QCBF 2021 – Awards Categories & Brewery Winners 🏆

QCBF 2021 – Awards Categories & Brewery Winners 🏆

Thanks to ALL of you, it has been an exceptional two-month run of engagement, enthusiasm and attention toward Charlotte’s breweries, their response to the Court Shoes Only initiative and the good it can do for important community programs like ACEing Autism.

As you may know, we expanded the traditional day of festival Best of Show judging this year to recognize our amazing local breweries in a variety of “outstanding” categories. To be sure, we’ve also included results for final round Best of Show judging for your Court Shoes Only double IPA notes.

Photo by Tom Henderson Photography

So, without further ado, we present the QCBF 2021 Awards Program and Best of Show winners:

Category: Outstanding Community Impact
Winner: Pilot Brewing

Pilot Brewing Co-Owner/Head Brewer, Rachael Hudson accepts the “Outstanding Community Impact” award.

Category: Outstanding Social Media Engagement
Winner: Divine Barrel Brewing

Divine Barrel might not take themselves too seriously when it comes to their zany video posts on social media, but they are serious about capturing and maintaining the viewer’s attention.

Category: Outstanding Taproom Operator
Winner: NoDa Brewing Company

This past year there was the extra wrinkle for Charlotte brewery taprooms to be COVID compliant. NoDa Brewing did an outstanding job with this.

Category: Outstanding Brewery Neighbor
Winner: Triple C Brewing Company

When crowler supply hit a snag for a number of local breweries (pictured: Amor Artis co-founder, Travis Tolson), Triple C came up with the goods time and again.

Category: Best of Show (judging of Court Shoes Only variants)
Winner: Southern Range Brewing Company
Runner-up: Heist Brewery/Salud Cerveceria collaboration
Honorable mention: Catawba Brewing – Charlotte

Southern Range Head Brewer/Owner, Dustin Gatliff raises the Best of Show champions trophy in sweet triumph.