Colorado wins 15 medals at 2022 U.S. Open Beer Championship

Colorado breweries nabbed 15 medals at the recent U.S. Open Beer Championship, according to an announcement Monday.

Judges for the competition, which took place in Oxford, Ohio, evaluated more than 9,000 beers representing 150 styles. That pool included several homebrews that garnered gold at last year’s National Homebrew Competition, hosted by the American Homebrewers Association.

Colorado-made brews landed one gold medal, seven silver and seven bronze. Lafayette’s Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co. was the biggest local winner with three medals, followed by Bootstrap Brewing Co., Bent Barley Brewing Co. and Beyond the Mountain Brewing Co., each with two.

The Centennial State dominated the Imperial Red Ale category, with Bootstrap’s Wreak Havoc taking gold and Raices Brewing Co.’s Furia taking silver.

See the local U.S. Open Beer Championship winners below and visit the competition website to see the full list of medal-winning beers.


Imperial Red Ale – Wreak Havoc, Bootstrap Brewing, Longmont


American-style Fruit Beer (Orange) – Blood Orange Wheat, Peak View Brewing Co., Greenwood Village

American-style Fruit Beer (Pineapple) – Chillax, Bootstrap Brewing Co., Longmont

Bohemian Pilsner – Czech Pils, Bent Barley Brewing Co., Aurora

Chili Pepper Beer – Ring Oh! Fire, Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co., Lafayette

German Kölsch – Klaus’s Kölsch, Beyond the Mountain Brewing Co., Boulder

Imperial Red Ale – Furia, Raices Brewing Co., Denver

International-style Pale Ale – Brewing Cold Snap, Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co., Lafayette


American-style Black Ale – Black IPA, Bent Barley Brewing Co., Aurora

American-style Fruit Beer (Passion Fruit) – Passion Fruit Yum Yum, Denver Beer Co., Denver

Historical Beer – Angry Banjo, Verboten Brewing and Barrel Project, Loveland

Imperial NE IPA – Headspin, Beyond the Mountain Brewing Co., Boulder

Imperial Porter – Escape Velocity, Launch Pad Brewery, Aurora

Non-Alcoholic Beer with Fruit and Spices – Grainwave Belgian-style White, Ceria Brewing Co., Arvada

Peanut Butter Beer – Peanut Butter Porter, Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co., Lafayette

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