Raleigh's Crank Arm Brewing
won Best of Show in the N.C. State Fair’s 2014 N.C. Brewers’ Cup competition, organized by the N.C. Craft Brewers Guild and presented by All About Beer
Finishing second overall was Asheville’s Hi-Wire Brewing
’s followed by Hillsborough’s Mystery Brewing
in third place.
It was the competition’s third year and there were more than 200 entries from professional brewers. (There was a sizable homer brewer category as well.) Entries were evaluated by 30 professional beer judges Sept. 6 and 7 at Mystery Brewing Company in Hillsborough. Top winners will be displayed in the Education Building at the N.C. State Fair Oct. 16-26.
A complete list of winning entries in 23 categories is available at ncbeer.org/brewerscup