2017 Best of Craft Beer Awards Winners Announced


The 4th annual ‘Best of Craft Beer Awards’ were held last weekend in Bend at the Mount Bachelor Village Resort, where 245 medals were awarded out of 1,755 entries from 245 breweries. This event has quietly become one of the larger pro beer awards in the country, and this year I was lucky enough to be invited to attend and judge myself.


Breakside brewers Nao Ohdera and Greg Soto celebrate their Best of Craft Beer Awards medals.


Unsurprisingly, Oregon did very well with Breakside Brewery leading the pack and being named Brewery of the Year, with 2 Gold medals for Wanderlust IPA and Passionfruit Sour, 2 Silver medals for  Breakside IPA and #MakingFriendsMakingMemories, and 4 Bronzes for the new Simba saison, Lunch Break ISA, Anus Mirabilis and Pilsner.

Burnside Brewing had a really good showing as well with 3 medals, 2 Gold Medals for Sweet Heat and Thundarr the Bavarian, plus a Silver for Couch Lager.

10 Barrel showed well with three medals as well; Gold for Krispy Cream, Bronze for Huckle Biere and German Sparkle Party,

Alesong Brewing & Blending continued a stellar first year with 2 medals, a Bronze for Saison du Vin ’16 and GOLD for Shake Your Tree.


Worthy brewers Dustin Kellner and Zach Brenneman with their Best of Craft Beer Awards medals

Worthy Brewing also had a great year, managing to win  GOLD over Breakside IPA (silver) in the American-Style Strong Pale Ale category and a Silver for the new Stratasphere IPA in the Australian-Style Pale Ale or International-Style Pale Ale category.

Many more Oregon breweries won medals. See the full list of winners below:

American-Belgo-Style Ale or Belgian-Style Table Beer

GOLD Liquid Mechanics Brewing, Belgian Double IPA, Lafayette, CO

SILVER Crying Eagle Brewing, Ready to Mingle, Lake Charles, LA

BRONZE Anthem Brewing Company, Uroboros, Oklahoma City, OK

American-Style Amber or Red Ale

GOLD La Quinta Brewing Co., Heatwave Amber Ale, Palm Desert, CA

SILVER North Rim Brewing, Blast Cap IRA, Bend, OR

BRONZE Hop Valley Brewing, H.V. Red, Eugene, OR

American-Style Barley Wine Ale or Wheat Wine Ale

GOLD Revelry Brewing Company, Quadtum Leap, Charleston, SC

SILVER Tractor Brewing Company, Tractor Barley Wine, Albuquerque, NM

BRONZE Nine Band Brewing Co., Toad Choker Barleywine, Allen, TX

American-Style Black Ale

GOLD Reuben’s Brews, Black Imperial IPA, Seattle, WA

SILVER Lynnwood Brewing Concern, Once You Go, Raleigh, NC

BRONZE Slack Tide Brewing Company, Knockdown, Cape May Court House, NJ

American-Style Brown Ale

GOLD Glenmere Brewing Company, Pennings Brown Ale, Florida, NY

SILVER La Quinta Brewing Co., Tan Line Brown Ale, Palm Desert, CA

BRONZE Hop Valley Brewing Company, PaintN the Town Brown, Springfield, OR

American-Style Cream Ale

GOLD 10 Barrel Brewing, Krispy Cream, Bend, OR

SILVER Station 26 Brewing Co., Colorado Cream, Denver, CO

BRONZE Grand River Brewery, Lake Rat, Jackson, MI

American-Style Fruit Beer

GOLD High Heel Brewing, Slingback, St. Louis, MO

SILVER Mazama Brewing Co., Rasplendent, Corvalis, OR

BRONZE Kona Brewing Co., Hanalei Island IPA, Kailua Kona, HI

American-Style Imperial Stout or Imperial Porter

GOLD Scratchtown Brewing Company, Black Ey, Ord, NE

SILVER Founders Brewing Co., Imperial Stout, Grand Rapids, MI

BRONZE Kulshan Brewing Co., Shuksan Russian Imperial Stout, Bellingham, WA

American-Style India Pale Ale

GOLD Breakside Brewery, Wanderlust IPA, Milwaukie, OR

SILVER Track 7 Brewing Co., Panic, Sacramento, CA

BRONZE GearTooth AleWerks, Conveyor, San Jose, CA

American-Style Lager or Light Lager

GOLD Island Brewing Company, Tropical Lager, Carpinteria, CA

SILVER Deep Ellum Brewing Company, Rye Pils, Dallas, TX

BRONZE Columbia River Brewing Co., Pre-Prohibition Lager, Portland, OR

American-Style Pale Ale

GOLD Cinder Block Brewery, Unwind IPA, North Kansas City, MO

SILVER Joseph James Brewing Co., Inc., Citra Rye, Henderson, NV

BRONZE North High Brewing, North High Pale Ale, Columbus, OH

American-Style Pilsener or International-Style Pilsener

GOLD Pelican Brewing Company, Five Fin West Coast Pilsner, Tillamook, OR

SILVER Pedernales Brewing Co., Lobo Texas Lager, Fredericksburg, TX

BRONZE Bier Brewery, International Exchange, Indianapolis, IN

American-Style Sour Ale

GOLD Breakside Brewery, Passionfruit Sour Ale, Milwaukie, OR

SILVER Sockeye Brewing, Huggy Bear Dark Sour, Boise, ID

BRONZE Yachats Brewing, Cranberry Sour, Yachats, OR

American-Style Stout

GOLD Aslan Brewing Co, American Stout, Bellingham, WA

SILVER Mt. Tabor Brewing Company, Eastside Stout, Portland, OR

BRONZE Deschutes Brewery, Obsidian Stout, Bend, OR

American-Style Strong Pale Ale

GOLD Worthy Brewing, Worthy IPA, Bend, OR

SILVER Breakside Brewery, Breakside IPA, Milwaukie, OR

BRONZE Snake River Brewing Co., Pako’s IPA, Jackson, WY

American-Style Wheat Beer

GOLD Widmer Brothers Brewing, Hefeweizen, Portland, OR

SILVER Philipsburg Brewing Company, Haybag Hefeweizen, Philipsburg, MT

BRONZE Hop Valley Brewing Company, Hefe, Springfield, OR

Australian-Style Pale Ale or International-Style Pale Ale

GOLD Wild Ride Brewing, Electra-Fly IPA, Redmond, OR

SILVER Worthy Brewing, Stratasphere, Bend, OR

BRONZE Breakside Brewery, Lunch Break ISA, Milwaukie, OR


Judges pick over the opened entries after competition judging is complete.

Baltic-Style Porter

GOLD O.H.S.O. Brewery, Lost Viking, Phoenix, AZ

SILVER Spilled Grain Brewhouse, Baltic Porter, Annandale, MN

BRONZE Dutch Girl Brewery, The Mechanic, Spring Lake, MI

Belgian-Style Blonde Ale or Pale Ale

GOLD Last Name Brewing, Blond, James Blonde, Upland, CA

SILVER Anthem Brewing Company, Golden One, Oklahoma City, OK

BRONZE GoodLife Brewing Co., Sweet As Abbey, Bend, OR

Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale or Quadrupel

GOLD Bier Brewery, Sanitarium, Indianapolis, IN

SILVER IMBĪB Custom Brews, IMBĪB Belgian Dark Strong, Reno, NV

BRONZE Adelbert’s Brewery, Flyin’ Monks, Austin, TX

Belgian-Style Dubbel

GOLD Adelbert’s Brewery, Dancin’ Monks, Austin, TX

SILVER Wander Brewing, Together, Bellingham, WA

BRONZE Reformation Brewery, Cadence, Woodstock, GA

Belgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ale

GOLD Boston Beer Company, Samuel Adams Stony Brook Red, Boston, MA

SILVER Revelry Brewing Company, Red 5 Standing By, Charleston, SC

BRONZE 10 Barrel Brewing, Huckle Biere, Bend, OR

Belgian-Style Fruit Beer

GOLD Waconia Brewing Company, Raspberry Tart, Waconia, MN

SILVER Sugar Creek Brewing Company, Sugar Creek Raspberry White, Charlotte, NC

BRONZE Breckenridge Brewery & Pub, S.C.U.B.A. Stank, Breckenridge, CO

Belgian-Style Lambic or Gueuze Lambic or Fruit Lambic

GOLD Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Feral One, Paso Robles, CA

