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Texas Craft Brewers Take Home 36 Medals at U.S. Open Beer Championship

Photo courtesy of U.S. Open Beer Championship

Congratulations to the Texas craft breweries who brought home 36 medals in the 2022 U.S. Open Beer Championship

“The annual U.S. Open Beer Competition returned to its normal schedule at its new event center in Oxford, Ohio following two years of pandemic-related schedule changes. Breweries sent more than 9,000 brews representing over 150 styles of beer to be judged, along with home brews that have medaled at the 2021 American Homebrew Association’s national competition.”

Medal Winning Texas Beers:

Juicy or Hazy Strong Pale Ale
GOLD: Pondaseta Brewing Co. – The Fast & The Hazy

American IPA
SILVER: Second Pitch Beer Company – Meet in the Middle IPA

New Zealand IPA
SILVER: Flix Brewhouse – El Paso – Nebby Boi

Oatmeal Stout
GOLD: Vallensons’ Brewing – Settlers Oatmeal Stout

Imperial Stout Specialty
SILVER: White Rock Alehouse & Brewery – Chocolate Reign

Golden or Blonde Ale
SILVER: Deep Ellum  Brewing – Dallas Blonde

GOLD: Second Pitch Beer Company – Admiral Stradlings Pub

Robust Porters
GOLD: Vallensons’ Brewing – Robustness

Imperial Porters
GOLD: White Rock Alehouse & Brewery – Midnight Delight

Scottish Ale
BRONZE: Peticolas Brewing – Great Scott!

Imperial Red Ale
BRONZE: Peticolas Brewing Company – Velvet Hammer

Berliner-Style Weisse
GOLD: Vallensons’ Brewing – Pink

BRONZE: 8th Wonder Brewery – Haterade

American/German Light
GOLD: Bankhead Brewing – Low Beams

American Lager/Pilsner
GOLD: False Idol Brewing – Banquet Boy

American Premium Lager
SILVER: Cowtown Brewing Company – Cold Fort Worth Beer

California Common
GOLD: Second Pitch Beer Company – Hometown Lager

Munchner Helles
BRONZE: St. Elmo Brewing – Easy

Munchner Dunkel

GOLD: Maple Branch Craft Brewing – Bavarian Classic

India Pale Lager (IPL)
BRONZE: Altstadt Brewery – The Old Towner

American Specialty Wheat
GOLD: Infamous Brewing Co – Sex A Peel

American Berry/Fruit Beer
BRONZE: Urban South Brewery – HTX Waves: Marionberry & Meyer Lemon

American Style Fruit Beer – Grapefruit
SILVER: Hopfusion Ale Works – Mi Familia

American Style Fruit Beer – Lime
GOLD: Lakewood Brewing – Muy Importante

Honey Beer
GOLD: Hopfusion Ale Works – Feisty Blonde

Barrel Aged Strong Stout/Porter
BRONZE: Pondaseta Brewing Co. – Rye Barrel Aged Castle Black

Wine Barrel-Aged Beer
BRONZE: Oak Highlands Brewery – Red Wine Freaky Deaky

Aged Beer
SILVER: 903 Brewers – Fragile Like a Bomb
BRONZE: Oak Highlands Brewery – Freaky Deaky

Experimental Beer
BRONZE: Peticolas Brewing Company – Top Shelf

Specialty / Anything Goes
BRONZE: Blazing Tree Brewery – Northern Lights
BRONZE: White Rock Alehouse & Brewery – Dreamsicle Kayak

Nut Beer
BRONZE: Blazing Tree Brewery – LLC BTB Pecan Porter

Tea Beer
BRONZE: Vallensons’ Brewing Peach Tea

Ukrainian Golden Ale
BRONZE: Peticolas Brewing Company – Golden Opportunity

Root Beer – Kids
BRONZE: Hopfusion Ale Works – Hopfusion Root Beer

An extra congratulations goes to Vallensons’ Brewing which finished 6th place overall in the competition nationwide! For more information about the competition, as well as the complete list of medal winners, visit the competition’s website.