Alesong Brewing & Blending Recognized with 3 medals at the Great American Beer Festival®

Eugene, Oregon’s Alesong Brewing and Blending was named one of the top three medal winners of the 2018 Great American Beer Festival® with three medal wins last Saturday, as part of the 22 medals Oregon brewers won (read our recap here). GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States.

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Befitting its barrel-aging focus and wine country location, Alesong was awarded two medals for its beer/wine hybrid, Terroir series – beers that utilize grapes from local vineyards to

reflect their Willamette Valley origin. Terroir: Pinot Gris, a farmhouse ale aged and conditioned with freshly pressed Pinot Gris juice from neighboring King Estate Winery, took home silver in the “brett beer” category. Terroir: Pinot Noir, a farmhouse ale that underwent a second fermentation on Pinot Noir must from Benton-Lane Winery was also awarded a silver medal in the “experimental beer” style category. Alesong medaled again with a bronze in the “brett beer” style category for their 2018 edition of their dry-hopped saison, Touch of Brett: Mandarina —a third consecutive win at GABF for this beer.

Matt van Wyk and Brian Coombs of Alesong Brewing & Blending won 3 medals at the 2018 GABF

“I’ve spent time in both industries making beer and wine and I try to bring winemaking techniques to the cellar at Alesong,” co-founder Brian Coombs says. “There’s no longer this invisible line that separates beer and wine lovers. In fact, it’s more common that we find people enjoy and appreciate both, and that’s what we try to bring to life with these hybrid beers.”

Alesong Brewing & Blending is a small artisan brewery that crafts unique and small-batch beers with a focus on oak aging and Belgian-inspired techniques. They are located 20 minutes southwest of Eugene near King Estate winery and are open for visits and tasting from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily. At the tasting room, guests can enjoy a rotating tap and bottle list, light food options, a dog friendly patio, and special events. For more information on brewery events, beer releases and to sign up for Alesong’s club membership, visit

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