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North American Brewers’ Association Awards Washington Beer Excellence

For three days the judges sampled and sipped some of the best beers in North America. It was a tough job but the North American Brewers’ Association was up to the task of judging more than 1000 beers. 22 Washington beers won medals at the North American Beer Awards, including nine gold awards!

Washington breweries swept the Scotch ale category at the 2010 North American Beer Awards with Laht Nappur the gold, silver to Walking Man Brewery,  and the bronze to Black Raven Brewery.  Washington also did well in the American Pale Ale Category, winning Gold and Silver. The strong American Pale Ale Gold medal is coming home to Washington as well. I was surprised that Washington was shut out of both the American and English style IPA as many people associate Washington, especially western Washington with IPAs. I certainly do.

I was impressed that Washington breweries, large and small, and from all corners of the state that won awards for their beers. I am ashamed to admit that I haven’t tried Laht Neppur nor Old School House beers yet, but I will be sure to fix that soon!

Washington Award Winning Beers

AwardCategoryNameBrewery
GoldAmerican Pale AlePale StriderWalking Man Brewery
GoldAmerican StoutHooligan StoutOld Schoolhouse Brewery
GoldAmerican Strong Pale AleHop Bomb IPARockbottom Brewery
GoldBlonde or Golden AleBig Horn BlondeRam Brewery Seattle
GoldCidersSpire Mountain Pear CiderFish Brewing Company
GoldEnglish Mild AleBarnstormer Brown AleFlyers Restaurant and Brewery
GoldEnglish Old AleOld ScroogeSilver City Brewery
GoldScotch AlePiper Canyon Scotch AleLaht Neppur Brewing Co.
Gold(Special) Best BitterAuntie Esthers Best BitterRam Brewery Tacoma
SilverAmerican Brown AleIrish Nut BrownHale's Ales
SilverAmerican Pale AleTotem Pale AleBlack Raven Brewing
SilverBrown PorterTamerlane Brown PorterBlack Raven Brewing
Silver Chili BeerStrange Brew Red Pepper PorterFlyers Restaurant and Brewery
SilverDouble/Imperial Irish Red AleStarfish Imperial Red AleFish Brewing Company
SilverEnglish Barley WineOld #1 2009Scuttlebutt Brewery
SilverEnglish Pale AleClear Creek Pale AleSilver City Brewery
Silver Robust PorterPorterBoundary Bay Brewery
SilverScotch AleHigh Road Scotch AleWalking Man Brewery
BronzeBelgian Strong Pale Ale1X GoldHale's Ales
BronzeOther Bock BeersEisbockRedhook Brewery
BronzeRobust PorterPacemaker PorterFlyers Restaurant and Brewery
BronzeScotch AleSecond Sight Strong Scotch AleBlack Raven Brewing

2 Responses to “North American Brewers’ Association Awards Washington Beer Excellence”

  1. winebeerWA says:

    North American Brewers’ Association Awards Washington Beer Excellence | Washington State Beer and Wine http://wine-beer-washington.com/announce… Congrats!

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