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2 Arizona breweries earn medals at 2018 U.S. Open Beer Championship

2 Arizona breweries earn medals at 2018 U.S. Open Beer Championship
Posted at 10:46 AM, Aug 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-01 19:15:08-04

Two Arizona breweries earned medals in the 2018 U.S. Open Beer Championship.

Tempe-based Huss Brewing Company earned a silver medal for its Scottsdale Blonde brew in the golden or blonde ale category and Grand Canyon Brewing, which is based in Williams, Arizona, earned a silver medal for its Expeditions Wheat beer in the American specialty wheat category.

More than 6,300 beers and 110 different styles were submitted to this year's competition, according to a news release. You can full list of winners at usopenbeer.com.

Peticolas Brewing, based in Dallas, Texas, was named the grand national champion and was recognized with three gold medals and two silver medals.

In 2017, Grand Canyon Brewing was the only Arizona brewery to claim a medal. Its Pokemon Gose earned a silver medal.

Huss' Scottsdale Blonde received the bronze medal in 2016. That year, Grand Canyon received a gold medal for its American wheat hybrid.

In 2015, Flagstaff's Mother Road Brewing took home a silver medal in the English Pale Ale category and Chandler-based SanTan Brewing claimed gold for its HopShock IPA in the IPA category.