Ignite is recognized by the brewing community for our original beer recipes created with curiosity and community in mind. Our greatest reward is the look of satisfaction on our customers’ faces – but we like getting these kind of awards, too!
Cherry Blonde Wows at the Great American Beer Festival
Ignite Brewing Company received a silver medal at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival® (GABF) in the American-Style Fruit Beer category for our very own Cherry Blonde. This award-winner is made with Michigan tart cherries and our Matchstick Blonde beer. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States.
2019 U.S. Open Beer Championship Silver Winner
Ignite Brewing Company’s 23 New Street won a silver medal in the 2019 U.S. Open Beer Championship’s English Barley Wine Ale category. More than 7,000 beers representing over 130 different styles were submitted and judged from breweries from Russia to Rhode Island. Congratulations to all of the winners!
2019 Ohio Craft Brewers Cup Gold Winner
Ignite Brewing Company won GOLD in the 2019 Ohio Craft Brewers Cup for Mounds of Curiosity in the Specialty/Hybrid/Experimental Beer category! The panel of judges for this competition consists of professional brewers and certified guest judges from Ohio. Congratulations to all of the Gold, Silver and Bronze 2019 Medal Winners from each category!
Canton Hops and Harvest Festival Gold Medal
Ignite took home GOLD for our Blonde Barista Coffee Blonde Ale at the 1st Annual Canton Hops & Harvest Festival! We are excited to have had the opportunity to participate in this great new event, and even MORE excited with this honor!
Cleveland’s Best Christmas Ale
In January 2020, Ignite the Lights was voted as Cleveland’s Best Christmas Ale in a contest by CLEfoodies and Honeycomb Credit – thank you to everyone who voted!
2020 Beacon’s Best Winner in FOUR Categories!
Ignite Brewing Company was the Winner in FOUR categories in the 2020 Beacon’s Best Awards, thanks to the votes of our fantastic Ignite fans! This year, Ignite took the top honors in:
- Best Ohio Brewery / Brewpub
- Best Ohio Craft Beer / Microbrew
- Best Patio
- Best Bartender – Rachelle Halchak
A big thank you to everyone that continues to support Ignite in a big way!
2020 Akron Life’s Best of the City Top 5 Brewery
Ignite Brewing Company was a Top 5 finisher for all Akron-area breweries in Akron Life’s Best of the City 2020 awards! We are honored to be considered as a top brewery and listed among other fantastic breweries in the Akron-area.
2019 Beacon’s Best Top 3 Finisher
Ignite Brewing Company was a Top 3 finisher for 2 categories in the 2019 Beacon’s Best Awards for Akron-area businesses. Voted on by our great customers, we placed in the Top 3 in the Ohio Brewery/Brewpub and Ohio Craft Beer/Microbrew categories. Thank you to everyone who showed their support by casting a vote for Ignite!
2019 Cleveland’s Best Brewery Top 15
Ignite Brewing Company placed in the top 15 of the 2019 Cleveland’s Best Brewery contest. Cleveland.com readers nominated their favorite Northeast Ohio region breweries for inclusion in the contest. Fourty-six breweries advanced to the poll, where readers voted nearly 27,000 times to determine the 15 finalists!