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The Charlotte Independent Brewers Alliance recently held its 2nd year of “The CIBA Brewed Awards” ceremony, honoring Charlotte area breweries and cideries.

2023 CIBA Brewed Awards

The event was a celebration of the outstanding beer produced here in Charlotte, NC, and featured the members of the organization. The Charlotte Independent Brewers Alliance (CIBA) exists to promote Charlotte, NC beer and cider as well as the local craft brewers who create it. Membership in CIBA is open to all independent brewers and cidermakers who exclusively sell beer and cider that is produced in Mecklenburg County, NC, and its contiguous counties. Members were allowed to enter up to 4 beers in the below categories.

The winners were carefully selected on Sunday, August 26th at Town Brewing, judging by The Carolina Brewmasters. The breweries and/or cideries received recognition for their remarkable accomplishments, setting a high standard for excellence in their industries.



  1. Southern Range Brewing– Carolina Pilsner
  2. King Canary Brewing– Retweet w/ Devils Logic
  3. Model A Brewing– Absofugginlutely


  1. King Canary Brewing– Retweet w/ Devils Logic
  2. Triple C Brewing – Plant Pulp
  3. Suffolk Punch Brewing– Pulp Prescription


  1. Model A Brewing– Absofugginlutely
  2. Lower Left Brewing Company– Citranova
  3. Hoptown Brewing– Wedding Crasher

MALT (Amber/Brown/Golden):

  1. Model A Brewing– Finley’s Alt
  2. Heist Brewery– London Bridges Falling Brown
  3. King Canary Brewing– Kingfisher

MALT (Wheat/ Rye):

  1. Traust Brewing Company– KRYMSON
  2. Neoteric Brewing Co.– Nothin’ Wrong with a Hefer
  3. Cavendish Brewing Company– Generous Heart

YEAST (Lager):

  1. Southern Range Brewing– Carolina Pilsner
  2. Sugar Creek Brewing– Culture Pilsner
  3. Lenny Boy Brewing– Festbier

YEAST (Mixed/Sour):

  1. Heist Brewery– Open Secret
  2. Lenny Boy Brewing– Variable Vibrance
  3. Red Clay Ciderworks– No Filtah

SPECIALTY (Experimental):

  1. Petty Thieves Brewing– Ritualistic
  2. Triple C Brewing– Sweet Cream
  3. Americana Beer Co.– High Steppin’

SPECIALTY (Barrel Aged):

  1. Legion Brewery– Quit Your Wine-ing
  2. King Canary Brewing– Propagander
  3. Heist Brewery– Ruthless Mercy

WILD (Local Grain):

  1. Hoptown Brewing– Pumpkin Spice of Life
  2. Lower Left Brewing Company– Edge of Precipice
  3. Town Brewing– Spratt’s Premium Lager

WILD (Fruit):

  1. Legal Remedy– Lime Spree Lime Lager
  2. Cavendish Brewing Company– Guavatate
  3. Red Clay Ciderworks– Nor’easter