WA Brewers Win Big at Great American Beer Festival
October 4, 2011 - 11:32 AM-- by Kendall Jones, Washington Beer Blog --
The Great American Beer Festival is perhaps the most prestigious beer competition in North America. Medals are highly coveted. The event took place this past weekend in Denver and the results have been announced. Once again our Washington breweries made us proud.
Congratulations to Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen of Bellingham. In addition to taking home the award for Best Small Brewing Company of the Year, they won four other medals.
Congratulations to Fish Brewing, which brought home two medals in one category. Amazing! Equally amazing, two of the three medals awarded in the Classic English-Style Pale Ale category went to Washington breweries (Silver City and Big Time). A number of other Washington breweries brought home hardware from Denver this year. Congrats to all!
Congratulations to all Washington winners (below). For the complete list of all GABF winners in all categories, click here.
Small Brewing Company and Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year
Chuckanut Brewery, Bellingham, WA.
American-Style Wheat Beer With Yeast.
Gold: Leavenworth Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen, Fish Brewing Co., Olympia, WA.
Bronze: Leavenworth Whistling Pig Hefeweizen, Fish Brewing Co., Olympia, WA.
Gold: Chuckanut Helles, Chuckanut Brewery, Bellingham, WA
Silver: Chuckanut Dunkel, Chuckanut Brewery, Bellingham, WA
Bronze: Gordon Biersch Schwarzbier, Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant. Won by the Seattle branch of the company.
Golden or Blonde Ale
Gold: Blonde, Ram Restaurant & Brewery - Seattle, WA.
Gold: Chuckanut Kolsch, Chuckanut Brewery, Bellingham, WA
Classic English-Style Pale Ale
Gold: Clear Creek Pale Ale, Silver City Brewery, Bremerton, WA
Bronze: Prime Time Pale Ale, Big Time Brewery, Seattle, WA
American-Style Brown Ale
Bronze: Brave American, American Brewing Co., Edmonds, WA
Bronze: Chuckanut Alt, Chuckanut Brewery, Bellingham, WA