SILVER Brasserie Saint James, Lambic Grand Cru, Reno, NV

BRONZE Oakshire Brewing, Fruit Farm, Eugene, OR

Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale or Tripel

GOLD Flix Brewhouse – Carmel, Tripel Carmel-ite, Carmel, IN

SILVER Black Cloister Brewing, Chained Dog, Toledo, OH

BRONZE Engrained Brewing Company, Tripel, Springfield, IL

Belgian-Style Witbier

GOLD Locavore Beer Works, Sugar Magnolia, Littleton, CO

SILVER Reuben’s Brews, Lilywhite Wit, Seattle, WA

BRONZE Flix Brewhouse , Luna Rosa, Carmel, IN

Berliner-Style Weisse

GOLD IMBĪB Custom Brews, Nevada Weisse, Reno, NV

SILVER Alibi Ale Works, Boysenberry Berlinerweisse, Incline Village, NV

BRONZE 10 Barrel Brewing, German Sparkle Party, Bend, OR

Bock or Doppelbock

GOLD Sockeye Brewing, Maibock, Boise, ID

SILVER Golden Valley Brewery, Atlas Elevator Doppelbock, McMinnville, OR

BRONZE Resurgence Brewing Company, Ice Boom Bock, Buffalo, NY

Bohemian-Style Pilsener

GOLD Chainline Brewing Company, Polaris Pilsner, Kirkland, WA

SILVER Baerlic Brewing Company, Eastside Pilsner, Portland, OR

BRONZE Falling Sky Brewing, Light Pillar Pilsner, Eugene, OR

Brett Beer

GOLD pFriem Family Brewers, Brett Trois Pale, Hood River, OR

SILVER Krebs Brewing Company, Prairie ’Merica, Krebs, OK

BRONZE Alesong Brewing and Blending, Saison du Vin ’16, Eugene, OR

British-Style Barleywine Ale

GOLD Deschutes Brewery, Mirror Mirror, Bend, OR

SILVER Pelican Brewing Company, Stormwatcher’s Winterfest, Tillamook, OR

BRONZE Flix Brewhouse – Carmel, Omnipresent, Carmel, IN

British-Style Imperial Stout

GOLD Wormtown Brewery, Spies Like Us, Worcester, MA

SILVER Insight Brewing Company, Gravity Well, Minneapolis, MN

BRONZE Reformation Brewery, Declaration, Woodstock, GA

Brown Porter

GOLD Fearless Brewing Company, Fearless Porter, Estacada, OR

SILVER Sockeye Brewing, Power House Porter, Boise, ID

BRONZE Three Creeks Brewing Company, FivePine Chocolate Porter, Sisters, OR

Chili Pepper Beer

GOLD Burnside Brewing, Sweet Heat, Portland, OR

SILVER Motorworks Brewing, Datil, Bradenton, FL

BRONZE Hop Dogma Brewing Company, Pyro’s Prost, El Granada, CA

Chocolate or Cocoa Beer

GOLD Drekker Brewing Company, Milk Maiden, Fargo, ND

SILVER Wander Brewing, Global Mutt, Bellingham, WA

BRONZE Boston Beer Company, Samuel Adams Chocolate Bock, Cincinnati, OH

Classic French & Belgian-Style Saison or French-Style Biere de Garde

GOLD Brasserie Saint James, Daily Wages, Reno, NV

SILVER Nedloh Brewing Company, FLX Farmhouse Saison, Bloomfield, NY

BRONZE Breakside Brewery, Simba, Milwaukie, OR

Coffee Beer

GOLD Pigeon Hill Brewing Company, Walter Gets Buzzed, Muskegon, MI

SILVER Three Creeks Brewing Company, Frontier Justice Coffee Stout, Sisters, OR

BRONZE Firestone Walker Brewing, Parabajava, Paso Robles, CA

Double Red Ale or Imperial Red Ale

GOLD StormBreaker Brewing, Mississippi Imperial Rye Red, Portland, OR

SILVER Adirondack Brewery, Imperial Red, Columbia, MO

English-Style Dark Mild Ale or English-Style Brown Ale

GOLD Hop Valley Brewing Company, Mild at Heart, Springfield, OR

SILVER Logboat Brewing Company, Mamoot, Phoenix, AZ

BRONZE Flix Brewhouse, Brown Basilisk, Vint Hill, VA

English-Style Pale Ale or India Pale Ale

GOLD Montauk Brewing Company, Inc., Montauk Driftwood Ale,, Montauk, NY

SILVER O.H.S.O. Brewery, Pale Ale, Phoenix, AZ

BRONZE Old Bust Head Brewing Company, Bust Head, Vint Hill, VA

Experimental Beer or Aged Beer

GOLD Lenny Boy Brewing, Burn Down For What, Charlotte, NC

SILVER The Depot Craft Brewery and Distillery, Return of The Viking 2015, Reno, NV

