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Lupulin Brewing Company Wins Two Awards at 2021 U.S. Open Beer Championship

Lupulin Brewing Company Wins Two Awards at 2021 U.S. Open Beer Championship

BIG LAKE, MINN - Lupulin Brewing is very honored to be taking home two wins in the 2021 U.S. Open Beer Championship, one of the top 3 beer competitions in the USA. Breweries from Antioquia, Colombia to Columbia, South Carolina sent in more than 8,000 beers representing over 140 different styles for the 2021 U.S. Open Beer Championship. This competition is the only one to include beers from professional breweries and beers from gold medal winners from the National American Homebrewers Association Homebrew Competition.

Lupulin Brewing was recognized for the second year in a row with a Bronze Medal in the Peanut Butter beer style category for CPB, a Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter which is a core beer at Lupulin Brewing.

"CPB is one of those beers, for us, that I think surprises most people. We love classic English-style beers, and sneaking a beautiful Porter into a beer that drinks like dessert was a challenge we really enjoyed.” said Ben Haugen, Head Production Brewer.

Lupulin Brewing was also recognized with a Bronze Medal in the Barrel-Aged German Lager beer-style category for its B.A. Doppelbock. Lupulin’s 2020 U.S. Open Beer Championship Gold Medal winner Doppelbock rested in some Tattersall Distilling Rye Whiskey Barrels for about 9 months creating a big, rich & malty barrel-aged lager. Bottles are still available for purchase in the Lupulin Brewing taproom to enjoy this award winning beer for yourself.

"B.A. Doppelbock is a super fun beer for us because it combines two things that we love brewing at Lupulin: lagers and barrel-aged beers. To be recognized for something that we are passionate about is both humbling and rewarding and I couldn't be happier for our hard-working and dedicated team, without whom this wouldn't be possible.” said Aaron Zierdt, Head Innovation Brewer.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, judging was held at the new U.S. Open Event Center in Oxford, Ohio. Judging in the U.S. Open Beer Championships is blind; judges know only the categories, not the names or locations of beers being judged.

For more information on the competition, including a complete 2021 winners list, visit

Lupulin Brewing is a family owned microbrewery and taproom located in Big Lake, MN and Sioux Falls, SD, dedicated to making unique beers with attention to quality and flavor. Our company philosophy is one of community involvement, access to the public, and a little splash of idiocracy along the way. Lupulin Brewing can be found online at , on Facebook (@LupulinBrewing), Twitter (@LupulinBrewing) and Instagram (lupulin_brewing)

Media Contacts:
Jeff Zierdt, President & Co-Founder 763.442.6159 |
Matt Schiller, VP Operations & Co-Founder 651.503.2113|
Marcus Paulsen, Marketing & Artistic Director 763.350.1248|
Tracy Plautz, Social Media & Communications 651.308.3463 | 

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