brewtally insane broncos

Thank You From Brewtally Insane – Post 1,000!

I was messing around the website today and realized we were 1 post away from post #1,000. I took a moment to think about it and I gotta admit, I was both proud and grateful for the support we’ve received over the years. When I fired up this website 4+ years ago, I had no idea what it would become. Over the years, “me” and “I” turned into “us” and “we”, allowing me to build a great Team of like-minded beer writers and friends. Along the way, the website has introduced us to some amazing people, given us the opportunity to sample some incredible beers and made for a great excuse to travel all over in support of the craft beer scene.

For that, a giant Thank You to the brewers, the breweries, the reps, the beer buyers, the bartenders, and most importantly, to you, our readers. We truly appreciate it.

I also thought it was the perfect opportunity to share an excerpt from the letter we recently received from the Denver Make-A-Wish Foundation. For those that remember, we held a fundraiser and raffle to benefit them back in December, helping to raise $5248.13 for charity. I wanted to share a few lines from that and love that we were able to make this happen.

How lucky we are to have you helping us grant wishes for Colorado children! Thank you for your fundraising efforts on our behalf and for donations totaling $5,248.13. We are deeply grateful for your support. These donations will help us grant the wish of five year-old Joelyna with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Her wish is to go to Disney World to see as many princesses as she can, especially Rapunzel. Hers is just one of hundreds of wishes we grant to local children every year at Make-A-Wish.

Your gifts have made a huge difference in the lives of children and their families, and we are grateful for your ongoing dedication to our cause.

Again, Thank You very much for your support to us and to local craft beer. Cheers!

By: Mark Robinson

nighthawk funk and farm fest

Weekend Beer Buzz 05/26/2016

It’s Memorial Day Weekend. Time to fire up the grill, throw back a few brews and remember those that have served this great country.

There’s a solid lineup of beer events coming up. Anniversary parties at River North and 4 Noses, more chances to support The Brewtography Project, a Farmer’s Market at Station 26, Funk & Farm Fest at Nighthawk, great bottle releases and more.

Details below. Have fun!

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Looks like it’s Parry’s Pizza for lunch on Thursday. They’ll tap a keg of Pliny the Elder at 11 AM. Parry’s Pizza – Highlands Ranch is located at: 9567 S University Blvd.

Great Divide will host Dustin Hall and The Brewtography Project on Thursday evening. For just $20, you’ll get a Speigelau Great Divide glass with a pour of ’15 BA Old Ruffian (or other beer on tap), plus an 8×10 signed by Hall.

brewtography project

They’ll also have a photo booth set up and you’ll be able to meet Dustin and support his ongoing Kickstarter campaign. Get all your details HERE. The Great Divide Barrel Bar is located at: 1812 35th St, Denver, CO.

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Congrats to 4 Noses Brewing on their 2nd Anniversary! They’re celebrating with 4 days of tappings, music, food and fun. Here’s the schedule:

**Friday May 27th, 12pm to 12am:**
 -2nd Anniversary Double IPA Release and Multiple Cask Tappings
 -Tony Guacamole Food Truck
 -DJ from 7pm-11pm

**Saturday May 28th, 11am to 12am**
 -Experimental and Barrel Aged Beer Releases
 -Pig Roast
 -Live Music from 3pm-6pm

**Sunday May 29th, 11am to 12pm**
-Experimental and Barrel Aged Releases
-Crepes and Beermosas Brunch from 11-1
-Burgerchief Food Truck from 1-10
-Live Music from 3pm-6pm

**Monday May 30th, from 12am to 9pm**
 -Experimental and Pilot Beer Releases
 -Chuey Fu’s Latin-Asian Fusion Food Truck

4 Noses Brewing is located at: 8855 W 116 Cir, Ste 4, Broomfield, CO.

Our friends at River North Brewery will celebrate their 4th Anniversary this weekend. Better late than never. Head over for the release of their Anniversary Ale – Saison aged in Cocktail Barrels. Just 75 cases and $10 / 375 mL. It’ll also be pouring on draft, along with other treats and vintage goodies. No tickets, just come hang out and enjoy. River North Brewery is located at: 6021 Washington St, Unit A, Denver, CO.

Cruise over to Dry Dock on Friday at 3 PM when they tap a firkin of Strawberry Honey Maibock. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Nighthawk Brewing will host a Funk & Farm Beer Fest on Saturday afternoon. This is an invitational event, featuring some of the state’s finest funk-forward brewers. In addition to Nighthawk, look for Atom, Black Project, Crooked Stave, TRiNiTY, Our Mutual Friend, Odd13 and more. Tickets include glassware, cheese and beer and run $35 – $45.

nighthawk funk and farm fest

Come join us! Nighthawk Brewing is located at: 2780 Industrial Ln, Broomfield, CO.

Call to Arms is ready for another round of Day Drinking on Saturday. Pack up the car, grab your lawn chairs and head over for lawn games, cold brews and (cross your fingers) great weather. Call to Arms Brewing is located at: 4526 Tennyson St, Denver, CO.

Copper Kettle will release their latest batch of Sobremesa on Saturday at Noon. This is their English Strong Ale with lime and agave aged in Tequila Barrels.

ckbc sobremesa

Grab a pour on draft and be sure to snag some 22oz. bombers to go. Copper Kettle Brewing is located at: 1338 S Valentia St #101, Denver, CO 80247.

Up at Dry Dock – North Dock, they’ll tap a firkin of Cherry Amber on Saturday at Noon. Pick up a crowler, throw some cornhole or hit up the new disc golf course out back. The Canoe Room at North Dock is located at: 2801 Tower Rd, Aurora, CO 80011.

Station 26 will host a brewery farmers market on Saturday afternoon. They’ve lined up a variety of awesome local merchants, including Chocolate Lab, Stapleton Roasters, Happy Leaf Kombucha, Tonix Denver and others who’ll be set up for your shopping and sampling pleasure. Grab a cold brew and enjoy the local craft scene.

libations and provisions, station 26

Libations & Provisions dates have been set for the last Saturday of the month for the next 6 months. Details HERE. Station 26 Brewing Co. is located at: 7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80207.

Read more »

beer hunter's report

Beer Hunter’s Report 05/25/2016

Every week, Scott puts his ear to the bottle, takes to the streets and seeks out all the new brews hitting the better bottle shops around town. You’ll find his Beer Hunter’s Report posted here every Wednesday. Any last-minute additions can be found in Thursday’s Weekend Beer Buzz.

  • Pipeworks is dropping hard this week; Cherry Truffle Abduction (it’s aliens), Attack of the Devil’s Lettuce Coffee IPA and Glaucus Belgian Style IPA. Plus the return of Lizard King and Ninja vs. Unicorn.
  • Pliny started hitting last week, and more is hitting this week. Make sure to hoard all you can, loser.
  • Dry Dock Sour Apricot in cans! Let Summer begin.
  • Almanac Tropical Platypus brewed in celebration of City Beer Store’s (San Fran) 10th Anniversary, which has a platypus as a mascot. I don’t make this shit up.
  • Jolly Pumpkin Inicios Nuevos and La Roja du Kriek are both hitting shelves.
  • Stillwater Artisanal Super Hop. To the hip, hip hop, and you don’t stop, a rock it; To the bang bang boogie, say, up jump the boogie, To the rhythm of the boogie, the beat.
  • Anchorage Anadromous Black Sour Ale is back. Is this beer a male or a female? Oh wait, wrong word…
  • Ska Hop Ivy All Colorado Ale in cans y’all!
  • Look soon for Fat Tire and Friends Collaboration Pack includes friends like HUB, Avery, Firestone Walker, Allagash and Rhinegeist. With friends like these, who needs Fat Tire. Wait, what?
  • As early as next week, look for The Bruery Share This: Coffee. All the coffee beers.
  • Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee should hit mid-June. Don’t forget to put a merkin on your stickee monkee.

