Fifth Street Brewpub in Dayton captured more medals than any other brewery in Ohio in the 2016 U.S. Open Beer Championship, the competition’s organizers announced this morning, July 11.
FSB won gold medals for its Jo-Jo’s Midnight Stout in the American Stout category, and for BA Scottish Reign in the Wood/Barrel-Aged Strong Scotch category, as well as a bronze medal for its Coffee Kolsch in the Coffee Beer category, according to this U.S. Open Beer news release that includes the list of winners.
“I knew we were sending some good beers, but I’m absolutely flabbergasted,” FSB head brewmaster Darren Link said this morning. “I hope it helps to solidify Dayton as a great beer-tourism destination and that Fifth Street is a must-stop in that itinerary.”
Other Ohio breweries taking home medals included Samuel Adams and Quarter Barrel Brewery & Pub, with two medals each; and MadTree Brewing Company and Rhinegeist Brewing, with one each. Cincinnati-based Rheingeist’s medal was a gold, for its “Puma” in the International Style Pilsner category.
The competition started in 2009 and is based in Oxford, Ohio. It attracted 5,000 entries representing over 90 different styles this year from breweries inside and outside the U.S.