2019 Fresh Hop Winners

On behalf of Specialty Competitions LLC and the Washington Beer Commission, we are proud to announce the winners of the first ever Washington Beer Awards® Fresh Hop Competition.  139 fresh hop beers were entered in the competition by 70 Washington breweries.  All of the beers submitted must have been both brewed, made commercially available in the state of Washington, and utilize fresh hops from the 2019 harvest.  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


Fresh Hop Lagers:

Gold: Headless Mumby Brewing - Wet Hop German Pils

Silver: Trap Door Brewing - Hella Fresh

Bronze: Lowercase Brewing - Fresh Hop Italian Pilsner


Fresh Hop American Pale Ales:

Gold: Stoup Brewing - Triumph Fresh Hop Pale Ale

Silver: Fremont Brewing - Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop

Bronze: Single Hill Brewing - Ecstasy Of Green


Fresh Hop Juicy or Hazy Pale Ales:

Gold: Old Stove Brewing - Streaker Hazy Fresh Hop Version

Silver: Fortside Brewing Company - Fresh Prince Of Pale

Bronze: Single Hill Brewing - Public Enemy


Fresh Hop American Strong Pale Ales:

Gold: Single Hill Brewing - Double Back

Silver: Single Hill Brewing - Fresh Hop Strong Pale

Bronze: Bron Yr Aur Brewing Co. - Amarillo Strong Pale


Fresh Hop American IPAs:

Gold: Dru Bru - Fresh Hop Mosaic

Silver: Old Schoolhouse Brewery - Fresh Hop IPA

Bronze: Georgetown Brewing - Fresh Hop Bodhizafa


Fresh Hop Juicy or Hazy IPAs:

Gold: Burke-Gilman Brewing Company - Zephyr

Silver: Hellbent Brewing Company - Amarillio Fresh Hop Hazy IPA

Bronze: Georgetown Brewing - Fresh Hop Velvel Larry


Fresh Hop Double IPAs and Juicy or Hazy Imperial or Double IPAs:

Gold: Reuben's Brews - Fresh Hop Double Crush

Silver: Old Schoolhouse Brewery - K'POWW

Bronze: Bale Breaker Brewing Co - Piled High Fresh Hop IPA


Other Fresh Hop Ales:

Gold: Reuben's Brews - Fresh Hop Triumvirate

Silver: Snoqualmie Falls Brewery - Ghostwood Kolsch

Bronze: Reuben's Brews - Fresh Hop Crikey IPA