Northwest Beer GuideComment

(WA) Wandering the Hop Fields for September 27th, 2009

Northwest Beer GuideComment

Washington Breweries and a Brewpub bring back more hardware

     Announced on the 26th of this month the Great American Beer Festival awards are a rite of passage for any brewer and brewery who wishes adulation from their peers. Like every since 1984 Washington along with the rest of the country has submitted their best creation to be judged and if the gods of fermentation are willing awarded a medal. In those rare times a brewery that has received enough individual awards will be crowned best brewery or brewpub depending on how they best classify themselves.

     This year Washington's Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen in Bellingham brought back the coveted best small brewpub award after successfully amassing a total of two gold and two silver medals for their German-style lagers.

     The following is a list of the winners (including Chuckanut) from Washington along with their medals won.

Chuckanut Brewery   

  • Dunkel    Gold     European Style Dunkel
  • Vienna Lager    Gold     Vienna Style Lager
  • Schwarzbier    Silver     German Style Schwarzbier
  • Pilsner    Silver     German-Style Pilsener

Pyramid Breweries

  • Haywire Hefeweizen    Gold     American-Style Wheat Beer With Yeast
  • Mactarnahan's Amber  Gold     Classic English Style Pale Ale

Ram Restaurant & Brewery   

  • Clearwater Kolsch    Silver     German Style Kölsch¹

Redhook Ales – Woodinville   

  • ESB    WA    Gold     Extra Special Bitter or Strong Bitter
  • Redhook Ales - Woodinville    Treblehook    Silver     Barley Wine Style Ale

Silver City Brewery   

  • Old Scrooge '98    Gold     Old Ale or Strong Ale
  • Ridgetop Red    Gold     Irish Style Red Ale
  • Gold Mountain Pilsner    Bronze     International-Style Pilsener

Snipes Mountain Brewing Inc.   

  • Coyote Moon    WA    Bronze     English Style Mild Ale

¹, Brewed by Kevin Bolen in Boise, ID

     Congratulations to all of you for tireless labor filled with early mornings and late evenings only to be rewarded with sore bodies at the end of the day.


Have Fish for Dinner at St. Cloud the 29th (of September)

     Starting at 5:00 PM PST the 29th at St. Clouds, any item purchased (including Fish Pale Ale from the draught list) will go towards proceeds supporting Cedar River Watershed.

"Please join us for the 7th Annual Dinner With Friends at St. Clouds bistro on the evening of Tuesday, September 29, beginning at 5 p.m. Simply dine off the regular menu and a portion of your bill goes to support the Friends. We look forward to seeing you there!" source, Fish Brewing Co.

 "Since 1996, the Friends have worked diligently to build a grassroots constituency for the watershed through membership recruitment and outreach to partner organizations. The Friends also have been active in recruiting volunteers, hosting restoration events within the watershed, and in raising funds to support the construction of the Cedar River Watershed Education Center. Our primary goal is to educate the public about the source of our water and its ecological and cultural value, and to engage them in promoting the health of the Watershed." source, Cedar River Watershed autobiography

Cedar River

St. Clouds
1131 34th Avenue Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 726-1522

Walla Walla Brewers will be Hop Fest

A quick word from the boys in Walla Walla 'Wine Country'.

"Fresh Simcoe Hop Ale is Here !
OK everybody , Walla Walla Brewers will be participating in the Yakima Fresh Hop Ale festival this year again.. come down to the brewery and get a Pint or fill your growler with this limited seasonal fresh hop ale made with Simcoe Hops from Carpenter Farms in Granger, WA. We Picked the hops right from the field and brewed with them the next day after hand picking all the cones. I encourage you to try this wonderful IPA."
source, Walla Walla Brewers 'blog'

More details regarding the Hop Fest are coming soon.


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