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Washington Brewers Win Big at North American Beer Awards

Once again, Washington breweries brought home some impressive hardware from the North American Beer Awards (NABA). Breweries from across the continent submitted over 1,300 beers for the competition.  Event organizers recently published the results revealing that 11 Washington breweries were awarded 27 medals. We list the winners below.

The North American Brewers Association sanctions the North American Beer Awards. The event takes place in conjunction with the Mountain Brewers Festival held each spring in Idaho Falls, ID. The competition provides an opportunity for commercially produced beers to be judged against the best beers in the country. The competition is conducted as a single blind sampling followed by rank ordering of the entries within a category.

Red Hook Brewery led the way with five medals. Black Raven Brewing and Sound Brewery were close behind with four medals each. Do not be upset if your favorite beer or brewery is not on the list. Not every brewery enters the competition. To see the complete list of winners, listed by both brewery and by category, visit NABA website.


Black Raven Brewing

  • Bronze – Scotch Ale (Wee Heavy) – Final Round Second Sight Scotch
  • Bronze – Kristall Weizen, Bavarian-Style Hefeweizen – Final Round Sunthief
  • Gold – Specialty and Experimental Beers – Final Round Feral Saison
  • Bronze – Sweet Stout – Final Round Morrighan Stout

Boundary Bay

  • Gold – Tripel – Final Round Tripel
  • Gold – (Extra Special) Strong Bitter ESB – Final Round E.S.B.

Flyers Restaurant and Brewery

  • Gold – English-Style Mild Ale – Final Round Barnstormer Brown Ale

Ice Harbor Brewing

  • Silver – Fruit Beers – Final Round The Tangerine “ExBEERience” He

Icicle Brewing

  • Silver – American-Style Strong Pale Ale – Final Round Bootjack IPA
  • Bronze – Robust Porter – Final Round Priebe Porter

Old Schoolhouse Brewing

  • Gold – American-Style Stout – Final Round Hooligan Stout
  • Silver – Imperial Stout – Final Round Old Schoolhouse Imperial Stout

RAM Restaurant and Brewery (Seattle)

  • Bronze – Coffee Beers – Final Round Jump Start
  • Silver – Helles Bock/Maibock – Final Round Hammerschlagen Bock
  • Silver – American-Style India Pale Ale – Final Round Big Dread

RAM Restaurant and Brewery (Northgate)

  • Bronze – American-Style Strong Ale – Final Round Ol’ Mallwalker

Redhook Brewery

  • Gold – Belgian-Style Pale(Golden) Strong Ale – Final Round Redhook Tripel
  • Bronze  – Bohemian-Style Pilsner, Dortmunder/Export – Final Round Redhook Pilsner
  • Bronze – Marzen-Oktoberfest Lager – Final Round No Equal Amber Lager
  • Gold – English-Style Summer Ale – Final Round Copperhook
  • Bronze – (Extra Special) Strong Bitter ESB – Final Round Redhook ESB

Silver City Brewery

  • Silver – English-Style Old Ale – Final Round Old Scrooge
  • Gold – Altbier – Final Round Ridgetop Red

Sound Brewery

  • Silver – Dubbel – Final Round Dubbel Entendre
  • Silver – Tripel – Final Round Tripel Entendre
  • Bronze – Other Belgian-Style Ales – Final Round Monk’s Indiscretion
  • Bronze – Double/Imperial India Pale Ale – Final Round Humulo Nimbus