By: Scott Steigerwald

acbw 16

Weekend Beer Buzz: American Craft Beer Week Edition 05/19/2016

American Craft Beer Week is in full swing and there’s a ton of great events on the horizon as the weekend draws ever closer. Anniversary parties, bottle releases, firkins and even more chances to support The Brewtography Project.

The weather’s looking good, so get out and enjoy.

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

  • Firkin Tapping, Dry Dock Brewing, Aurora, CO, Noon

Dry Dock’s got several tasty firkins set to tap throughout American Craft Beer Week. On Thursday, look for Mango Black Tea Brett Saison. This was brewed with the Rock Hoppers Homebrew Club. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.

A big shoutout to our friends at Strange Craft, who turn 6 this week! Head over on Thursday for a firkin of Super Kriek, raffles, live music and the release of Dr. Strangelove in 22oz. bombers. Tell them Happy Birthday and you’ll be treated to a 5 oz. pour. We love Strange and wish them continued success.

strange craft 6th anniversary

Come back on Friday for the release of Barrel-Aged 1000 Barrels Imperial IPA. On Saturday, look for a firkin of Maibock in Bloom. Live music will be featured throughout the weekend. Strange Craft is located at: 1330 Zuni St, Unit M, Denver, CO.

Head to Dry Dock on Thursday evening for a fundraiser to support Colon Cancer Awareness. Beers For Rears will feature $5 beers and $2 raffle tickets. All proceeds will benefit the Colon Cancer Alliance. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.

One Beer. Fifty States. Get in on the toast to local craft beer enthusiast Paul Ogg and help his battle against lymphoma. Paul has worked as a GABF steward, teaches at the Colorado School of Mines and has shared many a great beer during countless bottle shares. The Imperial Brown Porter, named the Biggest Small Beer Ever, highlights the tremendous spirit of our craft beer community. Stop by and raise a glass on Thursday. Toast to be held at 6 PM. Declaration Brewing is located at: 2030 S Cherokee St, Denver, CO.

  • Food & Beer Pairing, Call to Arms Brewing, Denver, CO, 6 – 9 PM

Call to Arms will host Hops & Pie, The Real Dill and The Colorado Brewers Guild on Thursday evening for a fun food and beer pairing. Guests will enjoy three CtA brews – Maibock, Kuit and Vienna Lager, a sandwich with scratch-made kielbasa and green apple / bacon slaw on a roll a side of German-style “tater” salad and a pickle.

brewtography project

Proceeds will benefit The Brewtography Project. Each guest will receive a signed 8×10 print signed by Dustin Hall from The Brewtography Project. A VIP option is also available which includes a Colorado Brewers Guild t-shirt and a glass with a full pour. A photo booth will be on-site as well. Tickets start at $25, but go up to $30 at the door. Details and ticket info can be found HERE. Call to Arms is located at: 4526 Tennyson St, Denver, CO.

Freshcraft has some Avery goodies set to tap on Thursday evening. Head over for a 4-year vertical of Samaels! If you’re coming to Boulder, be sure to reserve your seat on Hop One! Details HERE. 7 PM tapping at Freshcraft. They’re located at: 1530 Blake St, Unit A, Denver, CO.

Friday, May 20th, 2016

  • Honeyman X Tapping, Comrade Brewing, Denver, CO, Noon

Comrade will release Honeyman X on Friday. The newest release in their Honeyman series features Cascade, Citra, Centennial and Chinook hops. Comrade Brewing is located at: 7667 E Iliff Ave, Suite F, Denver, CO 80231.

Wit’s End aged their Ambition Coffee Stout in a Deerhammer Whiskey Barrel. Head over on Friday at 2 PM for the tapping of this special brew. The first 10 through the door will have the chance to purchase a growler or 40 to-go. Wit’s End is located at: 2505 W 2nd Ave, Denver, CO.

  • Firkin Friday, Dry Dock Brewing, Aurora, CO, 3 PM

On Friday at 3 PM, Dry Dock will tap a firkin of Tequila Lime Aurora Ale. This new brew was made in conjunction with the Aurora City Brew Club. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.

Freshcraft will tap some most excellent brews from Melvin on Friday. Actually, we don’t have a clue what they’ll be tapping, but it’s from Melvin… What the hell else do you need to know? Get over there. 7 PM tapping. Freshcraft is located at: 1530 Blake St, Unit A, Denver, CO.

Copper Kettle’s teaming up with Tender Belly on Friday for a beer and bacon pairing. Yeah, that’s right. This is why I beer. $25 gets you a 4-course pairing. Look for: Signature Tender Belly Bacon, Habanero Bacon, Applewood Double Smoked Bacon, and Pepper Hickory Smoked Bacon. For once, beer is not the center of attention. It’s so beautiful, I might buy two tickets. Grab yours HERE. Copper Kettle Brewing Company is located at: 1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver, CO.

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Kick things off early on Saturday up at Dry Dock – North Dock with the Big John Fire Engine Fundraiser. Head up for a disc golf tournament, chili cookoff, snow cones and the release of their Big John Ale. Special firkin tapping at Noon of Bourbon French Toast Vanilla Porter. The Canoe Room at North Dock is located at: 2801 Tower Rd, Aurora, CO 80011.

Congrats to Chris and the gang at Odyssey Beerwerks on their 3rd Anniversary! Come out on Saturday to raise a glass and have some fun. Look for live music, giveaways, a photo booth, food trucks, 4 special tappings, plus 4 Barrel-Aged Bomber releases. The party kicks off at Noon. Odyssey Beerwerks is located at: 5535 W 56th Ave, Ste 107, Arvada, CO.

Platt Park will host a bottle release on Saturday at Noon. Head over to score a bottle or two of their Watermelon Berliner Weisse. Only 100 bottles to go around, limit of 2 / person. They’ll also have a limited amount on tap. Platt Park Brewing is located at: 1875 S Pearl St, Denver, CO.

Head to Hops & Pie on Saturday for another edition of the Littlest Big Beer Fest. This round will feature Westbound & Down Brewery from Idaho Springs. They’ll tap Denver Pils, Poperinge Pale Ale, Westbound Double IPA, General Macarthur’s Scotch Ales, Belgian Pale Ale and Colorado Pale Ale. The fun kicks off at Noon. Hops & Pie is located at: 3920 Tennyson St, Denver, CO.

On Saturday, FERMÆNTRA will host their first bottled beer release. Erinyes is a Brett Beer aged on Cranberries and Oak. Limit of 5oo bottles, $7 / each, limit of 4 / person. They’ll also have a limited amount on tap. FERMÆNTRA is located at: 1715 E Evans Ave, Denver, CO.

Copper Kettle’s new cans (IPA and Milk Stout) have been delayed. Rather than deprive you of any delicious craft beer, Copper Kettle’s digging into the cellar to share something special. Their Oud Bruin was brewed way back in December 2014 and has been aging away ever since. Head over for a little funk and relax with a food truck and local live music. Copper Kettle Brewing Company is located at: 1338 S Valentia St, Ste 100, Denver, CO.

