Oregon beermakers earn 19 medals at world’s largest competition


Brewers from Oregon bring home seven gold medals from the Great American Beer Festival.

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BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Oregon brewers brought home seven gold medals from the Great American Beer Festival.

Beermakers from the state accounted for 19 total — 3 fewer than the 2014 competition.

Barley Brown’s, of Baker City, won two gold medals, in the American-Style Strong Pale Ale (called Ratchet Strap IPA) and American-Style Stout (Disorder Stoute) categories.

Block 15, of Corvallis, won a gold in the Belgian-Style Lambic or Sour Ale category for its Turbulent Consequence, Peche, ale, while Fat Head’s Brewery of Portland took top honors in the Rye Beer field for its Blitzkrieg Bock.

(SOURCE: Portland Business Journal)

Other winners:

  • Beaverton Blonde — an English-style summer ale — by Golden Valley Brewery and Pub of Beaverton (gold)
  • Shanghai’d IPA — English-style IPA — by Old Town Brewing (gold)
  • MacPelican’s Wee Heavy Ale — Scotch Ale — by Pelican Brewing (gold)

About 1,600 breweries vied for awards.

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