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Area Breweries Receive Awards at NYS Craft Beer Competition


The New York State Brewers Association has announced the winners of its 8th annual New York State Craft Beer Competition.

96 awards were presented across 30 categories. Below is a list of area winners


  • Lit Wit by Shep’s Brewing Company – Bronze: Wheat Beers
  • Cream Ale by Prison City Brewing – Gold: Cream Ales
  • Something Something Something by Prison City – Gold: Barrel Aged (Sour)
  • Oak Aged Aeon by Aurora Brewing Company – Silver (tie): Barrel Aged (Non-Sour)
  • Crispy Boys Blood Orange by Prison City – Gold: Fruit & Vegetable Beers (Non-Sour)
  • Blackberry Kolsch by Lunkenheimer Craft Brewing Co. – Silver: Fruit & Vegetable Beers (Non-Sour)


  • NYS Celtic Red Ale by K2 Brewing – Gold: Amber & Red Ales
  • Altbier by Swiftwater Brewing – Silver: Amber & Red Ales
  • Rince Sager-Heimer by Sager Beer Works – Bronze: Amber & Red Ales
  • Citmo IPA by Resurgence Beer Company – Silver (tie): Hazy Pale Ale
  • Portuguese Squeeze by Strangebird – Gold: Barrel Aged (Non-Sour)
  • Breaking Bird by Strangebird – Silver: Wild & Sour Ales
  • RIP Pale Ale by Wood Kettle Brewing – Bronze: Pale Ale
  • Alternator by Wood Kettle Brewing – Bronze: Brown Ale


  • Particle by UNDERGROUND BEER LAB – Bronze: Hazy Pale Ale
  • Spectral Mass by UNDERGROUND BEER LAB – Silver (tie): Hazy Pale Ale
  • Saison Blend One by ONCO Fermentations, Inc. – Gold: Belgian Farmhouse
  • El Tepache Loco by Talking Cursive Brewing Company – Bronze: Experimental
  • Kettle Lakes Coconut Cream Ale by ONCO Fermentations – Bronze: Fruit & Vegetable Beers (Non-Sour)
  • Coconut Cluster by Heritage Hill Brewhouse – Gold: Specialty Beer: Stouts & Porters


  • The One V-56 by New York Beer Project – Bronze: Hazy Pale Ale
  • Island Addition by New York Beer Project – Gold: Island Addition
  • Brewers Reserve BA Sour by New York Beer Project – Silver: Barrel Aged (Sour)
  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Dormancy by Grow Brewing Company – Silver (tie): Barrel Aged (Non-Sour)
  • Man’s Best Friend by New York Beer Project – Silver: Belgian Other
  • Key Lime Pie Sour by No BS Brew Company – Bronze: Fruit & Vegetable Beers (Sour)
  • Irish Coffee Stout by New York Beer Project – Silver: Specialty Beer: Stouts & Porters
  • Holiday Ale by No BS Brew Company – Gold: Specialty Beer: Light & Amber Ales, Lagers
  • Brown Ale by Watershed Brewing Company – Gold (tie): Brown Ales
  • Belgian Stout by Brewery Ardennes – Silver: Imperial Stouts & Porters
  • Nicnevin by Crafty Ales and Lagers – Bronze: Strong Ales


  • Nightfall by Wagner Brewing Company – Silver: Dark Lagers


  • Pumpkin Cream Ale by Keuka Brewing Company – Bronze: Specialty Beer: Light & Amber Ales, Lagers

A full list of winners can be found on the association’s website.



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