Streetside Brewery held a soft opening Friday.



On Saturday, the new Cincinnati brewery took home the belt for serving up the best Ohio-made session beer at the King of Ohio competition.



Go figure.



Streetside — which has set its grand opening for Oct. 7 — won the “Best of Show” for its Raspberry Beret, a berliner weisse made with raspberries, at the statewide contest. The brewery received a special King of Ohio championship belt to put on display.



It was a tight final table, with the vote going 3-2 in favor of Streetside over Wolf’s Ridge Clear Sky Daybreak, a coffee-infused cream ale.



The King of Ohio, organized by a collection of four beer blogs across the state, was held in conjunction with the North Market Ohio Craft Brew Festival in Columbus. The competition featured more than 60 session beers — those with 5 percent alcohol by volume or less — in a blind tasting.



Ohio brewers were invited to participate and could enter only one beer. The beers were separated into four categories: sours, session IPAs, lagers and ales, with the best of each earning a spot in the “Best of Show” judging.



Here are the winners:



Best of Show: Streetside Raspberry Beret



Best Sour: Streetside Raspberry Beret followed by Jackie O's Petrichor and Fifty West Brett Is My Copilot. (Editor's note: The original post incorrectly had Fifty West second and Jackie O's third.)



Best Session IPA: Commonhouse Ales Summer Sesh followed by MadTree PSA and Maumee Bay Glass City Pale Ale. (Editor's note: This post originally disqualified Maumee Bay because the beer was believed to be over 5 percent ABV, but the brewery says it has redone the recipe and it now clocks in at 4.7 percent.)



Best Ale: Wolf’s Ridge Clear Sky Daybreak followed by Blank Slate Movin’ On and Numbers Apple Ale.



Best Lager: Willoughby Kaffee Kolsch followed by Hofbrauhaus Cleveland Light Lager and Homestead Pioneer Pilsner.



The King of Ohio once again offered up a few surprises. At the inaugural King of Ohio, which focused on IPAs, the winner was a relative unknown at the time: Hoof Hearted Brewing Co. for its Half Wet Musk of the Minotaur. Phoenix Brewing Co. also came in third for its Redemption IPA.



This time, it was the new Streetside winning the crown, Commonhouse Ales in Columbus nabbing the best session IPA honor and the small Numbers in Lisbon taking third in the ale category. It also was interesting to see two coffee-infused beers make the final table.



King of Ohio was organized by Pat’s Pints in Columbus, Brewminds in Cincinnati, Brew Review Crew from Toledo and this blog. (In honesty, Pat Woodward of Pat’s Pint’s did all the heavy lifting.)



Many thanks also go out to the BJCP-certified judges from the Scioto Olentangy Darby Zymurgists homebrewing club who helped with the tasting and the North Market for hosting us. Thanks to Autumn Reynolds of Cincinnati, who won a drawing to participate, and JD Malone, a business writer with the Columbus Dispatch, for helping with the judging.



And thanks, of course, to all the breweries that participated.



We already are starting to talk about the next competition and which style to highlight.