Brewery News: WA: Reuben's Brews ties for 4th, at this year's U.S. Open Beer Championships

image sourced from Reuben's BrewsThe U.S. Open Beer Championship is one of the biggest brewery competitions in the world and the only one to include both professional breweries and award-winning home-brewers. This year, entries in the highly regarded competition included more than 3,000 beers from 300 breweries in 20 different countries.

Recently, at this year's U.S. Open Beer Championship, Reuben's Brews tied for 4th place. With a combined four medals (1 Gold, 2 Silvers, 1 Bronze), brewers Adam Robbings and Mike Pfeiffer, won for: 

  • Reuben's Brews Roggenbier (Gold)
  • Reuben's Brews American Brown (Silver)
  • Reuben's Brews Auld Heritage (Silver)
  • Reuben's Brews Dry Irish Stout (Bronze)

Located in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood, Reuben's Brews has been inspiring palates since they opened in 2012. With a reputation for Roggen-themed (aka Rye-themed) beers, brewer Adam Robbing's creates beers that many other breweries have avoided. With names like Imperial Rye IPA, Roggenbier, American Rye, and Roasted Rye IPA, Adam has cornered the market on Rye beers. Additionally the brewery has a tasting room, located  a few blocks south of the Ballard Locks.

For the brewery, this is their 2nd top 10 finish, at the U.S.O.B.C. Previously, the brewery placed 6th, in 2013. Furthermore, Reuben's was the only Washington brewery to make the Top 10. Rounding out the top 5 list were:

  1. Wormtown Brewery    Worcester, MA
  2. Stone Brewery             Escondido, CA
  3. Deschutes Brewery    Bend, OR

“We were very excited to hear how well we did this year,” says Reuben’s Brews co-founder and head brewer Adam Robbings. “It’s fantastic to be recognized in such a large competition with so many great breweries. We've won some nice recognition so far, but this is definitely the highlight!”

About Reuben’s Brews

Reuben’s Brews is a small family-owned and operated brewery located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, Wash. We hand craft all of our brews, which allows us to create a variety of beers and remain connected to our neighborhood. Since we opened in 2012, our beer has been honored with several local, regional and national awards. At the 2014 U.S. Open Beer Championship, we tied for 4th place. We won two gold medals at the 2014 Washington Beer Awards, and were runner up Best Small Brewery in the 2013 Washington Beer Awards. For more information, visit www.reubensbrews.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About the U.S. Open Beer Championships

The U.S. Open Beer Championship is one of the biggest brewery competitions in the world and the only one to include both professional breweries and award-winning home-brewers. This year, entries in the highly regarded competition included more than 3,000 beers from 300 breweries in 20 different countries. 

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