open Beer Championship Awards 22 Medals to Oregon Breweries

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The U.S. Open Beer Championship has announced this year’s Grand National Champion and Medal Winners. Oregon breweries won 22 medals in this unique competition that allows award-winning homebrewers to enter beers judged alongside professional brewers. Breweries from Vermont to Vietnam entered more than 6,000 beers in over 100 different styles, with judges from England, Canada and the U.S.

The Oregon medal winning brewers and beers were compiled by John Lovegrove for The New School and are as follows:

By Medal

Beer

Style

Brewery

Gold Dire Wolf IPA Triple IPA Alameda Brewing 1
Gold Shredder’s Wheat American Wheat Dark Barley Brown’s Brewpub 1
Gold Keg Nog American Barley Wine Burnside Brewing 1
Gold Caldera Rauch Ur Bock Smoked / Rauch Beer Caldera Brewing 1
Gold Capella Porter Brown Porter Ecliptic Brewing 1
Gold Spectra Hoppy Pilsner Kellerbier or Zwickelbier Ecliptic Brewing 1
Gold Oort Imperial Stout Wood/Barrel-Aged Strong Stout Ecliptic Brewing 1
Gold Session Cerveza International Style Pilsner Full Sail Brewing 1
Gold Winter Coat Strong/Imperial Brown Ale StormBreaker Brewing 1
Silver Caldera Pilot Rock Porter Robust Porter Caldera Brewing 1
Silver Mirror Mirror Wood/Barrel-Aged Barley Wine Deschutes Brewery 1
Silver Sessions Premium Lager American Premium Lager Full Sail Brewing 1
Silver Descender IPA West Coast IPA Goodlife Brewing 1
Silver Phoenix of Flanders Sour/Belgian Lambic Wild Ride Brewing 1
Bronze Twisted Whisker Scotch Ale Strong Scottish Ale Barley Brown’s Brewpub 1
Bronze Turmoil American-Style Black Ale Barley Brown’s Brewpub 1
Bronze Hand Truck Pale Ale International Style Pale Ale Barley Browns Brewpub 1
Bronze Classic IPA American Strong Pale Ale Full Sail Brewing 1
Bronze Session Wheat American Specialty Wheat Full Sail Brewing 1
Bronze Little Bull American Stout Mt. Tabor Brewing 1
Bronze Honey Kolsch Honey Beer Rogue Ales 1
Bronze Pumpkin Pedaler Pumpkin StormBreaker Brewing 1
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By Brewery

Gold Dire Wolf IPA Triple IPA Alameda Brewing 1
Gold Shredder’s Wheat American Wheat Dark Barley Brown’s Brewpub 1
Bronze Twisted Whisker Scotch Ale Strong Scottish Ale Barley Brown’s Brewpub 1
Bronze Turmoil American-Style Black Ale Barley Brown’s Brewpub 1
Bronze Hand Truck Pale Ale International Style Pale Ale Barley Browns Brewpub 1
Gold Keg Nog American Barley Wine Burnside Brewing 1
Gold Caldera Rauch Ur Bock Smoked / Rauch Beer Caldera Brewing 1
Silver Caldera Pilot Rock Porter Robust Porter Caldera Brewing 1
Silver Mirror Mirror Wood/Barrel-Aged Barley Wine Deschutes Brewery 1
Gold Capella Porter Brown Porter Ecliptic Brewing 1
Gold Spectra Hoppy Pilsner Kellerbier or Zwickelbier Ecliptic Brewing 1
Gold Oort Imperial Stout Wood/Barrel-Aged Strong Stout Ecliptic Brewing 1
Gold Session Cerveza International Style Pilsner Full Sail Brewing 1
Silver Sessions Premium Lager American Premium Lager Full Sail Brewing 1
Bronze Classic IPA American Strong Pale Ale Full Sail Brewing 1
Bronze Session Wheat American Specialty Wheat Full Sail Brewing 1
Silver Descender IPA West Coast IPA Goodlife Brewing 1
Bronze Little Bull American Stout Mt. Tabor Brewing 1
Bronze Honey Kolsch Honey Beer Rogue Ales 1
Gold Winter Coat Strong/Imperial Brown Ale StormBreaker Brewing 1
Bronze Pumpkin Pedaler Pumpkin StormBreaker Brewing 1
Silver Phoenix of Flanders Sour/Belgian Lambic Wild Ride Brewing 1
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The full U.S. Open Winners List right here.

 

More from the US Beer Open announcement below:

Cherry Street Brewing Co-op of Cumming, GA was named Grand National Champion by winning three gold medals, one silver medal and two bronze medals. Its three gold-medal-winning beers were O.A.S.I.S Imperial Stout, Ta Ta Pilsner and Damebier Maple Strong Ale. Located in Cumming’s Vickery Village, in partnership with Rick Tanner’s Grille & Bar, Cherry Street began as a homebrew club in Fort Collins, CO until Georgia native Nick Tanner returned to his home state. Its name comes from the street in Fort Collins where the initial homebrew club met and brewed. The brewery established its identity by applying cooperative ideals to everyday life, focused on education, community, and sustainability.

Black Tooth Brewing from Sheridan, WY placed second by winning 3 gold medals, a silver medal and a bronze medal.  Their gold medals were awarded to their Black Eagle Porter, Hot Streak IPA and Caught Looking Ale.  Lynnwood Brewing Concern out of Raleigh, NC took home third by winning 3 gold medals and 1 bronze. Their gold medals were for their Hop Sauce IPA, Once You Go Black Ale and Hop on Top Strong Pale Ale.

The U.S. Open Beer Championship is the only major competition to allow winners of the National Hombrewers Association competitions to compete against professional breweries. This year, home brewer Keith Eisel won a silver medal for his “Dream Steam” California Common, while 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; 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.

“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. “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.”

The U.S. Open Beer Championship also “awarded” YMCA Camp Campbell Gard in Hamilton, OH a donation of hundreds of ice packs used to pack and deliver U.S. Open Beer entries.

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 Brewing – 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

Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: SamuraiArtist@NewSchoolBeer.com

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