Washington breweries win big at North American Beer Awards


Once again, Washington breweries showed well at this year’s North American Beer Awards (NABA). In all, 12 Washington breweries won 28 medals. The biggest winners were Chuckanut Brewery and Silver City brewery. Each of those breweries brought home six medals. Chuckanut Brewery led the way with three gold medals. We share the list of winners below.

The North American Beer Awards is held in conjunction with the Mountain Brewers Beer Fest, which happened last weekend in Idaho Falls. The judging and awards are sanctioned by the North American Brewers Association.

Winning a medal at the NABA is an honor to be sure, but it should not be confused with the Great American Beer Festival, where winning a medal is considered more prestigious because of the number of beers and breweries involved. I’m not sure how many breweries participate in the NABA; they don’t share that information readily.


Boundary Bay Brewery, Bellingham

  • Gold Medal:  Batch 6000 Baltic-Style.  Category: Baltic-Style Porter

Chuckanut Brewery, Bellingham and Burlington

  • Gold Medal:  Chuckanut Dunkel. Category: Munich-Style Dark
  • Silver Medal:  Chuckanut Vienna Lager. Category:  Vienna Lager
  • Gold Medal:  Chuckanut Pilsner. Category: Bohemian-Style Pilsner
  • Silver Medal:  Chuckanut Helles. Category:  Helles Lager
  • Bronze Medal:  Chuckanut Doppelbock. Category: Doppelbock
  • Gold Medal:  Chuckanut Kolsch Style. Category: Kolsch

Fortside Brewing Company, Vancouver

  • Silver Medal:  Couve A’licious. Category: English-Style Brown Ale
  • Gold Medal:  Big Beast. Category: American-Style Barley Wine

Fremont Brewing, Seattle

  • Silver Proletariat Porter. Category: Robust Porter
  • Silver Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star. Category: Barrel-Aged Strong Beer

Georgetown Brewing Company, Seattle

  • Gold Medal:  Far Far Away. Category: American-Style India Pale Ale

Heathen Brewing, Vancouver

  • Gold Medal:  Mighty Craic. Category: Irish-Style Red Ale
  • Gold Medal:  BBA Highland Charge. Category: Barrel-Aged Strong Beer

Old Schoolhouse Brewery, Winthrop

  • Gold Medal:  Old Schoolhouse Barleywine Style Ale. Category: English-Style Barley Wine
  • Silver Medal:  Rule Breaker IPA. Category: American-Style Strong Pale Ale

Reuben’s Brews, Seattle

  • Gold Medal:  Black Imperial IPA. Category: Cascadian Style Dark Ale American Black Ale

Silver City Brewery, Bremerton

  • Silver Medal:  Clear Creek Pale Ale. Category: English-Style Pale Ale
  • Bronze Medal:  Ridgetop Red. Category: Irish-Style Red Ale
  • Bronze Medal:  Secret Weapon. Category: California Common
  • Silver Medal:  Old Scrooge. Category: English-Style Old Ale
  • Bronze Medal:  Luminous Libation. Category:  Tripel
  • Silver Medal:  Copper Mountain Bock. Category: Helles BockMaibock

Sound Brewery, Poulsbo

  • Gold Medal:  Dubbel Entendre. Category: Dubbel
  • Silver Medal:  Tripel Entendre. Category: Tripel

Ten Pin Brewing, Moses Lake

  • Gold Medal:  Black Eyed Katy Imperial Stout. Category: Imperial Stout

Wander Brewing, Bellingham

  • Bronze Medal:  Together. Category: Dubbel
  • Silver Medal:  Global Mutt. Category: Chocolate/Cocoa Beers


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