It seems the best things happen when you aren’t around. Which is exactly happened while many of you went about your weekend, without any idea what happened in San Diego.

Announced on Saturday May 5th, the World Beer Cup awards for brewery excellence were handed out to breweries throughout the world. You heard us right, the World. With countries like United States, German, Belgium, and Canada; competing alongside Japan, Brazil, Lithuania (to name a few); the event wasn’t to be missed.

But for those who didn’t buy a plane, bus, or train ticket; to the event, we were able to recover the list from the website. Without further ado here are the winners from the Northwest

  • Category 1: American-style Wheat Beer (23 entries)
    Bronze: DD Blonde, Hop Valley Brewing Co., Springfield, OR
  • Category 2: American-style Wheat Beer with Yeast (28 entries)
    Bronze: Leavenworth Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen, Fish Brewing Co., Olympia, WA
  • Category 5: Field Beer or Pumpkin Beer (19 Entries)
    Bronze: The Great Pumpkin, Elysian Brewing Co., Seattle, WA
  • Category 8: Coffee Beer (56 Entries)
    Silver: Drunken Elf Stout, Columbia River Brewing Co., Portland, OR
  • Category 15: Indigenous Beer (26 Entries)
    Bronze: Oyster Stout, Upright Brewing Co., Portland, OR
  • Category 18: American-Style Sour Ale (14 Entries)
    Gold: Ching Ching, Bend Brewing Co., Bend, OR
  • Category 19: American-Style Brett Ale (28 Entries)
    Gold: Peche ‘n Brett, Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, Hood River, OR
  • Category 20: Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (34 Entries)
    Bronze: Central City Oaked Porter, Central City Brewing Co., Surrey, Canada
  • Category 21: Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer (91 Entries)
    Bronze: Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale, Fremont Brewing Co., Seattle, WA
  • Category 22: Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout (58 Entries)
    Silver: Great Grandfather Raven, Black Raven Brewing Co., Redmond, WA
  • Category 25: Kellerbier/Zwickelbier (45 Entries)
    Bronze: 5 O’Clock Shadow, Grand Teton Brewing Co., Victor, ID
  • Category 39: Traditional German-Style Bock (30 Entries)
    Silver: Winter Bock, Silver City Brewery, Bremerton, WA
  • Category 48: German-Style Kölsch/Köln-Style Kölsch (46 Entries)
    Silver: Chuckanut Kolsch, Chuckanut Brewery, Bellingham, WA
  • Category 56: French- & Belgian-Style Saison (44 Entries)
    Bronze: Urban Farmhouse Ale, The Commons Brewery, Portland, OR
  • Category 66: English-Style Summer Ale (32 Entries)
    Bronze: Mother Lode Golden Ale, Laurelwood Brewing Co., Portland, OR
  • Category 67: Classic English-Style Pale Ale (33 Entries)
    Bronze: Caldera Ashland Amber, Caldera Brewing Co., Ashland, OR
  • Category 68: English-Style India Pale Ale (48 Entries)
    Silver: IP’Eh!, Russell Brewing Co., Surrey, Canada
  • Category 70: Extra Special Bitter (49 Entries)
    Gold: Red Racer ESB, Central City Brewing Co., Surrey, Canada
  • Category 71: Scottish-Style Ale (26 Entries)
    Gold: MacPelican’s Scottish Style Ale, Pelican Pub & Brewery, Pacific City, OR
  • Category 73: English-Style Brown Ale (30 Entries)
    Silver: Nut Brown Ale, Redhook Ale Brewery, Woodinville, WA
  • Category 74: Brown Porter (42 Entries)
    Silver: Poundage Porter, Sound Brewery, Poulsbo, WA
  • Category 77: Oatmeal Stout (49 Entries)
    Silver: Stumblers Stout, Columbia River Brewing Co., Portland, OR
  • Category 80: Old Ale or Strong Ale (51 Entries)
    Bronze: Old Scrooge, Silver City Brewery, Bremerton, WA
  • Category 81: Barley Wine-Style Ale (62 Entries)
    Gold: Stormwatcher’s Winterfest, Pelican Pub & Brewery, Pacific City, OR
  • Category 83: Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout (30 Entries)
    Bronze: Breakside Dry Stout, Breakside Brewery, Portland, OR
  • Category 91: Imperial Red Ale (38 Entries)
    Bronze: Pursuit of Hopiness, Grand Teton Brewing Co., Victor, ID
  • Category 94: American-Style Stout, 34 Entries
    Silver: Pike XXXXX Extra Stout, Pike Brewing Co., Seattle, WA

Finally the World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster award for Large Brewpub
goes to …
Pelican Pub & Brewery, Pacific City, OR & head brewery Darron R S Welch

Congrats to everyone who won, especially to those who bucked the trend in key categories.

Cheers

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