U.S. Open Beer Championship Categories

Category – Ales
1. Golden or Blonde ale
2. English Summer Ale
3. English Pale Ale
4. English IPA
5. Imperial IPA
6. Triple IPA
7. Bitter
8. ESB
9. English Mild Ale
10. Brown ale
11. Strong/Imperial Brown Ale
12. Brown Porters
13. Robust Porters
14. Imperial Porter
15. Classic Irish Dry Stout
16. Foreign Stout
17. American Stout
18. Cream Stout
19. Oatmeal Stout
20. British Imperial Stout
21. American Imperial Stout
22. Old Ale
23. English Barley Wine
24. American Barley Wine
25. Scottish Ale
26. Strong Scottish Ale
27. Irish Red Ale
28. American Amber / Red
29. Imperial Red Ale
30. American Pale Ale
30a. Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale

31. American IPA
32. West Coast IPA
33. New England/Juicy IPA
34. New England/Juicy DIPA
35. American Brown Ale
36. American-Style Black Ale
37. American Strong Pale ale
38. International Style Pale Ale
39. Altbier
40. German Kolsch
41. German Wheat
42. German Hefeweizen
43. French / Belgian Saison
44. Belgian Pale Ale
45. French / Belgian Ale
46. Belgian Dubbel
47. Belgian Tripel
48. Belgian Quadrupel
48A. Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale 

49. Sour/Belgian Lambic
50. Belgian Witbier
51. Berliner-Style Weisse
52. Gose
53. Fruit Gose

Category Lagers
54. American Light
55. American Lager/Pilsener
56. American Premium Lager
57. American Amber/California Common
58. Bohemian Pilsener
59. Geman Lager / Pilsener
60. International Style Pilsner
61. American Imperial Pilsner
62. Munchner Helles, Light
63. Munchner Dunkel / Dark
64. Marzen / Oktoberfest/

65. Vienna 
66. Schwarzbier
67. Bock
68. Heller Bock/Maibock

69. Dopple / Strong Bock
70. Baltic Porter  

Category – Hybrids
71. American Cream Ale
72. American Wheat Pale
73. American Wheat Dark
74. American specialty wheat
75. American Style Fruit Beer
76. Belgian Style Fruit Beer
77. Vegetable beer
78. Coconut

79. Pumpkin
80. Herb and Spice beer
81. Chili Beer
82. Chocolate / Cocoa Beer
83. Coffee beer
84. Rye / Roggen Beer
85. Smoked / Rauch Beer
86. Smoked Porter

87. Honey Beer
Category Barrel Aged
88. Wood / Barrel aged pale beer
89. Wood / Barrel aged dark beer
90. Wood / Barrel aged strong beer
91. Wood/Barrel-Aged Strong Stout
92. Wood/Barrel-Aged Sour Beer
93. Wood/Barrel-Aged Fruit Sour

94. Wood/Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale

95. Wood/Barrel-Aged Barley Wine
96. Blended Barrel-Aged Beer

Category – Special

97. Aged Beer
98. Out of Bounds Pale Ale
99. Out of Bounds IPA
100. Experimental Beer
101. Specialty / Anything Goes
102. American-Belgo-Style Ale

103. Kellerbier or Zwickelbier

104. Brett Beer
105. Sessions Beer
106. Session IPA
107. Gluten-Free Beer
108. Near Gluten Free 

109. Peanut Butter/Nuts Beer
110. Tea Beer

Category Non-Alcoholic
111. Root Beer
112. Non-Alcoholic