Chump Change is imperial black saison from Oak Highlands Brewery.

Chump Change is imperial black saison from Oak Highlands Brewery.

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Breweries worldwide entered nearly 6,600 beers for judging in the esteemed World Beer Cup held over the weekend in Philadelphia, and out of those, three from North Texas garnered awards, one of them a first place honor. 

Bitter Sisters Brewing Co. in Addison, Deep Ellum Brewing Co. in Dallas and Oak Highlands Brewery in Lake Highlands each brought home one medal.

Bitter Sisters, which opened in 2015, scored a gold medal in the German-style Maerzan category for its Hissy Fit Marzen Lager, beating out a brewery from Virginia as well as one from Germany.

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"We are humbled and excited to bring home the GOLD for Hissy Fit Marzen Lager in the World Beer Cup! Congratulations to all the fellow competitors!" the brewery said on Facebook.

Deep Ellum Brewing snagged silver in the Belgian-style Dark Strong Ale category for its Four Swords Belgian Quadrupel, which has been a winner in years past, while Oak Highlands landed silver in the Other Belgian-style Ale category for its imperial saison called Chump Change.

In all, seven Texas breweries were honored at the 2016 awards. Here's who won outside of D-FW:

  • Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.: Bronze for Rocket 100 (American-style lager category)
  • Circle Brewing Co.: Gold for Archetype Historical IPA (Historical Beer category)
  • Independence Brewing Co.: Gold for Power and Light (Golden and Blonde Ale category)
  • Karbach Brewing Co.: Silver for Mother in Lager (European-style Dark category)

See a full list of winners (a.k.a. beers you should try) here.

The World Beer Cup was established in 1996 and evaluates brews in more than 90 different style categories.

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Editor's note: This story has been update to correct the location of the event.

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