NC State Fair's 2013 Brewers' Cup winners announced
by WNCN Staff
Fullsteam Brewery in Durham had several of their beers win in this year's Brewers' Cup.
RALEIGH, N.C. -
The winners of the second N.C. State Fair's Brewers' Cup beer competition were announced recently and the number of entries more than doubled since last year's competition.
"Flagship IPA" by the Chapel Hill-based Carolina Brewery won Best of Show in this year's Brewers' Cup. Another brew by Carolina Brewery, their "Sky Blue Golden Ale" won second-best overall. Durham's Fullsteam came in third place with their "First Frost Persimmon Ale."
The Brewers' Cup isn't just for the state's professional brewers, there's also a home-brewer competition. For the second year in a row, Chris Creech of Durham won Best of Show. His winning beer was a sour ale he named "Sprechen Deutsch."
Brian Quinn of Durham came in second overall with his "Vulcanalia Smoked Imperial Porter." Greg Wolfe of Raleigh placed third overall with his "Ooops I Drank Way Too Much of This Kolsch."
The competition featured 136 professional entries and 257 home-brew entries, the total number of entries was 122 percent more than last year's competition. Entries were evaluated in September by 31 professional judges.
Top winners will be displayed in the Education Building at the N.C. State Fair Oct. 17-27.
Below is the list of all the winners:
Aviator Brewing Co., Fuquay-Varina — Crazy Pils
European Amber Lager
Carolina Brewery, Chapel Hill — Oktoberfest
White Rabbit Brewery, Angier — Alice's Black Lager
Carolina Brewery, Chapel Hill — To Hell ‘n' Bock
Light Hybrid Beer
Carolina Brewery, Chapel Hill — Sky Blue Golden Ale
Amber Hybrid Beer
White Street Brewing Co., Wake Forest — White Street Alt
English Pale Ale
Carolina Brewery, Chapel Hill — Copperline Amber Ale
Scottish and Irish Ale
Raleigh Brewing Co., Raleigh — Blatherskite
Carolina Brewery, Chapel Hill — Firecracker Pale Ale
English Brown Ale
Railhouse Brewery, Aberdeen — KA-BAR Brown Ale
White Street Brewing Co., Wake Forest — White Street Baltic Porter
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