Nickel Brook Brewing wins two medals at U.S. Open Beer Championship

We are stoked to announce we won two awards in the U.S. Open Beer Championship. Out of 6,300 beers representing 117 different styles, from breweries around the world, we won bronze for two of our own: Kentucky Bastard and Peach Uber.

Kentucky Bastard won in the Wood/Barrel-Aged Strong Stout category.  This fan-favourite imperial stout has rich chocolate, coffee and dark fruit flavors combined with a vanilla and oak warmth from being aged in bourbon barrels for a full year. This is the second medal Kentucky Bastard has won at the U.S. Open.

Peach Uber won in the Berliner-Style Weisse category.  One of three Ubers we brew full-time, this sparkling sour wheat ale is brewed with fresh Peach puree, expressing a fresh summer peach aroma with an effervescent and tart finish. We’re thrilled that one of our newest LCBO releases has taken home its first competition medal.

Winning awards for what we love doing is a good day. Our team works hard to make innovative, artisanal beers and we’re honoured to have them recognized against so many great competitors.

Announced on July 9, the U.S. Open Beer Championship, based in Ohio includes beers from around the world from professional breweries and award-winning home-brewers. Judges were from the United States, Canada and England.

Peach Uber is currently available at the brewery, in LCBO stores and online. Kentucky Bastard is available at our Bottle Shop and online, and a new batch will be available at the LCBO this winter.