The Mighty Beer Run will hit River North on Saturday. Hit the pavement and earn your brews as you make your way to Mockery, Ratio, Great Divide and Beryl’s. Grab all the details and register HERE.

On Saturday, Dry Dock – North Dock will tap a firkin of Bourbon French Toast Vanilla Porter. This decadent brew was created with the help of The Fermentologists. Tapping set for Noon. The Canoe Room at North Dock is located at: 2801 Tower Rd, Aurora, CO 80011.

The Upslope Get Down returns on Saturday. Head over to the brewery as they welcome 13 bands to 3 stages, backed up by loads of Upslope brews and your favorite local food trucks.

upslope get down

This is both free and family friendly. But please, no pets. A full schedule, beer packages and a VIP option can be purchased HERE. Upslope Brewing is located at: 1898 S Flatiron Ct, Boulder, CO. Read more »

beer hunter's report

Beer Hunter’s Report 05/18/2016

Every week, Scott puts his ear to the bottle, takes to the streets and seeks out all the new brews hitting the better bottle shops around town. You’ll find his Beer Hunter’s Report posted here every Wednesday. Any last-minute additions can be found in Thursday’s Weekend Beer Buzz.

  • Birthday Bomb for Prairie’s 3rd birthday. Bomb with caramel added. Yum!
  • Oakshire Save the Bee and Hellshire VI, hitting now!
  • TRVE Ostara. Ostara is one of 8 neopagan sabbats, or holidays, that make up the Wheel of the Year. #TheMoreYouKnow
  • Almanac Tangerine de Brettaville…yep.
  • Dry Dock Sour Apricot in cans! F yeah holmes!
  • Samuel Adams Rebel Raw Double IPA, drink fresh, this beer will explode in 30 days.

By: Scott Steigerwald

brewtography project

Weekend Beer Buzz 05/12/2016

Plenty of great events lined up for this weekend. Dustin Hall’s launching his Kickstarter for The Brewtography Project on Friday at Baere Brewing. Get ready for some great pairings, tappings and events all month-long to get his book off the ground. Dustin does some truly amazing work and needs to be on your radar. Show him some love and let’s help make this book a reality.

Also, please raise a glass to 38 State, Elevation and Colorado Plus this weekend. All are celebrating anniversaries on Saturday and have plenty of great brews to help keep you hydrated.

Here’s the rest of your Weekend Beer Buzz. Have fun out there.

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Station 26 will launch Lemon Basil Pale on Thursday at the brewery. Station 26 Brewing Co. is located at: 7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80207.

Upslope Brewing will release Vol. 8 in their Lee Hill Series on Thursday evening. This one’s a Dry-Hopped Wild Ale that’ll be sold in 19.2 oz cans for $10 / each. Limit of 6 / person. Prices go up after the party, so don’t miss out. Upslope – Lee Hill is located at: 1501 Lee Hill Dr, Boulder, CO.

This is a discussion on IPAs by Cannonball Creek, Call to Arms, TRVE, Ratio and Station 26, that looks at each brewery’s approach to making the style. Special for the event, each brewery made an IPA using Amarillo, Centennial and Citra hops. You’ll have the opportunity to sample each one and not just taste, but learn why each one is different.

possible worlds

Possible Worlds will offer unique insights into each brewery and give you a greater understanding of craft beer, IPAs and the art behind brewing. Learn more on the official Event Page.

Black Shirt Brewing’s teaming up with Vinyl Me, Please, for a series of monthly vinyl reissues and listening parties called The Spins. Vinyl Me, Please is a local company reissuing classic recordings on record. Check them out and get your subscription started today. On Thursday, head to Black Shirt for and enjoy the sounds of Weezer’s Pinkerton, complete with album giveaways and beer specials. Black Shirt Brewing is located at: 3719 Walnut St, Denver, CO.

Copper Kettle’s monthly beer & cheese pairing returns on Thursday evening.  4 cheeses, 4 beers, fresh bread and fruit for just $20. Get on it. These delicious pairings will give you a better understanding of the complex relationships that exist between beer and different foods.

ckbc beer and cheese

This monthly event is led by the Copper Kettle staff and one of the cheesemongers from The Truffle Cheese Shop.  7:00 – 8:30 PM, reserve your tickets HERE. Copper Kettle Brewing Company is located at: 1338 S Valentia St, #100, Denver, CO 80247.

Friday, May 13th, 2016

  • Menu Update, Comrade Brewing, Denver, CO, Noon

Comrade will release Equinox Smash on Friday at the brewery. This is a Single-Hopped Pale Ale featuring Equinox hops. Tropical notes and a moderate 6% ABV, 20 IBUs. Get on it. Comrade Brewing is located at: 7667 E Iliff Ave, Suite F, Denver, CO 80231.

Finn’s Manor will tap their collab with Cerebral Brewing on Friday at 2 PM. Shotgun Diplomacy is a 8.1% ABV, 87 IBU Unfiltered Double IPA hopped with Hull Melon, Azacca, Nelson Sauvin and Hallertau Blanc. 2 PM tapping on Friday. Cerebral will tap their kegs on Saturday. Finn’s Manor is located at: 2927 Larimer St, Denver, CO.

Firkin Friday at Dry Dock means Grapefruit Elderflower Session Wheat IPA. That’s a mouthful and a great way to wrap up the week. Tapping set for Friday at 3 PM. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.

Our friend Dustin Hall of The Brewtography Project will launch his Kickstarter campaign on Friday at 6 PM. Head over to Baere Brewing for a special beer, cheese and pickle pairing with The Real Dill and Tony’s Market. Special tappings include C3IPA – classic American IPA, and Lens Cap – Barrel-Aged Dark Sour.

brewtography project

This is the first in a series of events that’ll highlight Dustin’s work and get his amazing coffee table book off the ground and into your hands. Details and ticket info HERE. Baere Brewing is located at: 320 Broadway, Ste E, Denver, CO.

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

Ostara will release at TRVE on Saturday at Noon. This one’s a Golden Sour Ale with dandelion, lemongrass and lemon peel.

trve ostara

TRVE Brewing is located at: 227 Broadway #101, Denver, CO.

Read more »

beer hunter's report

Beer Hunter’s Report 05/11/2016

Every week, Scott puts his ear to the bottle, takes to the streets and seeks out all the new brews hitting the better bottle shops around town. You’ll find his Beer Hunter’s Report posted here every Wednesday. Any last-minute additions can be found in Thursday’s Weekend Beer Buzz.

  • Walez have been spotted!
  • Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze Golden Blend
  • Tilquin Oude Gueuze and Stout Rullquin
  • Brasserie de Blaugies La Moneuse
  • Cantillon is not hitting stores, but look for some at your favorite beer bars across town.
  • Some Pipeworks cans returning
  • Some Almanac stuff also returning (Hoppy Sour EquinoxFarmer’s Reserve Strawberry)
  • Some Evil Twin cans (Wet DreamMolotov LiteNo Hero)
  • Crooked Stave Petite Sour Blueberry
  • Avery Callipygian is hitting wider distro this week, for reals.
  • Oskar Blues Chubna is also hitting wider distro. Don’t sleep on this one.
  • Fremont Shine Pilsner
  • Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
  • Check back for more updates, especially in the Weekend Beer Buzz!

