Great American Beer Festival (2008) winners

The Great American Beer Festival held their coveted awards ceremony yesterday, and by afternoon had the list of winners online; you can view the page here. They have the complete list in PDF format, but I like the searchable format they have on that page too; it makes it easy to pull the list of Oregon winners.

All in all, Oregon brewers brought home 19 medals: 9 Gold, 3 Silver, and 7 Bronze. Here’s the winners list:

Brewery Beer State Medals Category
Alameda Brewhouse Black Bear XX Stout OR Silver Foreign-Style Stout
Bend Brewing Co. Hop Head OR Bronze American-Style India Pale Ale
Cascade Brewing Co. Cascade Kriek Ale OR Bronze Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer
Cascade Lakes Brewing Co. Blonde Bombshell OR Bronze Session Beer
Deschutes Brewery Bachelor ESB OR Gold Extra Special Bitter or Strong Bitter
Deschutes Brewery The Dissident OR Gold American-Style or German-Style Sour Ale
Deschutes Brewery Chinquapin Butte Golden Ale OR Bronze Gluten-Free Beer
Full Sail Brewing Co. Full Sail Pale Ale OR Gold Classic English-Style Pale Ale
Full Sail Brewing Co. Session Premium Lager OR Gold International-Style Pilsener
Hopworks Urban Brewery Organic IPA OR Bronze American-Style Strong Pale Ale
Laurelwood Brewing Co. Himmelbrau Helles OR Gold Munich-Style Helles
Pelican Pub & Brewery Surfer’s Summer Ale OR Gold English-Style Summer Ale
Pelican Pub & Brewery Le Pelican Brun OR Bronze Experimental Beer
Redhook Ales Brewery Treblehook OR Gold Barley Wine-Style Ale
Rogue Ales Dry Hopped Red OR Gold American-Style Amber/Red Ale
Rogue Ales Hazelnut Brown Nectar OR Silver Specialty Beer
Rogue Ales American Amber OR Bronze American-Style Amber/Red Ale
Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. Hefeweizen OR Silver American-Style Hefeweizen
Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. Drop Top OR Gold Bitter or Pale Mild Ale

All three Central Oregon breweries who sent beer won medals this year: Deschutes Brewery, Bend Brewing Company, and Cascade Lakes Brewing. Kudos to Cascade Lakes in particular, on their first-ever win! Both Deschutes and BBC have pulled down medals before.

(Deschutes also won the "Festival Flair Award" for "Best Brewery Booth"—which I imagine is largely because they had Woody there.)

Congrats to everyone involved!


  1. I’m drinking the Dissident right now, and it’s one of the most bizzare brews I’ve ever had. Sour. Fermented. Cherry. Maybe I just am not a sour ale fan, but I’d gladly trade one of these bottles for a half-glass of Abyss.

  2. I was in Oregon the first part of Sept. Here is a short video of Tonya Cornett of BBC and her hophead.

    Met up with Darron Welch of Pelican Brewing.

    Congrats to all Oregon brewers from JeffreyT!

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