US Open Beer Championship adds Black is Beautiful category to competition

With over 1,000 breweries participating in the Black is Beautiful beer campaign for racial justice reform the U.S. Open Beer Championship has created a category in their honor. This years judged beer competition will accept entries into a Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout category. Registration is due by October 21st, 2020 and 100% of the entry fees will be donated to local organizations that support equality and inclusion.

The U.S. Open Beer Championship will award medals in 132 categories in 2020, which they say is the most of any beer competition in the world. The U.S. Open board of directors were inspired by the global movement for reform and after trying a few of the beers and seeing the community response they made the decision to include them.

Black Is Beautiful Imperial Stout Recipe
The base recipe for Black is Beautiful Imperial Stout was created by Weathered Souls Brewing Company. It was designed to be a moderately high abv. stout to showcase the different shades of black. If you added your own twist or ideas to the beer, please enter them in the comment section when you register your beer. Recipe Link

Call for Entries
More than 7,000 beers, representing more than 130 different styles, were judged during the 2019 U.S. Open event, which is the only brewery competition to include licensed breweries and winners of the American Homebrewers Association competition. Last year, breweries spanning the globe from Russia to Rhode Island sent their beers. Winning entries can be seen on the U.S. Open Beer Championships website, at

Registration, Deadlines and Fees
The last day to register is October 21, 2020
Beers will need to arrive between October 21 through October 30.
Each brewery may enter a maximum of eight beers.
The entry fee will be $75 (with two entries at no charge).
A brewery must submit a minimum of five beers to be considered one of the Top Ten Breweries and Grand National Champion.

Brewers can submit questions at [email protected] and follow the competition on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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