By: Scott Steigerwald

world beer cup banner

World Beer Cup Winners Announced – Colorado Stands Tall

Last night was a big one in the beer world. After a week in Philly for the Craft Brewer’s Conference, it was time for the World Beer Cup (WBC). Held every other year in a different city, this international competition is THE beer awards event. Think of GABF as the Super Bowl and WBC as the Olympics. A bigger stage, more competitors and even more bragging rights.

The Brewers Association said 2016 was the largest WBC ever: “This edition of the World Beer Cup saw 6,596 beers from 1,907 breweries representing 55 countries—a 38.5 percent increase in the number of entries from the 2014 World Beer Cup, which had 4,754 entries.”

In all, 287 awards went to 253 breweries. 225 breweries took home an award, with 22 taking home 2 awards and only 6 taking home 3. A few of those came from Colorado, with Dry Dock, Left Hand, 12Degree, Manitou and Aspen all bringing home a pair.

We spent our evening streaming WBC from The Brewing Network and rooting on our Colorado brewers. They didn’t disappoint, bringing home 37 medals and even the title of Small Brewpub Champion, captured by 12Degree from Louisville. That’s HUGE and we couldn’t be happier for our great state of craft beer.

Also, it’s worth mentioning that Vietnam’s Pasteur Street Brewing landed  Gold for their Chocolate Stout. Pasteur Street was founded by former Upslope Head Brewer Alex Violette. Congrats to them.

Here’s the entire list of winners.

world beer cup 2016

Category: 1 American-Style Wheat Beer – 28 Entries

Gold: Whammy Bar Wheat, Amplified Ale Works, San Diego, CA
Silver: Whacked Out Wheat, Telluride Brewing Co., Telluride, CO
Bronze: Flash Bang, Excel Brewing Co., Breese, IL

Category: 2 American-Style Wheat Beer with Yeast – 39 Entries

Gold: Fuzztail, Sunriver Brewing, Sunriver, OR
Silver: Haybag Hefeweizen, Philipsburg Brewing Co., Philipsburg, MT
Bronze: Lost Meridian Wit, Base Camp Brewing Co., Portland, OR

Category: 3 Fruit Beer – 77 Entries

Gold: Shady Spot, Susquehanna Brewing Co., Pittston, PA
Silver: Razz Against the Machine, Little Machine, Denver, CO
Bronze: That Guava Beer, Legacy Brewing Co., Oceanside, CA

Category: 4 Fruit Wheat Beer – 46 Entries

Gold: First Peach Ale, Blue Moon Brewing Co., Golden, CO
Silver: Mr. Pineapple, SanTan Brewing Co., Chandler, AZ
Bronze: Raspberry Wheat Beer, Meantime Brewing Co., London, United Kingdom

Category: 5 Belgian-Style Fruit Beer – 58 Entries

Gold: Rosetta, Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY
Silver: Coal Kriek, Gravity Brewing, Louisville, CO
Bronze: Sunken City, Insight Brewing Co., Minneapolis, MN

Category: 6 Pumpkin Beer – 25 Entries

Gold: Pump Action Imperial Pumpkin Ale, 4 Noses Brewing Co., Broomfield, CO
Silver: Tributary Jacques, Tributary Brewing Co., Kittery, ME
Bronze: Pumpkin Down, Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits – Scripps Ranch, San Diego, CA

Category: 7 Field Beer – 57 Entries

Gold: Ponce, Quest Brewing Co., Greenville, SC
Silver: Coconut Delight, Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery, Goochland, VA
Bronze: Cranberry Beet Wild Night, Swamp Head Brewery, Gainesville, FL

Category: 8 Chili Beer – 58 Entries

Gold: Yellow Fever, Comrade Brewing Co., Denver, CO
Silver: Hellcat, Fort George Brewery + Public House, Astoria, OR
Bronze: Thunder Axe, Brew Hub, Lakeland, FL

Category: 9 Herb and Spice Beer – 129 Entries

Gold: Sakura Mankai Lager, Chateau Kamiya Ushiku Brewery, Ushiku, Japan
Silver: Squatters Bumper Crop Honey Ale, Squatters Pub Brewery, Salt Lake City, UT
Bronze: Vanilla Bean Buffalo Sweat, Tallgrass Brewing Co., Manhattan, KS

Category: 10 Chocolate Beer – 80 Entries

Gold: Pasteur Street Cyclo Stout, Pasteur Street Brewing Co., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Silver: Airporter Chocolate Porter, Marin Brewing Co., Larkspur, CA
Bronze: Kerplunk! Imperial Chocolate Stout, Spring House Brewing Co., Lancaster, PA

Category: 11 Coffee Beer – 154 Entries

Gold: Mocha Machine, Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, Long Beach, CA
Silver: Overload Stout, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant – West Chester, West Chester, PA
Bronze: Portola Breakfast Stout, Tustin Brewing Co., Tustin, CA

Category: 12 Specialty Beer – 60 Entries

Gold: Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, Funky Buddha Brewery, Oakland Park, FL
Silver: Maple Tripple Ale, Lawson’s Finest Liquids, Warren, VT
Bronze: Nut Smasher, Willoughby Brewing Co., Willoughby, OH

Category: 13 Rye Beer – 54 Entries

Gold: Rye Dawn, Breakwater Brewing Co., Oceanside, CA
Silver: Grimlock, Loowit Brewing Co., Vancouver, WA
Bronze: Uncle Dave’s Rye IPA, Discretion Brewing, Soquel, CA

Category: 14 Honey Beer – 55 Entries

Gold: Honey Chamomile Wheat, Nexus Brewery, Albuquerque, NM
Silver: Cross-Pollination, Magic Rock Brewing, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Bronze: Long Sun Brewing Honey Beer, Long Sun Brewing, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Category: 15 Session Beer – 34 Entries

Gold: Otra Vez, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Mills River, NC
Silver: La Fete, 7venth Sun Brewery, Dunedin, FL
Bronze: Golden Dragon, Ise Kadoya Brewery, Ise, Japan

Category: 16 Session India Pale Ale – 111 Entries

Gold: Little Secret, Triptych Brewing, Savoy, IL
Silver: Down to Earth, 21st Amendment Brewery, San Leandro, CA
Bronze: Eternal, Northern Monk Brew Co., Leeds, United Kingdom

Category: 17 Other Strong Beer – 47 Entries

Gold: Brilliant, 10 Barrel Brewing Co., Bend, OR
Silver: Laissez-Faire, Monday Night Brewing, Atlanta, GA
Bronze: Winter Woman, Revolution Brewing Brewpub, Chicago, IL

Category: 18 Experimental Beer – 86 Entries

Gold: Arima Japan Ale, Konishi Brewing Co., Itami, Japan
Silver: Cerise Mousseux Nouveau, Manitou Brewing Co., Manitou Springs, CO
Bronze: Iwate Kura Beer Oyster Stout, Iwate Kura Beer, Ichinoseki, Japan

Category: 19 Fresh or Wet Hop Ale – 10 Entries

Silver: High Ground IPA, Manitou Brewing Co., Manitou Springs, CO
Bronze: Double Conundrum Imperial Red Fresh Hop, Aspen Brewing Co., Aspen, CO

Category: 20 Historical Beer – 27 Entries

Gold: Archetype Historical IPA, Circle Brewing Co., Austin, TX
Silver: Great Odin’s Beard Oat Ale, Third Street Aleworks, Santa Rosa, CA
Bronze: Dortmunder Adambier, Blue Pants Brewery, Madison, AL

