International Brewers Compete in Best of Craft Beer Awards Fresh/Wet Hop Competition
91 Registered Breweries | 219 Entries | 37 Medals Awarded
Sept 24th – Sisters, OR & Oct 15th – Yakima, WA
In September and October, professional brewers and judges from across the Pacific NW descended upon Central Oregon and the hop region of Yakima, WA to judge super fresh Wet Hop beers from as far away as Texas, Virginia, New Jersey, and Saskatchewan, Canada.
Two separate judging sessions allowed brewers to enter beers using hops harvested at different times across multiple states. The Early Harvest session took place at Three Creeks Brewing in Sisters, OR on Sept 24th, with the Late Harvest session taking place at Single Hill Brewing in Yakima, WA on Oct 15th.
37 gold, silver, and bronze medals were awarded to breweries from WA, OR, CA, TX, and LA, with several collaborators taking home medals including:
- – Russian River Brewing
- – Obelisk Beer Co.
- – Highland Park Brewing
- – Taps Beer Reserve
- – Future Primitive Brewing
- – Cerveceria Transpeninsular
- – Gnarly Barley Brewing
Domestic/International Brewers Compete in 9th Annual Best of Craft Beer Awards
Redmond, OR – 3 April 2023
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 in 59 categories and subcategories.
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.
2023 Large-size Brewery of the Year – Widmer Brothers Brewing, Portland, OR
2023 Medium-size Brewery of the Year – Sunriver Brewing Co., Sunriver, OR
2023 Small-size Brewery of the Year – Humble Parlor, Philadelphia, PA
Most-Entered Style Categories
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)
The Best of Craft Beer Awards just completed its 9th year of competition seeing a successive growth rate in participating breweries year over year. In that short amount of time, the competition has grown to be the third largest professional brewing competition in North America.