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2024 U.S. Open Beer Championship Categories

Pale Ales 
1. English Pale Ale
2. American Pale Ale
3. American Strong Pale ale
4. International Style Pale Ale
5. Australian-Style Pale Ale
6. Juicy or Hazy Pale Ale
7. Juicy or Hazy Strong Pale Ale
8. Specialty Pale Ale
9. Single Hop Pale
___a) American Single Hop Pale Ale
___b) International Single Hop Pale Ale


10. British-Style India Pale Ale(DIPA)
11. Imperial IPA(DIPA)
12. Triple IPA
13. American IPA
14. Session IPA
15. Brut IPA
16. Fruit IPA
17. West Coast Style IPA
18. New Zealand IPA
19. New England/Juicy IPA
20. New England/Juicy DIPA
21. Experimental IPA
22. Milkshake IPA
23. Single Hop IPA
___a) American-Style Single Hop IPA
___b) International-Style Single Hop IPA

24. Classic Irish Dry Stout
25. Foreign Stout
26. American Stout
27. Cream Stout
28. Oatmeal Stout
29. British Imperial Stout
30. American Imperial Stout
31. Imperial Stout Specialty
32. Imperial Stout Extreme(ABV: 12.5%+)
33. Pastry Stout

     a) Pastry Stout ABV: 5.0% – 8.0%
     b) Pastry Stout ABV: 8.10% – 12.5%
     c) Pastry Stout ABV: 12.60% +
34. Golden Stout

35. Breakfast Stout

36. Golden or Blonde ale
37. English Summer Ale
38. Bitter

     a) Ordinary Bitter
     b) Special Bitter or Best Bitter
39. ESB
40. English Mild Ale

     a) English Pale Mild Ale
     b) English Dark Mild Ale
41. English Brown Ale
42. Strong/Imperial Brown Ale
43. Brown Porter
44. Robust Porter
45. Imperial Porter
46. Old Ale

     a) Old Ale
     b) Strong Ale
47. English Barley Wine
48. American Barley Wine
___a) Traditional
___b) Specialty

     c) Wheat Wine
49. Scottish Ale

___a) Scottish Light Ale
Scottish Heavy Ale
     c) Scottish Export Ale
50. Strong Scottish Ale

___a) Traditional Strong Scotch Ale
Peated Strong Scotch Ale
51. Irish Red Ale
52. American Amber/Red Ale
53. Imperial Red Ale
54. American Brown Ale
55. American Black Ale
56. German Altbier
57. German Kolsch
58. German Wheat Ale (Click here for subcategories)
59. German Hefeweizen
60. French and Belgian Saison
61. Belgian Pale Ale
62. Belgian and French Ale
___a) French Bière de Garde
___b) Belgian Table Beer
___c) Belgian Style Blonde Ale
63. Belgian Dubbel
64. Belgian Tripel
65. Belgian Quadrupel
66. Belgian-Style Strong Specialty Ale

___a) Belgian-Style Strong Blonde Ale
___b) Belgian
-Style Strong Dark Ale
67. Belgian Lambic (Click here for subcategories)
68. Belgian Witbier
69. Berliner Weisse
70. Leipzig-Style Gose
71. Fruit Gose
72. Contemporary Gose
73. Other Kettle Sours
74. Smoothie Sour


75. Light Lager
___a) American Light Lager
___b) German Leichtbier
76. American Lager/Pilsener

      a)  American-Style Lager
      b) American-Style Pilsener
77. American Premium Lager
78. American Amber
79. California Common Beer
80. Bohemian-Style Pilsener
81. German-Style Pilsener
82. International-Style Lager/Pilsener
___a) International Style Pilsner
___b) Italian Pilsner
___c) New Zealand Lager
___d) Australasian, Latin American
_____or Tropical-Style Light Lager
83. Mexican Lager/Pilsner
84. Munchner Helles
85. Munchner Dunkel
86. Marzen / Oktoberfest/
___a) German-Style Marzen
___b) German-Style Oktoberfest/Wiesn
87. Vienna-Style Lager
88. German-Style Schwarzbier
89. Traditional German-Style Bock
90. German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock
91. Strong Bock

      a) German-Style Dopplebock
      b) German-Style Eisbock
92. Baltic-Style Porter
93. India Pale Lager
94. Dortmunder Export/European-Style Export
95. Dark Lager
___a) American-Style Dark Lager
___b) European-Style Dark Lager



96. American Cream Ale
97. American-Style Wheat Beer
98. American Specialty Wheat
99. American-Style Fruit Beer
___a) Raspberry
___b) Blueberry
___c) Orange
___d) Pineapple
___e) Tangerine
___f) POG
___g) Grapefruit
___h) Lime
___i) Peach
___j) Strawberry
___k) Passion Fruit
___l) Mixed
___m) General / Other

100. Fruit Wheat Beer (subcategories same as Cat.98)

101. Belgian Style Fruit Beer
102. Field Beer
103. Pumpkin (Click here for subcategories)
104. Coconut Beer
105. Herb and Spice Beer
106. Chili Pepper Beer
107. Chocolate or Cocoa Beer
108. Coffee Beer
109. Rye Beer
110. Smoke Beer
111. Specialty Honey Beer


Barrel Aged
112. Barrel-Aged Pale Beer
113. Barrel-Aged Dark Beer
114. Barrel-Aged Strong Beer
115. Barrel-Aged Strong Stout/Porter
116. Barrel-Aged Strong Stout/Porter Extreme (Over 12.5% ABV)
117. Barrel-Aged Strong Stout/Porter Specialty

118. Barrel-Aged Breakfast Stout
119. Barrel-Aged Sour Beer
120. Barrel-Aged Fruited Sour Beer
121. Wood/Barrel-Aged Fruit Beer
122. Wood/Barrel-Aged Strong Scotch Ale
123. Barrel-Aged Barley Wine
___a) English
___b) American
___c) Specialty
124. Barrel-Aged Quad/Belgian Dark Ale
125. Blended Barrel-Aged Beer
126. Spirits Barrel Aged Beer (non-whiskey)
___a) Brandy Barrel-Aged Beer
___b) Tequila Barrel-Aged Beer
___c) Rum Barrel Aged Beer
___d) Other
127. Wine Barrel-Aged Beer
___a) Red
___b) White
___c) Other
128. Barrel-Aged Brett / Wild Beer
129. Barrel-Aged German Lager                a) Dopplebock                                  b) Baltic Porter                                  c) Other
130. Foeders & Casks Aged Beer
___a) Ales
___b) Lagers


131. Aged Beer
132. Experimental Beer
133. Specialty Beer / Anything Goes
134. American-Belgo-Style Ale
135. Kellerbier or Zwickelbier
136. Brett Beer
137. Mixed-Culture Brett Beer
138. Session Beer 
139. Gluten-Free Beer
140. Near Gluten Free/Gluten Reduced Beer
141. Peanut/Peanut Butter Beer
142. Nut Beer
143. Tea Beer
144. Historical Beer
(Click for subcategories)

Category(All fees to the Pink Boots Scholarship Fund)

145. Pink Boots Hop Blend 

NEW 2024 Collaboration Beer Category

146. Collaboration Beer (2+Breweries, any style)

Category Non-Alcoholic
147. Root Beer
___a) Kids (Sweet)
___b) Adults (roots, spices & herbs)
148. Non Alcoholic IPA
149. Non Alcoholic Stout
150. Non Alcoholic Fruit & Spices
151. Non Alcoholic Malt Beverage 152. Non Alcoholic Hop Water