2019 Winners

On behalf of Specialty Competitions LLC and the Washington Beer Commission, we are proud to announce the winners of the seventh annual Washington Beer Awards®.  1,467 beers were entered in the competition by 193 Washington breweries.  All of the beers submitted must have been both brewed and made commercially available in the state of Washington.  The entries were evaluated in a blind format using the Brewers Association Style Guidelines by panels of trained beer judges who awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze placements for each category grouping.

(You can download a PDF version of the winners list here).



WABA Award


German Pale Lagers:

Gold: Dystopian State - Heliophant

Silver: Kulshan Brewing Co. - Sunnyland - Helles

Bronze: MIRAGE - Patek Water


German-Style Pilsners:

Gold: Jellyfish Brewing Company - Hydra Pils

Silver: Bellevue Brewing Co - Bellevue Brewing Pilsner

Bronze: Grains Of Wrath Brewing - Luger Pils


Bohemian-Style Pilsners:

Gold: Chainline Brewing Company - Polaris

Silver: Brothers Cascadia Brewing - The People's Pilsner

Bronze: Chuckanut Brewery - Chuckanut Pilsner


Vienna-Style Lagers:

Gold: Grains Of Wrath Brewing - Vienna Lager

Silver: Ram Restaurant & Brewery - Rabbit Punch

Bronze: Burke-Gilman Brewing Company - Archduke


German-Style Schwarzbiers:

Gold: Paradise Creek Brewery - After Dark

Silver: Odd Otter Brewing - Von Himmel

Bronze: Kulshan Brewing Co. - Sunnyland - Schwarzbier


Other German Dark Lagers:

Gold: Chuckanut Brewery - Chuckanut Dunkel

Silver: Dru Bru - Bru Ski Patrol

Bronze: Chainline Brewing Company - Cerne


Light American-Style Lagers:

Gold: Lowercase Brewing - American Light LAGER

Silver: Odin Brewing Co. - Freya's Gold Lager

Bronze: STONES THROW BREWERY - Raincountry Liquid Sunshine


Contemporary American-Style Pilseners:

Gold: Single Hill Brewing - Citizen Grain

Silver: Bellevue Brewing Co - Bellevue Brewing IPL

Bronze: Dreadnought Brewing LLC - Old Man


Other American-Style Lagers:

Gold: Lowercase Brewing - Mexican LAGER

Silver: Headless Mumby Brewing - Cascadian Brown Lager

Bronze: Four Generals Brewing  - Rentoncito


International Lagers:

Gold: Varietal Beer Company - Casita

Silver: Chuckanut Brewery - Chuckanut Asian Lager

Bronze: Chuckanut Brewery - Chuckanut Mexican Lager


German-Style Heller Bock/Maibocks:

Gold: Chuckanut Brewery - Chuckanut Maibock

Silver: Anacortes Brewing Company - Mai-Oh-Mai Bock

Bronze: Redhook Brewlab - Motorhook


Other Strong Lagers:

Gold: Lowercase Brewing - EISBOCK

Silver: Big Barn Brewing Co. - Deitz Bock

Bronze: Kulshan Brewing Co. - Sunnyland - Doppelbock


German-Style Kölsches:

Gold: Chuckanut Brewery - Chuckanut Kolsch

Silver: North Jetty Brewing - Yellow Boots Kolsch Style Ale

Bronze: North Jetty Brewing - North Jetty Kolsch


German-Style Altbiers:

Gold: Chuckanut Brewery - Chuckanut Alt

Silver: Scuttlebutt Brewing Co. - Ein Malz Und Hopfen (EMuH)

Bronze: Burke-Gilman Brewing Company - Der Alte


German-Style Maerzens:

Gold: Elliott Bay Brewing Co - West Seattle - My Favorite Marzen

Silver: Icicle Brewing Company - Dirtyface Amber

Bronze: Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery - Flying Bock




South German-Style Hefeweizens:

Gold: Grains Of Wrath Brewing - Hefeweizen

Silver: Well 80 Brewing Company - Folle Pulle!

Bronze: 20 Corners Brewing Company - Scud Runner


Other German Wheat Beers:

Gold: Flyers Restaurant And Brewery - Heat Seeker Hefe

Silver: Stoup Brewing - Darker Fields Weizenbock (Collaboration With Holy Mountain)

Bronze: STONES THROW BREWERY - Kristal Who?


