2023 U.S. Open Beer Championship Puts Roadmap on the Map
The 2023 U.S. Open Beer Championship finished judging over 9,000 craft beers and homebrews from across the country earlier this month. While it was a down year for Texas overall (not a single Lone Star brewery made the top 10 prize winners), it was a strong showing for the state’s up-and-comers. San Antonio’s Roadmap Brewing tied Amarillo’s Pondaseta Brewing and Flix Brewhouse El Paso for the Texas lead in medals with 3. Roadmap’s haul included two gold medal category wins in Scottish Ale – Light (Craven Cottage) and Kentucky Common (Derby Day), plus a silver in the Single Hop Pale Ale category (SMaSH and Grab). The U.S. Open Beer Championship medals are the latest in a strong recent run of competition success for Roadmap. The brewery also won gold at the 2022 Great American Beer Festival and the 2022 Texas Craft Brewers Cup.
Other Central Texas winners included San Antonio’s Second Pitch (a bronze in the California Common category for Hometown Lager), Fredericksburg’s Altstadt Brewing (gold in the American Berry/Fruit Beer – Peach category for Altstadt Radler), and Austin’s Zilker Brewing (bronze in the American Lager/Pilsner category for La Beer) and Infamous Brewing (gold in the American Specialty Wheat category for Sex A Peel). Overall, 21 Lone Star brewers came home with prizes. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex was the best-represented area of the state with seven winners. Iowa’s Toppling Goliath was the Grand National Champion with 4 gold medals. A full list of 2023 winners is available here.