Washington Beer Awards announced With Chuckanut Brewery, Engine House No. 9 and Crossbuck some of the key winners.

Washington Beer Awards announced With Chuckanut Brewery, Engine House No. 9 and Crossbuck some of the key winners.

Press Release

Seattle, WA, … Specialty Competitions LLC is proud to release the results of the seventh

annual Washington Beer Awards®. This year 117 Washington breweries received recognition of gold, silver, and bronze medals in 79 award category groupings.

The results for this Washington-only professional beer competition were announced on June 15th at the Washington Brewers Festival at Marymoor Park in Redmond where some of Washington’s best brewers received medals for their award winning beers.

The judging for the Washington Beer Awards was held on June 1st and 2nd at Elliott Bay Public House & Brewery in Lake City. The panels of trained judges had to evaluate 1,467 beers from 193 breweries spanning 135 unique styles from the Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines for technical and stylistic excellence.

The competition was held with the endorsement of the Washington Beer Commission as a way to celebrate Washington’s growing brewing culture and recognize excellence in the craft. All of Washington’s craft breweries were invited to submit entries to the competition held in a similar format to other craft beer competitions like the Great American Beer Festival® and World Beer Cup®.

Four special awards, the Very Small, Small, Mid-Sized and Large Breweries of the Year, were presented to breweries who won numerous medals in many categories. Headless Mumby won as the Very Small Brewery of the Year with gold and silver medals. Dystopian State mustered a strong showing winning in the Small Brewery of the Year category with two golds and two silvers. Lowercase Brewing won the Mid-Size Brewery of the Year five golds along with a gold medal in the Pro-Am and silver in the Collaboration category. The Large Brewery of the Year was dominated by Chuckanut Brewery by scoring 9 medals with only 10 entries!

A few special awards were also providing recognizing some unique Washington brewing excellence. Crossbuck Brewing’s “Brew Crew Lavender Wit” was selected as the Best Washington Agricultural Product Inspired Beer for showcasing locally harvested lavender with a Belgian wit backbone. 20 Corners Brewery had their “La Push” Vienna lager selected as the Best Washington Malt beer showcasing malts produced strictly in Washington. Lowercase Brewing Company won a gold in the “Pro-Am” category for a contemporary American lager called “Uncle’s Rice Lager” that was developed by Washington homebrewer Matt Geimer and scaled up for commercial production. Additionally, Redhook Brewlab and Brewhall collaborated on a Brett beer called “Labhall” which won gold in this year’s “Collaboration Beer” category.

More information on the competition and the complete list of results can be found at www.wabeerawards.com/winners. Watch for Washington’s award winning beers marked at your local craft beer bars and beer stores and get ready for the Washington Beer Awards to return in 2020 where new winners will be decided!

Complete Results:

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

Barleywines: 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

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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

Pro-Am: 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 Brewer