Category: 21 Gluten-Free Beer – 40 Entries

Gold: Glutenberg India Pale Ale, Brasseurs Sans Gluten, Montreal, Canada
Silver: Glutenberg Lapsang d’Automne, Brasseurs Sans Gluten, Montreal, Canada
Bronze: A Dark Night, Departed Soles Brewing Co., Jersey City, NJ

Category: 22 American-Belgo-Style Ale – 61 Entries

Gold: Snowcat White IPA, Rock Bottom – Chicago, Chicago, IL
Silver: Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, Boulevard Brewing Co., Kansas City, MO
Bronze: Salad Days, Pale Fire Brewing Co., Harrisonburg, VA

Category: 23 American-Style Sour Ale – 84 Entries

Gold: Confliction, Sloop Brewing, Elizaville, NY
Silver: Ensorcelled, The Rare Barrel, Berkeley, CA
Bronze: DAM Wild – Hops and Lemon Verbena, Flat Tail Brewing Co., Corvallis, OR

Category: 24 Brett Beer – 70 Entries

Gold: Blushing Star, Liquid Riot Bottling Co., Portland, ME
Silver: Sauvage, NOLA Brewing, New Orleans, LA
Bronze: La Bonte Pear, Wicked Weed Brewing, Asheville, NC

Category: 25 Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer – 66 Entries

Gold: Bourbon Barrel Aged Koffi Porter, La Quinta Brewing Co., Palm Desert, CA
Silver: Rye Robustito, Drake’s Brewing Co., San Leandro, CA
Bronze: Wild Warehouse, Wander Brewing, Bellingham, WA

Category: 26 Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer – 151 Entries

Gold: Bourbon Barrel Aged Jinx Remover, Fall Brewing Co., San Diego, CA
Silver: Omega Point, Olde Hickory Brewery Co., Hickory, NC
Bronze: Samuel Adams Utopias, Boston Beer Co., Boston, MA

Category: 27 Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout – 152 Entries

Gold: A Night to End All Dawns, Kane Brewing, Ocean, NJ
Silver: Darkstar November, Bottle Logic Brewing, Anaheim, CA
Bronze: Ruse, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Richmond, VA

Category: 28 Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer – 115 Entries

Gold: Love Among the Ruins, Thornbridge, Bakewell, United Kingdom
Silver: Days of Creation, Thornbridge, Bakewell, United Kingdom
Bronze: Bramble On Rose, Toolbox Brewing Co., Vista, CA

Category: 29 Aged Beer – 40 Entries

Gold: Nine-Tailed Fox, Nasu Kohgen Beer Co., Nasumachi, Japan
Silver: Solzhenitsyn, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant – Media, Media, PA
Bronze: 2012 Dr. Strangelove Barleywine, Strange Craft Beer Co., Denver, CO

Category: 30 Kellerbier or Zwickelbier – 69 Entries

Gold: Baumgartner Junghopfenpils, Brauerei Jos. Baumgartner, Schaerding, Austria
Silver: Ulmer Hexensud, Familienbrauerei Bauhoefer, Renchen, Germany
Bronze: Pilsner, Marble Brewery, Albuquerque, NM

Category: 31 Smoke Beer – 79 Entries

Gold: Ashes from the Grave, Monkey Paw Brewing, San Diego, CA
Silver: Breakside Smoked Porter, Breakside Brewery – Pub Brewery, Portland, OR
Bronze: Raucher, Wolverine State Brewing Co., Ann Arbor, MI

Category: 32 Light Lager – 45 Entries

Gold: Miller Lite, Miller Brewing Co., Milwaukee, WI
Silver: Asahi The Dream, Asahi Breweries, Tokyo, Japan
Bronze: Landshark, Margaritaville Brewing Co., Wildwood, MO

Category: 33 International-Style Lager – 103 Entries

Gold: BEER, La Cumbre Brewing Co., Albuquerque, NM
Silver: Amend This!, TAPS Fish House & Brewery – Brea, Brea, CA
Bronze: Wonderstuff, Bauhaus Brew Labs, Minneapolis, MN

Category: 34 Baltic-Style Porter – 44 Entries

Gold: Apogee Baltic Porter, Morgan Territory Brewing, Tracy, CA
Silver: Cobaltic Porter, Bottle Logic Brewing, Anaheim, CA
Bronze: Black Aria Baltic Porter, Mountain Sun Breweries, Denver, CO

Category: 35 German-Style Pilsener – 108 Entries

Gold: Trumer Pils, Trumer Brauerei, Berkeley, CA
Silver: Pilsner, Dry Dock Brewing Co. – South Dock, Aurora, CO
Bronze: Saalfelder Premium, Buergerliches Brauhaus Saalfeld, Saalfeld, Germany

Category: 36 Bohemian-Style Pilsener – 65 Entries

Gold: Duchovni, Medusa Brewing Co., Hudson, MA
Silver: High Plains Pils, Canteen Brewhouse, Albuquerque, NM
Bronze: Pilsner, River Rat Brewery, Columbia, SC

Category: 37 Muenchner-Style Helles – 76 Entries

Gold: Loewenbraeu Original, Loewenbraeu, Muenchen, Germany
Silver: Aktien Hell, ABK Betriebsgesellschaft der Aktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren, Kaufbeuren, Germany
Bronze: Beach Blonde, Crystal Lake Brewing Co., Crystal Lake, IL

Category: 38 Dortmunder/Export or German-Style Oktoberfest – 52 Entries

Gold: Festbier, Muellerbraeu, Pfaffenhofen, Germany
Silver: Tauras Tradicinis, Kalnapilio-Tauro Grupe, Panevezys, Lithuania
Bronze: Eder’s Export, Eder & Heylands Brauerei, Grossostheim, Germany

Category: 39 Vienna-Style Lager – 57 Entries

Gold: Dock Time, Stony Creek Brewery, Branford, CT
Silver: Firebrick, August Schell Brewing Co., New Ulm, MN
Bronze: Puesta del Sol, WeldWerks Brewing Co., Greeley, CO

Category: 40 German-Style Maerzen – 34 Entries

Gold: Hissy Fit Marzen Lager, Bitter Sisters Brewing Co., Addison, TX
Silver: Rhinofest, Lost Rhino Brewing Co., Ashburn, VA
Bronze: Ur-Saalfelder, Buergerliches Brauhaus Saalfeld, Saalfeld, Germany

Category: 41 European-Style Dark/Muenchner Dunkel – 56 Entries

Gold: I Dunkled in My Pants, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. – Arroyo Grande, Santa Barbara, CA Silver: Mother in Lager, Karbach Brewing Co., Houston, TX
Bronze: Yee-Haw Dunkel, Yee-Haw Brewing, Johnson City, TN

Category: 42 German-Style Schwarzbier – 51 Entries

Gold: Schwartz Bier, Devils Backbone Brewing Co. – Outpost, Lexington, VA
Silver: Magnetron Schwarzbier, Metropolitan Brewing, Chicago, IL
Bronze: TAPS Schwarzbier, TAPS Fish House & Brewery – Brea, Brea, CA

Category: 43 German-Style Bock or Maibock – 75 Entries

Gold: Maibock, Stoudts Brewing Co., Adamstown, PA
Silver: Pivo Bublina, Ploughshare Brewing Co., Lincoln, NE
Bronze: Engel Bock Dunkel, Biermanufaktur ENGEL, Crailsheim, Germany

Category: 44 German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock – 53 Entries

