North Carolina results from the 2019 U.S. Open Beer Championship


Results of the 2019 U.S. Open Beer Championship have just been released. Breweries from Russia to Rhode Island sent in a whopping 7,000 beers, and representing over 130 different styles for this year’s competition. Judges for the event span from England, Canada and the United States.

Indianapolis brewery Sun King Brewing was named the Grand National Champion after it received a total of 3 gold medals and 3 silver medals. In second place came Seattle’s Reuben’s Brewing, which placed 4 gold medals. Winston-Salem’s Wise Man Brewery broke the top 10 of the “Top 10 Breweries 2018” coming in at 10th place.

The state of North Carolina came home with a total of 31 medals. Below is a complete list of North Carolina medals, listed by medal, name of beer, name of brewery and location.

Extra Special Bitter

Silver medal: Extra Special Pig, Pig Pounder Brewery, Greensboro

English Brown Ale

Gold medal: Into the Abyss, Vicious Fishes Brewery, Angier

American Stout

Bronze medal: Venture, The Unknown Brewing Company, Charlotte

Scottish Ale

Silver medal: Scott’s View, Compass Rose Brewery, Raleigh

Irish Red Ale

Silver medal: Outraged Daughters, Wise Man Brewing, Winston-Salem

American Amber/Red Ale

Gold medal: Love you 3000, Town Brewing, Charlotte

American India Pale Ale/IPA

Silver medal: Seven Saturdays, R&D Brewing, Raleigh

Fruit IPA

Silver medal: The Big O, Sugar Creek Brewing, Charlotte

Bronze medal: Remix, R&D Brewing, Raleigh

Bronze medal: Raspberry Milkshake, Twenty-Six Acres Brewing, Concord

West Coast IPA

Silver medal: Pernicious, Wicked Weed, Asheville

Bronze medal: Tidal Break IPA, Compass Rose Brewery, Raleigh

New England/Juicy/Hazy IPA

Gold medal: Coastal Love, Wicked Weed, Asheville

International Style Pale Ale

Bronze medal: Tropikol IPA, Southern Peak Brewery, Apex

Belgian and French Ale

Silver medal: Abby Blonde, Thirsty Monk Brewery, Asheville

Bronze medal: Past Life, Thirsty Monk Brewery, Asheville

Belgian Tripel

Gold medal: Luminosity, Twin Leaf Brewery, Asheville

Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale

Bronze medal: The Sage, Archetype Brewing, Asheville

Belgian Lambic

Bronze medal: Framboise Morte, Wicked Weed, Asheville


Gold medal: Magic Hour, Twin Leaf Brewery, Asheville

American Lager/Pilsner

Gold medal: Paycheck Pilsner, Fullsteam Brewery, Durham

International Style Pilsner Lager

Silver medal: Riviera, R&D Brewing, Raleigh

German Heller Bock/Maibock

Bronze medal: Spring Veil, Wise Man Brewing, Winston-Salem

American Style Fruit Beer

Silver medal: DreamCycle, Crank Arm Brewing, Raleigh

Chocolate/Cocoa Beer

Bronze medal: Teleporter, The Unknown Brewing Company, Charlotte

Smoke Beer

Gold medal: Set it on Fire, Bhramari Brewing Company, Asheville

Barrel Aged Dark Beer

Gold medal: Merry World, Wise Man Brewing, Winston-Salem

Wine Barrel Aged – Beer

Silver medal: Wine Barrel Aged Farm’s Edge: Ava, Fullsteam Brewing, Durham

Bronze medal: Hell’s Company, Wise Man Brewing, Winston-Salem

Specialty IPA

Bronze medal: Uekera, Bhramari Brewing, Asheville

Brett Beer

Bronze medal: Nameless Light, Archetype Brewing, Asheville