West Michigan breweries medal at US Open Beer Championship


Numerous beers by Portage-based Latitude 42 Brewing Company have won awards. Photo via fb.com

Several West Michigan breweries have brought home medals from the U.S. Open Beer Championship.

The winners of medals at the U.S. Open Beer Championship were announced this month, including four medals for Portage-based Latitude 42 Brewing Company.

The brewery’s four medals include a gold in the Chili Beer category for its El Diablo.

Latitude 42’s Lil Sunshine won bronze in the English Summer Ale category. The brewery also won bronze for its Auld Tallywhacker in the English Barleywine category. Barley Wine 2014 won bronze in the Aged Beer category.

Grand Rapids-based Schmohz Brewing Co. won gold in ESB for its Treasure Chest ESB and Comstock Park’s Perrin Brewing Co. won bronze in Brown Ale for its Bricktop Brown.

Perrin also won gold in the specialty category for No Rules.

Bell’s Brewery’s Oberon won a silver medal in the American Specialty Wheat category.

St. Joseph-based Silver Harbor Brewing won gold in the English Barleywine category for its Shipfaced.

Witch’s Hat, in South Lyon, won silver in Imperial IPA for its Rez Gets Smashed.

Livonia’s American Harvest Brewpub won silver in American Imperial Stout for its take on the style, while New Holland Brewing Co.’s Night Tripper won bronze in the same category.

New Holland also won bronze in Oatmeal Stout for The Poet.

Hunter’s Handmade Brewery, in Mount Pleasant, won silver in Scottish Ale for its Caber Tosser.

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