North Carolina-Gold Medal Beers-July 14

North Carolina People, Places, and Things-July 14

I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. My goal was to do that daily.

In 2016 my goal is to learn something new daily on the people, places, and things that make North Carolina special. Everyday this year I am doing a post on what I have learned new.

In 2014 I took on the task of drinking one different beer each day. I drank some good ones and some not so good ones that I labeled “One and Done”. The complete list of all 365 beers I drank in 2014 is included below:

I stopped the  daily ritual of drinking a different each beer but I am always on the lookout to try good beers especially ones from North Carolina.

We are blessed in North Carolina with some great breweries including Green Man Brewing, NoDa, Birdsong,Wicked Weed, Fullsteam, Natty Greene’s, Lonestar Brewing, Duck Rabbit, Mother Earth, Unknown Brewing, Sugar Creek, Pig Pounder, and many more.

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I was surprised to read this past week about some award winning beers from North Carolina that got recognized as medal winners by the US Open Beer Championships. What surprised me were the names of the brewers. I had never heard of several of the winners.


The list of North Carolina Medal Winners is below:

Breweries from Maui to Munich sent in almost 5,000 beers representing over 90 different styles for the 2016 U.S. Open Beer Championship. This competition includes professional breweries and award-winning home-brewers.

The full winner’s list can be found at U.S. Open Winners List.

U.S. Open Beer Championship Results

Firestone Brewing out of California was voted Brewer of the Year. I can vouch for their beers and in fact I just drank Wooley Jack a black IPA on Monday night.


I have never had beers from several of these award winning North Carolina brewers including Lynnwood, BearWaters, and Fortnight.

Here’s a look at the North Carolina medalists by beer style that medaled:


Imperial Stout – English Gold – Putin Tang – Lynnwood Brewing – North Carolina

Belgian Dubbel Gold – Orpheus – Mystery Brewing – North Carolina

Belgian Style Fruit Beer Gold – Sugar Creek Raspberry White – Sugar Creek Brewing – North Carolina

French / Belgian Ale Gold – Sugar Creek Biere De Garden – Sugar Creek Brewing – North Carolina


Brown Ale Silver – Agate Have It – Three Spirits Brewing – North Carolina

Strong/Imperial Brown Ale Silver – 4 Friends Brown Ale – BearWaters Brewing – North Carolina

Brown Porters Silver – Honey Porter – Three Spirits Brewing – North Carolina

Classic Irish Dry Stout Silver – St. Stephen’s Green – Mystery Brewing Company – North Carolina

Golden or Blonde ale Silver – Fortnight Brewing – North Carolina

Baltic Porter Silver – Baltic Porter – Southern Peak Brewery – North Carolina

Experimental Beer Silver – Spiced Edge of a Dream – Appalichian Mountain Brewery – North Carolina

Altbier Silver – Altbier – Southern Peak Brewery – North Carolina

American Amber/California Common Silver – Red Moon Rising – Three Spirits Brewing – North Carolina

Session IPA Silver – 3-A-Day – Lynnwood Brewing – North Carolina


ESB Bronze – ESB – Fortnight Brewing – North Carolina

Classic Irish Dry Stout Bronze – Kiss My Irish Stout – Lynnwood Brewing – North Carolina

International Style Pilsner Bronze – Paycheck – Fullsteam Brewery – North Carolina


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