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    by Published on 05-26-2015 12:30 PM

    14-American IPA 3rd place Allen Smith(HOPS) - American IPA

    20-Fruit Beer 2nd place Allen Smith(HOPS) - Fruit Beer

    22-Smoked and Wood Aged 1st place Allen Smith(HOPS) - Other Smoked Beer

    19-Strong Ale and Imperial IPA 3rd place Bill McKendry(HOPS) - Imperial IPA

    29-Autumn and Winter Seasonal 1st place Ed Christian(HOPS) - Open Category

    29-Autumn and Winter Seasonal 2nd place Matt Amato(HOPS) - Open Category

    Great job Hops members lets get ready for the Palmetto and finish the year on a high note. There is no doubt we have a lot of great brewers in our club!

    Complete results below.

    by Published on 12-08-2014 10:46 AM

    BREAKING NEWS (and unoffical news until it's postedon the CBOY Site) - LEE HILL IS THE 2014 CAROLINA BREWER OF THE YEAR!! I don't recall, at least from the last 10 years, anyone that has done this back to back. Words escape me at this point, because "Well Done" and "Congrats" don't seem to be appropriate for such dedication and sheer brewing talent. I do know one thing, I think this was Lee's "drop the mic" moment as he has packed up and moved back to his native ...
    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 ...
    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 ...

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