Gold: Lucubrator, Occidental Brewing Co., Portland, OR
Silver: Warning Sign, Rockyard Brewing Co., Castle Rock, CO
Bronze: ATOR 20, Brauerei S. Riegele, Augsburg, Germany

Category: 45 American-Style Lager – 82 Entries

Gold: Rainier Lager, Pabst Brewing Co., Los Angeles, CA
Silver: High Life, Miller Brewing Co., Milwaukee, WI
Bronze: Rocket 100, The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co., Austin, TX

Category: 46 American-Style Amber Lager – 59 Entries

Gold: Steam Engine Lager, Steamworks Brewing Co., Durango, CO
Silver: Ringside Red, Boxing Cat Brewery, Shanghai, China
Bronze: Holsteiner, Argus Brewery, Chicago, IL

Category: 47 American-Style Dark Lager – 29 Entries

Gold: Jump Seat Black Lager, Lancaster Brewing Co., Lancaster, PA
Silver: El Moreno, TAPS Fish House & Brewery – Brea, Brea, CA
Bronze: Saint Patrick’s Black, Saint Patrick’s Brewing Co., Littleton, CO

Category: 48 Australian- or International-Style Pale Ale – 84 Entries

Gold: Triumvirate, Reuben’s Brews, Seattle, WA
Silver: Breakside Lunch Break ISA, Breakside Brewery, Milwaukie, OR
Bronze: Bosque IPA, Bosque Brewing Co., Albuquerque, NM

Category: 49 German-Style Koelsch – 75 Entries

Gold: Claritas, Mike Hess Brewing Co. – North Park, San Diego, CA
Silver: Feder Monde, All Rise Brewing Co., Chicago, IL
Bronze: Straub Kolsch, Straub Brewery, St. Marys, PA

Category: 50 German-Style Altbier – 56 Entries

Gold: 90 Shilling, Odell Brewing Co., Fort Collins, CO
Silver: Little Red Cap, Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, Loveland, CO
Bronze: Breakside Will’s Alt, Breakside Brewery – Pub Brewery, Portland, OR

Category: 51 German-Style Sour Ale – 78 Entries

Gold: Volkssekt, Bend Brewing Co., Bend, OR
Silver: Gosebusters, Noble Ale Works, Anaheim, CA
Bronze: Original Ritterguts Gose, Ritterguts Gose, Borna, Germany

Category: 52 South German-Style Hefeweizen – 100 Entries

Gold: Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier, Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan, Freising, Germany
Silver: Premier OB Weizen, Oriental Brewery Co., Icheon-si, South Korea
Bronze: Baumgartner Weisse Hell, Brauerei Jos. Baumgartner, Schaerding, Austria

Category: 53 German-Style Wheat Ale – 62 Entries

Gold: Franziskaner Weissbier Royal, Spaten-Franziskaner-Braeu, Muenchen, Germany
Silver: Weihenstephaner Kristallweissbier, Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan, Freising, Germany
Bronze: Plank Original Hefeweizen, Brauerei Michael Plank, Laaber, Germany

Category: 54 South German-Style Weizenbock – 33 Entries

Gold: Ladenburger Weizenbock Hell, Brauerei Ladenburger, Neuler, Germany
Silver: Plank Heller Weizenbock, Brauerei Michael Plank, Laaber, Germany
Bronze: Plank Dunkler Weizenbock, Brauerei Michael Plank, Laaber, Germany

Category: 55 Belgian-Style Witbier – 78 Entries

Gold: Hoegaarden Wit, Hoegaarden Brewery, Inbev Belgium, Hoegaarden, Belgium
Silver: Gentleman’s Wit, Camden Town Brewery, London, United Kingdom
Bronze: Plum Island White, Newburyport Brewing Co., Newburyport, MA

Category: 56 French & Belgian-Style Saison – 116 Entries

Gold: Classic Saison, Blackberry Farm Brewery, Walland, TN
Silver: La Saison du Tracteur, Microbrasserie Le Trou Du Diable, Shawinigan, Canada
Bronze: Soleil Saison, 12Degree Brewing, Louisville, CO

Category: 57 Belgian- and French-Style Ale – 42 Entries

Gold: Barrel Aged Woodthrush, Little Fish Brewing Co., Athens, OH
Silver: Farnam House Biere de Garde, Farnam House Brewing Co., Omaha, NE
Bronze: Domaine DuPage, Two Brothers Brewing Co., Warrenville, IL

Category: 58 Belgian-Style Pale Ale or Blonde Ale – 60 Entries

Gold: La Trappe Trappist Blond, Bierbrouwerij de Koningshoeven, Berkel-Enschot, Netherlands Silver: Raise the Roost, Portland Brewing, Portland, OR
Bronze: Golden Ghost, Lost Highway Brewing, Denver, CO

Category: 59 Belgian-Style Sour Ale – 46 Entries

Gold: Oude Geuze Boon Black Label, Brouwerij Boon, Lembeek, Belgium
Silver: Lindemans Oude Kriek Cuvee Rene, Lindemans Brewery, Vlezenbeek, Belgium
Bronze: Red Angel, Wicked Weed – Funkatorium, Asheville, NC

Category: 60 Belgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ale – 36 Entries

Gold: Yearling, Eagle Rock Brewery, Los Angeles, CA
Silver: Oude Tart, Bruery Terreux, Placentia, CA
Bronze: 2014 Vintage Blue Sunday, New Holland Brewing Co., Holland, MI

Category: 61 Belgian-Style Dubbel or Quadrupel – 73 Entries

Gold: Sanitarium, Bier Brewery and Taproom, Indianapolis, IN
Silver: Hertog Jan Dubbel, Hertog Jan Brouwerij, Arcen, Netherlands
Bronze: Three Philosophers, Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY

Category: 62 Belgian-Style Tripel – 76 Entries

Gold: Bedotter, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant – Lancaster, Lancaster, PA
Silver: 33 Acres of Euphoria, 33 Acres Brewing Co., Vancouver, Canada
Bronze: Gnomegang, Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY

Category: 63 Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale – 48 Entries

Gold: Treachery, 12Degree Brewing, Louisville, CO
Silver: Sanctuary Golden Strong Ale, Gemini Beer Co., Westminster, CO
Bronze: Deceit, Funkwerks, Fort Collins, CO

Category: 64 Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale – 37 Entries

Gold: The Sixth Glass, Boulevard Brewing Co., Kansas City, MO
Silver: Four Swords, Deep Ellum Brewing Co., Dallas, TX
Bronze: La Grivoise de Noel, Microbrasserie Le Trou Du Diable, Shawinigan, Canada

Category: 65 Other Belgian-Style Ale – 43 Entries

Gold: Supernatural, Crooked Run Brewing, Leesburg, VA
Silver: Chump Change, Oak Highlands Brewery, Dallas, TX
Bronze: Sugarfoot Belgian Table Beer, Spangalang Brewery, Denver, CO

Category: 66 English-Style Mild Ale – 38 Entries

Gold: Song In Your Heart, Discretion Brewing, Soquel, CA
Silver: Triple Crown Brown, The Mitten Brewing Co., Grand Rapids, MI
Bronze: Brockwell, Heist Brewery, Charlotte, NC

Category: 67 English-Style Summer Ale – 30 Entries

Gold: James Squires The Swindler Summer Ale, West End Brewery, Thebarton, Australia
Silver: Pacific Ale, Stone & Wood Brewing Co., Byron Bay, Australia
Bronze: True Blonde Ale, SKA Brewing Co., Durango, CO

