Let's raise a glass. The Kalamazoo Valley Community College "Brewin'" Cougars are the 2017 U.S. Open Beer Champions. The U.S Open is a competition for schools and universities that teach brewing courses. It's also way to point the next generation of potentially great brewers across the United States.

Kalamazoo Valley Community College  in Kalamazoo, Michigan took home the Grand National Championship as the best college program in North America. This Michigan college took home a gold for their 9009 Stout, a bronze medal for their Babb’s Tradition Weizen and another bronze for their  Falcon’s Puddin’ Strong Ale.


- U.S. Open Beer Championship release

In the same release, it says the KVCC "Brewin'" Cougars teams consists of

David Cohoe, Dylon Davis, Joseph Garvin, Christopher Golobish, Jesse Franke-Rose, Dan King, Jake Kirkendall, Amy Pradna – Waugam, James Saddler, Daniel Smith, Colin Thompson, Lea Vanklompenberg,  and Scott

Vant Hul.


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