Brewery News: OR: Portland: Hopworks Beer medals at the "Brussels Beer Challenge" & "National Organic Craft Beer Competition"

Press Release

Portland, OR — Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) recently won seven awards for their world-class, certified-organic beer. Six of the awards came from the 8th annual National Organic Craft Beer Competition, including Best In Show and three other first place medals. Additionally, HUB won a bronze medal at the international Brussels Beer Challenge.

National Organic Craft Beer Competition

The National Organic Craft Beer Competition is organized by Seven Bridges Cooperative Brewing Supply, the only all-organic brew supply shop in the world. Seven Bridges is a CCOF certified production facility and carries only organic hops, malt, sugars, spices and green coffee from all over the world. The competition was held at ThirstyBear Brewing Company, San Francisco’s sole organic certified brewery and included certified organic beers from around the country.

Best in Show
Ace of Spades

Pale Ale Category
1st Place – IPX Single Hop Ale: Fuggle

Lager Category
1st Place – HUB Lager

Belgian Ale Category
3rd Place – Belgian Style Saison Ale

IPA Category
1st Place – Ace of Spades
2nd Place – Hopworks IPA

“It’s awesome to see the increased production and awareness of organic beer. As more breweries produce beers that don’t contain GMOs and are free of chemical contamination we see that there’s a model here that is viable in the industry, said Hopworks Brewmaster/Founder Christian Ettinger.

In addition to being a Certified Organic brewery, Hopworks prides itself in building a more sustainable environment by building green through conserving materials and energy, having 100% carbon and water neutral operations, being renewably powered, and practicing a zero-waste initiatives that prevents waste and protects natural resources.

Brussels Beer Challenge
Brussels Beer Challenge is a professional beer competition that provides a unique opportunity for beer producers to compete with the best international and Belgian brewers. The competition, now in its third year, took place in the city of Leuven. The competition included 730 beers from around the world.

Lager : German-Style Pilsner
Bronze – HUB Lager

About Hopworks Urban Brewery
Founded in 2007, Hopworks Urban Brewery is committed to brewing world-class beer as sustainably as possible using organic malts and hops sourced primarily from the Northwest. HUB strives to revolutionize and inspire the brewing industry while protecting the environment and improving the communities we live in. The company’s sustainably operated 20-barrel brewery produces 12,500 barrels of beer a year for its two brewpubs and for distribution in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and British Columbia.  Hopworks is 100% renewably powered and “cradle to gate” carbon and water neutral. 
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