Category: 68 Ordinary or Special Bitter – 36 Entries

Gold: Amber, Dry Dock Brewing Co. – North Dock, Aurora, CO
Silver: Sawtooth Ale, Left Hand Brewing Co., Longmont, CO
Bronze: Broken Dial, Harviestoun, Alva, United Kingdom

Category: 69 Classic English-Style Pale Ale – 33 Entries

Gold: Caldera Ashland Amber, Caldera Brewing Co., Ashland, OR
Silver: Puddlers Row ESB, Conshohocken Brewing Co., Conshohocken, PA
Bronze: Breakside ESB, Breakside Brewery – Pub Brewery, Portland, OR

Category: 70 Extra Special Bitter – 68 Entries

Gold: ESB, Bier Brewery and Taproom, Indianapolis, IN
Silver: End of Summer Beer, Mother Earth Brew Co., Vista, CA
Bronze: Old Jalopy Pale Ale, Powell Street Craft Brewery, Vancouver, Canada

Category: 71 English-Style India Pale Ale – 41 Entries

Gold: Independence Pass Ale, Aspen Brewing Co., Aspen, CO
Silver: Punjabi Pale Ale, CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing, Fort Collins, CO
Bronze: Big Wave Bay IPA, Hong Kong Beer Co., Chai Wan, Hong Kong

Category: 72 Scottish-Style Ale – 41 Entries

Gold: Kilt Lifter, Four Peaks Brewing Co. – Wilson Street, Tempe, AZ
Silver: Druthers 80 Shilling, Druthers Brewing Co., Albany, NY
Bronze: Maltopia Scotch Ale, Hermitage Brewing Co., San Jose, CA

Category: 73 English-Style Brown Ale – 50 Entries

Gold: Boar Brown, Pig Pounder Brewery, Greensboro, NC
Silver: Sweet George’s Brown, Dillon Dam Brewery, Dillon, CO
Bronze: Brewers Special Brown Ale, New English Brewing Co., San Diego, CA

Category: 74 Brown Porter – 66 Entries

Gold: Capella Porter, Ecliptic Brewing, Portland, OR
Silver: Polygamy Nitro Porter, Utah Brewers Cooperative, Salt Lake City, UT
Bronze: Blue Nose Brown, Red Leg Brewing Co., Colorado Springs, CO

Category: 75 Robust Porter – 92 Entries

Gold: P.M. Porter, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery – West Covina, West Covina, CA
Silver: Gaspar’s Porter, Florida Beer Co., Cape Canaveral, FL
Bronze: Stranger than Fiction Porter, Collective Arts Brewing, Hamilton, Canada

Category: 76 Sweet Stout or Cream Stout – 63 Entries

Gold: Chocolate Milk Stout, Boxing Bear Brewing Co., Albuquerque, NM
Silver: Buried at Sea, Galway Bay Brewery, Galway, Ireland
Bronze: Udder Love, Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, Long Beach, CA

Category: 77 Oatmeal Stout – 67 Entries

Gold: Scaredy Cat, Vintage Brewing Co., Madison, WI
Silver: Stumblers Stout, Columbia River Brewing Co., Portland, OR
Bronze: Sasquatch Shadow, Elk Horn Brewery, Eugene, OR

Category: 78 Scotch Ale – 70 Entries

Gold: Clan Warrior Scotch Ale, Odyssey Beerwerks, Arvada, CO
Silver: AleSmith Wee Heavy, AleSmith Brewing Co., San Diego, CA
Bronze: Glasgow Butcher, Crooked Ewe Brewery & Ale House, South Bend, IN

Category: 79 British-Style Imperial Stout – 53 Entries

Gold: Arch Devil Imperial Stout, DevilCraft, Shinagawa-ku, Japan
Silver: Russian Imperial Stout, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant – Media, Media, PA
Bronze: Corvo Negro, Novo Brazil Brewing Co., Chula Vista, CA

Category: 80 Old Ale or Strong Ale – 55 Entries

Gold: Ninja Pirate, Black Lotus Brewing Co., Clawson, MI
Silver: Heini’s Good Cheer, Roundabout Brewery, Pittsburgh, PA
Bronze: Irish Walker, Olde Hickory Brewery Co., Hickory, NC

Category: 81 Barley Wine-Style Ale – 71 Entries

Gold: 2013 10&2 Barleywine, Fifty West Brewing Co., Cincinnati, OH
Silver: Old Bounder, Boundary Bay Brewery, Bellingham, WA
Bronze: Stormwatcher’s Winterfest, Pelican Brewing Co. – Pacific City, Pacific City, OR

Category: 82 Irish-Style Red Ale – 66 Entries

Gold: Reilly’s Red, Devils Backbone Brewing Co. – Outpost, Lexington, VA
Silver: Piper Down, Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, San Diego, CA
Bronze: Red Molly, Pale Fire Brewing Co., Harrisonburg, VA

Category: 83 Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout – 42 Entries

Gold: Minoh Beer STOUT, A·J·I Beer, Minoh, Japan
Silver: Irish Stout, Carver Brewing Co., Durango, CO
Bronze: O’Connor’s Dry Irish Stout, O’Connor Brewing Co., Norfolk, VA

Category: 84 Export Stout – 52 Entries

Gold: Fade to Black, Volume 1, Left Hand Brewing Co., Longmont, CO
Silver: Spetsnaz, The Grumpy Troll Brewpub, Mount Horeb, WI
Bronze: Dirty Frank Stout, River’s Edge Brewing Co., Milford, MI

Category: 85 Golden or Blonde Ale – 82 Entries

Gold: Power & Light Pale, Independence Brewing, Austin, TX
Silver: Squatters Chasing Tail Golden Ale, Squatters Pub Brewery, Salt Lake City, UT
Bronze: German Blonde, Bemidji Brewing Co., Bemidji, MN

Category: 86 American-Style Pale Ale – 167 Entries

Gold: Pistol River Pale, Arch Rock Brewing Co., Gold Beach, OR
Silver: Pale Ale, North High Brewing, Columbus, OH
Bronze: Knotty Pine Pale Ale, Lumberyard Brewing Co., Flagstaff, AZ

Category: 87 American-Style Strong Pale Ale – 118 Entries

Gold: Lucky Day, Central Coast Brewing Co., San Luis Obispo, CA
Silver: IPA 2016, Yo-Ho Brewing Co., Saku, Japan
Bronze: Paladin, Wicks Brewing Co., Riverside, CA

Category: 88 American-Style India Pale Ale – 275 Entries

Gold: I Love It!, Noble Ale Works, Anaheim, CA
Silver: IPA, Great North Aleworks, Manchester, NH
Bronze: Santilli, Night Shift Brewing, Everett, MA

Category: 89 Imperial India Pale Ale – 181 Entries

Gold: Hop JuJu Imperial IPA, Fat Head’s Brewery – Middleburg Heights, Middleburg Heights, OH Silver: Trebuchet, Second Street Brewery, Santa Fe, NM
Bronze: Nobility, Noble Ale Works, Anaheim, CA

Category: 90 American-Style Amber/Red Ale – 96 Entries

Gold: Epiphany Red Ale, Iron Springs Pub & Brewery, Fairfax, CA
Silver: Sabre-Toothed Squirrel, Smog City Brewing Co., Torrance, CA
Bronze: Beast of Bray Road, Second Salem Brewing Co., Whitewater, WI

