Oregon’s 2012 GABF winners

The Great American Beer Festival awards ceremony took place today, issuing 3 medals apiece across 84 categories to breweries across the nation. Oregon produced its share of winners (and you can view the full list of all winners here.)

10 Barrel Brewing (Bend)

  • Silver in German-Style Sour Ale (category 65): German Sparkle Party
  • Silver in American-Style Stout (category 78): Power to the People American Stout

Barley Brown’s Brewpub (Baker City)

  • Silver in American-Style Wheat Beer (category 1): Shredder’s Wheat
  • Silver in American-Style India Pale Ale (category 52): Pallet Jack IPA
  • Silver in American-Style Black Ale (category 63): Turmoil
  • Bronze in Scotch Ale (category 82): Scotch Ale

Bend Brewing Company (Bend)

  • Bronze in Aged Beer (category 25): Lovely Cherry Baltic Porter

Blitz-Weinhard Brewing (really Full Sail) (Hood River)

  • Gold in American-Style Specialty Lager or Cream Ale or Lager (category 34): Henry Weinhard’s Blue Boar Pale Ale

Breakside Brewery (Portland)

  • Silver in English-Style Mild Ale (category 56): Breakside Session Brown

Burnside Brewing (Portland)

  • Gold in Herb and Spice Beer (category 6): Sweet Heat

Columbia River Brewing (Portland)

  • Silver in Oatmeal Stout (category 80): Stumbler’s Stout

Deschutes Brewery (Bend)

  • Silver in American-Belgo-Style Ale (category 18): Chainbreaker White IPA

Full Sail Brewing (Hood River)

  • Silver in Munich-Style Helles (category 31): Session Premium Lager
  • Bronze in American-Style Dark Lager (category 39): Session Black Premium Dark Lager

Harvester Brewing (Portland)

  • Bronze in Gluten-Free Beer (category 17): Pale Ale

Hopworks Urban Brewery (Portland)

  • Bronze in Kellerbier or Zwickelbier (category 26): Organic Hopworks Kellerbier

Laurelwood Brewing (Portland)

  • Bronze in English-Style Summer Ale (category 46): Mother Lode Golden Ale
  • Gold in Imperial Red Ale (category 55): Organic Deranger Imperial Red Ale

Logsdon Farmhouse Ales (Hood River)

  • Gold in American-Style Brett Ale (category 20): Seizoen Bretta

Pelican Pub & Brewery (Pacific City)

  • Silver in English-Style India Pale Ale (category 48): Silverspot IPA
  • Bronze in Scottish-Style Ale (category 59): MacPelican’s Scottish Style Ale

Rogue Ales (Newport)

  • Gold in Specialty Beer (category 9): Hazelnut Brown Nectar

Silver Moon Brewing (Bend)

  • Gold in Aged Beer (category 25): 2010 Old Trainwreck Barleywine
    They call this one Boyz in the Wood actually (Incorrect, see comments)

The Commons Brewery (Portland)

  • Silver in American-Style Brett Ale (category 20): Flemish Kiss

Some commentary:

  • Barley Brown’s is Oregon’s big winner with 4 medals
  • Little ol’ Bend had 4 of Oregon’s winners
  • I’ve never heard of 10 Barrel’s “Sparkle Party”… I expect to see this on tap soon now!
  • Full Sail really won 3 medals, since they contract brew the Weinhard’s beer (at least for right now)
  • Bend cleaned up with 2 of 3 medals in the “Aged Beer” category, between Silver Moon and Bend Brewing
  • Pelican’s Silverspot IPA was just-released! Winning a medal just out of the gate is impressive

Big congratulations to all the winners!


  1. Boyz in the Wood is not Trainwreck.

    Trainwreck is one of three beers blended together to make Boyz.

    from Silver Moons website:

    BOYZ in the WOOD
    Oak Aged Barley Wine Blend

    Train Wreck Barley Wine, Hound%u2019s Tooth Amber, and Hop Fury IPA all aged separately in oak and reblended. BOYZ in the WOOD has aged for over 12 months now. It is amazingly smooth, complex, oakey, and a perfect sipping ale.
    Do not miss out on tasting this exquisite barley wine. This is a limited edition, one of a kind beer and when it’s gone it’s gone.
    Served in a 12 oz brandy snifter.

  2. Good catch. I was sure I’d actually seen somebody post “Boyz in the Wood” as the winner prior to posting this but I must be going crazy because I can’t find it now! At any rate I’ve made the note.

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