This past weekend, a shit-ton of brewers, beer geeks, and costumed drunks descended on Denver for the Great American Beer Festival, where 254 medals for "America's Best" brews were awarded in 84 different categories. Elysian Brewing was the only Seattle-based brewer to take home hardware, garnering a Silver for the Mens Room Original Red Ale in the "Ordinary or Special Bitter" category. Other Washington brewers to medal were American Brewing, Chuckanut, Redhook Ale Brewery, and No-Li Brewhouse.
American Brewing, Edmonds—Bronze Medal, Polska Porter. Category: Baltic-Style Porter.
Chuckanut Brewery, Bellingham—Silver Medal, Chuckanut Kolsch. Category: German Style Kolsch & Silver Medal, Chuckanut Vienna Lager. Category: Vienna-Style Lager.
No-Li Brewhouse, Spokane—Gold Medal, Crystal Bitter Ale. Category: Extra Special Bitter.
Redhook Ale Brewery, Woodinville—Silver Medal, Redhook Pilsner. Category: American-Style or International-Style Pilsener & Bronze Medal, Winterhook. Category: American-Style Amber/Red Ale.
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