Oregon Breweries bring home 19 GABF medals

Great American Beer Festival

The Great American Beer Festival was going on this past week, culminating in the big awards ceremony yesterday for the competition portion of the festival, with 275 coveted medals awards among 242 breweries. The numbers were impressive this year (“Winners were chosen from 6,647 competition entries (20 percent more than in 2014) from 1,552 breweries hailing from 50 states plus Washington, D.C.”) and required the largest judging panel ever (242 judges).

It’s always fun to see the medal spread, with a lot of small breweries-you’ve-never-heard-of bringing home hardware, and of course every beer blogger/writer/media person loves to highlight the winner from their home state. I am no exception! The Oregon Brewers Guild issued the press release yesterday containing the list of winners and stats:

Oregon Breweries brought home 7 gold medals, 7 silver medals and 5 bronzes. The Portland Metro area brought back 7 medals, Central Oregon won 4 medals, the Willamette Valley won 3, Eastern Oregon and the Coast won 2 medals and Mt. Hood/The Gorge won one medal.

Brewery Medal Category Beer Name
10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Bronze
American-Style Stout
P2P
10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Bronze
German-Style Sour Ale
Cucumber Crush
Barley Brown’s Beer
Gold
American-Style Strong Pale Ale
Ratchet Strap IPA
Barley Brown’s Brewpub
Gold
American-Style Stout
Disorder Stout
Bend Brewing Co.
Bronze
American-Style Dark Lager
Black Diamond
Bend Brewing Co.
Silver
German-Style Sour Ale
Volkssekt
Block 15 Brewing
Gold
Belgian-Style Lambic or Sour Ale
Turbulent Consequence, Peche
Fat Head’s Brewery
Gold
Rye Beer
Blitzkrieg Bock
Gigantic Brewing Co.
Bronze
Old Ale or Strong Ale
MASSIVE! 2013
Golden Valley Brewery & Pub
Gold
English-Style Summer Ale
Beaverton Blonde
Ground Breaker Brewing
Silver
Gluten-Free Beer
IPA No. 5
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Silver
Imperial India Pale Ale
Eazy Duz It IIPA
Lompoc Brewing – The 5th Quadrant
Silver
American-Style Amber/Red Ale
Proletariat Red
Mazama Brewing Co.
Silver
American-Style Fruit Beer
Rasplendent
Old Town Brewing Co.
Gold
English-Style India Pale Ale
Shanghai’d IPA
Pelican Pub & Brewery
Gold
Scotch Ale
MacPelican’s Wee Heavy Ale
pFriem Family Brewers
Silver
German-Style Pilsener
Pilsner
Rogue Ales
Silver
Specialty Beer
Hazelnut Brown Nectar
The Commons Brewery
Bronze
Belgian- and French-Style Ale
Petite Classique

Big congratulations to all the Oregon winners! Time to seek out some of this beer!