Cincinnati breweries show up big at 2021 US Open Beer Championship

Becca Strayer, of Owensville, presents a cup of Fretboard's Bootsy ‘Brewski’ IPA during the Brewmania Tasting & Tunes event on Fountain Square in downtown Cincinnati on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Local breweries, bands and food trucks gathered on the square to raise money for charity.

Greater Cincinnati breweries made another strong showing at the 2021 U.S. Open Beer Championship, despite a much larger, tougher field than last year. 

Leading the way for the Queen City was Fretboard Brewing, which came in ninth in the overall brewery rankings. Fretboard scored a trio of gold medals, including back-to-back wins for Crazy Train Belgian pale ale and Bootsy brut IPA. The third medal came in the international-style pilsner category, where Vlad captured gold. 

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Overall, Cincinnati breweries brought home 14 U.S. Open Beer Championship gold medals, one of which is shared between two local breweries for a gold medal-winning collaboration beer in the Barleywine Specialty category. That beer, MysteRye, was brewed in collaboration between Narrow Path and the Common Beer Co. 

A six pack of Bootsy Brewski IPA from Fretboard

Both breweries also had excellent individual showings. Narrow Path scored three bronze medals on its own, while the Common took two silver medals and one bronze. Narrow Path’s medals came in the Marzen/Oktoberfest (Lovetoberfest), Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale (BA Panic) and Aged Beer (Gentle Giant) categories. The Common’s two silver medals came in the Schwarzbier (Dark Cloud) and Bock (Bock-A-Fella) categories, while the bronze was awarded for Maggs 59 in the Honey Beer category. 

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