June 12, 2018
Craig Davis from Columbus, Ohio receives best in show award
COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Fair Homebrew Competition celebrated its 23rd year with 539 judged entries from 153 entrants in the divisions of beer, meads and ciders from Ohio homebrewers and homebrewers from neighboring states who are active members of Ohio homebrew clubs.The many experienced and highly qualified judges evaluated each entry based upon five different criteria including aroma, appearance, flavor, mouthfeel and overall impression.

Craig Davis from Columbus, Ohio took home the best of show award with his Czech premium pale lager titled “I Ain’t No BMC” in the Czech lager category.

Edward Mack with co-brewer Eric Mack of Akron, Ohio received runner-up best of show with his alternative sugar beer titled “Maple Red Ale” in the alternative fermentables beer category.

Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each of 37 different flights, with the fourth receiving a ribbon.

A complete list of competition results is available at

The Ohio Expo Center is proud to host the Ohio State Fair. With big-name entertainment, educational activities, hundreds of exhibits and one of the largest junior livestock shows in the nation, the 2018 Ohio State Fair will run July 25 – Aug. 5.

For more information, visit, call 1-888-OHO-EXPO or 1-614-644-FAIR.

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