The first ever Radical Beer Open was recently held in New Mexico.
"Champions of radical beer
Beers on the wild side star in Radical Beer OpenMay 22, 2006 - Beers from 10 different states captured the 12 awards handed out in the first Radical Beer Open, a contest born to highlight the fact that some of the most innovative beers in the world are brewed in America.
...Certified beer judges and professional brewers judged 60 beers blind before picking three winners in each of four categories. The book "Radical Brewing," by Randy Mosher, provided the inspiration. In it, Mosher writes: "The only requirement for being a radical brewer is to pursue the art with passion," and ". . . beer is an art form, a gastronomic treasure, a political act, a mystical ritual, a food, and a fundamental human craft."
We won bronze in the "Wild" category with De Wilde Zuidentrein, the same beer we won Silver with at the World Beer Cup.
CATEGORY 4 - WILD
Gold - Le Woody, Port Brewing, Solana Beach, California
Silver - La Folie, New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, Colorado
Bronze - De Wilde Zuidentrein, Flossmoor Station Brewing Co., Flossmoor, Illinois