Texas Brewers Represent at 2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship

The 2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship was held recently, and Texas breweries definitely made a strong showing.  This blind tasting event features judges and entries from all over the world, but all of the breweries chosen for Top 10 awards were from the U.S.

Two of the top 10 breweries were from Texas; second place went to Lakewood Brewing (Garland), and 8th place went to Pedernales Brewing (Fredericksburg). These rankings were based off of overall points for each brewery with first place votes receiving 10 points, second place received 5, third received 3, fourth received 2, and fifth received 1 point.

Here are the other Texas winners from the 2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship.  Visit the website for full results.  

Golden or Blonde Ale:

Silver- Hijack, Infamous Brewing

English Pale Ale:

Bronze- Royal Scandal, Peticolas Brewing

ESB:

Bronze- Public Ale, Community Beer

Brown Porter:

Gold- Mission Control, 8th Wonder Brewery

American Stout:

Silver- Big Mistake Stout, Cobra Brewing

Cream Stout:

Gold- Chocolate Stout, Shannon Brewing

Barley Wine:

Silver-Sledge Hammer, Peticolas Brewing

Scottish Ale:

Gold- Scotch Ale, Guadalupe Brewing

Silver- Great Scot!, Peticolas Brewing

Irish Red Ale:

Bronze-Irish Goodbye, Peticolas Brewing

Imperial Red Ale:

Bronze-Velvet Hammer, Peticolas Brewing

German Wheat:

Gold-Lobo Krystall Weizen, Pedernales Brewing

French/Belgian Saison:

Silver- Till & Toll, Lakewood Brewing

Belgian Tripel:

Gold- Saint Dymphna, Lakewood Brewing

Belgian Quadrupel:

Silver- Inspiration, Community Beer

Marzen / Oktoberfest:

Gold- Lobo Oktoberfest, Pedernales Brewing

Silver- Lakewood Lager, Lakewood Brewing

American Wheat:

Silver- Rock Ryder, Lakewood Brewing

Vegetable Beer:

Gold- Pumpkin Texas Honey Ale, Guadalupe Brewing

Bronze-Menger 32, Branchline Brewing

Rye / Roggen Beer:

Bronze- Woodcutter Rye IPA, Branchline Brewing

Smoked / Rauch Beer:

Silver- Visionary 2015, Rahr & Sons

Special; Aged Beer:

Bronze- Brado’s Cute, Lakewood Brewing

 

Danny Laurel

I've lived in Texas all my life and can't express how much I love this state. I found that I was enjoying these amazing bbq spots and drinking fantastic Texas-made beer and wanted my buddies and I to be able to share them with our readers.

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