It's like the Olympics for beer brewers, except this event is held every summer instead of once every four years. It's the U.S. Open Beer Championship that had over 6-thousand beers going up against each other in 110 different categories. With the competition here in Northern Colorado, it's no surprise that Northern Colorado brewers did quite well against other from across the country and the world.

Here are some highlights:

TOP TEN BREWERIES 2018: #8 Liquid Mechanics Brewing (Lafayette)
TOP TEN MOST CREATIVE BEER NAMES: #1 Liquid Mechanics Brewing (Lafayette) - Beasts of Bourbon
ENGLISH IPA: BRONZE: Crow Hop Brewing (Loveland) - Recess IPA
BITTER: BRONZE: Mash Lab Brewing (Windsor) - Automatic Amber Ale
ENGLISH MILD ALE: SILVER: Mash Lab Brewing (WIndsor) - Barn Find Brown
GOLD: Oskar Blues Brewery (Lyons) - G'Knight
BRONZE: Bootstrap Brewing (Niwot) - Wreak Havoc
ALTBIER: GOLD: Liquid Mechanics (Lafayette) - Amber Altbier
GERMAN HEFEWEIZEN: SILVER: Locavore Beer Works (Littleton) - Uberweizen
BELGIAN TRIPEL: GOLD: New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins) - Trippel
MARZEN/OKTOBERFEST: SILVER: Liquid Mechanics Brewing (Lafayette) - Marzen
VIENNA: BRONZE: Denver Beer Company - Pretzel Assasin
AMERICAN SPECIALTY WHEAT: GOLD: Crow Hop Brewing (Loveland) - Screen Wheat
AMERICAN STYLE FRUIT BEER: SILVER: Blue Moon Brewing (Denver) - Mango Wheat
HONEY BEER: BRONZE: Blue Moon Brewing (Denver) - Summer Honey Wheat
BLENDED BARREL-AGED BEER: GOLD: Liquid Mechanics Brewing (Lafayette) - Beast of Bourbon
SPECIALTY/ANYTHING GOES: BRONZE: Cerebral Brewing (Denver) - Work From Home
BRETT BEER: SILVER: Cerebral Brewing (Denver) - Deep Thought
SESSIONS BEER: GOLD: Launch Pad Brewery (Aurora)  - Peacekeeper
BRONZE: Elevation Beer Co. (Poncha Springs) - Acide

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