Pensacola’s own Perfect Plain Brewing Co. along with breweries from Antioquia, Columbia to Columbia, South Carolina participated in the 2021 U.S. Open Beer Championship, one of the most prestigious beer competitions in the nation. Competitors entered more than 8,000 beers representing over 140 different styles to the championship. Perfect Plain Brewing Co. took home two medals in the competition, a gold medal for The Well’s Old City Tract (Munich Dunkel), and a silver medal for Perfect Plain’s Vienna Lager.
“We’re humbled by the recognition and grateful to be counted among so many other great breweries across the country. Our passion for quality drives everything we do and we couldn’t be more proud to bring these awards back home to our community here in Pensacola.” – Reed Odeneal, co-founder & director of brewing for R&R of Pensacola.
About the Award-winning Brews
Old City Tract (Munich Dunkel): This traditional dark lager was brewed with barley from Riverbend Malt House (Asheville, NC), and boasts smooth, rich flavors of caramel, toasted bread, and molasses. Balanced, brilliantly clear, and highly drinkable. [ABV: 6%] Available at The Well taproom and cocktail lounge.
Vienna Lager: This now two-time silver-medal winning [2020 Best in Florida Beer!] is our take on the classic European amber lager. Our Vienna lager is brewed with a handful of German malts that lends a toasty, refined malt complexity and finishes clean and crisp. [5.4%] Available at Perfect Plain Brewing Co.
About the U.S. Open Beer Championship
The U.S. Open Beer Championship judges more beer styles than any other competition in the world. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, judging was held in both the U.S. and Canada. The main U.S. judging was held at the new U.S. Open Event Center in Oxford, Ohio. The U.S. Open became the first beer competition to be held in its own venue which is a 6000 square foot Amish pole barn located on a small farm. Judging in the U.S. Open Beer Championships is blind; judges know only the categories, not the names or locations of beers being judged.
About R&R of Pensacola:
We are four distinct locations – Perfect Plain Brewing Co., Garden & Grain, and The Well – co-owned and operated by D.C. Reeves and Reed Odeneal. Located in the heart of Downtown Pensacola, our mission is to create incredible experiences that make our beer, our brewery, our cocktails, and our hometown, Pensacola, unforgettable. www.perfectplain.com.