OXFORD, Ohio — Straub Brewery of St. Marys took home three awards at the 2017 U.S. Open Beer Championship healt last month.
The competition includes professional breweries and award-winning home-brewers, with judges from England, Canada and the United States. Straub American Light Lager and Wild*Boy Hopped Lager both won gold in the categories of “American Light” and “American Imperial Pilsner” categories, respectively. Straub Boulder Bock (Maibock) received a bronze medal in the “Bock” category.
“We have been very pleased that our beers have been receiving various awards recently,” said Straub brewmaster Vince Assetta. “The entire Straub Brewery team has worked very hard to expand our beer offerings and make each and every batch of beer we brew and package the very best.”
Assetta continued, “It’s awesome that Straub Light won a gold, to go with the gold medal won last year by Straub American Lager. These two beers are at the very heart of Straub Brewery and our 145 years of traditional family brewing.”
He said Wild*Boy and Boulder Bock were two of the first speciality beers offered by Straub in 2013. “It is so cool that they both received recognition by the US Open Beer Championship for being great beers,” Assetta said.