Washington brewers bring home 43 medals from North American Beer Awards


Washington breweries brought home 43 medals from the 2018 North American Beer Awards. The judging is sanctioned by the North American Brewers Association and is held in conjunction with the Mountain Brewers Beer Fest in Idaho Falls, which happened last weekend. I share the list of Washington winners below. I also share the complete list of all winners (pdf).

They do not publish a list of the breweries that submitted beer, which is something to think about before you get your barley in a bunch because your favorite brewery didn’t win a medal. Maybe they didn’t participate.

Looking at the complete list of medal winners it seems obvious that the competition is largely confined to the Western United States and Western Canada. That said, plenty of great breweries do submit beer to the competition and bringing home one of these medals is no small feat.

Black Raven Brewing, Redmond, WA

  • Gold: Great Grandfather Raven – Barrel-Aged Strong Beer

Boundary Bay Brewery And Bistro, Bellingham, WA.

  • Silver: Old Bounder – American-Style Barley Wine

Cardinal Craft Brewing, Burlington, WA

  • Bronze: Smoked Porter – Smoke-Flavored Beer, German-Style Rauchbier
  • Bronze: Scotch Ale – Scotch Ale (Wee Heavy)
  • Bronze: California Common  – California Common

Chuckanut Brewery, Bellingham, WA

  • Silver: Chuckanut Vienna Lager – Vienna Lager
  • Gold: Chuckanut Dunkel  – Munich-Style Dark
  • Silver: Chuckanut Doppelbock  – Doppelbock
  • Gold: Chuckanut Alt  – Altbier
  • Bronze: Chuckanut Marzen  – Marzen-Oktoberfest Lager

Elysian Brewing Co, Seattle, WA

  • Gold: The Wise  – Strong Bitter ESB (Extra Special)
  • Silver: Side Scatter – English-Style Summer Ale
  • Silver: Perseus  – Robust Porter
  • Bronze: Dragonstooth Stout  – Foreign-Style Stout
  • Bronze: Daedalus  – Dry Stout
  • Silver: Red Candle – Other Belgian-Style Ales
  • Bronze: Salt and Seed  – Flavored Gose

Fremont Brewing, Seattle, WA

  • Silver: Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark  Star – Barrel-Aged Strong Beer

Georgetown Brewing Company, Seattle

  • Bronze: Coffee Bobs  – Coffee Beers

Ice Harbor Brewing Co., Kennewick

  • Bronze: Runaway Red – American-Style Amber Ale

Icicle Brewing Company, Leavenworth

  • Silver: Crosscut Pilsner  – German-Style Pilsner

Kulshan Brewing Co., Bellingham

  • Gold: Gose  – Classic Gose

Old Schoolhouse Brewery, Winthrop

  • Bronze: Hooligan Stout  – American-Style Stout
  • Gold: Stowaway – American-Style Pale Ale
  • Bronze: House on the Hill – American-Style Amber Lager
  • Bronze: Epiphany Pale – American-Style Strong Pale Ale

Reuben’s Brews, Seattle

  • Bronze: Imperial Black IPA  – Cascadian Style Dark Ale American Black Ale
  • Silver: Gose  – Classic Gose
  • Bronze: Brettania  – Brett Beer
  • Gold: Lilywhite Wit – Belgian-Style Wit (White)
  • Bronze: Haze in the Hood – Hybrid Style Beers (two or more style traditions)
  • Gold: Three Ryes Men – English-Style Barley Wine

Silver City Brewery, Bremerton

  • Gold: Ridgetop Red – Irish-Style Red Ale
  • Gold: Foxy Lady – Fruit Beers
  • Bronze: Charming Disarmer – Lambic, Fruit Lambic and Gueuze Lambic
  • Silver: Old Scrooge – English-Style Old Ale
  • Gold: Giant Made of Shadows – Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale

Stoup Brewing, Seattle, WA

  • Gold: Robust Porter – Robust Porter
  • Silver: Baltic Porter – Baltic-Style Porter
  • Silver: How Scottish Export – Scottish-Style Light, Scottish-Style Export

Trap Door Brewing, Vancouver, WA

  • Silver: Glowed Up  – Hazy or New England-Style India Pale Ale

Wander Brewing, Bellingham, WA

  • Silver: Correspondent – Foreign-Style Stout
  • Gold: Doglost – German-Style Pilsner

Complete List of Winners

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