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Zymurgy Presents the 17th annual Best Beers and Breweries in America

Brewpublic - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 11:45pm
The results are in for the 17th annual Best Beers and Breweries in America poll from Zymurgy magazine. Each year readers for Zymurgy are asked about the favorite beers and breweries that are commercially available in the United States. Zymurgy magazine is the publication of the American Homebrewers Association (AHA), and each year for the past […]
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Baerlic Brewing to Celebrate 5th Anniversary

Brewpublic - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 8:35pm
Five years ago two homebrewers, Ben Parsons and Rik Hall founded Baerlic Brewing inside the former home of Kettlemen’s Bagels in Southeast Portland. On Saturday, June 29th the brewer will host its 5 Year Anniversary Party from 5:00-11:00pm. To mark this milestone Baerlic will release two special beers – Louder, More Punk Rock Double Hazy […]
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Von Ebert Brewing Glendoveer to Host 4th Annual Kriekfest + Kriekfest Beer Dinner

Brewpublic - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 11:26am
The 4th annual Kriekfest returns that final weekend of June with an expanded edition that includes a Kriekfest Beer Dinner and a new home at Von Ebert Brewing – Glendoveer in Portland. For the fourth year the annual festival that brings together the largest assortment of barrel-aged cherry beers leaves the Hood River area and […]
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Alter Ego Cider Taphouse Grand Opening & 5th Anniversary Party

Brewpublic - Sun, 06/23/2019 - 5:31am
After producing cider for the past five years, today Alter Ego Cider will celebrate the grand opening of its new Southeast Portland Taphouse. The Grand Opening & 5th Anniversary Party will take place on Sunday, June 23rd from 2:00-6:00pm and will feature cider specials, raffles, and fresh seafood from Flying Fish Co. Alter Ego Cider is an […]
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New Beer Release – Captain Ron IPA from Aslan Brewing

Washington Beer News - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 4:16pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Here is a release notice from Aslan Brewing Company.

Captain Ron – IPA
7.0% ABV // 20 IBU // 15.5 P
medium body + tropical + smooth

Captain Ron is back! We used the same base recipe as last year, except we adjusted the hop profile a bit. Last year it was all Mandarina Bavaria hops. This time around the beer is mostly hopped with Callista, a new super low alpha hop from Germany. This allowed us to add way more hops to the whirlpool than usual, which created some really smooth layers of flavor. Heavily dry hopped with both Callista and Mandarina Bavaria. This hazy IPA has intense hard fruit candy flavors, velvety mouthfeel, and very low bitterness.

Hops: Callista, Mandarina Bavaria
Malt: 2 Row Pale, Carahell, Oats

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Four beer releases from Boundary Bay Brewery this month

Washington Beer News - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 1:26pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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June has been a busy month for Boundary Bay Brewery with a flurry of beer releases. These beers will be available in Bellingham as well as the Seattle and South Sound areas. Keep an eye out for them.

Stats: 6.6% ABV | 16.5°P OG | 39 IBU

Dad Bod is a medium-bodied, easy-drinking IPA that epitomizes its physique with a soft bitterness and juicy, smooth finish. The namesake is a fresh and flowy trail on Galbraith Mountain that embodies the notion that no matter who you are, what you look like, or what you’re doing, you can always send it. Embrace your sense of adventure and enjoy a tropically toned IPA.

Aroma: Pineapple | Grapefruit | Mild Pine
Flavor: Melon | Orange | Light Breadcrust | Fruit Juice
Mouthfeel: Medium-Bodied | Smooth | Soft Bitterness

Malts: 2-Row Pale | Munich | Crystal | Biscuit
Hops: Citra® | Calypso | Mosaic® | Lemondrop | El Dorado
Yeast: East Coast Ale
Water: Lake Whatcom Watershed

Stats: 6.2% ABV | 12.5°P OG  | 42 IBU

Fielder’s Choice, an IPA brewed in collaboration with the Bellingham Bells, is the perfect companion for America’s pastime. This light-bodied and bright IPA is a double play with late-addition and dry-hopping lineups of Lemondrop, Eureka and Mandarina Bavaria. Fielder’s Choice is a walk-off home run of tropical fruitiness and strikes the perfect game with a light malty sweetness. Step up to the plate and swing for the most refreshing ballpark beer of the season.

About the Partnership
Summer nights at the ballpark have been a tradition for Boundary Bay Brewery since the partnership with the Bellingham Bells Baseball Club began in 1999. Together, we aim to bring our strong, vibrant Bellingham community a lifetime of memories through affordable entertainment for the whole family. Let’s Go Bells!!!

