Thanks to all who participated in the US Open.

There were 413 entries judged and 184 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show – Beer

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stJason White
Co-Brewer: Brent Brewer
Thuck9C: Baltic PorterLow Country Libations
2ndAlex ShoenthalFire On The Mountain6B: RauchbierCarolina Brewmasters
3rdMike HoganTavelin’ Light1C: Cream AlePalmetto State Brewers

Best of Show – Cider

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
3rdKen HiltonGinger Took Me For A Boat RideC2E: Cider with Herbs/SpicesDown East Alers

Best of Show – Mead

PlaceBrewer(s)Entry NameStyleClub
1stAlex ShoenthalCherry Darling M2D: Stone Fruit MeadCarolina Brewmasters
2ndJason WhiteWeezy BeezyM1C: Sweet MeadLow Country Libations

Winning Entries

Table 1: Standard American Beer (9 entries)

1stWalt BilousMake America Great Again1B: American Lager
2ndTrey LovelaceThe Antagonist1A: American Light Lager
3rdTrey LovelaceThe Gold Standard1B: American Lager

Table 2: European Pale Lager (8 entries)

1stTrey LovelaceTres Cerveza2A: International Pale Lager
2ndAndrew KalinoskiDelta Golf Six4A: Munich Helles
3rdBill LynchBill’s Helluva Helles4A: Munich Helles

Table 3: Pale Bitter European Beer (10 entries)

1stLee HillKurn5B: Kolsch
2ndDave WanuchaYadkin Valley Crystal Pils5C: German Exportbier
3rdLee HillDiet Pils5A: German Leichtbier

Table 4: Amber European Beer (10 entries)

1stAlex ShoenthalFire On The Mountain6B: Rauchbier
2ndJoe DommVienna Lager7A: Vienna Lager
3rdGregory RinehardtMunichFest6A: Marzen

Table 5: Rein Stein - Amber Kellerbier (8 entries)

1stJoe DommHelen7C: Kellerbier
2ndTrey LovelaceCellar Beer7C: Kellerbier
3rdMike SchenkHellen’s Honey Pot7C: Kellerbier

Table 6: Dark European Lagers (11 entries)

1stChris RabeauReverse Shibboleth3D: Czech Dark Lager
2ndJoe DommSchwarzbier8B: Schwarzbier
3rdBill LynchBill’s Black Forest Lager8B: Schwarzbier

Table 7: Strong European Beer (7 entries)

1stJason White
Co-Brewer: Brent Brewer
Thuck9C: Baltic Porter
2ndKevin LindleyNot Your Bock4C: Helles Bock

Table 8: Weissbier (5 entries)

1stJordan MorganWeiss10A: Weissbier
2ndMark BaldwinNordic Wheat10A: Weissbier
3rdChristopher ComptonHefeweizen10A: Weissbier

Table 9: English Bitters (11 entries)

1stJoe DommBest Bitter11B: Best Bitter
2ndJoe DommGolden Eye12A: English Golden Ale
3rdBrian Ruswinkle
Co-Brewer: Jimmy Noble
English Ale11B: Best Bitter

Table 10: Gambrinus Cup - Strong Bitters (15 entries)

1stLee HillLondon Layover11C: Strong Bitter
2ndWalt BilousBeer11C: Strong Bitter
3rdAllen SmithBetter To Be Bitter11C: Strong Bitter

Table 11: Brown English Beer (12 entries)

1stJoey KennedyPorter13C: English Porter
2ndDaan MullerFN Mild13A: Dark Mild
3rdLee HillCami’s Brown Ale13B: English Brown Ale

Table 12: Scottish Ales and Irish Red Ales (10 entries)

1stEd ChristianMolly’s Red Ale15A: Irish Red Ale
2ndTom FentonA Wee Nip14C: Scottish Export
3rdMike RodockerScottish Fields14B: Scottish Heavy

Table 13: Dark British Beer (20 entries)

1stAndrew KalinoskiRevielle Stout16B: Oatmeal Stout
2ndRandy SmithSweetie16A: Sweet Stout
3rdJustin MonroeOatmeal Stout16B: Oatmeal Stout
HMJoey KennedyOatmeal Stout16B: Oatmeal Stout

Table 14: Blonde Ales, Cream Ales and American Wheat Beers (16 entries)

1stMike HoganTavelin’ Light1C: Cream Ale
2ndMichael ThomasIredell Blonde18A: Blonde Ale
3rdChristopher ComptonHoney Blonde18A: Blonde Ale

Table 15: Pale American Ales (20 entries)

1stJames StameyPale Face18B: American Pale Ale
2ndTad KaysFlat Top 1618B: American Pale Ale
3rdPeggy SmithPegs Brew18B: American Pale Ale

Table 16: Amber and Brown American Beers (12 entries)

1stDavid DeningArnge Ale19A: American Amber Ale
2ndJoshua VeroneeLittle Dark For An APA19A: American Amber Ale
3rdEd ChristianRedwood Common19B: California Common

Table 17: Porters and Stouts (9 entries)

1stPaul WatkinsCatch-All Porter20A: American Porter
2ndBob WhitePeter The Great20C: Imperial Stout
3rdJames McNultyJim’s Robust Porter20A: American Porter

Table 18: American IPA (21 entries)

1stBrandon Branscome
Co-Brewer: John Bacon
YELLOW21A: American IPA
2ndTad KaysHard Way 921A: American IPA
3rdJim SmithDrd21A: American IPA

Table 19: Specialty IPAs (22 entries)

