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Three Michigan breweries won multiple awards at the 2021 New York International Beer Competition that took place in February. There were over of 800 beer submissions from 14 different countries that spanned more than 30 beer categories.

According to the New York International Beer Competition “Judging Process” page, trade-buyers are the judges for this competition. Their voting, discussion, and consensus are each important for which beers are awarded a medal. There are four medal awards:

  • Double Gold – Phenomenal Product (must be a unanimous decision)
  • Gold – Buyers “love” it
  • Silver – Buyers “like” it
  • Bronze – Buyers would repurchase it

Within the medal awards are categories for beer style and price point.

Check out the winning breweries and the award winning brews!

HomeGrown Brewing Company (Oxford)

  • Gold – Belgian-Style Witbier, $10-Less – PollyAnn Witbier
  • Silver – Golden or Blonde Ale, $10-Less – Oxford Ale
  • Bronze – American-Style Amber/Red Ale, $10-Less – Whamber Ale
  • Bronze – American-Style Stout, $10-Less – Steamboat Stout
  • Michigan Belgian Style Brewery of the Year

New Holland Brewing (Holland)

  • Gold – American-Style India Pale Ale, $10-Less – Tangerine Space Machine
  • Gold – Old Ale or Strong Ale, $16+ – Dragon’s Milk Solera
  • Gold – Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout, $11-15 – Dragon’s Milk
  • Bronze – American-Style India Pale Ale, $10-Less – Hazy River
  • Michigan Brewery of the Year

Third Monk Brewing Company (South Lyon)

  • Silver – German-Style Brown Ale/Düsseldorf-Style Altbier, $10-Less – U47
  • Bronze – Classic English-Style Pale Ale, $10-Less – Britney Pears
  • Michigan IPA Brewery of the Year

Check out all of the results for the 10th Annual New York International Beer Competition here.

Cheers!

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By Ed Norton

Edwin "Ed" Norton was first introduced to craft beer when his designated fraternity Big Brother Vince asked him if he knew anything about the topic. Ed admitted his ignorance and the rest is history as Ed and Vince would split six-packs of craft beers each week during Ed's probationary status. Ed is now a craft beer enthusiast who is always on the lookout for a beer he has not tried when bottle shopping or drinking at breweries and bars. In addition to drinking beer, this livelong Michigan resident enjoys a bunch of hobbies that he doubts you really care about, other than drinking beer and sounding off about it.

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