This year’s winners were just announced and Washington breweries brought home 25 medals from the North American Brewers Association Awards (NABA Awards). Leading the way, Bellingham’s Chuckanut Brewery won a total of four medals, three gold and one silver.
Chuckanut was not the only Bellingham brewery to bring home hardware this year. Alsan Brewing (1), Boundary Bay Brewery (3), and Wander Brewing (1) also won medals. All Washington winners are listed below.
The North American Beer Awards is held in conjunction with the Mountain Brewers Beer Fest in Idaho Falls, ID, which takes place each year in June. The competition provides an opportunity for commercially produced beers to be judged against the best beers in the country. The event is conducted as a single blind sampling followed by rank ordering of the entries within a category.
In 2014, 1,400 beverages entered in the competition. No word on how were entered in 2015, the event’s 19th year. Not every brewery submits beers for these awards, but plenty of breweries do and these medals are highly coveted.
Congratulations to all the winners (here’s the complete list). Below, the list of Washington’s winners.
Aslan Brewing Company
Medal, Beer – Categor
Gold, FIFA 15C – Hybrid Style Beers
Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
Silver, Ski-to-Sea ESB 8C – (Extra Special) Strong Bitter ESB
Bronze, Imperial Oatmeal Stout 9L – Imperial Stout
Gold, Trappist-Style Dubbel 12D – Dubbel
Gold, Chuckanut Marzen 3C – Marzen-Oktoberfest Lager
Gold, Chuckanut Dunkel 3D – Munich-Style Dark
Gold, Chuckanut Bock 4B – Traditional Bock
Silver, Chuckanut Kolsch 5D – Kolsch
Ice Harbor Brewing Co.
Silver, Ice Harbor Mammoth Imperial Red 8J – Double/Imperial Red Ale
Icicle Brewing Company
Gold, Crosscut Pilsner 2B – German-Style Pilsner
Silver, Dirtyface Amber 3C – Marzen-Oktoberfest Lager
Old Schoolhouse Brewery
Silver, Uncle Big’s Brown 9D – Brown Porter
Gold, Hooligan Stout 9K – American-Style Stout
Paradise Creek Brewery
Gold, Culture Shock Sour Imperial Stout 13D – American-tyle Wild or Sour Ale
Silver, Dead Eye Dunkel 3D – Munich-Style Dark
Gold, Morningwood Wheat 6A – Wheat Ale
Ram Restaurant and Brewery-Tacoma
Bronze, Or de Levasseur 12C – Biere de Garde
Silver, Hop Tropic 7C – American-Style Strong Pale Ale
Gold, Sommerweizen 11C – Kristall Weizen
Bronze, Tripel Entendre 12E – Tripel
Ten Pin Brewing Co
Bronze, Wild Apricot Ale 17B – Fruit Beers
Gold, Apotheosis 12B – Saison
Valholl Brewing Company
Bronze, Golden Warrior 5C – Golden or Blonde Ale
Walking Man Brewing
Silver, Walking Stick Stout 9K – American-Style Stout
Silver, Together Belgian Dubbel 12D – Dubbel