Malts: 2-Row Pale | Munich | Vienna | Oats
Hops: Eureka | Mandarina Bavaria | Lemondrop
Yeast: American Ale
Water: Lake Whatcom Watershed

Aroma: Floral | Tropical Citrus
Flavor: Fruity | Balanced | Light Sweetness
Mouthfeel: Light-Bodied | Easy-Drinking

STATS: 10°P OG  | 8 IBU | 4.5% ABV
Citraweisse is a berliner-style Weiss brewed to complement summertime’s easy living. This hazy sour ale’s distinguishing sharp tartness is due to the kettle-souring process with our house lactobacillus culture. A hefty dry-hop of Citra® gives this refreshing sessionable seasonal a powerful citrusy punch. Forget Grandma’s Lemonade, Citraweisse is the perfect companion for summer refreshment.

Malts: Pilsner | Honey Malt | Wheat
Hops: Citra® | Bobek
Yeast: German Ale
Water: Lake Whatcom Watershed

Aroma: Citrus | Biscuity
Flavor: Tart | ‘Lemonade’
Mouthfeel: Light-Bodied | Refreshing

Stats: 5.3% ABV  | 12°P OG | 30 IBU

Chilling in the beer garden, relaxing on the beach, hiking and biking in the mountains, floating the river and enjoying craft beer; whatever your bliss, Summer Vibes is a pure taste of Bellingham’s immaculate summers. Light and bright, this sunny golden ale’s noble hop character and light malt build finishes with a super-clean, thirst-quenching crispness.

Malts: 2-Row Pale | Pilsner | Munich | Vienna
Hops: Mount Hood | Cascade | Saaz
Yeast: American Ale
Water: Lake Whatcom Watershed

Aroma: Floral | Herbal
Flavor: Grassy | Earthy | Light Spice
Mouthfeel: Light-Bodied | Crisp


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Two Beers Brewing introduces a beer to raise funds for Southern Resident Killer Whales

Washington Beer News - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 8:40am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Seattle’s Two Beers Brewing Company just announced the release of Southern Resident Killer Whale IPA, a beer brewed in partnership with The SeaDoc Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the health of marine wildlife and the marine ecosystems through science and education. While the beer’s mission is to draw attention to the dire situation of the of this population of orcas, SeaDoc Society takes a multi-species approach, striving to find science-based solutions for marine wildlife in the Salish Sea.

The Southern Resident IPA features a QR code on the box. Consumers interested in learning more about The SeaDoc Society can scan the QR code with the camera app on their smartphones and be instantly directed to the SeaDoc Society website where they’ll find more information about ways to get involved.

“I’ve built my life and my home here in the Puget Sound,” says Founder and CEO of Two Beers Brewing Co, Joel VandenBrink. “The Salish Sea is our backyard and we have a duty to take care of all its inhabitants. I want my son to grow up knowing about the Southern Resident Killer Whales in the present tense.”

Southern Resident IPA (6.4% ABV and 25 IBU) is crafted with certified Salmon Safe Chinook hops, a nod to the primary food source of this population of orcas. Southern Resident IPA boasts a balanced, soft mouthfeel alongside flavors of grapefruit, pineapple, and light pine.

Customers interested in purchasing Southern Resident IPA can pick up 6 packs at The Woods Tasting Room in SoDo (4660 Ohio Ave S. Seattle, WA 98134) or at locations throughout Washington where Two Beers Brewing beers can be found.

Southern Resident Killer Whales are the only killer whale population to be classified as endangered in North America due to a combination of factors including toxic pollutants, vessel traffic and noise, and a diminished supply of their primary food source- Chinook Salmon. Sales of Southern Resident IPA aim to support the recovery of these extraordinary whales and encourage stewardship of our shared Salish Sea ecosystem through donations to SeaDoc Society.

“With only 76 Southern Resident Killer Whales remaining in the wild, it’s crucial that we act now to ensure their future,” said Justin Cox, Communications Manager for SeaDoc Society. “We are so thankful to Two Beers for helping in that goal and for supporting science in the Salish Sea.”



