2017 U.S. Open College Beer Competition  Dates

Oxford, Ohio (January, 2017) – The registration for the 2017 U.S. Open College Beer Championship is now open. Universities and colleges can register beer through April 10.  Beers will need to arrive in Oxford, Ohio between April 10 – April 21.  The medal winners and Grand National Collegiate Champion will be announced on May 8th.  The U.S. Open is the only craft beer competition for beers exclusively brewed by college and university brewing and fermentation programs.

University and College Entries
This competition is for Colleges and Universities that teach brewing courses and will be held to determine the best future brewers.  Any College or University that offers courses in brewing may enter the U.S. Open.  All beers must be submitted by one of the school’s brewing professors/instructors and must be brewed by a student(s) currently enrolled at the college.  The beers can be brewed on any system on or off campus that is approved by the professors/instructors.

5 Categories will be awarded medals. A college can only enter 1 entry per category

Category 1 – Belgian
Belgian Pale Ale

Category 2 – Bavarian
Munchner Helles
Munchner Dunkel

Category 3 – Stout
Dry / Irish
American Stout
Cream Stout

Category 4 – IPA
American IPA
English IPA

Category 5 – Open
Any one of the 90 styles recognized by the U.S. Open Beer Championship

Call for Entries
This year, the U.S. Open will be held in Oxford, OH (Just outside of Cincinnati).  Beers will need to arrive between April 10 – April 21.  Each school may enter a maximum of 5 beers.  Entry fee will be $25 per beer. Entry Forms and Rules can be found on the competition website under registration.