U.S. Open Beer Championship Adding 12 New Categories

Oxford, Ohio (February) – This year, the U.S. Open Beer Championship will award medals in 124 malt beverage categories. Every year, more categories have been added as brewers continue to develop new styles of beer or revive old styles. The following new categories have been added to the 2019 U.S. Open.

New Categories
Brut IPA
Imperial Stout Specialty
India Pale Lager(IPL)
Hemp Beer
Barrel-Aged Strong Stout/Porter Specialty
Barrel-Aged Fruit Beer
Spirits Barrel Aged Spirits Beer
Wine Barrel Aged Beer
Barrel-Aged Brett / Wild Beer
Barrel Aged German Lager
Peanut Butter
Nut Beer

The Directors of the U.S. Open wish all the brewers the best of success in this years competition.

Call for Entries
This year, the U.S. Open is in Oxford, OH (Just outside of Cincinnati). Beers will need to arrive between May 20 – May 31. Each brewery may enter a maximum of 8 beers. Entry fee will be $75 per beer/root beer/Non-Alcoholic. 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.

124 malt beverage 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.

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