For some reason, California breweries didn’t do all that well in the recent U.S. Open Beer Championships, a big beer judging competition in Atlanta last weekend – no California brewery placed in the top 10 and there were only a scattering of individual winners from around here.

But that having been said, a couple of Beer Country locals did show up on the winners list:

Overall, the top brewery was Capital Brewing in Middleton, Wisconsin, followed by our new friends from Atlanta, Sweetwater Brewing, which is in a tiff with Lagunitas over the use of the marijuana slang term “420” on labels.

Here’s a complete winner’s list.

– Sean Scully