Posted January 26, 2016

Call for Entry: US Open Beer Championship 2016

Via US Open Beer Championship

Oxford, OH – Registration for the 2016 U.S. Open Beer Championship is now open, brewers can register beers now through May 23, 2016.  Beers will need to arrive in Oxford, Ohio between May 23 – June 3, 2016.  The medal winners and Grand National Champion will be announced on July 11th.

The U.S. Open is the only brewery competition to include professional breweries and the AHA’s National Homebrew Competition Gold Medal Winners. Last year, breweries from China to the Czech Republic sent in almost 4,000 beers and ciders representing 90 different styles.  2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship Results.

See Also: Ontario among 2015 US Open Beer Championship winners

Call for Entries

This year, the U.S. Open will be held in Oxford, OH (Just outside of Cincinnati). Beers will need to arrive between May 23 – June 3. Each brewery may enter a maximum of 10 beers. Entry fee will be $60 per beer/root beer. 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.

Over 90 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 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. The point system will be 10 points for a gold, 5 for a silver, 3 for a bronze, 2 for a 4th place finish and 1 for a fifth place finish.

2016 U.S. Open – Ciders
Due to the success of last year’s ciders, The U.S. Open will start a new championship. In October, the 2016 U.S. Open Cider Championship will be held in Oxford, Ohio just a couple hours’ drive from the Johnny Appleseed Museum in Urbana, Ohio. 14 categories will be judged including New World Ciders, English Ciders, and Specialty Ciders and Perry. U.S. Open Cider Championship


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