Monday, July 8, 2024

North Texas has best ever showing at 2024 U.S. Open Beer Championship

Image credit: U.S. Open Beer Championship.

Winners were announced today at the 2024 U.S. Open Beer Championship.

Based in Oxford, Ohio, the U.S. Open is now in its sixteenth year. The event, billed as the second largest annual beer judging competition in America, has been a popular testing ground for local brewers for more than a decade. 

Looking back, the first win for a North Texas brewer occurred in 2012, but the region has celebrated wins for multiple breweries in each of the last 12 years - 2024 included. And now with this year's results, 29 area breweries have been awarded 175 medals combined at the U.S. Open since its inception.

For 2024, over 9000 beers were submitted for judging across 152 categories. From the pool, 11 breweries from North Texas were awarded 21 medals total (4 gold, 11 silver, 6 bronze).

This represents the best showing ever for the region, besting the 19 medals won by North Texas breweries in 2022. First time U.S. Open honorees for 2024 include Flix Brewhouse - Mansfield and Three Wide Brewing Co. of Fort Worth (though, the brewer in question here does have a bit of U.S. Open hardware from the Rabbit Hole days).

A complete list of winning beers from North Texas is provided below. Click here for a full competition summary.

  • Gold for Enigma in the Historical Beer category.
  • Silver for Blood Orange Gose in the Fruit Gose category.
  • Silver for Sherpa's Secret in the American-Style Lager category.
  • Gold for Kashmir (a collaboration with Mox Nix Brewery) in the Mixed-Culture Brett Beer category.
  • Silver for Satellite in the American Light Lager category.
  • Bronze for It's All Happening in the English Barley Wine category
False Idol Brewing, North Richland Hills
  • Silver for Eight One Seven in the Munchner Dunkel category.
  • Bronze for To Live & Die in L.A. in the New Zealand-Style IPA category.
  • Bronze for Overgrown Frenzy in the Field Beer category.
Flix Brewhouse, Mansfield
  • Bronze for Tmave Pivo 13 in the European Dark Lager category.
  • Silver for Lion's Share XI in the American Barley Wine category.
  • Silver for Hydro in the Non-Alcoholic Hop Water category.
  • Silver for Sun, Moon & Stars in the Belgian Quadrupel category.
  • Bronze for Battle of Britain in the English Barley Wine category.
  • Silver for Barrel-Aged Vanilla Porter with Tart Cherries in the Wood/Barrel-Aged Fruit Beer category.
  • Silver for Tejano Pecano in the Nut Beer category.
  • Bronze for Festbier in the German-Style Oktoberfest category.
Odd Muse Brewing Co., Farmers Branch
  • Gold for Shoot the Moon in the New Zealand-Style IPA category.
  • Gold for Harlequin Dancer in the English Pale Ale category.
  • Silver for Berry Optimistic in the Fruit Wheat Beer - Mixed category.
Union Bear Brewing Co., Denton/Plano
  • Silver for Union Bear Stout in the American Stout category.

Cheers and congratulations to all!

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