Best of Craft Beer Awards. The list of WA and OR winners



Results are in from this year’s Best of Craft Beer Awards. Combined, Washington and Oregon breweries brought home 77 medals from the competition this year.

Washington and Oregon brought home the most hardware. Oregon won 49 medals. Washington won 28 medals. No other state was close. The judging takes place in Bend, so there is a certain home-field advantage. Over 2,500 beers were entered, so winning a medal is impressive regardless, especially in the most-entered categories (listed below).

As is always the case with this kind of competition, we only know which breweries and beers won. We do not know which breweries did or did not submit beer for judging. You can see the complete list of all winners here.


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Below, we share the complete list of winners:

Washington Gold Medals
Washington Silver Medals
Washington Bronze Medals
Oregon Gold Medals
Oregon Silver Medals
Oregon Bronze Medals


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Most-Entered Categories

Here is the list of the six most-entered categories. Winning medal in one of these categories was tough.

  • American-Style India Pale Ale (159 entries)
  • American-Style Pale Ale (91 entries)
  • Porters & Brown Ales (81 entries)
  • Hazy or Juicy India Pale Ale (136 entries)
  • Red or Strong Beers (91 entries)
  • North American Lagers (79 entries)

About the Best of Craft Beer Awards

During the weekend of March 31-April 2, professional brewers and judges from as far away as El Salvador descended upon Central Oregon to judge over 2,500 entries in the 2023 Best of Craft Beer Awards competition. Breweries of all sizes sent over 16,000 containers of their finest product for evaluation, entered into 59 categories and subcategories.


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Judging took place during a 3-day, five-session period by over 100 of the most qualified international judges. They awarded 165 gold, silver, and bronze medals to 128 brewery locations around the world.

Washington Gold Medals

Brewery, Beer; Category

  • Ravenna Brewing, Synesthesia; Hazy or Juicy Imperial IPA
  • Stoup Brewing, Stoup Robust Porter; Porters & Brown Ales
  • Sound to Summit Brewing, Into the Deep; Imperial Stouts
  • Dwinell Country Ales, Old Vine; Spontaneous Fermentation & Mixed-Culture Beers
  • The Good Society Brewery & Public House, First To Fall; Classic Saisons & Farmhouse Beers
  • Scamp Brewing, Exile in Sibeeria w/Chocolate, Coffee, and Coconut; Coffee Beers
  • Burke-Gilman Brewing Company, The Archduke; Amber Lagers
  • Kulshan Brewing, Pilsner; German Pilsner

Washington Silver Medals

Brewery, Beer; Category

  • Grains of Wrath Brewing, At Dawn They Sleep IPA; IPA
  • Stoup Brewing, Stoup NW Red; Red or Strong Red Beers
  • Brothers Cascadia Brewing, Clay’s Brown; Porters & Brown Ales
  • Old Schoolhouse Brewery, Hooligan Stout; Stouts
  • Reuben’s Brews, Roggenbier;  Rye Beers
  • Ghostfish Brewing Company, Close Encounters Of The 8th Kind; Gluten-Free Beers
  • Dirty Couch Brewing, OOLA LA Imperial Farmhouse Ale; Specialty Saisons & Farmhouse Beers
  • Reuben’s Brews, Gose; German Sour Beers
  • Fremont Brewing, Non Alcoholic IPA; NA Hop-Forward Beers
  • Resonate Brewery, Lithium; Amber Lagers
  • Trap Door Brewing, Day Beer; Hop-Forward Lagers

Washington Bronze Medals

Brewery, Beer; Category

  • Formula Brewing, Don’t yuck my yum; Pale Ale
  • Chainline Brewing Company, Tune Up; Hazy or Juicy IPA
  • The Pike Brewing Company, Kilt Lifter; Scottish Ales
  • Brothers Cascadia Brewing, Brothers Bavaria; German Wheat Beers
  • Figurehead Brewing Company, Bowsprit Blond; Belgian Ales
  • White Bluffs Brewing, Happy Fields; Classic Saisons & Farmhouse Beers
  • Kulshan Brewing, Premium Lager; North American Lagers
  • Lucky Envelope Brewing, Helles Lager; Pale European Lagers
  • Beach Cat Brewing, Bagheera Black Lager; Dark Lagers

