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Oxford, Ohio (January) – The registration for the 2022 U.S. Open Beer Championship is now open. Brewers can register beers thru May 16th. Beers will need to arrive in Oxford, Ohio between May 16th-May 25th. The medal winners and Grand National Champion will be announced on July 9th. The U.S. Open is the only brewery competition to include licensed breweries and the AHA’s National Homebrew Competition Gold Medal Winners. Last year, breweries from Luxembourg to Louisiana sent in more than 8,000 beers representing over 140 different styles.

Judging in the U.S. Open Beer Championships is blind; the judges do not know what beers they are tasting. The final round of judging will be held in Oxford, Ohio at the U.S. Open Event Center. The U.S. Open is the only beer judging to have its own venue. This event center is a 6000 square foot Amish Barn with a beer cooler, judging and serving areas, and even places to sleep for the judges.

Call for Entries
Beers will need to arrive between July 12th-23rd. Each brewery may enter a maximum of 8 beers. Entry fee will be $75 per beer/root beer. A brewery submitting 5 or more beers will be considered for the Grand National Champion’s award. Entry Forms and Rules can be found on the competition website under registration and Rules.

Over 140 categories will be judged this year. Winners will receive the traditional U.S. Open beer stein medal for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The Top 10 breweries overall will be featured on BeerInfo.com. Along with the medals awarded, the top brewery will be award the coveted “Grand National Championship’s Plaque.”