Cheers! The U.S. Open Beer Championship 2020 Reveals Its Big Winners

Dec 19, 2020 05:00 AM EST | By Kristine M. (staff@foodworldnews.com)

Breweries from all over the country sent in over 6,000 beers, representing more than 140 various styles for the 2020 U.S. Open Beer Championship. 

Despite the on-going pandemic, beer enthusiasts and brewing fans are still looking forward to know the big winners for the event. 

According to BroBible, the 2020 U.S. Open Beer Championship is billed as one of "The Top 3" beer competitions in the country. 

Cheers! The U.S. Open Beer Championship 2020 Reveals Its Big Winners
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Additionally, the U.S. Open Beer website reveals that the competition is the only one to include beers from gold medal winners from the National AHA Homebrew Competition and professional breweries. 

Due to COVID-19, judging the contest was held in both the U.S. and Canada, including Atlanta, Georgia; Oxford, Ohio; and Welland, Ontario. Judging for the competition was blind as the judges know only the categories and not the participants' names or locations. 

The 2020 Grand National Champion went to the Deschutes Brewery of Bend, Oregon. Deschutes was able to snatch three gold and two silver medals. Deschutes is the first three-time Grand Champion winner in the U.S. Open Beer Championship's 12-year history. 

Its gold medals included Wowza! Light IPA, Home at Port Aged in a Port Barrel and Lil' Squeezy Juicy Ale. Meanwhile, its silver medals were The Ages Barrel-Aged Sour Ale and Obsidian Stout.

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Placing second with three gold medals and one silver medal is Monday Night Garage Brewing out of Atlanta, Georgia. The awards it won include Rum Barrel Aged, Blended Barrel-Aged, Barrel-Aged Strong Stout Specialty, and Barrel-Aged Dark beers. 

The third place went to Narrow Path Brewing out of Loveland, Ohio. It won three gold medals, including Barrel-Aged Cerise Sauvage, English Dissent Mild Ale, and Tri-Kettle Tripel. 

This year, they added a special Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout category. The new category was added after the U.S. Open board of directors sampled several outstanding imperial stouts.

The other big winners are as follows: 

The Top 10 Breweries in 2020's U.S. Open Beer Championships Winner

1st place - Deschutes Brewery - Oregon

2nd place - Monday Night Garage - Georgia

3rd place - Narrow Path Brewing - Ohio

4th place - Barnaby Brewing - Alaska

5th place - Reuben's Brew Taproom - Washington

6th place - Amsterdam Brewing - Ontario

7th place - Big Sexy Brewing - California

8th place - Main & Six Brew Company - Florida

9th place - Spearfish Brewing - South Dakota

10th place - Wellington Brewery - Ontario

The Top 10 Favorite Beer Names Winners

1st place - Menace to Sobriety Stout - Hank Hudson Brewing - New York

2nd place - Purple Floors and Dinosaurs IPA - Double Branch Brewing - Florida

3rd place - Breaking Bud IPA - Knee Deep Brewing - California

4th place - Flavus Maximus Ale - Soul Fire Brewing - Texas

5th place - Straight Kick to the Scotch Ale - Urban Brew Labs - Illinois

6th place - Double Rogg Dare You - Gezellig Brewing - Iowa

7th place - Fog Eat Fog World Hazy DIPA - Slice Beer Company - California

8th place - I Don't Give A Schnitzel Oktoberfest - de Bine Brewing Co. - Florida

9th place - Arrowmatic DIPA - Arrow Lodge Brewing - California

10th place - Tipsy Goat Bock - Oak Highlands Brewery - Texas

10th place - You're Killin' Me S'mores - Brewfinity Brewing - Wisconsin

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