Eight Washington Breweries Win Twelve Medals at the World Beer Cup in Chicago

April 12th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Washington Breweries

Mari & Will Kemper of Chuckanut Brewery accept a Gold medal from Charlie Papazian for their Dunkel.

Breweries from all over the world submitted beer for the 2010 World Beer Cup in Chicago, and Washington breweries were well-represented when the winners were revealed. 3,330 beers were submitted by 642 breweries in 44 countries, making this competition the largest-ever of its kind. It took a panel of 179 international beer judges two days to choose the best of the bunch from 90 categories, and the winners were announced at an awards dinner on Saturday night in Chicago.

Ed Bennett of Boundary Bay accepts their second of three medals.

Eight Washington breweries won a total of twelve medals in the competition, and many of the brewers were on-hand to receive their awards. Boundary Bay Brewery from Bellingham and Black Raven Brewing from Redmond led the way with three medals each. Black Raven took home Gold medals for their Tamerlane Brown Porter and Coco Jones Porter, and they received a Silver medal for their Barrel Aged La Petite Mort. Two of those medals came in the two most-competitive categories of the competition. The Coco Jones bested 108 other beers in the Herb & Spice Beer or Chocolate Beer category, and the Barrel Aged La Petite Mort competed with 112 other beers in the Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer category. Boundary Bay won a Silver medal for their Dunkles Bock, and they won Bronze medals for their Imperial IPA and Cabin Fever.

Other Washington winners included Chuckanut Brewery from Bellingham (Dunkel), Golden Hills Brewing from Reardan (Ben’s Brown), Redhook from Woodinville (Mudslinger Ale), Rock Bottom from Bellevue (Hop Bomb IPA), Snipes Mountain Brewing from Sunnyside (Harvest Ale), and Walking Man Brewing from Stevenson (Jaywalker Russian Imperial Stout).

Congratulations to all these Washington breweries. It is rewarding for the entire industry when any brewery is recognized for their hard work.

Jacob Leanord of Walking Man accepts a medal for their Jaywalker Russian Imperial Stout

Alan Shapiro of SBS Imports accepts a medal for De Proef Brewery.

Black Raven's three awards.

The Naked City crew with Matt Bonney of Brouwer's Cafe


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