American Wheat Beers:

Gold: Fish Brewing Company - Hefeweizen

Silver: Snoqualmie Falls Brewery - Haystack

Bronze: Metier Brewing Company - Wheat


Rye Beers:

Gold: Headless Mumby Brewing - Smoked Rye Lager

Silver: Haywire Brewing Co. - Ryed Into The Dark

Bronze: Chuckanut Brewery - Chuckanut Rye Lager


American-Style Cream Ales:

Gold: Postdoc Brewing - Hydrogen Blonde

Silver: Pacific Brewing And Malting - 1897 Lager

Bronze: Bron Yr Aur Brewing Co. - Beaver Deceiver


Golden or Blonde Ales:

Gold: Dick's Brewing Co. - Golden Ale

Silver: Rainy Daze Brewing - Blonde

Bronze: Diamond Knot Brewing Co. - Northwest Blonde


Session Beers:

Gold: Cloudburst Brewing - Tell Me Lies

Silver: Perry Street Brewing - Session IPL

Bronze: Perry Street Brewing - Session IPmaybeA


English-Style Bitters:

Gold: Lowercase Brewing - ESB

Silver: Elliott Bay Brewing Co - West Seattle - Organic Alembic Pale

Bronze: Fish Brewing Company - Organic IPA


English Pale Ales:

Gold: San Juan Island Brewing Co. - Quarry No.9 Pale Ale

Silver: Anacortes Brewing Company - Humpday English Mild

Bronze: Ram Restaurant & Brewery - Hometown Blonde


English Dark Ales:

Gold: North 47 Brewing - Guvnuh

Silver: Fortside Brewing Company - Couve A'licious

Bronze: Dog Days Brewing - Mildly Infuriating




British Strong Ales:

Gold: Cairn Brewing - Wee Heavey

Silver: Silver City Brewery - Old Scrooge

Bronze: Odin Brewing Co. - Thor's Reserve Stout


Scottish Shilling Ales:

Gold: Scamp Brewing Co. - And My Axe

Silver: Bron Yr Aur Brewing Co. - Bonnie Doon Scottish Ale

Bronze: North Jetty Brewing - Leadbetter Red Scottish Style Ale


Scotch Ales:

Gold: Silver City Brewery - Magnificent Bastard

Silver: Black Raven Brewing - Second Sight

Bronze: The Pike Brewing Company - Pike Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale


Irish Red Ales:

Gold: Silver City Brewery - Ridgetop Red

Silver: Rainy Daze Brewing - Dukes Up

Bronze: Haywire Brewing Co. - Foxtrail


Brown Porters:

Gold: Iron Goat Brewing - Bob's Your Uncle Brown Porter

Silver: San Juan Island Brewing Co. - Black Boar Porter

Bronze: Aslan Brewing Co - Bham Brown


Robust Porters:

Gold: Ravenna Brewing Co - Lion Tamer

Silver: Pacific Brewing And Malting - Grit City Porter

Bronze: Flyers Restaurant And Brewery - Pacemaker Porter


Sweet/Cream Stouts:

Gold: Bushnell Craft Brewing Company - Dunkadelic

Silver: Pacific Brewing And Malting - Mama Bear Milk Stout

Bronze: Ten Pin Brewing - Snake Eye Stout


Oatmeal Stouts:

Gold: Dreadnought Brewing LLC - Chocolate Jesus

Silver: Rainy Daze Brewing - Built For Comfort Stout

Bronze: American Brewing - American Oatmeal Stout


Irish Stouts:

Gold: Wenatchee Valley Brewing Company - Trout Stout

Silver: Odin Brewing Co. - Thor's Shadow Imperial Stout

Bronze: Lagunitas Brewing Company - Pint O' Danny's Irish Stout


American-Style Stouts:

Gold: Top Rung Brewing Company - My Dog Scout Stout

Silver: Bron Yr Aur Brewing Co. - Gentlemens Stout

Bronze: Hop Nation Brewing Company - Lane Splitter Stout




American-Style Imperial Stouts:

Gold: Black Raven Brewing - Grandfather Raven

Silver: Urban Family Brewing Company - Dunkable

Bronze: Gig Harbor Brewing Co. LLC - Gig Harbor Imperial Stout


American-Style Pale Ales:

Gold: Grains Of Wrath Brewing - Papermaker Pale

Silver: Burke-Gilman Brewing Company - Troll Tears

Bronze: Hellbent Brewing Company - Always Naked Summer Pale


Juicy or Hazy Pale Ales:

Gold: MIRAGE - Final Rose

Silver: Reuben's Brews - 1406 Brewery - Hazealicious

Bronze: Hellbent Brewing Company - Seattle Sunshine Hazy Pale


American-Style Strong Pale Ales:

Gold: Single Hill Brewing - Eastside IPA

Silver: Stoup Brewing - Citra IPA

Bronze: Hellbent Brewing Company - DANG! Citra IPA


American Amber Ales:

Gold: Hellbent Brewing Company - Funky Red Patina

Silver: Big Block Brewing - Flathead Red

Bronze: Wenatchee Valley Brewing Company - Overlord Amber Ale


American-Style Brown and Black Ales:

