Competition - Awards

There will be an awards ceremony for the competition at Denton County Brewing Company on Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 3:00 p.m.. Winners will also be posted on our Facebook page on the day of the event as the awards are announced. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards will be issued for each beverage category as well as a single winner for the Best Of Show category.

All 1st place entries from each category will advance to the Best of Show (BOS) round with a single, overall Best of Show beer selected. Awards will be mailed to the entrants within two weeks of the awards ceremony. Lost or stolen awards due to an incorrect address cannot be replaced. Score sheets will be scanned after judging and emailed to entrants.


Prizes will be awarded in each of the main categories available at this competition. TRC reserves the right to collapse categories not receiving adequate entries and/or to not award all places if the entries do not merit it.

Style Categories 1 thru 8

  • 1st Place - TRC Gold medal
  • 2nd Place - TRC Silver medal
  • 3rd Place - TRC Bronze medal

Best of Show

A "Best of Show Beer" will be judged and awarded from categories 1-8. A custom display plaque will be presented to the BOS winner.


All decisions of the Redcoat Challenge judging committee are to be considered final. Be assured that every effort will be taken to create an uncompromising, blind-tasting environment for the judging of all entries. TRC judging committee reserves the right to realign medal categories based on final subcategory entries. The Head Judge reserves the right to disqualify an entry by sight or aroma alone. If this occurs, a refund will be issued to the entrant. Should it be determined that an entry has been doctored or altered in such a way as to gain an unfair advantage or be dangerous, that entrant may be banned from future participation.