Appalachian Mountain Brewery Medals at US Open Beer Championship


BOONE, NC – Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Inc. (“AMB”) (OTC: HOPS) is proud to announce that it brought home three coveted medals, including one gold, from the 2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship, held earlier this month in Ohio. This year, breweries from 13 countries competed, and nearly 4,000 beers and ciders were entered across 90 different categories. The competition is recognized as the only brewery competition to include both professional breweries and award-winning home brewers, resulting in a wide range of innovative styles and flavors.

AMB’s Blonde Ale won the gold medal in the Blonde/Golden Ale Category, and its Porter won the bronze medal in the Robust Porter category. Additionally, AMB received a silver medal in the “Anything Goes” Specialty Cider category for its Cinful Plum Cider. The Boone NC brewery also earned special recognition by the cider judges for its creativity and imagination.

“We’re incredibly proud to bring three more medals back home to Boone,” said AMB Brewmaster Nathan Kelischek. “We’re deeply grateful to the local High Country community for helping us get to where we are today, and creating great-tasting brews that continue to win awards is just one way we get to show our appreciation for their amazing support.”

About the Award-Winning Beers

An ode to the American Blonde, AMB’s light-bodied Blonde Ale is a beer for all seasons, brewed with orange zest to add additional citrus notes to complement the light hop aroma. The clean and crisp mouthfeel is followed by a hint of sweetness from local North Carolina wildflower honey. ABV: 4.9%, IBUs: 19.

Like Daniel Boone, AMB’s flagship Porter is a legend in the High Country, overflowing with dark aromas and a creamy, persistent, tan head. A perfect balance between traditional English hops and the complex malt flavors, with a smooth balance between chocolate and coffee. ABV: 6%, IBUs: 23.

About the Award-Winning Cider

When you first set eyes on the Cinful Plum, you’ll notice its rosé, plum-blush hue followed by the alluring aroma of cinnamon. Dive into this semi-dry cider, and you’ll enjoy a delicate blend of fruity plum and apple notes with a warm caress of cinnamon in the finish.

About the 2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship

Breweries from China to the Czech Republic sent in close to 4,000 beers and ciders representing 90 different styles for the 2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship. This year, more than 20 international breweries from Australia, China, Czech Republic, Venezuela, Canada, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, Sweden, Finland, Scotland and England competed. Judges from the U.S., Canada and England announced the winners July 4, 2015.

About Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Inc.


Appalachian Mountain Brewery (AMB), located at 3,333 feet elevation atop the Appalachian Mountain Range in Boone, NC, is Boone’s craft beer pioneer. The brewery creates delicious, award-winning beers and ciders, with a business model focused on community, sustainability and philanthropy. Appalachian Mountain Brewery is deeply involved in the local High Country community and committed to developing the area into a more verdant, healthy and exciting place to live and visit through unique programs like the Appalachian Water Project, Pints for Non-Profits, and Appalachian State University’s Fermentation Sciences program. AMB’s innovative beers and ciders have been recognized at top local and national beer competitions, including the U.S. Open Beer Championships where AMB brought home multiple medals from the 2013, 2014 and 2015 competitions.

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