BRONZE Lucky Envelope Brewing, Peanut Butter Imperial Porter, Seattle, WA

Export-Style Stout or Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout

GOLD Falling Sky Brewing, Dreadnut Tropical Stout, Eugene, OR

SILVER Public House Brewing Company, Revelation Stout, St. James, MO

BRONZE Lineage Brewing, Eldrax, Columbus, OH

Extra Special Bitter

GOLD Bier Brewery, ESB, Indianapolis, IN

SILVER Rio Bravo Brewing Company, Rio Bravo Amber, Albuquerque, NM

BRONZE Klamath Basin Brewing Co., Crater Lake Amber Ale, Klamath Falls, OR

Field Beer

GOLD Broken Bow Brewery, Nick’s Hazelnut Praline Porter, Tuckahoe, NY

SILVER Mission Brewery, Dark Seas with Peanut Butter, San Diego, CA

BRONZE Resurgence Brewing Company, Cucumber Saison, Buffalo, NY

Fruit Wheat Beer

GOLD Philipsburg Brewing Company, Razzu Raspberry Wheat, Philipsburg, MT

SILVER War Horse Brewing Company, Peacebomber, Geneva, NY

BRONZE Rio Bravo Brewing Company, Rubus Ruckus, Albuquerque, NM

German-Style Altbier

SILVER Dru Bru, Alt, Snoqualmie Pass, WA

BRONZE Merrimack Ales, Alt Hypothesis, Lowell, MA

German-Style Kolsch

GOLD Liquid Mechanics Brewing, Kolsch, Lafayette, CO

SILVER Dru Bru, Kolsch, Snoqualmie Pass, WA

BRONZE 54° 40’ Brewing Company, Käscadia Kölsch, Washougal, WA

German-Style Marzen or Oktoberfest/Wiesn

GOLD Pedernales Brewing Co., Lobo Oktoberfest, Fredericksburg, TX

SILVER Mazama Brewing Co., Oktoberfest, Corvalis, OR

BRONZE Nine Band Brewing Co., Ghost Cow Oktoberfest, Allen, TX

German-Style Pilsener

GOLD Kulshan Brewing Co., Kulshan Pilsner, Bellingham, WA

SILVER Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Pivo Pils, Paso Robles, CA

