Oregon's 2012 Great American Beer Festival Winners

The Commons Brewery crew accepts a silver medal for their Urban Farmhouse Ale at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival

The Great American Beer Festival has concluded for 2012 and the Pacific Northwest won its share of awards.

Award-winning brewers received prestigious gold, silver and bronze medals in 84 beer categories covering 134 different beer styles (encompassing subcategories), establishing the best examples of each style in the U.S. Winners were chosen from 4,338 competition entries from 666 breweries, hailing from 48 states, Washington, D.C. and Guam.

Matching its largest field of entries to date, this year’s GABF competition saw its biggest panel of judges ever, with 185 beer experts from 11 countries participating, with assistance from 120 competition volunteers.

Charlie Papazian awards a medal at GABF (photo courtesy of the Brewers Association)Of these many categories, entries and winners, Oregon brewers accounted for 24 medals, including four from Baker City’s Barley Brown’s Brewpub, who also took home an impressive silver medal in the American IPA category that led all categories with 203 entries. In their first year entering beers into the competition, Burnside Brewing of Portland took home a gold medal for their delicious Sweet Heat in the fruit beers category. Also, a first year entrant, Harvest Brewing, also of Portland took home a bronze medal for their gluten-free Pale Ale. Other multiple medal winners at this year’s GABF from Oregon included Laurelwood, Pelican, 10 Barrel, and Full Sail. Also of note, Commons Brewery and Logsdon Farmhouse Ales won silver and gold respectively in the American Brett category.

Here’s a look at all the Oregon winners from the 2012 GABF:

Gold 2010 Old Trainwreck Barleywine Silver Moon Brewing Aged Beer
Bronze Lovely Cherry Baltic Porter Bend Brewing Co. Aged Beer
Silver Chainbreaker WIPA Deschutes Brewery American-Belgo-Style Ale
Silver Turmoil Barley Brown’s Brew Pub American-Style Black Ale
Silver Flemish Kiss The Commons Brewery American-Style Brett Ale
Gold Seizoen Bretta Logsdon Farmhouse Ales American-Style Brett Ale
Bronze Session Black Premium Dark Lager Full Sail Brewing Co. American-Style Dark Lager
Silver Pallet Jack IPA Barley Brown’s Brew Pub American-Style India Pale Ale
Gold Henry Weinhard’s Blue Boar Pale Ale Blitz-Weinhard Brewing American-Style Specialty Lager or Cream Ale or Lager
Silver American Stout 10 Barrel Brewing Co. American-Style Stout
Silver Shredders Wheat Barley Brown’s Brew Pub American-Style Wheat Beer
Silver Silverspot IPA Pelican Pub & Brewery English-Style India Pale Ale
Silver Breakside Session Brown Breakside Brewery English-Style Mild Ale
Bronze Mother Lode Golden Ale Laurelwood Brewing Co. English-Style Summer Ale
Silver German Sparkle Party 10 Barrel Brewing Co. German-Style Sour Ale
Bronze Pale Ale Harvester Brewing Gluten-Free Beer
Gold Sweet Heat Burnside Brewing Co. Herb and Spice Beer
Gold Organic Deranger Imperial Red Ale Laurelwood Brewing Co. Imperial Red Ale
Bronze Organic Hopworks Kellerbier Hopworks Urban Brewery Kellerbier or Zwickelbier
Silver Session Premium Lager Full Sail Brewing Co. Munich-Style Helles
Silver Stumbler’s Stout Columbia River Brewing Co. Oatmeal Stout
Bronze Scotch Ale Barley Brown’s Brew Pub Scotch Ale
Bronze MacPelican’s Scottish Style Ale Pelican Pub & Brewery Scottish-Style Ale
Gold Hazelnut Brown Nectar Rogue Brewery Specialty Beer

For a complete list of winners at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival click here.

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