Mission Brewery Takes Home Gold at US Open Beer Championship

mission root beer

Oxford, OH — Mission Brewery of San Diego is the proud recipient of two gold medals at the 2015 US Open Beer Championship. Over 4,000 beers were entered into the 2015 competition, and the gold medal for Hard Root Beer marks the first award for Mission Brewery’s hottest addition. Mission Brewery’s Hard Root Beer debuted this spring to overwhelming positive feedback as one of the only craft hard root beers on the market. Mission Brewery recently added more tanks to their San Diego facility in order to accommodate the demand for this new fan favorite.

“We couldn’t be more excited about the response our craft hard root beer has received in the market,” Mission Brewery owner Dan Selis said. “We expect it to continue growing in popularity.”

Creamy, smooth, and sweet but not cloying, Mission’s Hard Root Beer has traditional root beer notes of sarsaparilla and vanilla. It is available in 12oz bottles in California, Ohio, Indiana, Florida, Arizona, Virginia, Hawaii, and Texas. The Hard Root Beer is also coming soon to Pennsylvania, Colorado, and North Carolina.

Equally impressive is the gold medal for Mission Brewery’s self-described “dark horse” label, the Carrack Imperial Red Ale.

Carrack has been our ‘underdog’ style out in the market. It has always been one of our tasting room’s top sellers and this award is a testament to its incredible flavor profile,” Selis said.

Sharing many characteristics with that of our double IPA,  “Shipwrecked,” John Egan, Mission Brewery’s Head Brewer, describes Carrack as “a complex, perfectly balanced, heavy-hitting hop bomb that cleverly disguises the 10.2% alcohol by volume with a malty brown sugar profile that is characteristic of the Red Imperial Ale”

Carrack is available in 12oz, 22oz, and draft formats in California, Arizona, Colorado, Ohio, Indiana, Florida, Pennsylvania and Hawaii.

About Mission Brewery: 

Mission Brewery, first established in 1913, was re-established by Dan Selis in 2007. Mission Brewery’s tasting room is located in the historic Wonder Bread building in Downtown San Diego. Mission has been commercially brewing for over 8 years and is the proud recipient of over 30 National and International Awards.