Craig Davis of Columbus won the Best of Show award at the 2018 Ohio State Fair Homebrew Competition.

His "I Ain't No Bmc," a Czech-style premium pale lager, bested 538 other beers, meads and ciders. Davis is a member of the Scioto Olentangy Darby Zymurgists (SODZ) homebrewing club.

The Ohio State Fair announced the winners Tuesday. (June 12)

Edward Mack of Marshallville, who's a member of the Society of Akron Area Zymurgists (SAAZ), received the Best of Show runner-up award for Maple Red Ale in the alternative fermentables beer category. He made the beer with his son Eric.

"We all get lucky now and then," joked Edward Mack, 62, who has been homebrewing since 1999.

Edward Mack, a geologist by trade, also runs a maple syrup farm and used his syrup to create the beer.

"The aroma and the flavor came through in this beer and it was a really nice beer," he said.

He also noted that it was an extract brew.

"I'm kind of amazed that an extract brew would beat some of the fancy all-grain brews," he said.

Overall, 153 homebrewers entered this year.

Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each of 37 different flights, with the fourth receiving a ribbon.

To see all the winners, click here.