Other Ontario breweries taking home a gold (or two) included: The Exchange Brewery(2), Sawdust City Brewing Co., Collective Arts Brewing, Steam Whistle Brewing, Nickel Brook Brewing Co.(2), and Hill Street Beverage Company.
From other parts of Canada, Belgh Brasse of Quebec won a Gold for their American Lager/Pilsner and a Bronze for their Belgian Pale Ale. Lighthouse Brewing Company was the sole medal winner for British Columbia but went big, earning a Gold in the Brown Ale category with their beer Race Rocks Ale.
The U.S. Open Beer Championship was founded in 2009 and has grown every year since. It is open to both professional breweries and home brewers. This year’s event was judged by experts from the United States, Canada and England.