Indiana Breweries Win 14+ Medals at 2021 US Open Beer Championships

Indiana Breweries Win 14+ Medals at 2021 US Open Beer Championships

by Mark E. Lasbury for Indiana On Tap

The 2021 US Open Beer Championship results were posted on Sunday, Sept. 5, and once again Indiana was well represented. Sun King Brewery/Sun King Small Batch won 6 medals as was named one of the top ten breweries at the competition. Other Indiana breweries won multiple medals as well, as well as other recognition.

Sun King Brewing’s medals included:

Silver – Rum Barrel Aged Beer – Soul Shakedown

Gold – Barrel Aged Fruit Beer – Polynesian Passion

Silver – Barrel Aged Barleywine – Diddy Muckle

Gold – Chocolate Beer – Small Batch BA Donuts – Sun King Small Batch Brewery

Bronze – Dopple/Strong Bock – Dominator Dopplebock – Sun King Small Batch Brewery

Gold – International Style Pilsener – Pachanga


Offers: $8 Toward the Purchase of a Flight of Tasters of GJBC Beer | 10% Off Merchandise | 15% Off All Food Purchases, Any Day of the Week.Grand Junction Brewing won multiple medals as well:

Gold – French/Belgan Ale – Westfielder 8

Silver – Brown Ale – Squirrel Stampede Nut Brown


As did Metazoa Brewing:

Silver – Belgian Witbier – Wit-Bellied Hedgehog

Bronze – American Cream Ale – Nap in the Hammock


The breweries that won a medal were:

Bad Dad Brewery -Gold – Barrel Aged Quad/Belgian Dark Ale – Finely Aged Plummer’s Crack. This was also deemed the favorite name in the competition.

Chilly Water Brewing – Bronze – Smoked/Rauch Beer – Smoke on the Lager. This follows on the heels of this beer’s medal at the North American Brewer’s Assoc. Competition last month.

Bier Brewery – bronze – Munchner Dunkel/Dark – Munich Dunkel

Byway Brewing – Foreign Stout – Shinobi Export Stout


Congratulations to all the winners and please get out and support these, and all Indiana, breweries. Few beers are entered into competitions and few beers win medals, but just because a beer isn’t medal winner doesn’t mean it isn’t a quality brew. All Indiana breweries are making fine products, and are recognized across the globe as doing so. The least you can do is go drink it.

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