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Deschutes Brewery Celebrates 31 Years – Releases Anniversary Black Butte XXXI + Oregon Historic Super Juice

Brewpublic - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 12:25am
In less than one week, Deschutes Brewery will celebrate its 31st anniversary. Through these 31 years, Deschutes Brewery from the mountain town of Bend, Oregon has gone on to be a top 10 brewery ranked by members of the American Homebrewers Association in Zymurgy’s Best Beers in America. And with well over 7,400 breweries this […]
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7th Annual Portland International Cider Cup Announces 2019 Winners

Brewpublic - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 8:00pm
Portland, OR – The competition was fierce, the decisions are in, and the winners are delicious! Eight lucky Pacific Northwest cideries took home fourteen gold medals at the Northwest Cider Association‘s 7th Annual Portland International Cider Cup (PICC) awards tonight. 2 Towns Ciderhouse won the competition’s highest honor and the Cup—the Best of Show Award. At a joyous party at Ecotrust in NW […]
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Buoy Beer Releases Hoppy Blonde Ale in 12oz Cans

Brewpublic - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 6:04pm
As we enter summer, Buoy Beer releases its latest beer in its rotating 12oz can lineup with 6-packs of Hoppy Blonde Ale. This marks the second of four beer styles that will be part of the 2019 lineup and is the first time Buoy Beer has released this beer. “When the discussion started to decide […]
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Airways Brewing releases new beer, a collab with Georgetown Brewing, and more beer in cans

Washington Beer News - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 4:53pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Here’s a release announcement from Airways Brewing. Keep an eye out for this new beer, a collab with Georgetown Brewing, and for other cans too.


(Thursday, June 20) – Can release day is here. Stop on by The Tap Room & Brewery starting at 3, or The Bistro and Beer Garden starting at 11am, for cans of The Spirit of Aloha IPA and Jumbo Juice IPA.

We’re also stocked at The Tap Room & Brewery with fresh cans of Pre Flight Pilsner.

The Spirit of Aloha is a collaboration with Georgetown Brewing. We added loads of mango and guava puree to the fermenting beer, then conditioned it on sweet orange peel. It’s a true taste of the islands.


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Breakside Brewery Releases Passionfruit Sour Ale

Brewpublic - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 4:49pm
One of the more popular and very approachable sour beers from Breakside Brewery, Passionfruit Sour Ale has been re-released as the brewery’s summer seasonal just in time for the warm days of summer. This sour ale is the brewer’s take on a classic German Berliner Weisse but with an American twist. Passionfruit Sour Ale is […]
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8th Annual Oregon Cider Week Returns June 20-30, 2019

Brewpublic - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 6:30am
Today is the official kickoff to the 2019 Oregon Cider Week that’ll take place with events throughout the state of Oregon from June 20th through June 30th. The eleven day “week” his hosted by the Northwest Cider Association and will include festivals such as Cider Summit, educational events, food and cider pairings, a Cider Week […]
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Crux Fermentation Project Presents Cruxapalooza 7

Brewpublic - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 10:10pm
Celebrate seven years of Crux Fermentation Project as the brewer hosts Cruxapalooza 7 on Saturday, June 29th 11:00am-10:00pm. Admission is free and Crux will have 30 beers on tap, live bands playing all day and activities for everyone! The day’s festivities will kick off at 11:00am for the Oregon Brewery Running Series 5K Fun Run […]
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Montavilla Brew Works to Host Beyond The Pale! Tasting and Discussion

Brewpublic - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 5:47pm
Montavilla Brew Works will bring beer education to the forefront when it hosts Beyond The Pale! Tasting and Discussion. Taking the name from Ken Grossman’s book Beyond the Pale that told the story of Sierra Nevada Brewing that saw its Pale Ale become synonymous with craft beer, Montavilla Brew Works will highlight the nuances of […]
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The Upper Lip Beer Symposium: CIDER

Brewpublic - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 6:58am
When The Upper Lip returns with its quarterly installment of its Beer Symposium, the downtown Portland bar will mix things up a bit. As Oregon Cider Week will be in full swing when the seventh edition of the educational series takes place, this one will be all about cider. The Upper Lip Beer Symposium: CIDER […]
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The top 25 places in America to open a new brewery

Washington Beer News - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 3:53pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Because this is a “top 25” thing, I’ve highlighted important points so skimmers can just jump to the list and not consider its origins.

A lot of beer drinkers daydream about opening a brewery. Some even ponder the question of where to do it, even if it’s only an imaginary brewery. Darn-near everyone has an opinion about where is, and where is not, a good place to open a new brewery. Well someone actually did an analysis to determine the top 25 places in America to open a brewery. Seattle ranked 25th on the list and is the only community in Washington to make the cut.

According to the study, Colorado seems to be the place you should open a brewery. Several cities in that state made the list. At the top of the list, Somerville, Massachusetts, followed by Madison, Wisconsin and Royal Oak, Michigan. Surprisingly, Denver ranked fourth even though that city is already happily crowded with breweries.

The analysis was conducted by BOE (, a company focused on helping people sell all types of mechanical equipment, including brewery equipment. Exactly why they decided to do a study like this, I do not know, but they seem to have done a pretty earnest job of it, taking into account a number of relevant factors.

