Thursday, February 1, 2024

Lakewood and Oak Highlands notch nine wins at 2024 USBTC Winter Competition

Image credits: United States Beer Tasting Championship, Oak Highlands Brewery, Lakewood Brewing Co.

This past weekend, the United States Beer Tasting Championship (USBTC) completed judging for its 30th Anniversary Winter Competition. And, based on the two winning breweries from North Texas, it seems there may be something in the water around a particular area of Northeast Dallas County.

Lakewood Brewing Co. of Garland and Oak Highlands Brewery of Dallas, breweries located just two miles apart, received recognition for their beers in 9 of the 18 available style categories while competing in the Rockies/Southwest Division of the competition.

These results are just the latest accolades for the neighboring breweries at the USBTC, whose organizers host both a summer and winter event annually. In fact, counting this year's tallies, Oak Highlands has now placed 40 times at the USBTC - dating back to 2016, while Lakewood has landed 24 awards over the same time period.

A rundown of winning beers from North Texas is provided below. For more on the 2024 USBTC Winter Competition, visit the official website at

Lakewood Brewing Co., Garland

  • Bourbon Barrel Temptress, Regional Champion in the Whiskey Barrel-Aged Porter/Stout category.
  • Lion's Share XI, Regional Champion in the Barleywine category.
  • Temptress, Regional Champion in the Imperial Stout category.
  • Punkel, Regional Champion in the Spice/Herb Beer category.

Oak Highlands Brewery, Dallas

  • Bourbon Barrel Freshman 15, Regional Champion in the Whiskey Barrel-Aged Beer category.
  • Devil's Snare, Regional Champion in the Porter category.
  • Royal Scottie, Regional Champion in the Scottish-Style Ale category.
  • Vanilla Porter, Regional Champion in the Bean Beer category.
  • JR All the Way, Regional Champion in the Holiday Spice Beer category.

Cheers and congratulations to Lakewood and Oak Highlands!

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