Sunday, October 9th, 2016

GABF 2016: Washington state award winners

Ron Swarner

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Dave Pendleton, head brewer, and Julie Pendleton, owner, grabbed silver for their Dick’s Brewing Co.’s Barleywine. Photo courtesy of Facebook

It was a pretty good day for Washington state breweries at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival Awards ceremony, the beer world’s equivalent to the Oscars. The annual commercial brewing contest and tasting event, sponsored by the Brewers Association, was held in Denver yesterday as part of the annual ginormous three-day beer festival that sees 800 U.S. breweries pouring 3,800 beers to some 60,000 attendees. Out of nearly 7,227 entries form 1,752 breweries, 286 medals were awarded in 161 different beer style categories. Breweries from Washington state won 16 medals, including seven gold medals.

Georgetown Brewing sits in top of the Washington state throne, grabbing a gold medal in the category with the most entrants, American-Style IPA with 312 entries, as well as a gold medal in another very competitive category, Coffee Beer with 168 entries.

Washington breweries also own the Gose category, taking home both gold and silver medals in the German-style Sour Ale category, which had 141 entries. Reuben’s Brews took the gold, while Kulshan Brewing took the silver.

Below are the state’s medalists, in alphabetical order according to medal color. Check out the full winners list and more details about the competition here on the Brewers Association website.

 

Gold Medal: Black Raven Brewing Co.
Red Feather
Extra Special Bitter – 71 entries

 

Gold Medal: Chuckanut Brewery
Chuckanut Helles
Munich-Style Helles – 84 entries

 

Gold Medal: Georgetown Brewing Co.
Bodhizafa IPA
American-Style India Pale Ale – 312 entries

 

Gold Medal: Georgetown Brewing Co.
Gusto Crema
Coffee Beer – 168 entries

 

Gold Medal: Perry Street Brewing Co.
PSB Session IPL
Session Beer – 52 entries

 

Gold Medal: RAM/Big Horn Brewery – Lakewood
Hometown Blonde
English-Style Summer Ale – 68 entries

 

Gold Medal: Reuben’s Brews
Gose
German-Style Sour Ale – 141 entries

 

Silver Medal: Chainline Brewing
Polaris Pilsner
Bohemian-Style Pilsener – 62 entries

 

Silver Medal: Dick’s Brewing Co.
Barley Wine Ale
Barley Wine-Style Ale – 60 entries

 

Silver Medal: Kulshan Brewing Co.
Gose
German-Style Sour Ale – 141 entries

 

Bronze Medal: Barrel Mountain Brewing
Starway Stout
Export Stout – 43 entries

 

Bronze Medal: Fish Brewing
Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen
American-Style Wheat Beer With Yeast – 31 entries

 

Bronze Medal: Ghostfish Brewing Co.
Grapefruit IPA
Gluten-Free Beer – 37 entries

 

Bronze Medal: Propolis Brewing 
Pi
Fruited Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer – 82 entries