Note, due to a technical failure by our publishing tool, the following press release was never posted. We would like to apologize to the staff and ownership at Sunriver for this oversight. 

Press Release

Bend, Oregon (May 2016) Sunriver Brewing Company won a Gold medal at the 2016 World Beer Cup for Fuzztail Hefeweizen in the American Style Wheat Beer with Yeast category. The Brewers Association, dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers, announced the results after one of the largest commercial beer competitions to date, the 2016 World Beer Cup. Nearly 6,600 entries from 55 countries vied for brewing glory at the “Olympics” of Beer. The awards were presented at the conclusion of Craft Brewers Conference & Brew Expo America® in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

“Fuzztail Hefeweizen has been on a long journey of refinement the last two years and this award is the end result of a lot of hard work. The brewing team couldn’t be happier to have Fuzz competing and winning at this level says Head Brewer, Brett Thomas.

Fuzztail also earned a gold medal at the 2016 Best of Craft Beer awards. We are ecstatic to have won with Fuzztail. It’s been a staff favorite for quite some time and we now have the validation of professional beer judges from all over the world says Ryan Duley, Director of Sales and Marketing. Sunriver Brewing recently launched Fuzztail in a twelve ounce cans along with Rippin NW Ale. Both are available at select stores throughout Oregon.


about Sunriver Brewing Company -

Sunriver Brewing Company’s pub in the Village at Sunriver opened to rave reviews in the summer of 2012. Recognizing that the original pub would not accommodate demand, a 12,500 square foot building was purchased in the Business Park at Sunriver where in January 2014, the company began brewing with a capacity of 2,100 barrels. Since then, the brewery has expanded several times to brew over 6,000 barrels this spring. Talented head brewer, Brett Thomas, prides himself on making the highest quality beer. Since 2010, Brett has garnered 10 national awards including three silver and two bronze at the NABA and consecutive gold medals at the GABF. In February of 2016, Sunriver opened its Galveston Pub in Bend.
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