Local brewery Blazing Tree Brewery is known for their craft beers around El Paso and the Borderland but now the brewery is getting major recognition outside of the region. Blazy Tree Brewery participated in the U.S. Open Beer Championship. The U.S. Open Beer Championship is the second largest competition in the United States and one of the top competitions in the country, with over 8,000 beers submitted representing 140 different styles from all over the world. Over 8500 breweries entered this year's competition and Blazing Tree came out in the top 3 for one of their brews.

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At this competition, Blazing Tree submitted their Big Papa for the Strong/Imperial Brown Ale category. According to Blazing Tree, this ale is a 10% ABV ale that has woody, bold and creamy notes in the taste. Out of all the ales submitted, Blazy Tree was awarded the Bronze medal for their submission, beaten by only Mathews Brewing in Florida and The Blue Heron Brewery in Ohio who took top prizes.

Blazing Tree has been brewing its own beers since 2017 and has a year-round menu of selections, as well as seasonal choices people can enjoy. The brewery also has a food menu with plenty of delicious items you can pair with the beer of your choice. Blazing Tree Brewery is located at 11426 Rojas Drive Suite 13. You can also call them at (915) 307-3627 or visit their Instagram or Facebook page.

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To find the best beer in each state and Washington D.C., Stacker analyzed January 2020 data from BeerAdvocate, a website that gathers user scores for beer in real-time. BeerAdvocate makes its determinations by compiling consumer ratings for all 50 states and Washington D.C. and applying a weighted rank to each. The weighted rank pulls the beer toward the list's average based on the number of ratings it has and aims to allow lesser-known beers to increase in rank. Only beers with at least 10 rankings to be considered; we took it a step further to only include beers with at least 100 user rankings in our gallery. Keep reading to find out what the best beer is in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C.


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