2017 Best of the Northwest: Beer

by | Oct 6, 2017

*Pricing is in USD unless otherwise noted.

BEST LAGER
Double Gold: Buoy Beer Co. Helles || $6/16oz draft
Gold: Full Sail Brewing Co. Session Premium || $7/11oz 6-pack
Silver: Lucky Envelope Amber Vienna || $6/16oz draft
Bronze: Full Sail Brewing Co. Sesión Cerveza || $7/11oz 6-pack

BEST KÖLSCH
Double Gold: Dru Bru || $5/22oz
Gold: Boneyard Beer Camper Van || $7/crowler
Silver: Buoy Beer Co. Cream Ale || $6/16oz draft
Bronze: Bainbridge Island Brewing Co. Kommuter || $5/22oz

BEST PILSNER
Double Gold: Boneyard Beer Pabo || $7/32oz growler
Gold: pFriem Family Brewers || $4/500ml
Silver: Stoup Brewing || $5/16oz draft
Bronze: Sumerian Brewing Co. Lucidity || $10/12oz 6-pack

BEST SAISON
Double Gold: pFriem Family Brewers Barrel-Aged || $8/375ml
Gold: Aslan Brewing Co. Frances Farmer || $6/16oz draft
Silver: Propolis Brewing Melissa || $14/750ml
Bronze: Hellbent Brewing Co. Mystic Lamb Lavender || $6/12oz draft

BEST SESSION ALE (TIE)
Double Gold: Dru Bru Hop Session || $5/22oz
Double Gold: Fremont Brewing || $9/12oz 6-pack
Gold: The Pike Brewing Co. Seafair Summer Ale || $5/22oz
Silver: Three Creeks Brewing Co. Stonefly || $5/22oz
Bronze: Triplehorn Brewing Co. The Enabler || $6/22oz

BEST AMBER/RED ALE
Double Gold: Full Sail Brewing Co. || $9/12oz 6-pack
Gold: Full Sail Brewing Co. Harrington’s Bourbon Barrel-Aged || $9/500ml
Silver: Odin Brewing Co. Odin’s Gift || $5/16oz
Bronze: Kulshan Brewing Co. Red Cap || $10/12oz 6-pack

BEST PORTER
Double Gold: Stoup Brewing || $6/16oz draft
Gold: Wander Brewing Global Mutt || $6/500ml
Silver: Fremont Brewing Proletariat || $5/16oz draft
Bronze: Reuben’s Brews Robust || $5/22oz

BEST STOUT (TIE)
Double Gold: Kulshan Brewing Co. Russian Imperial || $7/500ml
Double Gold: Cloudburst Brewing Darkenfloxx || $7/10oz draft
Gold: Icicle Brewing Co. Dark Persuasion || $5/22oz
Silver: Aslan Brewing Co. American || $5/16oz draft
Bronze: The Pike Brewing Co. XXXXX || $5/22oz

BEST PALE ALE
Double Gold: Old Schoolhouse Brewery Epiphany || $5/22oz
Gold: Georgetown Brewing Co. Johnny Utah || $8/64oz growler
Silver: Chainline Brewing Co. NE || $7/20oz draft
Bronze: Airways Brewing Mosaic || $6/16oz draft

BEST NORTHEASTERN-STYLE IPA
Double Gold: Aslan Brewing Batch 15 || $10/12oz 6-pack
Gold: Airways Brewing Jumbo Juice || $6/16oz draft
Silver: Reuben’s Brews Double Crush || $6/12oz draft
Bronze: Chainline Brewing Co. Tune Up || $7/20oz draft

BEST WEST COAST-STYLE IPA
Double Gold: Georgetown Brewing Co. Bodhizafa || $11/12oz 6-pack
Gold: Fremont Brewing Lush || $11/12oz 6-pack
Silver: Stoup Brewing Citra || $5/16oz draft
Bronze: pFriem Family Brewers || $4/500ml

BEST IMPERIAL IPA
Double Gold: Sumerian Brewing Co. Hopruption || $12/12oz 6-pack
Gold: Bale Breaker Brewing Co. Bottomcutter || $12/12oz 6-pack
Silver: Cloudburst Brewing Plays Well With Others || $7/16oz draft
Bronze: Fremont Brewing Brother || $13/12oz 6-pack

BEST FRUIT BEER
Double Gold: Lucky Envelope Brewing Raspberry Sour || $7/22oz
Gold: Propolis Brewing Rubus Kiss || $28/750ml
Silver: Wander Brewing Raspberry Millie Sour || $6/500ml
Bronze: Fremont Brewing Black Heron Project Raspberry Silence || $12/750ml

BEST SOUR BEER
Double Gold: Boneyard Beer Gooze Cruze || $22/750ml
Gold: Propolis Brewing Kriek || $28/750ml
Silver: pFriem Family Brewers Pêche || $12/375ml
Bronze: Dirty Bucket Brewing Co. Blackberry Sour || $7/22oz

BEST WILD ALE
Double Gold: Propolis Brewing Wild Woods || $22/750ml
Gold: Fremont Brewing Black Heron Project Brett French Saison || $12/750ml
Silver: Propolis Brewing Beltane || $14/750ml
Bronze: Fremont Brewing Black Heron Project Dark Saison with Brett || $12/750ml

BEST BELGIAN-STYLE
Double Gold: Triplehorn Brewing Co. Stupid Monk-E Belgian Tripel || $8/500ml
Gold: Wander Brewing Wanderale || $6/500ml
Silver: Ghostfish Brewing Co. Shrouded Summit Belgian White Ale || $11/12oz 6-pack
Bronze: Crux Fermentation Project Doublecross || $6/500ml

BEST BARREL-AGED (TIE)
Double Gold: Fort George Brewery Matryoshka Bourbon Imperial Stout || $15/500ml
Double Gold: Fremont Brewing Co. B-Bomb || $20/22oz
Gold: Crux Fermentation Project Tough Love || $25/750ml
Silver: Full Sail Brewing Co. Kentucky Cream Barrel Aged Pale Ale || $13/22oz
Bronze: Fremont Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star || $20/22oz

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