2024 Honey Beer Competition

2023 Winners

Over 300 beers were entered, and Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House's ‘Hachimitsu Mai’ took home Gold at the National Honey Board’s ninth annual Honey Beer Competition.

The Honey Beer Competition was judged by BJCP-certified judges and featured 12 beer style categories, a cider, hard seltzer and design category. The submitted beers were judged on their aroma, appearance, flavor, mouthfeel and the role honey played in the beer.

Best of Show

Gold

Hachimitsu Mai
Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House
Portland, OR

Best of Show

Silver

Foam Party
American Solera
Tulsa, OK

Best of Show

Bronze

Raspberry Parliament
Alesong Brewing and Blending
Eugene, OR

Winners

General Lager

GOLDHachimitsu Mai, Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House, Portland, OR

SILVERThe BUZZ Honey Lager, Mudshark Brewing, Lake Havasu City, AZ

BRONZETiny Bomb, WISEACRE Brewing Company, Memphis, TN

General Ale

GOLD — Gwen, Protagonist Beer , Charlotte, NC

SILVERButters' Bottom B@tch, Inside the Five Brewing Company, Sylvania, OH

BRONZEHappy Days Honey Blonde, Malibu Brewing Company, Malibu, CA

Amber / Brown Ales

GOLDDownton Abbee, Twisted Hippo, Chicago, IL

SILVER — Bumble Bear, Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee, WI

BRONZEChomolungma, Jackie O's Brewery, Athens, OH

Belgian-Style Ales

GOLDDulcette, Oxbow Brewing Company, Newcastle, ME

SILVERHachimitsu Saison, Arcana Brewing Company, Carlsbad, CA

BRONZEField & Oak - Apiary, Kane Brewing Company, Ocean Township, NJ

Fruit, Vegetable and Spice Beer

GOLDBelgian Brick Road, Third Wheel Brewing, St Peters, MO

SILVERHot Box of Cornbread, Friendship Brewing Co., Wentzville, MO

BRONZEFruited Soiree, Art Bop Beer Co, Talent, OR

IPAs

GOLDInch Wide, Mile Deep, Noon Whistle Brewing, Lombard, IL

SILVERWhite Reaper, Evil Czech Brewery, Mishawaka, IN

BRONZEHow Bee's Fly, Obscurity Brewing, Elburn, IL

Braggots

GOLDDark Magician, Arcana Brewing Company, Carlsbad, CA

SILVERSick Brag!, East Nashville Beer Works, Nashville, TN

BRONZEThe Trojan Horse, Niles Brewing Company, Niles, MI

Stouts / Porters

GOLDSecond Helping, Mathews Brewing Company, Lake Worth, FL

SILVER — Chocolate Covered Pecan Porter, Georgia Beer Company, Valdosta, GA

BRONZEBaklava Imperial Pastry Stout, Whistle Hop Brewing Company, Fairview, NC

Wheat Beer

GOLDOrange Ave Wit, Coronado Brewing, Coronado, CA

SILVERCitrus Buzz, Thirsty Eye Brewing Company, Albuquerque, NM

BRONZEOrange Pollinator, St Boniface Craft Brewing Co, Ephrata, PA

Sours

GOLDRaspberry Parliament, Alesong Brewing and Blending, Eugene, OR

SILVERTim Tam, Artesia Brewing, Thawville, IL

BRONZELemon Meringue Hop Tart, Bluewood Brewing, St. Louis, MO

Barrel Aged

GOLDFoam Party, American Solera, Tulsa, OK

SILVERBrewers' Reserve Bourbon Barrel-Aged Honey Bock, Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee, WI

BRONZEB'ourbon Barrel Aged Caliente Gingerbread Stout, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Richmond, VA

Other

GOLDHeat Waves Ginger Beer, Sahale Ale Works, Grafton, WI

SILVERThe Floor is BakLAVA, Inside the Five Brewing Company, Sylvania, OH

BRONZEAll Night Honey, Honeybee Coffee & Brewery, Knoxville, TN

Hard-Seltzer

GOLD — Blackberry Mojito Hydromel, Whistle Hop Brewing Company, Fairview, NC

SILVERStrawberry Sumac Hydromel, Whistle Hop Brewing Company, Fairview, NC

BRONZE — Bee’s Knee’s Hard Seltzer, Dangerous Man Brewing, Minneapolis, MN

Cider

GOLDTexas Honey Cider, Austin Eastciders, Austin, TX 

Design

GOLDNectar Collector, The Explorium Brewpub, Greendale, WI

SILVER — Honey Stix, Silver City Brewery, Bremerton, WA

BRONZE — Honey Kolsch, Rogue Ales and Spirits, Portland, OR

2022 Winners
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