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Since opening our doors for business in 2007, Horseheads Brewing has won many awards over the years.

Our awards include:

  • Trophy for Best Craft Brewery in New York State in 2010 and again in 2015
  • 2 Silver Medals - best craft beer in New York State
  • 1 Bronze Medal - best craft beer in New York State
  • The John Calen Award
  • Several Fan Favorite awards and trophy
  • Best in the Twin Tiers x4
  • Silver Medal - World Beer Championships 2016
2008
Horseheads Brewing makes it to Round 4 of a National Competition

2009

Hot-Jala-Heim Beer with Bite wins 'Best Beer'


2010
Horseheads Brewing wins Best Craft Beer Brewery in New York State

2011

Iroquois Wheat wins a Congressional Award

Black Horse Ale wins 'Best Beer'


2012

Horseheads Brewing wins Bronze Medal & John Calen Award

Pumpkin Ale ranks 4th out of 5 Pumpkin Ales and wins 2 Peoples Choice Awards

Hot-Jala-Heim Beer with Bite ranks #4 out of the top 10 Chilean beers


2013

Horseheads Brewing wins Silver Medal

Horseheads Brewing wins 1st Place - Starkey's Peoples Choice

Pumpkin Ale wins Peoples Choice Award at Crystal City Brew Fest.

Horsheads Brewing wins the Star Gazette Best of the Twin Tiers


2014

Horseheads Brewing wins Silver Medal

Pumpkin Ale wins Peoples Choice Award at Crystal City Brew Fest.

Horsheads Brewing wins the Star Gazette Best of the Twin Tiers


2015

Horseheads Brewing wins Best Craft Beer Brewery in New York State

Horsheads Brewing wins the Star Gazette Best of the Twin Tiers


2016

Horseheads Brewing wins 3 GOLD MEDALS:

  • Horseheads Double IPA
  • Black Horse Ale
  • Chocolate Porter

and 2 SILVER MEDALS:

  • Hot-Jala-Heim Beer with Bite
  • 12-21-12 Imperial Oatmeal Stout

at the "Makers' and Masters' Classic Beverage Competition - All judged beers were from Finger Lakes Breweries.

Horseheads Brewing wins a Silver Medal in the 2016 World Beer Championships

Horseheads Brewing comes in 1st place in Travel & Leisure's Magazine "The Very Best Pumpkin Beers for Fall"

Horsheads Brewing wins the Star Gazette Best of the Twin Tiers

- 2016 -

Horseheads Brewing wins 3 GOLD MEDALS:

  • Horseheads Double IPA
  • Black Horse Ale
  • Chocolate Porter

and 2 SILVER MEDALS:

  • Hot-Jala-Heim Beer with Bite
  • 12-21-12 Imperial Oatmeal Stout

at the "Makers' and Masters' Classic Beverage Competition - All judged beers were from Finger Lakes Breweries.

 

Horseheads Brewing wins a Silver Medal in the 2016 World Beer Championships in the Pumpkin Ale category.

 

Horseheads Brewing ranks 1st place in Travel & Leisure's Magazine "The Very Best Pumpkin Beers for Fall"

"1. Pumpkin Ale from Horseheads Brewing (7% ABV)

Horseheads Brewing Pumpkin Ale is the platonic ideal of pumpkin beer. Subtly aromatic, this brew is not too sweet — as many pumpkin beers overwhelmingly are — and also a little bitter.
Spice: 2 out of 5 spice cabinets
Pumpkin: 4 out of 5 jack-o-lanterns

 

Horsheads Brewing wins the Star Gazette Best of the Twin Tiers for the 4th year in a row.

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- 2015 -

2015 TAP NY Winner
F.X. Matt Memorial Cup
Horseheads Brewing, Horseheads, NY
Best Craft Beer Brewery in New York State

 

Horseheads Brewing wins Best Craft Beer Brewery in New York State for the 2nd time in just 5 years at TAP NY.

Thus making Horseheads Brewing the 2nd brewery ever to win this award twice since the start-up of TAP NY.

 

Horsheads Brewing wins the Star Gazette Best of the Twin Tiers for the 3rd year in a row.

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- 2014 -

2014 TAP NY
Silver Medal Winner
Best Craft Beer in New York State

for our Chocolate Porter

 
Pumpkin Ale wins Peoples Choice Award
at the Crystal City Brew Fest.
 

Horsheads Brewing wins the Star Gazette Best of the Twin Tiers for the 2nd year in a row.

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- 2013 -
 

2013 TAP NY
Silver Medal Winner
Best Craft Beer in New York State

for our Chocolate Porter

 

Horseheads Brewing wins 1st Place
Starkey's Peoples Choice Award held at Starkey's Lookout

 

 

Pumpkin Ale wins Peoples Choice Award at Crystal City Brew Fest.

 

Horsheads Brewing wins the Star Gazette Best of the Twin Tiers

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- 2012 -
 

2012 TAP NY
Bronze Medal Winner
Best Craft Beer in New York State

for our Chocolate Porter

 

Winner of the John Calen Award
Best American Style "Porter"

 

 

Pumpkin Ale ranks 4th out of 5 Pumpkin Ales in The Washington Times on August 12th

 

Won the Fans Favorite at the Crystal City Brewfest
on October 6, 2012

Won Peoples Choice Award at the 1st Annual Twin Tiers Tap In
on September 22, 2012

 

Hot-Jala-Heim Beer with Bite ranks #4 out of the top 10 Chilean beers in the United States

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- 2011 -
 

Iroquois Wheat wins a Congressional Award from Tom Reed

 

Black Horse Ale wins 'Best Beer' at The NY Craft Beer Experience 2011 at The Heritage Restaurant And Meeting Place in Painted Post, NY on August 31, 2011

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- 2010 -
 
2010 TAP NY Winner
F.X. Matt Memorial Cup
Horseheads Brewing, Horseheads, NY
Best Craft Beer Brewery in New York State
 

Best Brewery winner of the Hudson Valley poses with the winners of the Best Brewery in NY State.

 

 

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- 2009 -
 

Hot-Jala-Heim Beer with Bite won 'Best Beer' at the 5th Annual Beer Festival at the Fairgrounds Gaming & Raceway in Hamburg, NY on March 15, 2009

 
- 2008 -
 

Horseheads Brewing made it to Round 4 of the National Competition - "2008 Global Warming Open" - a contest pitting refreshing summer beers against one another to determine the most refreshing beer in America.

6/21/08 - Our Pale Expedition Ale made it to Round 2, beating out our competitor New Glarus Berliner Weiss

6/28/08 - Our Pale Expedition Ale made it to Round 3, beating out our competitor Long Trail Blackbeary Wheat

7/9/08 - Our Pale Expedition Ale made it to Round 4, beating out our competitor Leinenkugel Summer Shandy

Unfortunately ...

we didn't make it to round 5.

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