Saturday, June 17th, 2017

South Sound breweries grabbed 32 medals at 2017 Washington Beer Awards

Ron Swarner

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Tacoma’s E9 Brewery won back to back Mid-sized Brewery of the Year and best Washington Agricultural Product use again this year at the Washington Beer Awards. Photo courtesy of Facebook

Before the gates opened for day two of the Washington Brewers Festival at Marymoor Park in Redmond today, Specialty Competitions LLC and the Washington Beer Commission announce the winners of the fifth annual Washington Beer Awards. South Sound breweries grabbed 32 medals at 2017 Washington Beer Awards.

This year’s competition included 1,207 entries from 165 different brewing companies in 64 categories, which were evaluated in a blind format using the Brewers Association Style Guidelines by panels of trained beer judges

Three special awards, the Small, Mid-Sized and Large Breweries of the Year, were presented to breweries that won numerous medals in many categories.

5 Rights Brewing Company in Marysville took home the Small Brewery of the Year by placing well in two categories. Tacoma’s E-9 Brewery, once again, won the Mid-Size Brewery of the Year with a fist-full of medals, including three gold medals. Chuckanut Brewery out of Bellingham won the Large Brewery of the Year with eight medals including three gold medals. E-9 Brewery also grabbed Best Washington Agricultural Product Inspired Beer for the second year in a row for their Wild Cherry ale. Hellbent Brewing in Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood won Best Washington Malt Beer for its Homegrown Pale Ale. A complete list of 2017 Washington Beer Awards winners can be found here.

South Sound brewers brought home 32 total awards. The following is a list of awards won by South Sound breweries:

2017-Washington-Beer-Awards-wet-Coast-BrewingVienna-Style Lagers Gold: Wet Coast Brewing Co. – Costa Humeda

2017-Washington-Beer-Awards-Pacific-Brewing-and-Malting-CoBritish-Style Imperial Stouts Silver: Pacific Brewing & Malting Co. – Russian Imperial Stout

2017-Washington-Beer-Awards-Top-Rung-Brewing-CoAmerican-Style Stouts Gold: Top Rung Brewing Company – My Dog Scout Stout

2017-Washington-Beer-Awards-Matchless-BrewingBelgo-American & International Ales Silver: Matchless Brewing – POG IPA; Bronze: Matchless Brewing – Crack A Fruit

American-Style Lagers: Bronze: Top Rung Brewing Company – Lacey Lager

English Ales Gold: Fish Brewing Company – Organic IPA

2017-Washington-Beer-Awards-Puyallup-River-Brewing-CoEnglish Dark Ales Silver: Puyallup River Brewing Co. – British Bronze Brown Ale

2017-Washington-Beer-Awards-Dystopian-State-BrewingScottish Ales Bronze: Dystopian State Brewing Co. – The Immolator

Sweet/Cream Stouts Bronze: Wet Coast Brewing Co. – Sneak Thief Stout

American-Style Strong Pale Ales Silver: Narrows Brewing Company – Ghost Jelly Pale Ale

American Amber Ales Bronze: Wet Coast Brewing Co. – Chinook Common

2017-Washington-Beer-Awards-Odd-Otter-Brewing-CoImperial or Double India Pale Ales Gold: Odd Otter Brewing – Screeching Otter

Barleywines Silver: Fish Brewing Company – Ten Squared Barleywine

Belgian Ales Silver: E9 Brewery – Petite Belle

Abbey-Inspired Ales Silver: Fish Brewing Company – Belgian Quad

Belgian and French Farmhouse Ales Gold: Matchless Brewing – Shared Table

Specialty Saisons: Gold: Three Magnets Brewing Company – Autumnal Dark Farmhouse; Bronze: Puyallup River Brewing Co. – Paradise Blonde Farmhouse Ale

Brett Beers Gold: E9 Brewery – Du Vieux Monde

Mixed Culture Brett Beers Gold: E9 Brewery – Amitie; Silver: Three Magnets Brewing Company – Because Ghosts; Bronze: E9 Brewery – Tayberry Farmhouse

Belgian Fruit Beers Gold: E9 Brewery – Wild Cherry

Chocolate or Cocoa Beer Silver: Matchless Brewing – Matchless Bar; Bronze: Puyallup River Brewing Co. – Mud Mountain Milk Stout

2017-Washington-Beer-Awards-North-47-Brewing-CoCoffee Beers Gold: Ram Restaurant & Brewery – Udder Chaos; Bronze: North 47 Brewing Co. – Bavarian Breakfast

Herb & Spice Beers Gold: Odd Otter Brewing – Odditea

Specialty & Historical Beers Gold: Dystopian State Brewing Co – The Gold Sigil

Wood & Barrel Aged Beers Bronze: Matchless Brewing – Pink Moon

Wood & Barrel Aged Sour Beers Gold: Three Magnets Brewing Company – 2016 Helsing Solera Project

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