Only cities with a population larger than 50,000 were considered. Primarily, the study looked at two key categories, “Business Environment” and “Business Costs,” taking into account things like the percentage of the population that is 21 or older, the number of breweries per capita, self-distribution laws, the median income of the drinking public, state excise tax rates, and the cost of brewery licenses.  Other factors were also considered. You can learn more about the study and the methodology here.

One thing that hurts our Washington communities in this analysis is the cost of a brewery license. In Washington, it’s $2,000 per year. That is exponentially higher than most other places on the list. In Colorado, for example, the annual fee is $300. In Massachusetts, it’s just $44 per year. No other state is even close to Washington, where it is almost four times more expensive to license a brewery than it is in any other state mentioned on the list.

In the end, each city was given a score based on the kinds of factors mentioned above. Here is how they stacked up. This list was not written by some lightening-handed god and handed down from a mountain top. It is not indisputable. No top 25 list is absolute, regardless of the topic or the methodology. Such lists are food for thought, conversation starters, and argument inducers. That’s the point. Top 25 lists like this are just for fun and, at best, they are thought-provoking.

  1. Somerville, MA
  2. Madison, WI
  3. Royal Oak, MI
  4. Denver, CO
  5. Longmont, CO
  6. Loveland, CO
  7. Portland, OR
  8. La Crosse, WI
  9. Fort Collins, CO
  10. Missoula, MT
  11. Boston, MA
  12. Fredrick, MD
  13. Ann Arbor, MI
  14. Scottsdale, AZ
  15. Boulder, CO
  16. Colorado Springs, CO
  17. Eugene, OR
  18. Bend, OR
  19. Grand Rapid, MI
  20. Milwaukee, WI
  21. Portland, ME
  22. Kalamazoo, MI
  23. Worcester, MA
  24. Medford, OR
  25. Seattle, WA


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Support Hopelink at Hopheads Taproom – Hope-Heads IPA, launch party July 20th in Woodinville

Washington Beer News - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 2:07pm

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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On Saturday, July 20 Hopheads Taproom in Woodinville hosts an event to launch a special beer brewed by Bosk Brew Works. The beer was brewed in collaboration with the crew from Hopheads Taproom. Proceeds from the sale of HOPE-HEADS IPA will benefit Hopelink. The event on July 20th runs from 3:00-6:00.

Beyond the launch party, find HOPE-HEADS IPA at Bosk Brew Works and Hopheads Taproom in Woodinville, as well as select craft beer bars across the Eastside and around the Puget Sound area, from July 20 thru November 30, 2019.  For every pint sold during the 130-day timeframe, $1 will be donated to Hopelink.

The beer and the event provides a great opportunity to introduce Hopheads Taproom as a new sponsor of the Washington Beer Blog. The beer-focused, kid- and dog-friendly taproom in Woodinville opened last year. In addition to 24 taps pouring beer, wine and cider, Hopheads Taproom serves house-made sandwiches, calzones, warm pretzels, and ice cream.

“We’ve wanted to share our love of craft beer on the Eastside for several years and when we found the Woodinville location, we jumped on it,” says Jay Farias of Hop Heads Taproom. “Our goal is to pour the greatest craft beer, cider and wine from Washington State first and then reach out to the rest of the world for their amazing offerings. Our draft beer line-up is a nice mix of a few recognizable beers for the newer craft beer drinker and then several “what’s new” beers for the craft beer veterans. Every handle rotates.”

About Hopelink
Hopelink is a non-profit organization working to help end poverty in our community. Hopelink works with clients through various programs that can increase their income, improve their employment potential, maintain stable housing, and when appropriate, advance their education.  Visit


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2019 Washington Beer Awards winners announced

Washington Beer News - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 8:54am

By Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog

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Each year breweries from across the state submit beers for the Washington Beer Awards hoping to bring home one of the coveted medals. This year 117 of Washington 400-plus breweries were awarded medals in 79 award category groupings. Expert beer judges evaluated 1,467 beers from 193 breweries spanning 135 unique styles. It’s a herculean task. The winners were announced last Saturday at the Washington Brewers Festival.

Obviously, at least I think it’s obvious, the Washington Beer Awards are only open to breweries in the state of Washington. Before you get your barley in a bunch because your favorite IPA didn’t win a medal, recognize that not every brewery submits beer to the competition. I do not know which breweries did not submit beer; I only know who won.

And the Winners Are…

Along with awards in specific categories, there are also some special recognition rewards. Those are listed below the individual awards.

