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NoDa Brewing Company Earns Gold and Bronze Medals at the 2021 U.S. Open Beer Championship

September 6, 2021

Hop Drop ’N Roll, Coco Loco and Maibock recognized at one of the top 3 beer competitions in the USA

NoDa Brewing Company was awarded gold and two bronze medals at the 2021 U.S. Open Beer Championship competition. Breweries from Antioquia, Columbia to Columbia, South Carolina sent more than 8000 beers representing over 140 different styles to the 2021 U.S. Open Beer Championship. The Open took place in Oxford, Ohio on Friday, September 3rd, 2021.

NoDa Brewing Company was awarded a Gold Medal in the American IPA category for Hop Drop ’N Roll, a West Coast-style IPA that hits you with a ton of juicy hop flavor shining out from a substantial and complex malt backbone. NoDa Brewing also received a Bronze Medal in the Robust Porter category for Coco Loco and a Bronze Medal in the Heller Bock/Maibock category for Maibock. NoDa Brewing Company is a 60-barrel brewery located in Charlotte North Carolina that prides itself in serving great beer across the Carolinas.

The U.S. Open Beer Championship judges more beer styles than any other competition in the world. The U.S. Open also is the only major beer competition to allow the gold medal winners of the AHA’s National Homebrew Competition to participate, but due to COVID-19, last year’s AHA’s National Homebrew competition was canceled. Thus, for the first time, no homebrewers competed.

Also due to the COVID-19 pandemic, judging was held in both the U.S. and Canada. The main U.S. judging was held at the new U.S. Open Event Center in Oxford, Ohio. The U.S. Open became the first beer competition to be held in its own venue which is a 6000 square foot Amish pole barn located on a small farm.

For more information on the U.S. Open Beer Championship competition, including a complete 2021 winners list, visit

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