Texas wins big at 2015 U.S. Beer Tasting Championship

The winter edition of the U.S. Beer Tasting Championship was held on February 7th, and Texas racked up a handful of awards including a Grand Champion award for Fort Worth, TX’s,  Rahr & Sons Brewing Company.

According to a press release from the USBTC, “A total of 469 beers from 145 breweries were examined across 15 different beer categories. Within each category, the USBTC determined both a Grand Champion and the best entry from each of six U.S. regions: 1)Northeast, 2) Mid-Atlantic/Southeast, 3) Midwest, 4) Rockies/Southwest, 5) California, and 6) Northwest/Pacific.” Texas was represented in the Rockies/Southwest category and the winners are listed below:


Texas winners in italics-

Grand Champion

  • Whiskey Barrel Aged Beer Temptress Lakewood Brewing Company Garland , TX
  • Non-whiskey Aged Beer Sangre Revolver Brewing Granbury, TX
  • Honorable Mention Farmhouse Ale Wanderlust Brewing Flagstaff, AZ
  • Barleywine The Duke Peticolas Brewing Dallas, TX
  • Strong/Old Ale Rahr’s Winter Warmer Rahr and Sons Brewing Company FT Worth, TX
  • American Black Ale Black I.P.A. Santa Fe Brewing Santa Fe, NM
  • Imperial Stout Ten Fiddy Oskar Blues Brewing Longmont, CO
  • Stout Barrel One Revolver Brewing Granbury, TX
  • Porter Jamieson Station Brasserie St James Reno, NV
  • Brown Ale Winter Bourbon Barrel Brown Grand Canyon Brewing Williams, AZ
  • Scottish-Style Ale Iron Thistle Rahr and Sons Brewing Company FT Worth, TX
  • Honorable Mention Great Scot Peticolas Brewing Dallas, TX
  • Belgian-Style Ale Flying Monk Adelberts Brewery Austin, TX
  • Dark Lager/Dunkel Ugly Pug Rahr & Sons Brewing Company Ft. Worth, TX
  • Vienna/Marzen Lager Lakewood Lager Lakewood Brewing Company Garland, TX
  • Spice Beer Nightmare Before Xmas Cobra Brewing Lewisville, TX
  • Bean Beer Bad Baptist Epic Brewing Salt Lake City, UT


So you see, Texas whooped some tail in its region.  Good to see!

Are you a fan of any of these winners? Let us know in the comments section below.


Danny Laurel

I've lived in Texas all my life and can't express how much I love this state. I found that I was enjoying these amazing bbq spots and drinking fantastic Texas-made beer and wanted my buddies and I to be able to share them with our readers.

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