A microbrewery out of Ohio took top honors at Alltech's professional beer competition on Saturday.
The Dayton Beer Company's Batch 100 golden strong ale was chosen in blind judging by an expert panel to win the Alltech Commonwealth Cup at the company's Craft Brews & Food Fest at Heritage Hall.
"The judges noted its subtle malty sweetness, pleasant dry finish, high carbonation, and nice hop quality," Alltech said.
The Dayton Beer Company also won five medals for its brews. Its owner, Pete Hilgeman, sent a representative to pick up his awards because he was getting married Saturday.
The competition included 350 beers from 20 countries.
Two Lexington breweries were among those winning medals. Blue Stallion Brewing Co. won four silver medals and five bronzes, and Country Boy Brewing Co. won one silver and two bronzes.
The Craft Brews & Food Fest, which is in its second year, featured 51 craft breweries, as well as Kentucky craft distillers and food vendors.