2022 Honey Beer Competition

2022 Winners

Over 240 beers were entered, and Liquid Art Brewing’s ‘Honey Sucker Pils’ took home Gold at the National Honey Board’s eighth 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.

2022 Honey Beer Competition Winners

Best of Show

Gold

Honey Sucker Pils
Liquid Art Brewing Company
Chambersburg, PA

Best of Show

Silver

MYSTIC MAIDEN HEATHER ALE
Nansemond Brewing Station
Suffolk, VA

Best of Show

Bronze

Heat Waves Ginger Beer
Sahale Ale Works
Grafton, WI

General Lager

GOLD — Honey Sucker Pils, Liquid Art Brewing Company, Chambersburg, PA
SILVER — Tiny Bomb, Wiseacre Brewing Company, Memphis, TN
BRONZE — Buzz’n Lager, Streetcar 82 Brewing Co, Hyattsville, MD

General Ale

GOLD — MYSTIC MAIDEN HEATHER ALE, Nansemond Brewing Station, Suffolk, VA
SILVER — You’re on Mute, 10 Barrel Brewing Co, Bend, OR
BRONZE — Honey Blonde, Central Waters Brewing Co, Amherst, WI

Amber / Brown Ales

GOLD — Stardog, Mathews Brewing Company, Lake Worth, FL
SILVER — Bumble Bear, Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee, WI
BRONZE — HUBS BEENUT BUTTER, Nansemond Brewing Station, Suffolk, VA

Belgian-Style Ales

GOLD — Rippling Waters, Central Waters Brewing Co, Amherst, WI
SILVER — Sunny Honey Saison, Atlas Brew Works, Washington, DC
BRONZE — Honey, I’m Home, Odyssey Beerworks, Arvada, CO

Fruit, Vegetable and Spice Beer

GOLD — Spicer St, Akronym Brewing, Akron, Ohio
SILVER — Simply Twisted Raspberry Habanero Imperial Honey Blonde, Simple Machine Brewing Company, Phoenix, AZ
BRONZE — Amy, Big Beach Brewing Company, Gulf Shores, AL

IPAs

GOLD — Deseret IPA, Bewilder Brewing Co, Salt Lake City, UT
SILVER — Pollendrome DIPA, Kinsmen Brewing, Milldale, CT
BRONZE — Honeyshot, Alvarium Beer Co, New Britain, CT

Braggots

GOLD — Tow City, Obscurity Brewing Co, Elburn, IL
SILVER — Future Sailors, Evil Czech Brewing, Mishawaka, IN
BRONZE — Frontier Blueberry Braggot, Chanhassen Brewing Company, Chanhassen, MN

Stouts / Porters

GOLD — Big Snail, Jackie O’s Brewery, Athens, OH
SILVER — Second Helping, Mathews Brewing Company, Lake Worth, FL
BRONZE — Abandon the Halogens, Jackie O’s Brewery, Athens, OH

Wheat Beer

GOLD — Heat Waves Ginger Beer, Sahale Ale Works, Grafton, WI
SILVER — Orange Ave Wit, Coronado Brewing Company, Coronado Island, CA
BRONZE — Break of Jawn, Fifth Hammer Brewing Company, Long Island City, NY

Sours

GOLD — Homegrown, Dwinell Country Ales, Goldendale, WA
SILVER — Fool’s Gold, Dwinell Country Ales, Goldendale, WA
BRONZE — Incredulous Laughter, Threes Brewing, Brooklyn, NY

Barrel Aged

GOLD — Honey Vanilla Fig Saison, Whistle Hop Brewing Company, Fairview, NC
SILVER — BBA 25,000 Twinkle Lights, Eighty-Three Brewery, Akron, OH
BRONZE — Chardonnay BA Farmhouse, Spice Trade Brewing, Greenwood Village, CO

Other

GOLD — Kotbusser, Six Capital Brewing, Aurora, CO
SILVER — Honey Cocoa Weiszenbock, Alamo Beer Co, San Antonio, TX
BRONZE — Mesquite Imperial Brown, Alamo Beer Co, San Antonio, TX

Hard-Seltzer

GOLD — Raspberry Chamomile Hydromel, Whistle Hop Brewing Company, Fairview, NC
SILVER — Blackberry Mojito Hydromel, Whistle Hop Brewing Company, Fairview, NC
BRONZE — Bee’s Knee’s Hard Seltzer, Dangerous Man Brewing, Minneapolis, MN

Cider

GOLD — Gala Cyser, Williamson Mead and Brewing, Bakersfield, CA
SILVER — 40 Myke Myke, Cider Corps, Mesa, AZ
BRONZE — Granny’s Apple Pie, The Dahlonega Brewery, Dahlonega, GA

Design

GOLD — Hive Vibe, Beachwood Blendery, Long Beach, CA