Northwest breweries win big at U.S. Open Beer Championship

U.S. Open Beer Championship, the banner and the barn.
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Results were just announced for the 2024 U.S. Open Beer Championship. Each year the beer-judging competition is held in Oxford, Ohio. Breweries from across the nation submit beer for judging. Below we share the list of Washington winners and the list of Oregon winners.

The 2024 competition judged more than 9,000 beers in 170 different style categories. Caveat: we do not know which breweries submitted beer for the competition, so if your favorite Baltic Porter did not win, perhaps it wasn’t even in the running. You can see the complete list of all winners in all categories here.

This year’s Grand National Champion was Third Eye Brewing of Hamilton, Ohio. While it is true that a local, Ohio brewery enjoys a certain advantage in submitting beers for judging, look at the list below; plenty of non-Ohio breweries scored big in this year’s judging. Although I do not know the exact methodology, imagine that each gold medal is worth ten points, each silver is worth five points, and each bronze is worth two points. Something like that.

Top 10 Breweries in 2024’s U.S. Open Beer Championships


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1. Third Eye Brewing – Ohio
2. Monday Night Brewing – Georgia
3. Sun King Brewery – Indiana
4. O.H.S.O. Brewery – Arizona
5. Cherry Street Brewpub at Halcyon – Georgia
6. Urban Artifact – Ohio
7. Boulevard Brewing Co. – Missouri
8. Feather Falls Brewing Co. – California
8. Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. – Iowa
9. Sonder Brewing – Ohio
10. Burgeon Beer Co. – California

The U.S. Open Beer Championship judging was held at the U.S. Open Event Center in Oxford, Ohio. The U.S. Open is held in a venue dedicated to the event: a converted 6,000-square-foot Amish pole barn on a small farm. The barn houses a judging area, a serving area, two 450-square-foot coolers, an office, and a nano brewery.


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Washington Breweries

Washington’s breweries brought home 16 medals from the 2024 U.S. Open Beer Championship. Over half of them (9) were awarded to Reuben’s Brews. One of those medals was awarded in the Hop Water category. Washington’s runner-up was Sound 2 Summit Brewing, which earned three medals.

  • British-Style India Pale Ale – BRONZE – Crikey IPA – Reuben’s Brews
  • West Coast Style IPA – BRONZE – Substation IPA Reuben’s Brews
  • Robust Porter – SILVER – Robust Porter – Reuben’s Brews
  • English Barleywine – SILVER – Three Ryes Men – Reuben’s Brews
  • Peated Strong Scotch Ale – SILVER – Demoman – Logan Brewing
  • Leipzig-Style Gose -SILVER – Gose – Reuben’s Brews
  • Bohemian-Style Pilsener – SILVER – Pilsner – Reuben’s Brews
  • Kolsch – SILVER – Kiteboard Kolsch – Sound 2 Summit Brewing
  • Vienna-Style Lager – SILVER – Lederhomish – Sound 2 Summit Brewing
  • American Fruit – POG & Pineapple – BRONZE – Hawaiian POG Kolsch – Sound 2 Summit Brewing
  • American Fruit – RASPBERRY -SILVER – Fresh! Raspberry Jam – Reuben’s Brews
  • Barrel-Aged Strong Stout/Porter – GOLD – Quiet Eon 2022 – Old Stove Brewing
  • American-Belgo-Style Ale – GOLD – Citra Wit – Reuben’s Brews
  • Session Beer – SILVER – Threezy Does It – No-Li Brewhouse
  • Gluten-Free Beer – BRONZE – Earth To Beer Oyster Stout – Ghostfish Brewing
  • Hop Water – GOLD – Yakima Pure – Reuben’s Brews

Oregon Breweries

Oregon’s breweries brought home 16 medals from the 2024 U.S. Open Beer Championship. The top medal earners were Sunriver Brewing and Deschutes Brewing, each scoring three medals. Four of Oregon’s medals were awarded in the Non-Alcoholic categories: two went to Deschutes Brewery and two to Surreal Brewing.

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    • English Pale Ale – SILVER – Mirror Pond Pale Ale – Deschutes Brewery
    • American Pale Ale – GOLD – Rippin – Sunriver Brewing
    • American Strong Pale Ale – GOLD – Pale Ale – Old Town Brewing
    • Australian Style Pale Ale – SILVER – Bondi Beach Party – Sunriver Brewing
    • Belgian Dubbel – BRONZE – It’s A Trapp! – Oregon City Brewing
    • Other Kettle Sours – SILVER – Coming to Fruition: Marionberry – Oregon City Brewing
    • American-Style Lager – BRONZE – Cole’s Light Lager – Wild Ride Brewing
    • American Fruit Wheat, Blueberry – GOLD – Blueberry Fields Forever – Public Coast Brewing
    • American Fruit Wheat, POG – BRONZE – Improvised Weapon Guava – TPK Brewing
    • Wood/Barrel-Aged Fruited Sour – SILVER – My Cerise Amour – Oregon City Brewing
    • Barrel Aged American Barleywine – GOLD – Wood Series: Bourbon Barrel Barleywine – Sunriver Brewing Company
    • Root Beer, Adult – GOLD – Stephen’s Root Beer – Public Coast Brewing
    • Non-Alcoholic Stout/Porter – GOLD – Black Butte Non-Alcoholic – Deschutes Brewery
    • Non-Alcoholic Stout/Porter – BRONZE – Pastry Porter – Surreal Brewing
    • Non-Alcoholic IPA – GOLD – Fresh Squeezed NA IPA – Deschutes Brewery
    • Non-Alcoholic Malt Beverage – BRONZE – Natural Bridges Kolsch – Surreal Brewing

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