There’s Gold In Them Kegs

by | Oct 17, 2008

According to John Foyston at The Oregonian, 12 Oregon breweries claimed a total of 21 medals at the 2008 Great American Beer Festival held October 9-11 in Denver. Eleven of Oregon’s 21 medals were gold, giving Beervana more than any other state.

Here’s the list of award-winning craft beers made in Oregon:

Alameda Brewhouse Black Bear XX Stout
Bend Brewing Co. Hop Head
Cascade Brewing Co. Cascade Kriek Ale
Cascade Lakes Brewing Co. Blonde Bombshell
Deschutes Brewery Bachelor ESB
Deschutes Brewery The Dissident
Deschutes Brewery Chinquapin Butte Golden Ale
Full Sail Brewing Co. Full Sail Pale Ale
Full Sail Brewing Co. Session Premium Lager
Hopworks Urban Brewery Organic IPA
Laurelwood Brewing Co. Himmelbrau Helles
Pelican Pub & Brewery Surfer’s Summer Ale
Pelican Pub & Brewery Le Pelican Brun
Pyramid Breweries Pyramid Crystal Wheat Ale
Pyramid Breweries Pyramid Apricot Ale
Pyramid Breweries Blackwatch Cream Porter
Rogue Ales Dry Hopped Red
Rogue Ales Hazelnut Brown Nectar
Rogue Ales American Amber
Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. Hefeweizen
Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. Drop Top

Alemeda Brewhouse, for one, is located right up the street. I’ll be sure to order a Black Bear XX Stout (a four time winner in Denver) next time I’m in.

BTW, check out this list of brewers located in Portland. To say it’s extensive is putting things mildly.