Washington Breweries Claim Ten Medals at 2014 Great American Beer Festival

October 6th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Washington Breweries

Image thanks to Fremont Brewing on Facebook.

The 2014 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is in the books. 1,309 breweries submitted a grand total of 5,507 beers that were evaluated by a panel of more than 200 beer judges this past week in Denver, CO. Washington breweries took home 10 medals out of the 268 that were awarded in 90 categories, with 6 of those being coveted gold medals. Fremont Brewing walked away with two medals, while Propolis Brewing, Airways Brewing, Sound Brewery, Chuckanut Brewery, Pyramid Breweries, White Bluffs Brewing, Gordon Biersch Seattle and Silver City Brewery all took home one medal. You can see the details below.

Competition is fierce for medals at GABF, particularly in the more popular categories like American Style IPA (279 entries). Brewers work hard on their craft, and taking home one of these medals is a rewarding result of their long hours and dedication.

Cheers to all of the Washington breweries that took home hardware from this year’s competition, and I hope to see even more breweries submit beers and find success at the 2015 competition.

You can see the full list of 2014 winners here.

Details on the winning WA beers:

Gold Medal: Airways Brewing
Pre-Flight Pilsner
American-style or International-style Pilsner (41 entries)

Gold Medal: Chuckanut Brewery
Chuckanut Dunkel
European Style Dunkel (23 entries)

Gold Medal: Gordon Biersch – Seattle*
Golden Export
Munich-Style Helles (50 entries)

Gold Medal: Propolis Brewing
American-style Brett Beer (44 entries)

Gold Medal: Pyramid Breweries
Apricot Ale
Fruit Wheat Beer (65 entries)

Gold Medal: White Bluffs Brewing
Red Alt
German-style Altbier (33 entries)

Silver Medal: Fremont Brewing
Summer Ale
International-style Pale Ale (88 entries)

Silver Medal: Fremont Brewing
Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star
Wood-and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout (109 entries)

Silver Medal: Silver City Brewery
Old Scrooge
Old Ale or Strong Ale (32 entries)

Bronze Medal: Sound Brewery
Dubbel Entendre
Belgian-style Abbey Ale (62 entries)

* This beer was brewed and submitted by the Seattle location of GB according to Head Brewer Kevin Davey. It is listed as CO in the awards results.


One Comment so far ↓

  • Anthony Manzalji

      If you drink an Pyramid apricot ale you can be guaranteed it was brewed in Portland Oregon at the Portland brewing company. The pyramid headquarters may be in Seattle but the good ole boys and girls in Portland are responsible for earning the medal.

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