Gold: Big Block Brewing - Big Block Brown

Silver: Populuxe Brewing - Beer Snob Brown

Bronze: Western Red Brewing - Crew Boss CDA


American-Style India Pale Ales:

Gold: Grains Of Wrath Brewing - Overkill IPA

Silver: Barrel Mountain Brewing - Unplug IPA

Bronze: The Pike Brewing Company - Pike Bitterlake IPA


Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ales:

Gold: Trap Door Brewing - Glowed Up

Silver: Trap Door Brewing - TANG

Bronze: Old Schoolhouse Brewery - Eddy Hopper


Imperial or Double India Pale Ales:

Gold: Sumerian Brewing Co. - Hopruption Double IPA

Silver: Ghost Runners Brewery  - Pre-HOPtaine

Bronze: Taneum Creek Brewing - Never Lift IIPA


Juicy or Hazy Imperial or Double India Pale Ales:

Gold: Trap Door Brewing - Popular Culture

Silver: Reuben's Brews  - Triple Crush

Bronze: Urban Family Brewing Company - Game Breaker




Other American Strong Ales:

Gold: Double Bluff Brewing Company - Anthesian India Red Ale

Silver: Three Bull Brewing Co. - Elk Camp Porter

Bronze: Georgetown Brewing Company - 18 Pound



Gold: Icicle Brewing Company - Decline

Silver: Boundary Bay Brewery And Bistro - Old Bounder

Bronze: Three Magnets Brewing Company - Old Skook Barleywine


Belgo-American & International Ales:

Gold: Reuben's Brews - 1406 Brewery - Crikey IPA

Silver: Reuben's Brews  - Triumvirate

Bronze: Sound Brewery - Monk's Indiscretion


Belgian-Style Witbiers:

Gold: Lowercase Brewing - WITBIER

Silver: Reuben's Brews  - Lilywhite Wit

Bronze: Standard Brewing - Eclair Blanche


Belgian Ales:

Gold: Bainbridge Brewing - Bainbridge Blonde

Silver: Diamond Knot Brewing Co. - Binnacle

Bronze: Wander Brewing - Wanderale


Light Abbey-Inspired Ales:

Gold: Triplehorn Brewing Co - Stupid Monke

Silver: Northish Beer Company  - Petit Epeautre

Bronze: Sound Brewery - Tripel Entendre


Dark Abbey-Inspired Ales:

Gold: Everybody's Brewing - Dubbel Parked

Silver: Sound Brewery - Dubbel Entendre

Bronze: Dick's Brewing Co. - Grand Cru


Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ales:

Gold: Kulshan Brewing Co. - Double Entendre

Silver: Counterbalance Brewing Company - Belgian Golden Strong Ale

Bronze: Metier Brewing Company - Belgian Golden


Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ales:

Gold: Decibel Brewing Co - Pour Some Sugar On Me

Silver: Silver City Brewery - Giant Made Of Shadows

Bronze: Odin Brewing Co. - Thor's Equinox


Belgian and French Farmhouse Ales:

Gold: Snoqualmie Falls Brewery - Meadowbrook

Silver: Burke-Gilman Brewing Company - L'Internationale

Bronze: Ravenna Brewing Co - First Harvest




Specialty Saisons:

Gold: Dystopian State - Black Swan Project

Silver: Figurehead Brewing Company - 1710 Saison

Bronze: Mac & Jacks Brewery Inc. - Brett Saison


Brett Beers:

Gold: Standard Brewing - Old Money

Silver: Matchless Brewing - Bright & Brux

Bronze: Brothers Cascadia Brewing - Cadenza


Mixed Culture Brett Beers:

Gold: E9 Brewing Co - Les Chalmeures

Silver: E9 Brewing Co - Ohgma's Blessing

Bronze: Tin Dog Brewing - CatWalk


German-Style Sour Beers:

Gold: Aslan Brewing Co - A Study Of Dreams

Silver: Single Hill Brewing - Lemonade Rocketship

Bronze: Wander Brewing - Champagne Toast


Contemporary-Style Goses:

Gold: Ten Pin Brewing - Guava Gose

Silver: Old Stove Brewing - Gose 2.0

Bronze: Resonate Brewery + Pizzeria - One Red Thread


American-Style Sour and Wild Ales:

Gold: Standard Brewing - Apocryphal

Silver: Heathen Brewing - Mojita Sour

Bronze: Northish Beer Company  - Rarified Inertia


Belgian Sour Beers:

Gold: Tin Dog Brewing - Errant Whispers

Silver: Elliott Bay Brewing Co - Lake City - Big Pun

Bronze: Elliott Bay Brewing Co - Lake City - De Rode Duivels


American-Style Fruit Beers:

