Fortnight Brewing Co. in Cary won Best of Show for its Porter in the N.C. State Fair’s 2016 N.C. Brewers’ Cup competition, organized by the N.C. Craft Brewers Guild.
Shelby’s Newgrass Brewing Co. nabbed second-best overall for its Berliner Weisse, and NoDa Brewing Co. in Charlotte garnered third overall with English Barleywine.
In the home-brewer competition, David Byer of Hot Springs won Best of Show for his English Mild. Walt Bilous of Greensboro was second overall with his Belgian Specialty Ale. Brandon Branscome of Lewisville placed third overall with his American IPA.
In the competition’s fifth year, there were 651 total entries, composed of 477 commercial entries and 174 home-brew entries. Top winners will be displayed in the Education Building at the N.C. State Fair Oct. 13-23.
For the complete & downloadable listing of honorees, click on the links below: