2014 Washington Beer Awards Winners Announced – Kulshan Brewing & Gordon Biersch Get Top Honors

June 14th, 2014 · No Comments · Washington Breweries

The winners of the 2014 Washington Beer Awards were announced at today’s Washington Brewers Festival. A huge congrats goes out to Kulshan Brewing of Bellingham for taking home the Large Brewery of the Year and to Gordon Biersch’s Seattle brewery for taking home Small Brewery of the Year (I told you they rock).

Here are the full results:

Pale Lagers:

Gold: Gordon Biersch Seattle – Golden Export

Silver: Icicle Brewing Company – Crosscut Lager

Bronze: Ten Pin Brewing – Ten Light


Amber and Dark Lagers:

Gold: Hi-Fi Brewing – Blue Danube

Silver: Gordon Biersch Seattle – Schwarzbier

Bronze: Chuckanut Brewery – Chuckanut Vienna Lager


Strong Lagers:

Gold: Gordon Biersch Seattle – Maibock

Silver: Riverport Brewing Co. – Bedrock Bock

Bronze: Anacortes Brewery – Mai-Oh-Maibock


German Hybrid Beers:

Gold: Chuckanut Brewery – Chuckanut Kolsch

Silver: White Bluffs Brewing – Red Alt

Bronze: American Brewing Co – American Blonde


Wheat and Rye Beers:

Gold: Stoup Brewing – Stoup Hefeweizen

Silver: Rainy Daze Brewing Co. – Rainy Rye IPA

Bronze: Gordon Biersch Seattle – Hefeweizen


American Light Ales:

Gold: Chuckanut Brewery – Chuckanut Yellow Card

Silver: Puyallup River Brewing – Cream Ale

Bronze: Valholl Brewing Co. LLC – Golden Warrior


Session Ales:

Gold: TripleHorn Brewing Co. – Enabler

Silver: Stoup Brewing – Stoup ISA

Bronze: Fremont Brewing Company – Session Pale Ale


English Ales:

Gold: Flyers Restaurant and Brewery – Humbles Blonde

Silver: Flyers Restaurant and Brewery – Barnstormer Brown

Bronze: Rainy Daze Brewing Co. – English Pale


British Strong Ales:

Gold: Silver City Brewery – Old Scrooge

Silver: Ten Pin Brewing – Snake Eyes Stout

Bronze: Sound Brewery – Old Scoundrel


Scottish Ales:

Gold: Silver City Brewery – Fat Scotch Ale

Silver: Paradise Creek Brewery – Scottish Stovepipe

Bronze: Old Rock Brewery – Misery Whip Scotch Ale


Irish Red Ales:

Gold: Loowit Brewing Company – Two-Sixteen Red Ale

Silver: Republic Brewing Company – Falligan’s Irish Red

Bronze: Menace Brewing – Menace Self-Titled Red


Robust Porters:

Gold: Reuben’s Brews- Robust Porter

Silver: Stoup Brewing – Stoup Porter

Bronze: Republic Brewing Company – Big Mischief Porter


Other Porters:

Gold: Kulshan Brewing Co – Trans-Porter

Silver: Skookum Brewery – Brown & Hairy

Bronze: American Brewing Co – Baltic Porter


Irish and British Stouts:

Gold: Fish Brewing Co. – Over & Out Oatmeal Stout

Silver: Wander Brewing – Correspondent Foreign Extra Stout

Bronze: Loowit Brewing Company – Shimmergloom Stout


American Stouts:

Gold: Elysian Brewing Company – Dragonstooth Stout

Silver: Odin Brewing Co. – Saga Stout

Bronze: Pike Brewing Company – Pike 5X Stout


Imperial Stouts:

Gold: Der Blokken – Double Black

Silver: Silver City Brewery – Imperial Stout

Bronze: Kulshan Brewing Co – Russian Imperial Stout


American Pale Ales:

Gold: Fremont Brewing Company – Summer Ale

Silver: BaleBreaker Brewing Company – Field 41 Pale Ale

Bronze: Elliott Bay Brewing Co. – Virgil Sunshine Session Ale


Other Pale Ales:

Gold: Ten Pin Brewing – Deadwood Pale Ale

Silver: Icicle Brewing Company – Bootjack IPA

Bronze: Rainy Daze Brewing Co. – Belgian Bastard


American Amber Ales:

Gold: River City Brewing Company – River City Red

Silver: Wander Brewing – Washington Uncommon California Common

Bronze: Standard Brewing – Wheated Red Ale


American Brown and Black Ales:

Gold: Populuxe Brewing – Cinderblock CDA

Silver: Harmon Brewing Co. – Black Tartan IPA

Bronze: Standard Brewing – Cascadian Dark Ale


American-Style India Pale Ales:

Gold: Old Schoolhouse Brewery – Renegade IPA

Silver: Bainbridge Island Brewing – Eagle Harbor IPA

Bronze: Old Schoolhouse Brewery – Ruud Awakening IPA


Imperial or Double India Pale Ales:

Gold: Rainy Daze Brewing Co. – Hypocrite Double IPA

Silver: Skookum Brewery- Mammoth Jack IPA

Bronze: Fremont Brewing Company – The Brother


American Barley Wines:

Gold: Fish Brewing Co. – 10-Squared Barley Wine

Silver: Elliott Bay Brewing Co. – Portside Barleywine

Bronze: TripleHorn Brewing Co. – BYGG VIN


Belgian Ales:

Gold: Bainbridge Island Brewing – Bainbridge Blonde

Silver: Valholl Brewing Co. LLC – Poulsbo Abbey Wit

Bronze: Propolis Brewing LLC – Litha


Abbey-Inspired Ales:

Gold: Sound Brewery – Tripel Entendre

Silver: Sound Brewery – Dubbel Entendre

Bronze: Sound Brewery – Entendez Noel


Belgian Strong Ales:

Gold: Kulshan Brewing Co – Hop Howdy

Silver: Airways Brewing Company – 3rd Anniversary

Bronze: Wingman Brewers – Stratofortress


Farmhouse Ales:

Gold: Hilliard’s Beer – Saison

Silver: E9 Brewery – Farmhouse Quatre

Bronze: Kulshan Brewing Co – Saison Du Kulshan


Sour Beers:

Gold: E9 Brewery – Golden Berry Wild

Silver: E9 Brewery – Verre Violet

Bronze: Paradise Creek Brewery – Huckleberry Pucker


Fruit Beers:

Gold: Icicle Brewing Company – Colchuck Raspberry Wheat

Silver: Hopped Up Brewing Company – Lemon Quality Cream Ale

Bronze: Big Block Brewing – Raspberry Blonde


Spice, Herb, and Vegetable Beers:

Gold: Menace Brewing – Menace Chile Bravo

Silver: Puyallup River Brewing – Black Pumpkin Saison

Bronze: Northwest Brewing Company – Bad Panda Ginger Pale Ale


Specialty Beers:

Gold: Laht Neppur Brewing Co. – Spiced Peaches ‘N’ Cream Ale

Silver: Kulshan Brewing Co – Black Forest

Bronze: Wingman Brewers – Gratzer


Wood and Barrel Aged Beers:

Gold: Iron Goat Brewing – Gin BA Head Butt IPA

Silver: Strong Arm Brewing – Cincinnatus Rum Barrel Aged

Bronze: Puyallup River Brewing – Oak Aged Point Success Porter


Wood and Barrel Aged Strong Beers:

Gold: Skookum Brewery – Barren Wood

Silver: Iron Goat Brewing – BA Goatnik Russian Imperial Stout

Bronze: Elysian Brewing Company – The Dread


Washington Pro-Am Award:

        Gold: Reuben’s Brews and Dan Hansen – Cream Ale


Best Washington Agricultural Product Inspired Beer
(Selected by Washington Agricultural Commission)
Big Block Brewing – The Boss


Small Brewery of the Year

(Sponsored by Washington Hop Commission)

Gordon Biersch – Seattle


Large Brewery of the Year

(Sponsored by Briess Malt and Ingredients)

Kulshan Brewing Company


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