German Pale Lagers:

Gold: Dystopian State – Heliophant

Silver: Kulshan Brewing Co. – Sunnyland – Helles

Bronze: MIRAGE – Patek Water

German-Style Pilsners:

Gold: Jellyfish Brewing Company – Hydra Pils

Silver: Bellevue Brewing Co – Bellevue Brewing Pilsner

Bronze: Grains Of Wrath Brewing – Luger Pils

Bohemian-Style Pilsners:

Gold: Chainline Brewing Company – Polaris

Silver: Brothers Cascadia Brewing – The People’s Pilsner

Bronze: Chuckanut Brewery – Chuckanut Pilsner

Vienna-Style Lagers:

Gold: Grains Of Wrath Brewing – Vienna Lager

Silver: Ram Restaurant & Brewery – Rabbit Punch

Bronze: Burke-Gilman Brewing Company – Archduke

German-Style Schwarzbiers:

Gold: Paradise Creek Brewery – After Dark

Silver: Odd Otter Brewing – Von Himmel

Bronze: Kulshan Brewing Co. – Sunnyland – Schwarzbier

Other German Dark Lagers:

Gold: Chuckanut Brewery – Chuckanut Dunkel

Silver: Dru Bru – Bru Ski Patrol

Bronze: Chainline Brewing Company – Cerne

Light American-Style Lagers:

Gold: Lowercase Brewing – American Light LAGER

Silver: Odin Brewing Co. – Freya’s Gold Lager

Bronze: STONES THROW BREWERY – Raincountry Liquid Sunshine

Contemporary American-Style Pilseners:

Gold: Single Hill Brewing – Citizen Grain

Silver: Bellevue Brewing Co – Bellevue Brewing IPL

Bronze: Dreadnought Brewing LLC – Old Man

Other American-Style Lagers:

Gold: Lowercase Brewing – Mexican LAGER

Silver: Headless Mumby Brewing – Cascadian Brown Lager

Bronze: Four Generals Brewing  – Rentoncito

International Lagers:

Gold: Varietal Beer Company – Casita

Silver: Chuckanut Brewery – Chuckanut Asian Lager

Bronze: Chuckanut Brewery – Chuckanut Mexican Lager

German-Style Heller Bock/Maibocks:

Gold: Chuckanut Brewery – Chuckanut Maibock

Silver: Anacortes Brewing Company – Mai-Oh-Mai Bock

Bronze: Redhook Brewlab – Motorhook

Other Strong Lagers:

Gold: Lowercase Brewing – EISBOCK

Silver: Big Barn Brewing Co. – Deitz Bock

Bronze: Kulshan Brewing Co. – Sunnyland – Doppelbock

German-Style Kölsches:

Gold: Chuckanut Brewery – Chuckanut Kolsch

Silver: North Jetty Brewing – Yellow Boots Kolsch Style Ale

Bronze: North Jetty Brewing – North Jetty Kolsch

German-Style Altbiers:

Gold: Chuckanut Brewery – Chuckanut Alt

Silver: Scuttlebutt Brewing Co. – Ein Malz Und Hopfen (EMuH)

Bronze: Burke-Gilman Brewing Company – Der Alte

German-Style Maerzens:

Gold: Elliott Bay Brewing Co – West Seattle – My Favorite Marzen

Silver: Icicle Brewing Company – Dirtyface Amber

Bronze: Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery – Flying Bock

South German-Style Hefeweizens:

Gold: Grains Of Wrath Brewing – Hefeweizen

Silver: Well 80 Brewing Company – Folle Pulle!

Bronze: 20 Corners Brewing Company – Scud Runner

Other German Wheat Beers:

Gold: Flyers Restaurant And Brewery – Heat Seeker Hefe

Silver: Stoup Brewing – Darker Fields Weizenbock (Collaboration With Holy Mountain)

Bronze: STONES THROW BREWERY – Kristal Who?

American Wheat Beers:

Gold: Fish Brewing Company – Hefeweizen

Silver: Snoqualmie Falls Brewery – Haystack

Bronze: Metier Brewing Company – Wheat

Rye Beers:

Gold: Headless Mumby Brewing – Smoked Rye Lager

Silver: Haywire Brewing Co. – Ryed Into The Dark

Bronze: Chuckanut Brewery – Chuckanut Rye Lager

American-Style Cream Ales:

Gold: Postdoc Brewing – Hydrogen Blonde

Silver: Pacific Brewing And Malting – 1897 Lager

Bronze: Bron Yr Aur Brewing Co. – Beaver Deceiver

Golden or Blonde Ales:

Gold: Dick’s Brewing Co. – Golden Ale

Silver: Rainy Daze Brewing – Blonde

Bronze: Diamond Knot Brewing Co. – Northwest Blonde

Session Beers:

Gold: Cloudburst Brewing – Tell Me Lies

Silver: Perry Street Brewing – Session IPL

Bronze: Perry Street Brewing – Session IPmaybeA

English-Style Bitters:

