Oregon Breweries Take Home 23 Medals at GABF 2012

Oregon Craft Beer LogoPORTLAND, Ore. (October 15, 2012) – Oregon breweries claimed a total of 23 medals at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) held October 11 – 13 in Denver, Colorado. Oregon Breweries brought home five gold medals, eleven silver medals and seven bronzes. The city of Portland led the way with eight medals, followed by Bend with five medals, Baker City with four medals, Hood River with three medals, Pacific City with two medals and Newport with one medal.

The GABF is the world’s largest beer competition and recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States today. The top three medalists in each of the competition’s 84 beer-style categories were announced October 13th at the 31st Great American Beer Festival Awards Ceremony held at the Colorado Convention Center. The 2012 Great American Beer Festival Competition winners were selected by an international panel of 185 beer experts from an impressive field of 4,338 entries received from 666 U.S. breweries – that’s an increase of 408 entries and 140 additional breweries from 2011.

The following Oregon breweries received awards:

Category: 1 American-Style Wheat Beer – 29 Entries

Silver: Shredders Wheat, Barley Brown’s Brew Pub, Baker City

Category: 6 Herb and Spice Beer – 114 Entries

Gold: Sweet Heat, Burnside Brewing Co., Portland

Category: 9 Specialty Beer – 35 Entries

Gold: Hazelnut Brown Nectar, Rogue Brewery, Newport

Category: 17 Gluten-Free Beer – 20 Entries

Bronze: Pale Ale, Harvester Brewing, Portland

Category: 18 American-Belgo-Style Ale – 71 Entries

Silver: Chainbreaker WIPA, Deschutes Brewery, Bend

Category: 20 American-Style Brett Ale – 29 Entries

Gold: Seizoen Bretta, Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, Hood River

Silver: Flemish Kiss, The Commons Brewery, Portland

Category: 25 Aged Beer – 24 Entries

Gold: 2010 Old Trainwreck Barleywine, Silver Moon Brewing, Bend

Bronze: Lovely Cherry Baltic Porter, Bend Brewing Co., Bend

Category: 26 Kellerbier or Zwickelbier – 32 Entries

Bronze: Organic Hopworks Kellerbier, Hopworks Urban Brewery, Portland

Category: 31 Munich-Style Helles – 42 Entries

Silver: Session Premium Lager, Full Sail Brewing Co., Hood River

Category: 39 American-Style Dark Lager – 12 Entries

Bronze: Session Black Premium Dark Lager, Full Sail Brewing Co., Hood River

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Category: 46 English-Style Summer Ale – 38 Entries

Bronze: Mother Lode Golden Ale, Laurelwood Brewing Co., Portland

Category: 48 English-Style India Pale Ale – 54 Entries

Silver: Silverspot IPA, Pelican Pub & Brewery, Pacific City

Category: 52 American-Style India Pale Ale – 203 Entries

Silver: Pallet Jack IPA, Barley Brown’s Brew Pub, Baker City

Category: 55 Imperial Red Ale – 60 Entries

Gold: Organic Deranger Imperial Red Ale, Laurelwood Brewing Co., Portland

Category: 56 English-Style Mild Ale – 31 Entries

Silver: Breakside Session Brown, Breakside Brewery, Portland

Category: 59 Scottish-Style Ale – 29 Entries

Bronze: MacPelican’s Scottish Style Ale, Pelican Pub & Brewery, Pacific City

Category: 63 American-Style Black Ale – 61 Entries

Silver: Turmoil, Barley Brown’s Brew Pub, Baker City

Category: 65 German-Style Sour Ale – 29 Entries

Silver: German Sparkle Party, 10 Barrel Brewing Co., Bend

Category: 78 American-Style Stout – 43 Entries

Silver: American Stout, 10 Barrel Brewing Co., Bend

Category: 80 Oatmeal Stout – 45 Entries

Silver: Stumbler’s Stout, Columbia River Brewing Co., Portland

Category: 82 Scotch Ale – 44 Entries

Bronze: Scotch Ale, Barley Brown’s Brew Pub, Baker City

For more information about Oregon’s GABF award-winning breweries and photos from the event, please visit: www.oregonbeer.org/gabf

About the Oregon Brewers Guild

The Oregon Brewers Guild is Oregon’s non-profit trade association for the state’s independent breweries. The Guild, which receives no state funding, comprises 92 brewing companies, 72 associate or supplier members and more than 3,200 enthusiast members or S.N.O.B.s (Supporters of Native Oregon Beer). For more information, see www.oregonbeer.org.

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