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(DIPA)
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. Imperial Stout Specialty
23. Imperial Stout Extreme(ABV: 12.5%+)
24. Old Ale
25. English Barley Wine
26. American Barley Wine
27. Barley Wine Specialty
28. Scottish Ale
29. Strong Scottish Ale
30. Irish Red Ale
31. American Amber / Red
32. Imperial Red Ale
33. American Pale Ale
34. Australian-Style Pale Ale
35. Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale
36. Juicy or Hazy Strong Pale Ale
37. American IPA
37a. Light IPA(under 120 Calories)
38. Brut IPA
39. Fruit IPA
40. West Coast IPA
41. New Zealand IPA
42. New England/Juicy IPA
43.  New England/Juicy DIPA
44. American Brown Ale
45. Ameican-Style Black Ale
46. American Strong Pale ale
47. International Style Pale Ale
48. Altbier
49. German Kolsch
50. German Wheat
51. German Hefeweizen
52. French / Belgian Saison
53. Belgian Pale Ale
54. French / Belgian Ale
55. Belgian Dubbel
56. Belgian Tripel
57. Belgian Quadrupel
58. Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale
59. Sour/Belgian Lambic
60. Belgian Witbier
61. Berliner-Style Weisse
62. Gose
63. Fruit Gose
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Category Lager
64. American Light
65. American Lager/Pilsener
66. American Premium Lager
67. American Amber/California Common
68. Bohemian Pilsener
69. Geman Lager / Pilsener
70. International Style Pilsner
71. Mexican Pilsner
72. Munchner Helles, Light
73. Munchner Dunkel / Dark
74. Marzen / Oktoberfest/
75. Vienna
76. Schwarzbier
77. Bock
78. Heller Bock/Maibock
79. Dopple / Strong Bock
80. Baltic Porter
81. India Pale Lager(IPL
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Category – Hybrids
82. American Cream Ale
83. American Wheat
84. American specialty wheat
85. American Style Fruit Beer
86. Belgian Style Fruit Beer
87. Vegetable beer
88. Pumpkin
89. Coconut
90. Herb and Spice beer
91. Chili Pepper Beer
92. Chocolate / Cocoa Beer
93. Coffee beer
94. Rye / Roggen Beer
95. Smoked / Rauch Beer
96. Smoked Porter
97. Honey Beer
98. Hemp Beer
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Category Barrel Aged
99. Barrel aged pale beer
100. Barrel aged dark beer
101. Barrel aged strong beer
102. Barrel-Aged Strong Stout/Porter
103. Barrel-Aged Strong Stout/Porter Specialty
104. Barrel-Aged Sour Beer
105. Barrel-Aged Fruit Sour Beer
106. Barrel-Aged Fruit Beer
107. Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale
108. Barrel-Aged Barley Wine
109. Barrel-Aged Quad/Belgian Dark Ale
110. Blended Barrel-Aged Beer
111. Spirits Barrel Aged Beer (non-whiskey)
112. Brandy Barrel Aged Beer
113. Tequila Barrel Aged Beer
114. Rum Barrel Aged Beer
115. Wine Barrel Aged Beer
116. Barrel-Aged Brett / Wild Beer
117. Barrel Aged German Lager

Category-Specialty
118. Aged Beer
119. Specialty Pale Ale
120. Specialty IPA
121. Experimental Beer
122. Specialty / Anything Goes
123. American-Belgo-Style Ale
124. Kellerbier or Zwickelbier
125. Brett Beer
126. Sessions Beer
127. Session IPA
128. Gluten-Free Beer
129. Near Gluten Free
130. Peanut Butter
131. Nut Beer
132. Tea Beer
 

 

Category Non-Alcoholic
133. Root Beer(no other soft drinks)
134. Non Alcoholic IPA
135. Non Alcoholic Stout
136. Non-Alcoholic Malt Beverage
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Special Category

137. Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout