Crank Arm Brewery Nabs Best of Show in State Fair Competition

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RALEIGH—The winners of the NC State Fair’s 2014 N.C. Brewers’ Cup competition have been announced, and Best of Show went to Rickshaw Rye IPA by Crank Arm Brewing in Raleigh.
The competition was organized by the N.C. Craft Brewers Guild and presented by All About Beer Magazine. The third-year competition drew 228 professional entries and 182 home-brew entries. Entries were evaluated by 30 professional beer judges Sept. 6 and 7 at Mystery Brewing Co. in Hillsborough.
The top winners will be displayed in the Education Building at the N.C. State Fair Oct. 16-26.
Full List of Winners
ProfessionalPilsner• Hi-Wire Brewing, Asheville – Hi-Wire LagerLight Hybrid Beer• Crank Arm Brewing, Raleigh – Rickshaw American IPAAmber Hybrid Beer• The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Charlotte – Copper AleEnglish Pale Ale• Innovation Brewing, Sylva (Jackson County) – ESBScottish and Irish Ale• Oskar Blues Brewery, Brevard(Transylvania) – Old ChubAmerican Ale• Blind Squirrel Brewery, Plumtree (Avery) – Nut Brown AleEnglish Brown Ale• Pig Pounder Brewery, Greensboro– Boar Brown AlePorter• Draft Line Brewing Co., Fuquay-Varina – Robust PorterStout• Olde Hickory Brewery, Hickory(Catawba) – Hickory Stick StoutIndia Pale Ale• Olde Hickory Brewery, Hickory– Redeemer Imperial IPAGerman Wheat and Rye Beer• Lonerider Brewing Co., Raleigh – Shotgun BettyHefeweizen Belgian and French Ale• Ponysaurus Brewing, Durham– Biere de GardeSour Ale• Innovation Brewing, Sylva – Whiskey Sour Belgian
Home BrewersLight Lager• Robert Lovelace, Huntersville (Mecklenburg) – Trey’s Lite BeerPilsner• James Laska,Cary – Pivovar Pegas-usEuropean Amber Lager• Dennis Pike,Carrboro – Milk is for BabiesLight Hybrid Beer• Brandon Moyer,Carrboro – Klassic KolschEnglish Pale Ale• Antonia Matthews,Chapel Hill – Extra Special BritScottish and Irish Ale• Jonathan Simpson,Hillsborough – 3rd Degree Wee HeavyAmerican Ale• Dexter Garner,Lexington (Davidson) – Apale’d AlePorter• Dexter Garner,Lexington – A Robust EndeavorStout• Christopher Olden, Mooresville (Iredell) – Imperial StoutIndia Pale Ale• Eric Lebsack, Asheville – Aussie DeuceyGerman Wheat and Rye Beer• Chris Bertz, Cary – Traditional HefeweizenBelgian and French Ale• Jacob Skiles, Wilmington – Provision Farmhouse w/BrettanomycesSour Ale• Spence Anderson, Raleigh– KriekBelgian Strong Ale• Russell Burnitt, Mooresville – Date NightFruit Beer• Daniel Dunger, Charlotte– Strawberry FieldsSmoke-Flavored and Wood-Aged Beer• Bryan Luukinen,Durham – Bourbon Barrel Imperial StoutSpecialty Beer• Derrick Flippin, Rural Hall (Forsyth) – Session IPA

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