Gold: Lowercase Brewing – ESB

Silver: Elliott Bay Brewing Co – West Seattle – Organic Alembic Pale

Bronze: Fish Brewing Company – Organic IPA

English Pale Ales:

Gold: San Juan Island Brewing Co. – Quarry No.9 Pale Ale

Silver: Anacortes Brewing Company – Humpday English Mild

Bronze: Ram Restaurant & Brewery – Hometown Blonde

English Dark Ales:

Gold: North 47 Brewing – Guvnuh

Silver: Fortside Brewing Company – Couve A’licious

Bronze: Dog Days Brewing – Mildly Infuriating

British Strong Ales:

Gold: Cairn Brewing – Wee Heavey

Silver: Silver City Brewery – Old Scrooge

Bronze: Odin Brewing Co. – Thor’s Reserve Stout

Scottish Shilling Ales:

Gold: Scamp Brewing Co. – And My Axe

Silver: Bron Yr Aur Brewing Co. – Bonnie Doon Scottish Ale

Bronze: North Jetty Brewing – Leadbetter Red Scottish Style Ale

Scotch Ales:

Gold: Silver City Brewery – Magnificent Bastard

Silver: Black Raven Brewing – Second Sight

Bronze: The Pike Brewing Company – Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale

Irish Red Ales:

Gold: Silver City Brewery – Ridgetop Red

Silver: Rainy Daze Brewing – Dukes Up

Bronze: Haywire Brewing Co. – Foxtrail

Brown Porters:

Gold: Iron Goat Brewing – Bob’s Your Uncle Brown Porter

Silver: San Juan Island Brewing Co. – Black Boar Porter

Bronze: Aslan Brewing Co – Bham Brown

Robust Porters:

Gold: Ravenna Brewing Co – Lion Tamer

Silver: Pacific Brewing And Malting – Grit City Porter

Bronze: Flyers Restaurant And Brewery – Pacemaker Porter

Sweet/Cream Stouts:

Gold: Bushnell Craft Brewing Company – Dunkadelic

Silver: Pacific Brewing And Malting – Mama Bear Milk Stout

Bronze: Ten Pin Brewing – Snake Eye Stout

Oatmeal Stouts:

Gold: Dreadnought Brewing LLC – Chocolate Jesus

Silver: Rainy Daze Brewing – Built For Comfort Stout

Bronze: American Brewing – American Oatmeal Stout

Irish Stouts:

Gold: Wenatchee Valley Brewing Company – Trout Stout

Silver: Odin Brewing Co. – Thor’s Shadow Imperial Stout

Bronze: Lagunitas Brewing Company – Pint O’ Danny’s Irish Stout

American-Style Stouts:

Gold: Top Rung Brewing Company – My Dog Scout Stout

Silver: Bron Yr Aur Brewing Co. – Gentlemens Stout

Bronze: Hop Nation Brewing Company – Lane Splitter Stout

American-Style Imperial Stouts:

Gold: Black Raven Brewing – Grandfather Raven

Silver: Urban Family Brewing Company – Dunkable

Bronze: Gig Harbor Brewing Co. LLC – Gig Harbor Imperial Stout

American-Style Pale Ales:

Gold: Grains Of Wrath Brewing – Papermaker Pale

Silver: Burke-Gilman Brewing Company – Troll Tears

Bronze: Hellbent Brewing Company – Always Naked Summer Pale

Juicy or Hazy Pale Ales:

Gold: MIRAGE – Final Rose

Silver: Reuben’s Brews – 1406 Brewery – Hazealicious

Bronze: Hellbent Brewing Company – Seattle Sunshine Hazy Pale

American-Style Strong Pale Ales:

Gold: Single Hill Brewing – Eastside IPA

Silver: Stoup Brewing – Citra IPA

Bronze: Hellbent Brewing Company – DANG! Citra IPA

American Amber Ales:

Gold: Hellbent Brewing Company – Funky Red Patina

Silver: Big Block Brewing – Flathead Red

Bronze: Wenatchee Valley Brewing Company – Overlord Amber Ale

American-Style Brown and Black Ales:

Gold: Big Block Brewing – Big Block Brown

Silver: Populuxe Brewing – Beer Snob Brown

Bronze: Western Red Brewing – Crew Boss CDA

American-Style India Pale Ales:

Gold: Grains Of Wrath Brewing – Overkill IPA

Silver: Barrel Mountain Brewing – Unplug IPA

Bronze: The Pike Brewing Company – Pike Bitterlake IPA

Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ales:

Gold: Trap Door Brewing – Glowed Up

Silver: Trap Door Brewing – TANG

Bronze: Old Schoolhouse Brewery – Eddy Hopper

Imperial or Double India Pale Ales:

