Eleven Ohio breweries took home medals at this year's U.S. Open Beer Championship, including several new operations.
Brink Brewing Co., which recently opened in Cincinnati, and Hansa Brewery in Cleveland led the way with two medals each.
Brink won a gold for Moozie in the cream stout category, and a bronze for its Debbie Jeau in the golden or blonde ale category.
Hansa won a gold for Black Flag in the schwarzbier category, and a bronze for Le Champ De Vesna in the French/Belgian ale category.
The other Ohio winners were:
-- Rhinegeist (Cincinnati): Gold for Uncle in the English mild category.
-- Fifth Street (Dayton): Gold for Barrel Aged Scottish Reign in the wood/barrel-aged scotch ale category.
-- Platform (Cleveland): Gold for Hyper Retro in the sessions beer category.
-- Quarter Barrel (Oxford): Gold for Chapeau Gris in the French/Belgian saison category.
-- FigLeaf (Middletown): Silver for Ponderous in the brown porters category.
-- Taft's (Cincinnati): Silver for Gustav in the Vienna category.
-- Black Cloister (Toledo): Bronze for Helles Angel in the Munchner helles, light category.
-- Hairless Hare (Vandalia): Bronze for Kings Reserve in the wood/barrel-aged scotch ale category.
-- Crooked Handle (Springboro): Bronze for Roadside Peanut Butter Porter in the peanut butter/nuts beer category.
The Cherry Street Brewing Cooperative from Cumming, Ga., was named the top brewery at the event.
The competition, based in Oxford, Ohio, featured more than 6,000 beers representing more than 100 styles. It features both commercial breweries and award-winning hombrewers. The winners were announced Monday. (July 10)
To see the full list of winners, click here.