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    Published on 11-17-2014 12:09 PM

    Congratulations to all the winners in the 2014 Skirmish in the Triad. Looks like HOPS has really secured that 2nd place spot behind the Carolina Brew Masters! We are 45 points ahead of 3rd place Low Country Libations.

    Huge congratulations to Lee Hill for winning Best of Show for his Northern Brown Ale! He will get to brew his winning beer on Pig Pounder's brew system. This allowed Lee to move further in the lead as Brewer of the Year, and moved him into first place for Master Brewer of the Year as well.

    Lee Hill

    • 1st - Munich Helles
    • 1st - North German Altbier
    • 1st - Northern English Brown
    • 1st - Robust Porter
    • 2nd - Lite American Lager
    • 2nd - Vienna Lager
    • 2nd - Traditional Bock
    • 2nd - Dusseldorf Altbier
    • 2nd - Mild
    • 3rd - Oktoberfest/Marzen
    • 3rd - Dark American Lager

    Joel Bowman

    • 2nd - American Pale Ale
    • 3rd - German Pilsner

    Jack Dixon

    • 2nd - Imperial Stout

    John & Jennifer Olson

    • 2nd - Irish Red Ale
    • 3rd - Foreign Extra Stout

    You can find the full results at the link below.


    Thanks again to all who participated with submitting beers as well as those who showed up to help steward or judge!
    Published on 09-17-2014 04:19 PM

    Hops had a good turn out at MALT's Blue Ridge Brew Off in Asheville on Saturday the 13th. It was held at Highland Brewery. Congratulations to all that placed.

    Lee Hill

    • 1st Place - 11A: Mild
    • 1st Place - 20A: Fruit Beer

    Dan Morgan

    • 2nd Place - 10C: American Brown Ale

    John and Jennifer Olson

    • 1st Place and 3rd Place Best of Show - 13D: Foreign Extra Stout

    This moved Lee in first place again for Carolina ...
    Published on 05-11-2014 12:25 PM
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    The Triad region is no stranger to having the best brewers in the Carolina’s. For 5 out of the last 6 years, our locale has been home to the champs and this year is no different. Lee Hill captured the 2013 crown, but it was not easy and it went down to a final point and ribbon count at the last competition at the Palmetto State Brewers Open in Columbia, SC. Riding on Lee’s coat tails, HOPS had an extraordinarily strong showing, by ALL of our members, to finish the year in second ...
    Published on 05-11-2014 12:07 PM

    Congratulations to everyone that placed at the US Open. Lee Hill walked away with a 3rd Best in Show for his Traditional Bock, as well as the Rein Stein Cup with his Vienna Lager!! Huge congratulations goes out to him on his wins!!

    Lee Hill

    • 1st Vienna Lager
    • 1st Traditional Bock
    • 1st American Pale Ale
    • 1st Foreign Extra Stout
    • HM Northern German Altbier

    William Horlacher

    • 2nd Premium American Lager
    • 3rd Standard American Lager

    by Published on 04-14-2014 09:33 AM

    Congratulations to all the HOPS winners!!

    Lee Hill

    • 1st - Foreign Extra Stout
    • 2nd - Vienna Lager
    • 2nd - Traditional Bock
    • 2nd - California Common Beer

    Jack Dixon

    • 3rd - American Pale
    • HM - American IPA

    Andrew Deming

    • 1st - Hefeweizen

    John & Jennifer Olson

    • 2nd - Ordinary Bitter
    • 3rd - Smoked Chestnut Porter

    You can find the rest of the results ...
    Published on 03-18-2014 04:48 PM

    It was a good showing for the HOPS in the Shamrock Open!

    Congratulations to:

    Ryan Jackle: 1st Porter, and 1st Spiced, Herb, and vegetable.
    John Salvitti: 1st American IPA
    Andrew Deming:1st Blonde
    William Horlacher: 1st Sweet Stout
    Jack Dixon: 3rd Imperial Stout
    Darren Willie 2nd Düsseldorf Altbier
    Lee Hill: 3rd Bock, 3rd Fruit Beer

    Great job guys!

    Hopefully the full results are attached to this post. ...
    Published on 12-11-2013 02:16 PM

    Congratulations to all the winners from HOPS at this comp. We had another great showing!
    Lee Hill

    • 1st Place Schwarzbier
    • 2nd Place Doppelbock
    • 1st Place Cal Common
    • 1st Place N. English Brown
    • 1st Place Robust Porter
    • 3rd Place Russian Imp. Stout
    • 2nd Place Fruit Beer

    Terry Smith

    • 2nd Place American Wheat

    Jack Dixon

    • 3rd Belgian

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