Gold: Sumerian Brewing Co. – Hopruption Double IPA

Silver: Ghost Runners Brewery  – Pre-HOPtaine

Bronze: Taneum Creek Brewing – Never Lift IIPA

Juicy or Hazy Imperial or Double India Pale Ales:

Gold: Trap Door Brewing – Popular Culture

Silver: Reuben’s Brews  – Triple Crush

Bronze: Urban Family Brewing Company – Game Breaker

Other American Strong Ales:

Gold: Double Bluff Brewing Company – Anthesian India Red Ale

Silver: Three Bull Brewing Co. – Elk Camp Porter

Bronze: Georgetown Brewing Company – 18 Pound


Gold: Icicle Brewing Company – Decline

Silver: Boundary Bay Brewery And Bistro – Old Bounder

Bronze: Three Magnets Brewing Company – Old Skook Barleywine

Belgo-American & International Ales:

Gold: Reuben’s Brews – 1406 Brewery – Crikey IPA

Silver: Reuben’s Brews  – Triumvirate

Bronze: Sound Brewery – Monk’s Indiscretion

Belgian-Style Witbiers:

Gold: Lowercase Brewing – WITBIER

Silver: Reuben’s Brews  – Lilywhite Wit

Bronze: Standard Brewing – Eclair Blanche

Belgian Ales:

Gold: Bainbridge Brewing – Bainbridge Blonde

Silver: Diamond Knot Brewing Co. – Binnacle

Bronze: Wander Brewing – Wanderale

Light Abbey-Inspired Ales:

Gold: Triplehorn Brewing Co – Stupid Monke

Silver: Northish Beer Company  – Petit Epeautre

Bronze: Sound Brewery – Tripel Entendre

Dark Abbey-Inspired Ales:

Gold: Everybody’s Brewing – Dubbel Parked

Silver: Sound Brewery – Dubbel Entendre

Bronze: Dick’s Brewing Co. – Grand Cru

Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ales:

Gold: Kulshan Brewing Co. – Double Entendre

Silver: Counterbalance Brewing Company – Belgian Golden Strong Ale

Bronze: Metier Brewing Company – Belgian Golden

Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ales:

Gold: Decibel Brewing Co – Pour Some Sugar On Me

Silver: Silver City Brewery – Giant Made Of Shadows

Bronze: Odin Brewing Co. – Thor’s Equinox

Belgian and French Farmhouse Ales:

Gold: Snoqualmie Falls Brewery – Meadowbrook

Silver: Burke-Gilman Brewing Company – L’Internationale

Bronze: Ravenna Brewing Co – First Harvest

Specialty Saisons:

Gold: Dystopian State – Black Swan Project

Silver: Figurehead Brewing Company – 1710 Saison

Bronze: Mac & Jacks Brewery Inc. – Brett Saison

Brett Beers:

Gold: Standard Brewing – Old Money

Silver: Matchless Brewing – Bright & Brux

Bronze: Brothers Cascadia Brewing – Cadenza

Mixed Culture Brett Beers:

Gold: E9 Brewing Co – Les Chalmeures

Silver: E9 Brewing Co – Ohgma’s Blessing

Bronze: Tin Dog Brewing – CatWalk

German-Style Sour Beers:

Gold: Aslan Brewing Co – A Study Of Dreams

Silver: Single Hill Brewing – Lemonade Rocketship

Bronze: Wander Brewing – Champagne Toast

Contemporary-Style Goses:

Gold: Ten Pin Brewing – Guava Gose

Silver: Old Stove Brewing – Gose 2.0

Bronze: Resonate Brewery + Pizzeria – One Red Thread

American-Style Sour and Wild Ales:

Gold: Standard Brewing – Apocryphal

Silver: Heathen Brewing – Mojita Sour

Bronze: Northish Beer Company  – Rarified Inertia

Belgian Sour Beers:

Gold: Tin Dog Brewing – Errant Whispers

Silver: Elliott Bay Brewing Co – Lake City – Big Pun

Bronze: Elliott Bay Brewing Co – Lake City – De Rode Duivels

American-Style Fruit Beers:

Gold: Twin Sisters Brewing Company – Strawberry Zwickelbier

Silver: Silver City Brewery – Sun Glitter

Bronze: Ice Harbor Brewing Co. – Tropika IPA

Fruit Wheat Beers:

Gold: Ten Pin Brewing – Groove

Silver: Ten Pin Brewing – Taphouse – Tropical Groove

Bronze: Steam Donkey Brewing Co. – Currant Situation

Belgian-Style Fruit Lambics:

