2019 Results

2019 Results

Overall Competition Highlights

Most Medals Won

Style Categories

This year the most-entered categories was Hazy IPA with 82 entries. The top five entered categories were:

Summary: 2019 New York Craft Brewers Competition and Governor’s Craft Beer Cup 3rdyear

Category Winners: 

Category 1: Amber and Dark Lagers – 35 Entries 

Gold: Ice Book Bock, Resurgence Brewing Company, Buffalo

Silver: Toasted Lager, Blue Point Brewing Company, Patchogue

Silver: Fall Black, Big Ditch Brewing Company, Buffalo

Bronze: No Bronze Awarded

Category 2: Amber/Red Ale (British, American, Irish, Scottish) – 28 Entries 

Gold: Better Red Than Dead, Dublin Corners Farm Brewery, Linwood

Silver: Jessica’s Red Ale, Red Shed Brewery, Cherry Valley

Bronze: Aviator Red, Flying Bison Brewing Company, Buffalo

Category 3: American DIPA – 32 Entries 

Gold: Cannon Call, Big Ditch Brewing Company, Buffalo

Silver: Hopnami, Greenport Harbor brewing Company, Peconic

Bronze: 3XIPA, Southern Tier Brewing Co., Lakewood

Bronze: 12 Legs, Spider Bite Beer Co., Holbrook

Category 4: American IPA – 52 Entries 

Gold: No Gold Awarded

Silver: DUBCO IPA, Destination Unknown Beer Co, Bay Shore 

Bronze: Sticky Trees, Pressure Drop Brewing, Buffalo

Category 5: American IPA Variations– 38 Entries 

Gold: True love in an arranged marriage, Arrowood Farms and Brewery, Accord

Silver: Seshquatch, Empire Farm Brewery, Cazenovia 

Bronze: COASTAL IPA, Destinatination Unknown Beer Co, Bay Shore

Category 6: Barrel Aged (non-Sour)– 42 Entries 

Gold: Demons on the Dance Floor, Kings County Brewers Collective (KCBC), Brooklyn

Silver: FOUR, Swiftwater Brewing, Rochester

Bronze: Bourbon Barrel Aged The Newburgh Conspiracy, Newburgh Brewing Company, Newburgh

Category 7: Barrel Aged Sour – 14 Entries 

Gold: Corvid, The Brewers Collective Beer Company, Bay Shore

Silver: Superfunk, New York Beer Project, Lockport

Bronze: Barrel Aged Grissette with Raspberries, Local 315 Brewing Company, Warners

Category 8: Belgian Farmhouse– 15 Entries 

Gold: Freak Tractor 100% Brett Beer, Catskill Brewery, Livingston Manor

Silver: F4 3 x Brett Farmhouse, Transmitter Brewing, Long Island City

Bronze: Tender Moments, Thin Man Brewery, Buffalo

Category 9: Belgian Other (Trappist, Strong, etc.)– 17 Entries 

Gold: Elixir, Crafty Ales and Lagers, Phelps

Silver: Good Reef, Blue Point Brewing Company, Patchogue

Bronze: Three Philosophers, Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown

Category 10: Brown Ale (American & British) – 25 Entries 

Gold: Class Project Br-Br-Br-Brown, Brewery at the CIA, Hyde Park

Silver: Blinding Brown, Kings Court Brewing Company, Poughkeepsie

Silver: Messiah Brown Ale, Shmaltz Brewing Company, Clifton Park

Bronze: No Bronze Awarded

Category 11: Experimental – 32 Entries 

Gold: Wham Whams, Prison City Pub & Brewery, Auburn *Governors Craft Beer Cup Winner

Silver: Love is a Soul Sucking Demon Stout, WT Brews, Baldwinsville

Bronze: Mimosa Wit, Genesee Brew House, Rochester

Category 12: Fruit and Spice Beer  – sour – 38 Entries 

Gold: Eternal Return: Apricot, Threes Brewing, Brooklyn

Silver: Frutetto, Captain Lawrence Brewing Co., Elmsford

Bronze: H7  Summer Berry Harvest Ale, H7  Summer Berry Harvest Ale, Long Island City

