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Cincinnati Award Winning Beers

Kelly, the head brewer at Brink

The US Open Beer Championship just wrapped up in early July. Ohio made a strong showing with 13 medals awarded in an extremely competitive beer tasting event.

Breweries from Vermont to Vietnam sent in more than 6,000 beers representing over 100 different styles for the 2017 U.S. Open Beer Championship. The competition includes professional breweries and award-winning home-brewers, with judges from England, Canada and the United States. Here are the Cincinnati breweries who took home medals and created the Cincinnati Award Winning Beers. Oh and guess what?!? You can taste these beers on a Craft Connection Tour!

The brewery that took home the most hardware was Brink Brewing. As one of the newest breweries in the competition (opened in February) it was surprising to see a newbie take away so many medals. They won gold for the cream stout, Moozie Milk Stout, and bronze for their Blonde Ale, Debbie Jean. Both beers are available on tap all-year round for your tasting pleasures.

Next up we have Rhinegeist. They took gold in the English Mild Ale category with Uncle. This beer flies under the radar in the taproom but it is always a tour favorite. Even better, this beer is available all year-round!

Taft’s Ale House was in it to win it as well! Located just a few blocks south of Rhinegeist, they took a silver medal with their Vienna Lager, Gustav. A nice, crisp lager with a malty backbone, this beer is good on a hot summer day or cold winter afternoon…basically it’s good anytime!

Not a bad competition for Cincinnati breweries. We can’t wait to see what other Cincinnati Award Winning Beers come back from GABF this October!

The beautiful Taft’s Ale House!

Customers waiting for some delicious beer at the Rhinegeist taproom


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