The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) awards were announced today. The big story? Chuckanut Brewing absolutely kicked butt! Along with four medals, Bellingham’s Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen won Best Small Brew Pub and Best Small Brewer. This makes me so happy I can hardly stand it! Way to go Will Kemper!
Along with Chuckanut, Silver City Brewing had a very good showing. We should be very proud of the way all of our local brewers represented Washington!
As far as states go, we came in fourth place for total number of medals won; however, only Oregon had a higher winning percentage. (Duck bastards!)
Top Awarded states
Colorado = 45 wins out of 459 entries (10% winning)
California = 39 wins out of 594 entries (7% winning)
Oregon = 22 wins out of 172 entries (13% winning)
Washington = 13 wins out of 162 entries (8% winning)
We aren’t exactly sure how Pyramid qualifies as a Washington brewery anymore. We aren’t exactly sure which Ram they’re talking about. We’ll get more details later, but for now…
Here are the Washington winners.