Category 13: Fruit and Spice Beer – non-sour – 68 Entries 

Gold: Jalapeno Rye (Rye Whiskey Barrels), Big Alice Brewing Company, Long Island City

Silver: Chai Tea Milk Stout,Rusty Nickel Brewing Co., West Seneca

Bronze: Toasted Coconut Porter, Lunkenheimer Craft Brewing Co., Weedsport

Bronze: Kacey’s Kristmas Ale,Rohrbach Brewing Company, Rochester

Category 14: Golden/Blonde Ale (American, Kolsch, Cream Ale) – 30 Entries 

Gold: No Gold Awarded

Silver: Kold One, Mill House Brewing Company, Poughkeepsie

Bronze: Brunette’s Revenge, Wolf Hollow Brewing, Schenectady

Category 15: Hazy IPA – 82 Entries 

Gold: Logical Conclusion, Threes Brewing, Brooklyn

Silver: Ellsworth, Stoneyard Brewing Company, Brockport

Bronze: CitMo IPA, Resurgence Brewing Company, Buffalo

Category 16: Imperial Stout and Porter – 39 Entries 

Gold: The Majestic Imperial Stout 2018, Three Heads Brewing Inc., Rochester

Silver: Boris the Spider, Spider Bite Beer Co., Holbrook

Silver: Russian Imperial Stout, WT Brews, Baldwinsville

Bronze: No Medal Awarded

 Category 17: Kettle and Simple Sours – 12 Entries 

Gold: No Gold Awarded 

Silver: Franc-in-Weizen, Wagner Valley Brewing Company, Lodi

Bronze: Pun Intended, Community Beer Works, Buffalo

Category 18: Light Lagers – 39 Entries 

Gold: Skills Pils, The Peekskill Brewery, Peekskill

Silver: Metric Pils, Industrial Arts Brewing Co., Garnerville

Bronze: Utica Club pilsener, Saranac brewery/FX Matt Brewing Co., Utica

Category 19: Pale Ale – 36 Entries 

Gold: Whatsis #4, Naked Dove Brewing Company, Canandaigua

Silver: Illusion of Knowledge, Prison City Pub & Brewery, Auburn

Bronze: All Night IPA, Kings Court Brewing Company, Poughkeepsie

Category 20: Porter (Non Imperial) – 17 Entries 

Gold: Davids Porter, Valcour Brewing Company, Plattsburgh

Silver: Naked Dove 45 Fathoms Porter, Naked Dove Brewing Company, Canandaigua

Bronze: Captain Ellis Porter, Frog Alley Brewing, Schenectady

Category 21: Stout (Non Imperial) – 27 Entries 

Gold: Smugtown Stout, Sager Beer Works, Rochester

Silver: Ol Gilmartin Milk and Oatmeal Stout, Bridge and Tunnel Brewery, Ridgewood

Bronze: So You’re Wild, The Brewery of Broken Dreams, Hammondsport

Category 22: Strong Ale (non-Belgian)) – 20 Entries 

Gold: Barleywine 2018, Lunkenheimer Craft Brewing Co., Weedsport

Silver: S.O.S. (Scotch on Seneca), WeBe Brewing, Geneva 

Bronze: Reserve Tripplebock, Wagner Valley Brewing, Lodi

Category 23: Wheat Beer (American, Wit, Hefe) – 21 Entries 

Gold: Mise en Place Wit – Brewery at the CIA, Hyde Park

Silver: No Medal Awarded

Bronze: Witte, Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown

Category 24: Wild and Sour Ale – 16 Entries 

Gold: No Gold Awarded

Silver: Eternal Return: Sauvignon Blanc (2016 Harvest), Threes Brewing, Brooklyn

Bronze: Laser Brain, Prison City Pub & Brewery, Auburn

Category 24: New York State Beer (At least 20% NYS hops, NYS Malt and other NYS ingredients) – 353 Qualified Entries 

Gold:  Lunkenheimer Craft Brewing Co., Weedsport

Silver: Valcour Brewing company, Plattsburgh

Bronze: Dublin Corners Farm Brewery, Linwood