Oregon and Washington Winners at 2012 World Beer Cup

Oregon winners at the 2012 World Beer Cup in San Diego, CA  L to R: Bend brewer Ian Larkin, Pelican brewmaster Darron Welch, 10 Barrel (formerly of Bend Brewing) brewmaster Tonya Cornett (photo by Shawn Kelso)

The 2012 World Beer Cup that coincided with the Craft Brewers Conference in San Diego, California was a wonderful experience. Featuring some of the most talented taste makers in the craft beverage industry, this bi-annual award ceremony ranks at the top along with the Great American Beer Festival as the most prestigious award ceremony beheld by craft beer brewers in North America. Here’s a look at 2012’s winners from Oregon and Washington:

Oregon Winners at 2012 WBC:

Pelican Brewmaster Darron Welch, champion brewmasterCategory 1: American-Style Wheat Beer, 23 Entries
Bronze: DD Blonde, Hop Valley Brewing Co., Springfield, OR

Category 8: Coffee Beer, 56 Entries
Silver: Drunken Elf Stout, Columbia River Brewing Co., Portland, OR

Category 15: Indigenous Beer, 26 Entries
Bronze: Oyster Stout, Upright Brewing Co., Portland, OR

Category 18: American-Style Sour Ale, 14 Entries
Gold: Ching Ching, Bend Brewing Co., Bend, OR

Category 19: American-Style Brett Ale, 28 Entries
Gold: Peche ‘n Brett, Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, Hood River, OR

The Commons brew team L to R: Sean Burke, Josh Grgas, Mike WrightCategory 56: French- & Belgian-Style Saison, 44 Entries
Bronze: Urban Farmhouse Ale, The Commons Brewery, Portland, OR

Category 66: English-Style Summer Ale, 32 Entries
Bronze: Mother Lode Golden Ale, Laurelwood Brewing Co., Portland, OR

Category 67: Classic English-Style Pale Ale, 33 Entries
Bronze: Caldera Ashland Amber, Caldera Brewing Co., Ashland, OR

Category 71: Scottish-Style Ale, 26 Entries
Gold: MacPelican’s Scottish Style Ale, Pelican Pub & Brewery, Pacific City, OR

Category 77: Oatmeal Stout, 49 Entries
Silver: Stumblers Stout, Columbia River Brewing Co., Portland, OR

Category 81: Barley Wine-Style Ale, 62 Entries
Gold: Stormwatcher’s Winterfest, Pelican Pub & Brewery, Pacific City, OR

Ben Edmunds and Scott Lawrence of Breakside BreweryCategory 83: Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout, 30 Entries
Bronze: Breakside Dry Stout, Breakside Brewery, Portland, OR

World Beer Cup Champion Brewery and Brewmaster
Large Brewpub
Pelican Pub & Brewery, Pacific City, OR
Darron R S Welch

Washington Winners at 2012 WBC:

Category 5: Field Beer or Pumpkin Beer, 19 Entries
Bronze: The Great Pumpkin, Elysian Brewing Co., Seattle, WA

Category 21: Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer, 91 Entries
Bronze: Bourbon Abominable Winter Ale, Fremont Brewing Co., Seattle, WA

Category 22: Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout, 58 Entries
Silver: Great Grandfather Raven, Black Raven Brewing Co., Redmond, WA

Category 39: Traditional German-Style Bock, 30 Entries
Silver: Winter Bock, Silver City Brewery, Bremerton, WA

Category 48: German-Style Kölsch/Köln-Style Kölsch, 46 Entries
Silver: Chuckanut Kolsch, Chuckanut Brewery, Bellingham, WA

Washington brewers at CBC 2012

Category 73: English-Style Brown Ale, 30 Entries
Silver: Nut Brown Ale, Redhook Ale Brewery, Woodinville, WA

Category 74: Brown Porter, 42 Entries
Silver: Poundage Porter, Sound Brewery, Poulsbo, WA

Category 80: Old Ale or Strong Ale, 51 Entries
Bronze: Old Scrooge, Silver City Brewery, Bremerton, WA

Category 94: American-Style Stout, 34 Entries
Silver: Pike XXXXX Extra Stout, Pike Brewing Co., Seattle, WA

Category 95: American-Style Imperial Stout, 36 Entries
Gold: Imperial Stout, Silver City Brewery, Bremerton, WA

For a complete list of 2012 World Beer Cup winners, click here

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