Once again, Washington’s breweries showed well at the recently concluded U.S. Open Beer Championships. Based on the success of its submissions, Reuben’s Brews of Seattle earned honors as the number two brewery in this year’s competition, behind only Sun King Brewing of Indianapolis, Indiana. Congratulations to the crew at Reuben’s! That’s quite an honor.
Other local winners included Bron Yr Aur Brewing (three medals), Pike Brewing, 20 Corners Brewing, Brothers Cascadia Brewing, and Ghostfish Brewing. Results were announced last week. Below I share the list of Washington winners, including the beers and the categories in which they won. I also share the complete list of all winners.
Before You Jump to Conclusions
Not every brewery submits beers to this, or any, competition. You cannot win if you don’t enter, and perhaps your favorite brewery chose to sit this one out, as many breweries do. That does not diminish the value of these medals; breweries from around the world submitted more than 7,000 beers for judging in 130 different style categories. We do not know which breweries did or did not enter. We only know which breweries won.
Washington’s Gold Medal Winners:
Reuben’s Brews, Triple Crush (New England/Juicy DIPA)
Reuben’s Brews, Ink (American Black Ale)
Reuben’s Brews, Triumvirate (International Style Pale Ale)
Pike Brewing, Pike Pride Ale (Specialty Pale Ale)
Reuben’s Brews, Chocolate Box: Hazelnut Praline (Nut)
Washington’s Silver Medal Winners
Bron Yr Aur Brewing, Gentlemens Stout (American Stout)
Ghostfish Brewing, Grapefruit IPA (Gluten-Free Beer)
20 Corners Brewing, Calypso (Belgian Lambic)
Washington’s Bronze Medal Winners
Bron Yr Aur Brewing, Beaver Deceiver (American Cream Ale)
Bron Yr Aur Brewing, Aged Gentlemen (Barrel-Aged Stout/Porter)
Brothers Cascadia Brewing, Lydian (Barrel-Aged Fruited Sour Beer)
Reuben’s Brews, Three Ryes Men (Barrel-Aged Barley Wine)
Top Ten Breweries
1. Sun King Brewing Co.
2. Reuben’s Brews
3. Monday Night Garage
4. Altstadt Brewery
5. Cherry Street Brewing
6. Piney River Brewing Co.
7. Main & Six Brewing Company
8. Perrin Brewing Company
9. Brew Bus Brewing
10. Cigar City Brewing
10. Birds Fly South Ale Project
10. Wise Man Brewing
Story posted by Kendall Jones