Christopher Schaeffer of Lakewood won the "Best of Show" award at the Ohio State Fair's homebrew competition for a cream ale. The fair, which kicks off July 25, announced the contest winners this week.
Schaeffer also won a third place award for a brown porter, and a fourth place for a sweet stout.
Richard Sheppard of Galloway took home the most honors: five. He won two first place awards for a dortmunder export and an American barleywine; a second place for a classic American pilsner; and two fourth places for an Oktoberfest and a Baltic porter.
A record 485 beers were judged, the fair said. For the full list of winners -- which is five pages long -- click here.