Colorado breweries collected 15 medals at the recent US Open Beer Championships, according to an announcement Monday.
Held in Oxford, Ohio, judges at the competition evaluated more than 9,000 beers representing 150 styles. That group included several homebrews that went gold at last year’s National Homebrew Competition, organized by the American Homebrewers Association.
The beers made in Colorado earned one gold, seven silver and seven bronze medals. Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co. of Lafayette was the biggest local winner with three medals, followed by Bootstrap Brewing Co., Bent Barley Brewing Co. and Beyond the Mountain Brewing Co., each with two.
The Centennial State dominated the Imperial Red Ale category, with Bootstrap’s Wreak Havoc taking gold and Raices Brewing Co.’s Furia taking silver.
See the local winners of the US Open Beer Championship below and visit the competition website for the full list of medal-winning beers.
Imperial Red Ale – Wreak havoc, Bootstrap BrewingLongmont
American Style Fruit Beer (Orange) – Blood Orange Wheat, Peak View Brewing Co.town of greenwood
American Style Fruit Beer (Pineapple) – Chillax, Bootstrap Brewing Co.Longmont
Bohemian Pilsner – Czech Pils, Bent Barley Brewing Company.dawn
Beer from Chile – Ring Oh! Fire, Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co.Lafayette
German Kölsch – Klaus Kölsch, Beyond Mountain Brewing Co.Rock
Imperial Red Ale – Fury, Roots Brewing Co.Denver
International Style Pale Ale – Cold Snap Brewing, Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co.Lafayette
American Style Black Ale – Black IPA, Bent Barley Brewing Company.dawn
American Style Fruit Beer (Passion Fruit) – Maracuyá Yum Yum, denver beer companyDenver
Historic Beer – Angry Banjo, Verboten Brewing and Barrel ProjectLand of dreams
Imperial NE IPA – Headspin, Beyond Mountain Brewing Co.stone
Imperial Porter – Escape Velocity, Launch Pad Brewerydawn
Non-Alcoholic Beer with Fruits and Spices – Grainwave Belgian Style White, Ceria Brewing Company.Arvada
Peanut Butter Beer – Peanut Butter Porter, Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co.Lafayette
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