Two New Categories – 2010 U.S. Open Beer Championship
U.S. Open Adds “Out of Bounds Pale Ale” and “Best Organic Beer” Categories
Atlanta, GA – Two special categories have been added to the 2010 United States Beer Open Championship. These categories include “Out of Bounds Pale Ale” and “Best Organic Beer”.
So many brewers like to put their own touches to traditional pale ales. Thus, these ales do not fit into the traditional pale ale style according to the definition from the Association of Brewers. The “Out of Bounds Pale Ale” category will let the judges use just their taste buds to determine which ale gets the gold.
The second added category is the “Best of Show Organic Beer”. Over the past few years, there has been an explosion of Organic beers to hit the market. This new category will allow breweries to enter organic beers in two categories. A brewer may enter an organic beer in a specific style and in the “Best of Show” organic category.
The call for entries for the U.S. Open – June 18th
Entry deadline is set for June 18. Winners will be announced July 4. Each brewery may enter a maximum of 10 beers. In order to help small brewers in these tough economic times, each brewery will be allowed to enter 2 beers with no entry fee. If a brewery wishes to enter more than two beers, there will be a $50 entry fee per beer. A brewery must submit a minimum of five beers to be qualified to win one of the “Top Ten Breweries”. Entry forms and rules can found on the competitions Web site at U.S. Open Registration.