BRONZE Breakside Brewery, Breakside Pilsner, Milwaukie, OR

German-Style Schwarzbier

GOLD Wallace Brewing Company, 1910 Black Lager, Wallace, ID

SILVER Alibi Ale Works, Schwarzbier, Incline Village, NV

BRONZE Falling Sky Brewing, Space is the Place Schwarzbier, Eugene, OR

Gluten-Free Beer

GOLD Ghostfish Brewing Company, Shrouded Summit Belgian White, Seattle, WA

SILVER Ghostfish Brewing Company, Safehouse Amber Lager, Seattle, WA

BRONZE High Heel Brewing, Hippie Chick, St. Louis, MO

Golden or Blonde Ale or English-Style Summer Ale

GOLD Wolf’s Ridge Brewing, Clear Sky,Columbus, OH

SILVER Pelican Brewing Company, Kiwanda Cream Ale, Tillamook, OR

BRONZE Rusty Rail Brewing Company, Blue Collar Blonde Ale, Mifflinburg, PA

Herb and Spice Beer

GOLD Pigeon Hill Brewing Company, Your Mom On French Toast, Muskegon, MI

SILVER Grand River Brewery, Planet Basil, Jackson, MI

BRONZE Old Bust Head Brewing Company, Horchata Gold Cup, Vint Hill, VA

Historical Beer

GOLD WT Brews, Grodziskie, Baldwinsville, NY

Batch Brewing Company, Pennsylvania Swankey, Detroit, MI

SILVER Upstate Brewing Company, Common Sense, Elmira, NY

Imperial or Double India Pale Ale

GOLD Knee Deep Brewing Co, Lupulin River, Auburn, CA

SILVER Boneyard Beer, Notorious, Bend, OR

BRONZE GoodLife Brewing Co., Comatose Imperial IPA, Bend, OR

Irish-Style Red Ale

GOLD Ballast Point Brewing Company, Piper Down, San Diego, CA

SILVER Kulshan Brewing Co., Red Cap Red, Bellingham, WA

BRONZE Old Town Brewing, Paulie’s Not Irish, Portland, OR

Leipzig-Style Gose or Contemporary Gose

GOLD Reuben’s Brews, Gose, Seattle, WA

SILVER Deschutes Brewery, Smoked Gose, Bend, OR

BRONZE Flix Brewhouse, Blood Orange Mario Gose, Carmel, IN

Mixed-Culture Brett Beer or Wild Beer

GOLD Alesong Brewing and Blending, Shake Your Tree, Eugene, OR

SILVER Revelry Brewing Company, Jackson W/Peach, Charleston, SC

BRONZE Prison City Pub & Brewery, Guavatanamo Bay, Auburn, NY

Munchner Dunkel or European-Style Dark Lager

GOLD Straub Brewery, Straub Dunkel, St Marys, PA

SILVER Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, Dorfbier, St. Louis, MO

BRONZE Icicle Brewing Company, Drumfire, Leavenworth, WA

Munich-Style Helles or Dortmunder/European-Style Export or Kellerbier/ Zwickelbier Lager

GOLD Gordon Biersch – Columbus, Golden Export, Columbus, OH

SILVER Burnside Brewing, Keller Couch, Portland, OR

BRONZE Kona Brewing Co., Longboard Island Lager, Kailua Kona, HI

Oatmeal Stout

GOLD Talisman Brewing Company, Iron Age, Ogden, UT

SILVER 57 BrewPub and Bistro, Scurvy Dude Stout, Greenville, MI

BRONZE Columbia River Brewing Co., Stumblers Stout, Portland, OR

Ordinary Bitter or Special or Bitter

GOLD Populuxe Brewing, Burke-Gilman Bitter, Seattle, WA

SILVER Firestone Walker Brewing Co., DBA, Paso Robles, CA

BRONZE Prison City Pub & Brewery, Copper John, Auburn, NY

Other Belgian-Style Ale

GOLD Alibi Ale Works, Dark Saison, Incline Village, NV

SILVER Big Hole Brewing Company, Mythical White Grand Reserve, Bozeman, MT

BRONZE Propolis Brewing, Sirgid, Port Townsend, WA

Other German Origin Beer

GOLD Burnside Brewing, Thundarr the Barbarian, Portland, OR

SILVER Rio Bravo Brewing Company, La Luz, Albuquerque, NM

BRONZE Vintage Brewing Company, Tippy Toboggan, Madison, WI

Other Lager

GOLD Tractor Brewing Company, Traktoberfest, Albuquerque, NM

SILVER Straub Brewery, Straub Amber Lager, St Marys, PA

Other Strong Ale or Lager

GOLD Buffalo Bill’s Brewery, Buffalo Bill’s Winter Ale, Hayward, CA

SILVER Reuben’s Brews, Auld Heritage, Seattle, WA

Pumpkin Spice Beer or Pumpkin/Squash Beer

GOLD Postdoc Brewing, Kilty MacPumpkin, Redmond, WA

SILVER Philipsburg Brewing Company, 5 Phantoms Pumpkin Spiced Barleywine, Philipsburg, MT

