Winners to be announced July 4, 2015
Oxford, Ohio (June, 2015) - The entry dates for the
2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship will be from June 1 - June 12, 2015 with the
winners announced on July 4th. The U.S. Open is the only brewery
competition to include professional breweries and invited award
winning homebrewers. Last year, Breweries from Australia to Iceland
sent in more than 3,000 beers and ciders representing 81
different categories for the 2014 U.S. Open Beer Championship.
Wormtown Brewing in Worcester, MA was named 2014 Grand National
Champion, winning three gold medals and one silver medal. Stone
Brewing of Escondido, CA tied 2-time Grand National Champion,
Deschutes Brewery of Bend, OR, for second place honors.
Last year, home brewers won 2 medals at the U.S. Open. Home
brewer Jeffrey Jantz of Albuquerque, New Mexico won a silver
medal for his Rauch Katze Altbier, and Jeff Lewis of Hilliard,
Ohio took home a bronze for his Brandy's Black Lab Schwarzbier.
2015 U.S. Open - Ciders
Due to the success of last year’s ciders, The U.S. Open once
again welcomes all professional cideries, wineries and breweries
to enter in 3 hard cider categories that include New World
Ciders, English Ciders, and Specialty Cider and Perry.
Call for Entries
This year, the U.S. Open is in a new location, Oxford, OH (Just
outside of Cincinnati). Beers will need to arrive between June 1
and June 12. Each brewery may enter a maximum of 10 beers. Entry
fee will be $60 per beer/cider/root beer. A brewery must submit
a minimum of 5 beers to be considered one of the Top Ten
Breweries. Entry Forms and Rules can be found on the competition
website under registration.
85 categories will be judged this year. Winners will receive a
medal in the shape of a beer stein for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
The Top 10 breweries overall will be featured in on BeerInfo.com.
Along with the medals awarded, a Grand National Champion
accolade will be awarded based on a point system for beers (5
minimum) entered in the competition. The point system will be 10
points for a gold, 5 for a silver, 3 for a bronze, 2 for a 4th
place finish and 1 for a fifth place finish.
The U.S. Open Beer Championship is sponsored by
(*) The Carolina BrewMasters hold an annual homebrew competition called the US Open. This homebrew competition is open to all North American homebrewers and is a fully sanctioned BJCP event. This competition was started in 1991.