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Sun King takes top honors at national beer competition

The Indianapolis-based brewery won four gold medals at the U.S. Open Beer Competition.

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis brewery took top honors at a national beer competition in Ohio this week. 

Sun King Brewery was named Grand National Champion at the U.S. Open Beer Competition in Oxford, Ohio. The brewery clinched the honor by earning the most winning entries at the competition, which included four gold, a silver and two bronze medals. 

The gold medal winners included Sun King's Sunlight Cream Ale, Cherry Busey Belgian Fruit Beer, Barrel-Aged Churrolicious and Golden Girls Barrel-Aged Sour. 

The brewery was also named Grand National Champion in 2019.

More than 9,000 beers were submitted to this year's competition. The judging is done on a blind basis, where judges only know the category of the brews being judged, not the beers or the breweries that created them.

Sun King wasn't the only Indiana brewery that left the competition with gold. 

Indianapolis-based Metazoa Brewing's DDH Hoppopotamus, Primeval Brewing of Noblesville's Sacred Seduction, Chompinator and Diablo beers, Westfield's Grand Junction Brewing Co.'s Westfielder 8 and Byway Brewing's Rye Bob and BIPA all took top honors.

Four Day Ray Brewing of Fishers and Flix Brewhouse in Carmel also won medals for their beers.

Primeval Brewing was named the tenth-best brewery in the nation at the competition.

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