BRONZE Buffalo Bill’s Brewery, America’s Original Pumpkin Ale, Hayward, CA

Robust Porter

GOLD Prison City Pub & Brewery, Straight Outta Locash, Auburn, NY

SILVER Rusty Rail Brewing Company, Snow Flyer Porter, Mifflinburg, PA

BRONZE Mt. Tabor Brewing Company, Crown Point Porter, Portland, OR

Rye Beer

GOLD Hop Dogma Brewing Company, Rockbiter Roggenbier, El Granada, CA

SILVER Katabatic Brewing Co., Galaxy in the Rye, Livingston, MT

BRONZE Thunder Island Brewing Company, Ridgy-Roll Rye, Cascade Locks, OR

Scotch Ale

GOLD Katabatic Brewing Co., Katabatic Scotch Ale, Livingston, MT

SILVER Island Brewing Company, Jubilee Ale, Carpinteria, CA

BRONZE Lost Cabin Beer Co., Lord Grizzly Scotch Ale, Rapid City, SD

Scottish-Style Export Ale

GOLD Ill Mannered Brewing Co., Malt Tank, Powell, OH

SILVER Fearless Brewing Company, Fearless Scottish Ale, Estacada, OR

BRONZE Milwaukee Brewing Co, Louie’s Demise, Milwaukee, WI

Scottish-Style Heavy Ale

GOLD The Depot Craft Brewery and Distillery, The Highlander, Reno, NV

SILVER Icicle Brewing Company, Copper Ale, Leavenworth, WA

BRONZE Adirondack Brewery, Fat Scotsman, Lake George, NY

Session India Pale Ale or Session Beer

GOLD Fremont Brewing, Session Pale Ale, Seattle, WA

SILVER Sunriver Brewing Company, Electric Avenue, Sunriver, OR

BRONZE Mission Brewery, Scrum v2.0, San Diego, CA

Smoke Beer

BRONZE Alaskan Brewing Co, Alaskan Smoked Porter, Juneau, AK

South German-Style Hefeweizen or Kristal Weizen

GOLD Mission Brewery, Mission Hefeweizen, San Diego, CA

SILVER Bier Brewery, Weizengoot, Indianapolis, IN

BRONZE Water Street Brewery, Bavarian weiss, Milwaukee, WI

Specialty Beer or Specialty Honey Beer

GOLD Pedernales Brewing Co., Robert Earl Keen Honey Pils, Fredericksburg, TX

SILVER Migration Brewing, Pablo’s Honey , Portland, OR

BRONZE Waconia Brewing Company, Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, Waconia, MN

Specialty Saison

GOLD Glenmere Brewing Company, Glenmere Farmhouse Ale, Florida, NY

SILVER Cerebral Brewing, Hybrid Swarm, Denver, CO

BRONZE Cerebral Brewing, Lens Flare, Denver, CO

Strong Ale or Old Ale

GOLD Spilled Grain Brewhouse, Bearded Man, Annandale, MN

BRONZE Shade Tree Brewing, Corvette, Bend, OR

Sweet Stout or Cream Stout

GOLD Waconia Brewing Company, Mo’ Winta Milk Stout, Waconia, MN

SILVER The Depot Craft Brewery and Distillery, The Milk Man, Reno, NV

BRONZE High Hops Brewery, Cherry Vanilla Stout, Windsor, CO

Vienna-Style Lager

GOLD Long Brewing, Vienna Lager, Newberg, OR

SILVER Mazama Brewing Co., Uno Mas, Corvalis, OR

BRONZE Anthem Brewing Company, Ogletoberfest, Oklahoma City, OK

Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer or Wood- and Barrel-Aged Pale to Amber Beer

GOLD Cerebral Brewing, Chardonnay Barrel-Aged Dreamy Thing, Denver, CO

SILVER Hop Valley Brewing, Pinot Aged Saiblonde, Eugene, OR

BRONZE Baerlic Brewing Company, WoodWorker: Harshmellow Mountain, Portland, OR

Wood- and Barrel-Aged Dark Beer

GOLD Prison City Pub & Brewery, Udderly S’mooove, Auburn, NY

SILVER Insight Brewing Company, 2015 Bourbon BBL Aged Gravity Well Imperial Stout, Minneapolis, MN

BRONZE Loowit Brewing Company, War Tortoise (Barrel-Aged), Vancouver, WA

Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer

GOLD Boston Beer Company, Samuel Adams Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru, Boston, MA

SILVER Breakside Brewery, #MakingFriendsMakingMemories, Milwaukie, OR

BRONZE Breakside Brewery, Annus Mirabilis, Milwaukie, OR

Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer

GOLD Gigantic Brewing, Pipewrench, Portland, OR

SILVER Krebs Brewing Company, Prairie Apple Brandy Noir, Krebs, OK

BRONZE Renegade Brewing, Bedwetter, Denver, CO

2017 Brewery of The Year
Breakside Brewery, Milwaukie, OR

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  • Jason
    Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:44 PM

    How is 10 Barrel in a craft comp when they aren’t craft?