Washington Brewers Hit Gold

Washington brewers demonstrated that sometimes quality trumps quantity, bringing home six Gold medals, three Silver and one Bronze from the 89 beer categories at this weekend’s Great American Beer Festival.


Winning Gold medals were:

  • Chuckanut Brewing, Bellingham, for their Dunkel Lager
  • Propolis Brewing, Port Townsend, for their Beltane (Brett)
  • Pyramid Ales, Seattle, for their Apricot Ale
  • Airways Brewing, Kent, for their Pre-Flight Pilsner
  • White Bluffs Brewing, Richland, for their Red Alt
  • Gordon Biersch, Seattle, Golden Export (Helles) brewed by Kevin Christopher Davey

Winning Silver medals were:

  • Silver City Brewery in Silverdale for their Old Scrooge
  • Fremont Brewing in Seattle for their Summer Ale, and for the Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star

Winning a Bronze medal was:

  • Sound Brewery from Poulsbo for their Dubbel Entendre

Bob Shoemaker

Grew up in Renton, WA. Writer. Photographer. Homebrewer. Woodworker. Beer lover. UW grad. - 14 years in Marketing and Advertising communications - 16 years in technical product support, quality, loyalty, support analyst - 12 years as communications business owner