Category: 91 Double Red Ale – 51 Entries

Gold: Summit Sunrise, Denver Beer Co. – Canworks, Denver, CO
Silver: Valentinus IPA, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant – Wilmington, Wilmington, DE Bronze: Toaster Pastry, 21st Amendment Brewery, San Leandro, CA

Category: 92 Imperial Red Ale – 37 Entries

Gold: Blood Junkie, Three Weavers Brewing Co., Inglewood, CA
Silver: December Nights Imperial Red, Thorn Street Brewery, San Diego, CA
Bronze: Wreak Havoc, Bootstrap Brewing, Niwot, CO

Category: 93 American-Style Brown Ale – 81 Entries

Gold: Granola Brown Ale, Black Hog Brewing, Oxford, CT
Silver: Open Road Brown Ale, Troubled Monk Brewery, Red Deer, Canada
Bronze: Upslope Brown Ale, Upslope Brewing Co. – Flatiron Park, Boulder, CO

Category: 94 American-Style Black Ale – 67 Entries

Gold: Turmoil, Barley Brown’s Brew Pub, Baker City, OR
Silver: Carlton, Melvin Brewing – Jackson, Jackson, WY
Bronze: Midnight Moonlight, Fat Head’s Brewery – Middleburg Heights, Middleburg Heights, OH

Category: 95 American-Style Stout – 51 Entries

Gold: The Defender, Haymarket Pub & Brewery, Chicago, IL
Silver: Kilgore, Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, Long Beach, CA
Bronze: P2P, 10 Barrel Brewing Co. – Boise, Boise, ID

Category: 96 American-Style Imperial Stout – 62 Entries

Gold: Blot Out the Sun, Three Floyds Brewing Co., Munster, IN
Silver: HoliDAVE, Artifex Brewing Co., San Clemente, CA
Bronze: Happy Ending, SweetWater Brewing Co., Atlanta, GA

Champion Brewery and Brewer Awards

World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster

Very Small Brewing Company
Arch Rock Brewing Co. James Smith

World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster

Small Brewing Company
Noble Ale Works Evan & The Giants

World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster

Mid-Size Brewing Company
Brewery Ommegang Brewery Ommegang

World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster

Large Brewing Company
Miller Brewing Co.
Miller Brewing Co. Brewing Team

World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster

Small Brewpub
12Degree Brewing
Jon Howland & Tor O’Brien

World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster

Large Brewpub
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Julian Shrago, Ian McCall & Gene Wagoner


powder keg fruitful union

Weekend Beer Buzz 05/05/2016

Solid weekend of beer. The weather should hopefully cooperate. And it’s Mother’s Day! Mom loves beer. Dig in and enjoy.

Here’s the rundown.

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

  • Grapefruit Double IPA Release, Dry Dock – North Dock, Aurora, CO

Dry Dock’s North facility will launch their Grapefruit Double IPA on Thursday. Head up to try it on tap and stock up on 22oz. bombers. This new Summer Seasonal will make its way down to South Dock over the weekend and into liquor stores next week. The Canoe Room at North Dock is located at: 2801 Tower Rd, Aurora, CO 80011.

Jakes Brew Bar will tap 4 kegs from Perennial on Thursday. Head over to try Abraxas, Vanilla Bean Abraxas, Sump and 17. Bam! Giddy up. Jakes Brew Bar is located at: 2530 W Main St, Littleton, CO.

Dos Lager will hit the tap lines at Station 26 on Thursday. Just in time for Cinco de Mayo. Station 26 Brewing Co. is located at: 7045 E 38th Ave, Denver, CO 80207.

Friday, May 6th, 2016

This year’s Boulder SourFest is set for Saturday, June 18th. This is your chance to snag tickets. We estimate they’ll sell out in 27.22 seconds this year. Get ’em HERE. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Parry’s Pizza will host the 14th edition of their “Liberate Yourself From Crappy Beer Fest”. Kick it off up at their Northglenn location on Friday at 11 AM. This round features Colorado vs. California. Game on. Parry’s Pizza – Northglenn is located at: 100 E 120th Ave, Northglenn, CO.

Cerebral Brewing will release Elephant Gun Imperial Milk Stout on Friday at Noon. This new sweet treat clocks in at 9% ABV and was conditioned on cacao nibs and vanilla beans. Crowlers are $12 / each, limit of 2 / person. Cerebral Brewing is located at: 1477 Monroe St, Denver, CO.

Dry Dock will tap a firkin of Cherry Cheesecake Porter on Friday. Head over for this 3 PM tapping. Dry Dock Brewing is located at: 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014. 303-400-5606.

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Head over to Little Machine on Saturday morning to celebrate the release of Sir Veza, their Mexican-style Lager. This easy drankin’ brew is a collab with those crazy cats over at Black Fox Brewing. Live music fires up at 2 PM. Skate and bike ramp, with rail jam demos run 3 – 5 PM. Boom. Little Machine Beer is located at: 2924 W 20th Ave, Denver, CO.

Our friends up at Powder Keg Brewing will release Fruitful Union on Saturday at Noon. This new beauty is a Blonde Sour Ale aged on Peaches with Raspberries added.

powder keg fruitful union

Here’s the story:

After racking Palisade Reunion off of peaches, the peaches had this incredible fruity hard candy and Peach-O’s flavor. Some of you may not know our amazing beer buyer Eric, but when he’s not putting in hard work to curate one of the best taplists in Boulder county, he’s also coming up with awesome ideas. Taking inspiration from the production crew at Jester King, we decided to rack beer onto our leftover peaches like they do to create La vien Rose after Atrial Rubicite is racked off raspberries. Once refermentation was complete we wanted more fruit to compliment what was going on and raspberries worked well with the bacteria and yeast presence already in the base beer. To make this more special, the day we decided to blend this beer coincided with Eric’s wedding day. He came up with the name and drew the label which reflects the significance of that day!

Come up for this special release and enjoy some awesome tappings and a great food menu. Bottles will be sold for $16 / each. Powder Keg will have 64 cases available on Saturday, with a limit of 6 bottles / person. Please bring a bag / box to get your bottles home safely. Powder Keg Brewing is located at: 101 2nd Ave, Niwot, CO.

Read more »

beer hunter's report

Beer Hunter’s Report 05/04/2016

Every week, Scott puts his ear to the bottle, takes to the streets and seeks out all the new brews hitting the better bottle shops around town. You’ll find his Beer Hunter’s Report posted here every Wednesday. Any last-minute additions can be found in Thursday’s Weekend Beer Buzz.

  • Casey! Cherry Fruit Stand and Cascade Dry-Hopped Saison! It’s already gone! Or is it… #caseymafia
  • La Cumbre Father Nelson Triple IPA has hit, a hop smackdown!
  • Funkwerks Barrel Aged Tropic King
  • Stillwater G13 Brett IPA
  • Dry Dock Grapefruit DIPA, available at North Dock starting this Thursday, South Dock this weekend, then hitting stores starting next week.
  • Avery Callipygian released from the brewery last weekend. Based on the last releases distro, I have no freaking idea when this will hit shelves. Just know that it will hit between now and 6 weeks from now at random places all over town. (if we find out more, we’ll update this)
  • Powder Keg Fruitful Union bottle release is this Saturday, 12PM. Head up to Niwot and buy 6 bottles (max limit) at $16.99 each. Do it. DO IT!!
  • More to come, visit again and don’t forget to check out the Weekend Beer Buzz.

By: Scott Steigerwald

Powered by WordPress