Domestic/International Brewers Compete in 8th Annual Best of Craft Beer Awards

165 Medals Awarded Across 55 Beer Categories

Redmond, OR – 6 March 2022
During the weekend of March 4-6th, professional brewers and judges from as far away as Switzerland descended upon Central Oregon to judge over 2,700 entries in the 2022 Best of Craft Beer Awards competition.

Breweries of all sizes sent over 16,000 containers of their finest product for evaluation across 56 categories.

Judging took place during a 3-day, six session period by over 100 of the most qualified international judges. They awarded 165 gold, silver, and bronze medals to 129 brewery locations around the world.

2022 Brewery of the Year – Deschutes Public House | Bend, Oregon

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Most-Entered Style Categories

American-Style India Pale Ale – 160 entries
Dark European Lagers (127 entries)

Vienna Lager, Maerzen, Oktoberfest, Dunkel, Schwarzbier, European Dark Lager, American Dark Lager

Flavored Beers (86 entries)

Herb & Spice Beer, Chili Pepper Beer, Chocolate/Cocoa Beer, Pumpkin Spice Beer

Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale (160 entries)
Red Beers (103 entries)

American Amber/Red, Irish Red, Altbier, American Amber Lager, American Maerzen/Oktoberfest

Stouts (80 entries)

Dry Irish Stout, Sweet/Cream/Milk Stout, Oatmeal Stout, Export Stout, American Stout

About Us

The Best of Craft Beer Awards just completed its 8th 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.

2022 Best of Craft Beer Awards Judging