U.S. Open Beer Championship Categories

Category – Ales
1. Golden or Blonde ale
2. English Summer Ale
3. English Pale Ale
4. IPA
5. Imperial IPA
6. Bitter
7. ESB
8. English Mild Ale
9. Brown ale
10. Strong/Imperial Brown Ale
11. Brown Porters
12. Robust Porters
13. Imperial Porter
14. Classic Irish Dry Stout
15. Foreign Stout
16. American Stout
17. Cream Stout
18. Oatmeal Stout
19. Imperial Stout
20. Old Ale
21. Barley Wine
22. Scottish Ale
23. Strong Scottish Ale
24. Irish Red Ale
25. American Amber / Red
26. Imperial Red Ale
27. American Pale Ale
28. American IPA
29. American Brown Ale
30. American-Style Black Ale
31. American Strong Pale ale
32. International Style Pale Ale
33. Altbier
34. German Kolsch
35. German Wheat
36. German Hefeweizen
37. French / Belgian Saison
38. Belgian Pale Ale
39. French / Belgian Ale
40. Belgian Dubbel
41. Belgian Tripel
42. Belgian Quadrupel
43. Sour/Belgian Lambic
44. Belgian Witbier
45. Berliner-Style Weisse
46. Gose

Category Lagers
47. American Light
48. American Lager/Pilsener
49. American Premium Lager
50. American Amber/California Common
51. Bohemian Pilsener
52. Geman Lager / Pilsener
53. International Style Pilsner
54. American Imperial Pilsner
55. Munchner Helles, Light
56. Munchner Dunkel / Dark
57. Marzen / Oktoberfest

58. Schwarzbier
59. Bock
60. Dopple / Strong Bock
61. Baltic Porter  

Category – Hybrids
62. American Cream Ale
63. American Wheat Pale
64. American Wheat Dark
65. American specialty wheat
66. American Style Fruit Beer
67. Belgian Style Fruit Beer
68. Vegetable beer
69. Pumpkin
70. Herb and Spice beer
71. Chili Beer
72. Chocolate / Cocoa Beer
73. Coffee beer
74. Rye / Roggen Beer
75. Smoked / Rauch Beer
Category Barrel Aged
76. Wood / Barrel aged pale beer
77. Wood / Barrel aged dark beer
78. Wood / Barrel aged strong beer
79. Wood/Barrel-Aged Strong Stout
80. Wood/Barrel-Aged Sour Beer
Category – Special
81. Aged Beer
82. Out of Bounds Pale Ale
83. Out of Bounds IPA
84. Experimental Beer
85. Specialty / Anything Goes
86. Sessions Beer
87. Session IPA
88. Gluten-Free Beer
89. Near Gluten Free
90. Hard Root Beer
Category Non-Alcoholic
91. Root Beer
92. Non-Alcoholic