Gold: Twin Sisters Brewing Company - Strawberry Zwickelbier

Silver: Silver City Brewery - Sun Glitter

Bronze: Ice Harbor Brewing Co. - Tropika IPA


Fruit Wheat Beers:

Gold: Ten Pin Brewing - Groove

Silver: Ten Pin Brewing - Taphouse - Tropical Groove

Bronze: Steam Donkey Brewing Co. - Currant Situation


Belgian-Style Fruit Lambics:

Gold: E9 Brewing Co - Last Truck To Clarksville

Silver: E9 Brewing Co - Genus Rubus

Bronze: E9 Brewing Co - Wild Tacoma Bing Cherry




Vegetable Beers:

Gold: Cloudburst Brewing - Grandma Take Me Home

Silver: Black Raven Brewing - Coco Jones

Bronze: North Fork Brewery  - Golden Beet Berliner


Chili Pepper Beers:

Gold: 20 Corners Brewing Company - Zicatella

Silver: Ten Pin Brewing - Taphouse - Smokin' Hot Blonde

Bronze: Rail Hop'n Brewing Co - Firebox Jalapeno Amber


Coffee & Chocolate Beers:

Gold: Rooftop Brewing Company - Ladro Sul Tetto

Silver: Cloudburst Brewing - Bad Timing

Bronze: Silver City Brewery - Kwik Stout


Belgian-Style Fruit Beers:

Gold: Silver City Brewery - Foxy Lady

Silver: Reuben's Brews  - Brettania - Blackberry And Boysenberry

Bronze: Perihelion Brewery - Black Current


Herb & Spice Beers:

Gold: Varietal Beer Company - Varietal Rose

Silver: Atwood Ales Farm Brewery - Mo's Saison

Bronze: Ten Pin Brewing - Taphouse - Horchata Stout


Smoke Beers:

Gold: Chuckanut Brewery - Chuckanut Rauch Helles

Silver: Packwood Brewing Co - Butter Peak Porter

Bronze: Lucky Envelope Brewing - Smoked Tea Helles Lager


Specialty & Historical Beers:

Gold: Resonate Brewery + Pizzeria - King Bee

Silver: Dystopian State - Gold Sigil

Bronze: Chainline Brewing Company - Steinbier


Experimental Beers:

Gold: 20 Corners Brewing Company - Calypso

Silver: Ten Pin Brewing - Taphouse - Strata Brut

Bronze: MIRAGE - Life Trap


Wood & Barrel Aged Beers:

Gold: Fortside Brewing Company - Port/Bourbon Barrel Aged Kanaka

Silver: Dystopian State - Barrel Aged Old Rye Old Fashioned

Bronze: Iron Goat Brewing - Gin Barrel Aged Buzzsaw McThunder IPA


Wood & Barrel Aged Imperial Stouts:

Gold: Wander Brewing - Earlybird

Silver: Elliott Bay Brewing Co - Lake City - Bourbon Fauntleroy Imperial Stout

Bronze: Rainy Daze Brewing - Resin Ball Stout




Other Wood & Barrel Aged Strong Beers:

Gold: Elysian Brewing Co - Cyclops

Silver: Backwoods Brewing Company - Tequila Cutt IIPA

Bronze: Bron Yr Aur Brewing Co. - Aged Gentlemen


Wood & Barrel Aged Sour Beers:

Gold: Urban Family Brewing Company - Vernal Bloom

Silver: Georgetown Brewing Company - Sea Of Life

Bronze: 7 Seas Brewing Co. - Sour Raspberry Blend



Gold: Lowercase Brewing & Homebrewer Cory Geerdts - Dorkmunder

Silver: Redhook Brewlab & Homebrewer Phil Cammarano - La Saison De Phil

Bronze: Flying Lion Brewing & Homebrewer Matt Geimer - Uncle's Rice Lager


Collaboration Beers:

Gold: Redhook Brewlab & Brewhall - LabHall

Silver: Lowercase Brewing & Floating Bridge Brewing - Forbidden Rice Lager

Bronze: Trap Door Brewing & Dwinell Country Ales - Gift Horse


Best Washington Agricultural Product Inspired Beer: Crossbuck Brewing - Blue Crew Lavender Wit

Best Washington Malt Beer (Sponsored by Skagit Valley Malting): 20 Corners Brewing Company - La Push

Very Small Brewery of the Year (Sponsored by Crosby Hops): Headless Mumby Brewing

Small Brewery of the Year (Sponsored by Washington Hops Commission): Dystopian State

Mid-Sized Brewery of the Year (Sponsored by YCH Hops, Yakima Chief – Hopunion): Lowercase Brewing

Large Brewery of the Year (Sponsored by Briess Malt and Ingredients): Chuckanut Brewery