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Best of Western WA Winners Announced

November 4, 2011 - 8:04 AM
-- by Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog --

The other day King 5 Evening Magazine announced the winners of the 2011 Best of Western Washington poll. Below we list the winners and runners-up in the beer-related categories, of which there are too few.

Recognize that this is a poll and how well a business ranks depends a lot on how well they were able to mobilize their fans as much as it does anything else. This is not a ranking based on empirical evidence. In some cases the results don't make sense at all. For example, regardless of how popular Mac and Jack's Brewery might be, it is not a beer store.

Congratulations to the winners and runners-up listed below.

Best Beer Selection
Tap House Grill, Seattle and Bellevue.

Runners-up included:
99 Bottles (blog sponsor)
Brouwer's
Parkway Tavern
Beveridge Place Pub (blog sponsor)

Best Brewpub
Silver City Brewery, Silverdale

Runners-up included:
Diamond Knot
Big E
Scuttlebutt
Boundary Bay

Best Beer Store
99 Bottles, Federal Way (blog sponsor)

Runners-up included:
The Beer Junction (blog sponsor)
Bottleworks
Mack and Jack's Brewery
Full Throttle Bottles

Notable

The Washington Beer Blog was nominated in the category Best Food Blog and finished in third place. There are a number of great local food blogs around Washington. That any beer blog finished in the top three is impressive, not just for the blog but for beer in general.

 
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