Sunday, September 27th, 2015

South Sound breweries earn medals at 2015 GABF

Ron Swarner


Ten Washington state breweries earned 13 medals Saturday in the Great American Beer Festival competition this weekend in Denver’s Colorado Convention Center, including six gold medals, one silver medal and six bronze medals.

The South Sound was in the big house, with Fish Brewing Co. and Three Magnets Brewing Co. earning bronze medals in the prestigious competition, and Silver City Brewery out of Bremerton scoring gold.

More than 6,600 beers were entered by 1,552 breweries from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, searching for medals in 92 categories covering 145 different beer styles. A total of 275 medals were awarded to 242 breweries across the country, plus three GABF Pro-Am medals to teams of amateur brewers paired with professional brewers.

For a complete list of GABF winners, click here.

Here are Washington’s medal winners, including the name of their beer, the brewery, city, style and number of entries:

Gold Medal Winners:

Immersion Amber Ale
Two Beers Brewing Co., Seattle
American-Style Amber/Red Ale (94 entries)

Chuckanut Kolsch
Chuckanut Brewery, Bellingham
German-Style Kölsch (111 entries)

Reuben’s Brews, Seattle
German-Style Sour Ale (111 entries)

Watchstander Stout
Ghostfish Brewing Co. Seattle
Gluten-Free Beer (24 entries)

Old Scrooge
Silver City Brewery, Bremerton
Old Ale or Strong Ale (39 entries)

Wild Warehouse
Wander Brewing, Bellingham
Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer (69 entries)

Silver Medal Winners:

Spitfire Best Bitter
Flyers Restaurant and Brewery, Oak Harbor
Ordinary or Special Bitter (43 entries)

Bronze Medal Winners:

Boulder Bend Dunkelweizen
Fish Brewing Co. Olympia
American-Style Wheat Beer With Yeast (41 entries)

Old Skook
Three Magnets Brewing, Olympia
Barley Wine-Style Ale (56 entries)

Dry Stout,
Reuben’s Brews, Seattle
Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout (36 entries)

Helles Lager
Lucky Envelope Brewing, Seattle
Dortmunder or German-Style Oktoberfest (48 entries)

Chuckanut Dunkel
Chuckanut Brewery, Bellingham
European-Style Dark/Münchner Dunkel (34 entries)

Ghostfish Grapefruit IPA
Ghostfish Brewing Co., Seattle
Gluten-Free Beer (34 entries)