1stJason ChangJuicy: The Remix21B: Specialty IPA
2ndJoshua VeroneeRainy Day Pale Ale21B: Specialty IPA
3rdDaan MullerSouthSide BIPA21B: Specialty IPA

Table 20: Strong Ales (11 entries)

1stShawn McBrideOlde English17D: English Barleywine
2ndJoel MastersEmperor McTeague II22B: American Strong Ale
3rdJoe Domm
Co-Brewer: Kyle Hall
StrongBad22B: American Strong Ale
HMMarshall Van TuylBlushing Barleywine22C: American Barleywine

Table 21: European Sour Ales (9 entries)

1stJoshua VeroneeNo Boil, No Hops, No Problem23A: Berliner Weisse
2ndShawn McBrideProlific Peach 3.023F: Fruit Lambic
3rdShawn McBride
Co-Brewer: Nomad Brewers
Nomad Flanders23B: Flanders Red Ale
HMChris RabeauLike A Raspberry Bush Sprouted In Your Glass23F: Fruit Lambic

Table 22: Belgian Ales (10 entries)

1stMurray WilliamsonTa Wit Ta Woo Too24A: Witbier
2ndRandy PrattBiere De Garde24C: Biere de Garde
3rdDylan ElksSluw Vos24B: Belgian Pale Ale

Table 23: Strong Belgian Ales (13 entries)

1stJoe Meadows2 Monks Belgian Blond Bombshell Ale25A: Belgian Blond Ale
2ndMarshall Van TuylLight Side Saison25B: Saison
3rdWayne BrewerDeal With The Devil25C: Belgian Golden Strong Ale
HMChad LeiserReluctant Hero Saison25B: Saison

Table 24: Trappist Ales (19 entries)

1stGregory EllisDubbel Time26B: Belgian Dubbel
2ndWayne BrewerThe Finale26D: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
3rdSteve PeelerBelmont Abbey Tripel26C: Belgian Tripel

Table 25: Historical and Alternative Fermentables Beer (10 entries)

1stAndrew Park
Co-Brewer: Jason Kusowski
Seth Roggen’s Special Blend27A: Historical Beer
2ndPaul WatkinsSpring Valley Gose27A: Historical Beer
3rdDavid MerzOld-Fashioned27A: Historical Beer
HMSteve MoultonThere Gose Jesus27A: Historical Beer

Table 26: American Wild Ale (17 entries)

1stMark BaldwinGarden Island28A: Brett Beer
2ndMike SchenkAlcohol Doesn’t Prevent Infection28B: Mixed Fermentation Sour Beer
3rdJoshua VeroneePilsner, Wheat, Brett & Lemon Drops28A: Brett Beer

Table 27: Fruit Beer (16 entries)

1stMichael Florez
Co-Brewer: Rose Florez
Tangerine, Living Reflection From A Dream29A: Fruit Beer
2ndBill LynchBill’s Coconut Porter29A: Fruit Beer
3rdRon Fasick
Co-Brewer: Ben Lee Matt Poston
Gutshot Lemon Lime Gose29A: Fruit Beer
HMSteve MoultonPomegranate Gose29A: Fruit Beer

Table 28: Spice Herb Vegetable Beer (21 entries)

1stAndy Trout
Co-Brewer: Erika Klimek
Honey Basil Ale30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
2ndMarshall Van TuylNoble Stout30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
3rdJohn KeeseeBlack Widow30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
HMDaniel CallenderMornin’ Buzz Milk Stout30A: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

Table 29: Other Smoke and Wood-Aged Beers (16 entries)

1stBrandon Branscome
Co-Brewer: John Bacon
Blackened33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
2ndEdward Marquardt Barrel Aged Oud Bruin33B: Specialty Wood-Aged Beer
3rdMichael Florez
Co-Brewer: Rose Florez
Jack Russell Terrorist32B: Specialty Smoked Beer

Table 30: Specialty Beer (8 entries)

1stJoel MastersInsanity Clause 434A: Clone Beer
2ndNeal MorganIndia Pale Lager34B: Mixed-Style Beer
3rdAndrew Park
Co-Brewer: Jason Kusowski
O F U34B: Mixed-Style Beer
HMKiel ArringtonLittle Pinnacle Hoppy Pineapple Wheat34C: Experimental Beer

Table 31: Ciders (11 entries)

1stKen HiltonGinger Took Me For A Boat RideC2E: Cider with Herbs/Spices
2ndAndrea WareWHO Cider IIC2F: Specialty Cider/Perry
3rdMarshall Van TuylHouse CiderC2F: Specialty Cider/Perry
HMSteve HanmerCranKy Apple CiderC2B: Cider with Other Fruit

Table 32: Meads (6 entries)

1stJason WhiteWeezy BeezyM1C: Sweet Mead
2ndJason White
Co-Brewer: Brent Brewer
Unconscious Blonde MeadM1B: Semi-Sweet Mead
3rdAndrea WareFCB First Time MeadM1B: Semi-Sweet Mead
HMAlex ShoenthalValkyrie’s Flame Cherry CyserM4C: Experimental Mead

Table 33: Fruit Meads (10 entries)

1stAlex ShoenthalCherry Darling M2D: Stone Fruit Mead
2ndAlex ShoenthalCthulhu’s Calling Blackberry MelomelM2C: Berry Mead
3rdTom HendersonBlueberry MeadM2C: Berry Mead
4thAndrea WareFCB Raspberry MelomelM2C: Berry Mead