Sunday, February 6, 2022

Eight regional, two grand champions crowned at 2021-22 USBTC winter event

Image credits: United States Beer Tasting Championship, Oak Highlands Brewery, Rahr & Sons Brewing Co.

Results have been revealed from the 28th Annual Winter Competition of the United States Beer Tasting Championship (USBTC). And, stop me if you've heard these names in relation to the USBTC before, but Oak Highlands Brewery of Dallas and Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. of Fort Worth have once again found themselves among the winners.

This year's winter gathering drew 556 entries from 142 breweries, and judges evaluated those beers across 19 different style categories. Just as a reminder, the USBTC picks regional winners in each category during the competition (North Texas breweries compete in the Rockies/Southwest division), with chosen beers advancing to a final round to determine a national grand champion.

Overall, eight North Texas beers were named Regional Champion during the event. Two of those, Drunken Santa and Winter Warmer from Rahr & Sons, also went on to be named Grand Champion in their respective categories.

A complete list of winning beers from North Texas is provided below, or you can click here for a full competition summary.

Oak Highlands Brewery, Dallas

  • White Wine Freaky Deaky, Regional Champion in the Non-Whiskey Aged Beer category.
  • Freaky Deaky, Regional Champion in the Belgian-Style Ale category.
  • Winter Warmer, Regional and Grand Champion in the Strong Ale category.
  • Drunken Santa, Regional and Grand Champion in the Holiday Spice Beer category.
  • Bourbon Barrel-Aged Winter Warmer, Regional Champion in the Whiskey Aged Beer category.
  • Iron Thistle, Regional Champion in the Scottish-Style Ale category.
  • Ugly Pug, Regional Champion in the Dark Lager/Dunkel category.
  • Rumpy, Regional Champion in the Spice Beer category.

Cheers and congratulations to Oak Highlands and Rahr & Sons!

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