Texas Hill Country Craft Breweries Bring Home Medals

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The US Open Beer Championships (Oxford, Ohio) just wrapped up, with over 6,000 beers in 100 styles submitted. Texas Breweries made us proud.

Pedernales Brewing Company, Fredericksburg

Pedernales Brewing Co

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This Gold Medal is the third in a row from the prestigious U.S. Open Beer Championship for Fredericksburg’s Pedernales Brewing Company’s Marzen Style Oktoberfest. The beer is seasonal for this upstart microbrewery and will be in stores in August. The Brewery also won a Silver in the German Lager – Pilsner category for its Chico Temido, a collaboration beer with Mexican craft brewery Albur.

Middleton Brewing, San Marcos

Middleton Brewing

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Middleton Brewing is 9 miles west of San Marcos on Ranch Road 12. They brought home a Gold in the Belgian Pale Ale category for Velvet and Silver in the Strong/Imperial Brown Ale category with their Black Lab Porter.

Real Ale Brewing Company, Blanco

Real Ale Contest Winners

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Real Ale Brewing, a well-established craft brewery in Blanco, was awarded Bronze in the American Amber/CA Common category for their Pinsetter Amber Lager and Silver in the Scottish Strong Ale category for their Real Heavy.

Guadalupe Brewing Company, New Braunfels

Guadalupe Brewing in New Braunfels

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Guadalupe Brewing Company in the old German town of New Braunfels was named as a Top 10 Brewery and Gold in the Pumpkin category with their Pumpkin Texas Honey Ale, Gold in the Scottish Ale category for their Scotch Ale, and Silver in the Peanut Butter/Nuts Beer category for their Pecan Chocolate Stout.

Other Texas Medal Winners

U S Open Beer Championship Medal


Other Texas winners were Rahr & Sons (Fort Worth), Lakewood Brewing (Garland), Rabbit Hole Brewing (Justin), HopFusion Ale Works (Fort Worth), Infamous Brewing (Austin), Peticolas Brewing (Dallas), 8th Wonder Brewery (Houston), and Bankhead Brewing (Rowlett). For the full listing, visit U.S. Open Beer Competition.