Saw this blurb in the local paper: Bend Brewing Company (one of my locals) won the Gold Medal for English Old Ale at the North American Beer Awards. The beer they won for was Outback X, one I’m actually not familiar with (sounds like an extreme version of their Outback Old Ale though).
Congrats to Bend Brewing, they’re doing some good stuff lately (they won a Gold at the GABF last year, too).
I haven’t really heard of the North American Beer Awards until now, but scanning their winners list, I see several other local wins:
- Silver in the German Pilsner category for Cascade Lakes for Paulina Lake Pilsner
- Gold in the Imperial Stout category for Deschutes Brewery for The Abyss
- And a good number of other Oregon breweries (particularly Pelican Pub).