#NCBeer Wins Big at the 2020 U.S. Open Beer Championships!

2020 U.S. Open Beer Championship

Congratulations to all of the #NCBeer winners of this year's U.S. Open Beer Championship!  Breweries from across the United States and beyond sent in more than 6,000 beers representing over 140 different styles for the competition. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, judging was held in both the U.S. and Canada, at locations including Atlanta, GA; Oxford, Ohio; and Welland, Ontario. 

The Grand National Champion of 2020 is Deschutes Brewery of Oregon, winning 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, having also won the honor for 2009 and 2011. 
North Carolina breweries earned a total of 29 medals, as follows: 

 - Gold: Hasty Generalization – Devil’s Logic Brewing – Charlotte, NC

Brown Ale
 - Silver: Boar Brown – Pig Pounder – Greensboro, NC
 - Bronze: Ambivert Brown – Incendiary Brewing – Winston-Salem, NC

Imperial Stout Specialty
 - Silver: Chocolate Chess Deviation – The Glass Jug Beer Lab – Durham, NC

Irish Red Ale
 - Silver: Outraged Daughters – Wiseman Brewing – Winston-Salem, NC

American Amber / Red
 - Bronze: Glass Beach Amber Ale – Makai Brewing – Ocean Isle Beach, NC

New Zealand IPA
 - Bronze: Highly Dramatic NEIPA – Middle James Brewing – Pineville, NC

New England/Juicy IPA
 - Silver: Pulp Prescription – Suffolk Punch Brewing – Charlotte, NC
 - Bronze: Yard Breather – The Dreamchaser’s Brewery – Waxhaw, NC

New England/Juicy DIPA
 - Bronze: Second Shift – Incendiary Brewing – Winston-Salem, NC

German Wheat
 - Bronze: Holy Bananas – Middle James Brewing – Pineville, NC

German Hefeweizen
 - Bronze: Hazy Skies Hefeweizen – Pilot Brewing – Charlotte, NC

French / Belgian Saison
 - Silver: Pierre Delecto – Fullsteam Brewery – Durham, NC

Belgian Tripel
 - Bronze: Tripel – White Street Brewing – Wake Forest, NC

Berliner-Style Weisse
 - Bronze: Cran Da – The Dreamchaser’s Brewery – Waxhaw, NC

American Premium Lager
 - Gold: Sugar Creek Pilsner – Sugar Creek Brewing – Charlotte, NC

Baltic Porter
 - Silver: Moonlight Excursion – Mason Jar Lager Co. – Fuquay-Varina, NC

 - Bronze: Harvest Saison – Pilot Brewing – Charlotte, NC

Chocolate / Cocoa Beer
 - Gold: German Chocolate Cake – Wicked Weed Brewing – Asheville, NC

Coffee beer
 - Bronze: Mocha Java – Sugar Creek Brewing – Charlotte, NC

Barrel-Aged Strong Stout/Porter Specialty
 - Bronze: Incendiary Brewing – Winston-Salem, NC

Barrel-Aged Sour Beer
 - Bronze: Surrette Saison – The Suffolk Punch Brewery – Charlotte, NC

Barrel-Aged Quad/Belgian Dark Ale
 - Silver: BBA Dragon With Matches – Incendiary Brewing – Winston-Salem, NC

Spirits Barrel Aged Beer (non-whiskey) & Brandy Barrels
 - Bronze: Apple Brandy Barrel-Aged Barleywine – Incendiary Brewing – Winston-Salem, NC

Tequila Barrel Aged Beer
 - Silver: Belgian Tripel Aged in Tequila Barrels, Ghost Series – Brown Truck Brewery – High Point, NC

American-Belgo-Style Ale
 - Bronze: #4.5 Dry Hopped Saison – Brown Truck Brewery – High Point, NC

Brett Beer
 - Silver: Rebel Funk – Wise Man Brewing – Winston-Salem, NC

Tea Beer
 - Silver: Blend No. 53 – Fullsteam Brewery – Durham, NC

Special Category: Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout
 -  Bronze: Durty Bull Brewing – Durham, NC