Unlike some competitions in which dozens of gold, silver and bronze medals are bestowed to multiple entries in each category, only three medals are awarded in each category in the U.S. Open Beer Championship (with an occasional tie), making the gold, silver and bronze medals captured by local breweries more significant.
Here are the local results:
- Honey Beer: Gold – Honey Kickback Kolsch – Hairless Hare Brewery
- Wood/Barrel Aged Pale Beer: Silver – Ein Fass 1850 – The Dayton Beer Company
- Wood/Barrel Aged Strong Beer: Bronze – BA Schmidion Damme – Fifth Street Brewpub
- American Style Fruit Beer: Bronze – Hidden Paradise – The Dayton Beer Co.
- Herb and Spice Beer: Bronze – Mint Cookie Stout – Fifth Street Brewpub
- Wood/Barrel Aged Scotch Ale: Bronze – Kings Reserve – Hairless Hare Brewing
Peticolas Brewing of Dallas, Texas was named Grand National Champion after winning three gold medals and two silver medals. Placing second was Brink Brewing from Cincinnati, which scored three gold medals and a silver medal.
The 2018 U.S. Open Beer Championship competition is the only competition to include beers from professional breweries and award-winning home-brewers.