Gold: E9 Brewing Co – Last Truck To Clarksville

Silver: E9 Brewing Co – Genus Rubus

Bronze: E9 Brewing Co – Wild Tacoma Bing Cherry

Vegetable Beers:

Gold: Cloudburst Brewing – Grandma Take Me Home

Silver: Black Raven Brewing – Coco Jones

Bronze: North Fork Brewery  – Golden Beet Berliner

Chili Pepper Beers:

Gold: 20 Corners Brewing Company – Zicatella

Silver: Ten Pin Brewing – Taphouse – Smokin’ Hot Blonde

Bronze: Rail Hop’n Brewing Co – Firebox Jalapeno Amber

Coffee & Chocolate Beers:

Gold: Rooftop Brewing Company – Ladro Sul Tetto

Silver: Cloudburst Brewing – Bad Timing

Bronze: Silver City Brewery – Kwik Stout

Belgian-Style Fruit Beers:

Gold: Silver City Brewery – Foxy Lady

Silver: Reuben’s Brews  – Brettania – Blackberry And Boysenberry

Bronze: Perihelion Brewery – Black Current

Herb & Spice Beers:

Gold: Varietal Beer Company – Varietal Rose

Silver: Atwood Ales Farm Brewery – Mo’s Saison

Bronze: Ten Pin Brewing – Taphouse – Horchata Stout

Smoke Beers:

Gold: Chuckanut Brewery – Chuckanut Rauch Helles

Silver: Packwood Brewing Co – Butter Peak Porter

Bronze: Lucky Envelope Brewing – Smoked Tea Helles Lager

Specialty & Historical Beers:

Gold: Resonate Brewery + Pizzeria – King Bee

Silver: Dystopian State – Gold Sigil

Bronze: Chainline Brewing Company – Steinbier

Experimental Beers:

Gold: 20 Corners Brewing Company – Calypso

Silver: Ten Pin Brewing – Taphouse – Strata Brut

Bronze: MIRAGE – Life Trap

Wood & Barrel Aged Beers:

Gold: Fortside Brewing Company – Port/Bourbon Barrel Aged Kanaka

Silver: Dystopian State – Barrel Aged Old Rye Old Fashioned

Bronze: Iron Goat Brewing – Gin Barrel Aged Buzzsaw McThunder IPA

Wood & Barrel Aged Imperial Stouts:

Gold: Wander Brewing – Earlybird

Silver: Elliott Bay Brewing Co – Lake City – Bourbon Fauntleroy Imperial Stout

Bronze: Rainy Daze Brewing – Resin Ball Stout

Other Wood & Barrel Aged Strong Beers:

Gold: Elysian Brewing Co – Cyclops

Silver: Backwoods Brewing Company – Tequila Cutt IIPA

Bronze: Bron Yr Aur Brewing Co. – Aged Gentlemen

Wood & Barrel Aged Sour Beers:

Gold: Urban Family Brewing Company – Vernal Bloom

Silver: Georgetown Brewing Company – Sea Of Life

Bronze: 7 Seas Brewing Co. – Sour Raspberry Blend


Gold: Lowercase Brewing & Homebrewer Cory Geerdts – Dorkmunder

Silver: Redhook Brewlab & Homebrewer Phil Cammarano – La Saison De Phil

Bronze: Flying Lion Brewing & Homebrewer Matt Geimer – Uncle’s Rice Lager

Collaboration Beers:

Gold: Redhook Brewlab & Brewhall – LabHall

Silver: Lowercase Brewing & Floating Bridge Brewing – Forbidden Rice Lager

Bronze: Trap Door Brewing & Dwinell Country Ales – Gift Horse


Best Washington Agricultural Product Inspired Beer: Crossbuck Brewing – Blue Crew Lavender Wit

Best Washington Malt Beer (Sponsored by Skagit Valley Malting): 20 Corners Brewing Company – La Push

Very Small Brewery of the Year (Sponsored by Crosby Hops): Headless Mumby Brewing

Small Brewery of the Year (Sponsored by Washington Hops Commission): Dystopian State

Mid-Sized Brewery of the Year (Sponsored by YCH Hops, Yakima Chief – Hopunion): Lowercase Brewing

Large Brewery of the Year (Sponsored by Briess Malt and Ingredients): Chuckanut Brewery


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Cider Summit Portland Announces the 2019 Cider List

Brewpublic - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 7:00am
Nine years in, Cider Summit Portland returns to the Rose City from June 21-22, 2019 to Portland’s Pearl District inside The Fields Park. Advance tickets are currently on sale and its best to purchase by June 20th to receive the best value available! Organized by one of the region’s largest cider proponents, Alan Shapiro, the 2019 […]
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