Oregon Gold Winners

Brewery, Beer; Category

  • Von Ebert Brewing, Ahhroma Engine; Pale Ale
  • Sunriver Brewing Company, Emotional Support Peacock; Hazy or Juicy Pale Ale
  • Von Ebert Brewing, Helles; Pale European Lagers
  • Von Ebert Brewing, Clubhaus Lager; Light Lagers
  • 10 Barrel East Side, Gindulgence; American Sour Beers
  • Block 15 Brewing Co., Sticky Hands; Imperial IPA
  • Steeplejack Brewing Company, Alewife English Dark Mild; English Ales
  • Breakside Brewery, Breakside The Trappings and the Suits of Woe; Wood- & Barrel-Aged Specialty Stouts
  • Coast Fork Brewing, The Bruce; Strong Ale/Old Ale & Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy
  • 10 Barrel East Side, Give ‘Em A Hand; Experimental Beers
  • Beachcrest, Kraken Good DIPA; Cascadian Dark Ale
  • Widmer Brothers Brewing, Hefeweizen; American Wheat Beers
  • Breakside Brewery & Taproom, Breakside LIFE, Volume 4; Barley Wines, Wheat Wine, & Rye Wine
  • Freebridge Brewing, Slap & Pickle; German Sour Beers
  • Von Ebert Brewing, A Night in Tallin; Imperial Porters & Brown Ales
  • Wolf Tree, Spruce Tip Gruit; Rare & Historical Beers
  • Deschutes Brewery Portland Public House, Sensationator Doppelbock; Wood- & Barrel-Aged Beers Under 8%

Oregon Silver Winners

Brewery, Beer; Category

  • Hop Valley Brewing, Malt Mountain; Bocks
  • Sunriver Brewing Company, High Desert Diesel; Imperial IPA
  • Fort George Brewery – Public House, Feed the Beast; Wood- & Barrel-Aged Stouts
  • 10 Barrel East Side, When Plums Cry; Fruited Mixed-Culture Beers
  • Sunriver Brewing Company, Mocha Cow; Coffee Beers
  • Conversion Brewing, Wages of Sin; Wood- & Barrel-Aged Specialty Stouts
  • Oregon City Brewing Co., Coming to Fruition: Cherry; Brett Beers
  • Level Beer, Smokey the Beer; Smoke Beers
  • Steeplejack Brewing Company, Stjordasol Smoked Farmhouse Ale; Rare & Historical Beers
  • Montavilla Brew Works, Peregrin – Palo Santo Wood-Aged Porter; Wood- & Barrel-Aged Beers Under 8%

Oregon Bronze Winners

Brewery, Beer; Category

  • Gratitude Brewing, Sasquatch Hunters Alliance; Porters & Brown Ales
  • 10 Barrel West Side, BeeLoved; Flavored Beers
  • ForeLand Beer, Strand Plain; Stouts
  • Migration Brewing Company, MoHazeIc; Hazy or Juicy Pale Ale
  • 10 Barrel West Side, Krampus; Wood- & Barrel-Aged Strong Beers
  • Mt Tabor Brewing Company, Kolsch-O-Rama; Kölsch
  • Thunder Island Brewing Co., Glacier Lily Golden; Golden or Blonde Ale
  • ForeLand Beer, Sunstone Lager; Light Lagers
  • Sunriver Brewing Company, Stay out of Malibu; Hop-Forward Lagers
  • Wild Ride Brewing, Tarty to the Party Blackberry Peach Sour Ale; American Sour Beers
  • StormBreaker Brewing, Triple Double; Imperial IPA
  • Mt Tabor Brewing Company, MacTaborhan’s; English Ales
  • Alesong Brewing and Blending, Senor Rhino; Wood- & Barrel-Aged Specialty Stouts
  • Steeplejack Brewing Company, Highland-Style Wee Heavy; Strong Ale/Old Ale & Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy
  • Fort George Brewery, Cavatica Stout; Imperial Stouts
  • 10 Barrel East Side, Marionberry Cheesecake Sour; Experimental Beers
  • Baerlic Brewing Company, Dark Thoughts Black IPA; Cascadian Dark Ale
  • GoodLife Brewing Company, Sweet As! Pacific Ale; American Wheat Beers
  • Sunriver Brewing Company, Wild Series: Gin Fizz; Specialty Saisons & Farmhouse Beers
  • Deschutes Brewery, Neon Butterfly; Brett Beers
  • Steeplejack Brewing Company, Amelia Grodziskie; Smoke Beers
  • Breakside Brewery & Taproom, Breakside Black & Tan; Wood- & Barrel-Aged Beers Under 8%


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