OBA 2019

On February 26th, brewers from across the state of Oregon descended upon Portland’s Revolution Hall for Willamette Week’s 2019 Oregon Beer Awards. Despite the unfortunate absence of several brewers due to inclement weather, the venue was packed. The best beers of the year were reviewed by a team of judges, and awarded accordingly by a bevy of industry stars. You know what that means, right? BREWVANA was in the house!

And for some strange reason, the organizers of this highly exclusive event decided to allow yours truly to present the awards for a brand new category. Accompanying me on the finest of February evenings was my friend and colleague, fellow BREWVANA tour guide and lover of all things craft, Kelene! Meanwhile, our badass beer boss Ashley Rose interviewed on the red carpet, and presented an award herself. Joe Sanders from Old Town Brewing, and Ben Love from Gigantic were our fabulous hosts.

Everyone involved absolutely glowed with pride and passion, and buzzed with plenty of last year’s winning brews. However, victory speeches were still quick and to the point. Brewers display a degree of humility sorely lacking from a lot of other awards presentations. I could gush on and on about how much fun I had, but if you weren’t there, you probably would rather just skip to who won what.

The 2019 Oregon Beer Award Winners

Pilsner

GOLD: 10 Barrel Brewing Co. East Side Pub Smooth Talker

SILVER: Sunriver Brewing Company Czech Meowt

BRONZE: 10 Barrel Brewing Portland Whitburger

Golden, Blonde and Other Light Ales

GOLD: Bend Brewing Company Alpha Blonde

SILVER: Breakside Brewery – Slabtown True Gold

BRONZE: Wild Ride Brewing Big Booty Golden Ale

Stout

GOLD: Barley Brown’s Brew Pub Havoc

SILVER: Wolf Tree Brewery Ship Biscuits

BRONZE: Bend Brewing Company Trade War Export Stout

Light German and Bohemian Beers (6 percent ABV and lower)

GOLD: 10 Barrel Brewing Co. West Side Pub Baywindow

SILVER: Zoiglhaus Brewing Company Zoigl-Schwarz

BRONZE: Breakside Brewery – Dekum Lucky as Helles

German Strong Lagers, Wheat/Rye Beers and Smoke Beers

GOLD: Heater Allen Brewing Export Lager

SILVER: Culmination Brewing Company On The Keller

BRONZE: Buoy Beer Company The Decapitator

Classic UK Styles

GOLD: Crux Fermentation Project Gramps Ale

SILVER: Level Beer Biscuits to a Bear

BRONZE: 10 Barrel Brewing Co. East Side Pub RedeuX

Classic North American Styles

GOLD: Ecliptic Brewing Capella Porter

SILVER: Sunriver Brewing Company Fuzztail

BRONZE: Oakshire Brewing Ill Tempered Gnome

Belgian Beers

GOLD: Breakside Brewery – Dekum Basic Witch

SILVER: Ancestry Brewing Belgian Dark Strong

BRONZE: Wayfinder Rumination

Red Beers

GOLD: Deschutes Brewery Public House - Portland Common Have a Pint

SILVER: Full Sail Brewing Co. Amber

BRONZE: StormBreaker - St. Johns ALTerior Motive

Sessionable Hoppy Beers (6 percent ABV or Lower)

GOLD: 10 Barrel Brewing Co. West Side Pub IPK

SILVER: Migration Brewing A Infinite Riff

BRONZE: Sunriver Brewing Company 20 Klicks

Strong Hoppy Beers (7.5 percent ABV and Higher)

GOLD: StormBreaker Brewing Triple Double IPA

SILVER: Ruse Brewing Interpreter

BRONZE: Breakside Brewery – Slabtown India Golden Ale

Dark Hoppy Beers

GOLD: Migration Brewing B Cannonball

SILVER: Ruse Brewing Dark Between The Stars

BRONZE: Immersion Brewing Ring the Alarm

American IPA (6-7.5 percent ABV)

GOLD: Sunriver Brewing Company Escape From Escondido

SILVER: Worthy Brewing Strata

BRONZE: Baerlic Brewing Co. Punk Rock Time

Hazy Hoppy Beers

GOLD: Laurelwood Brewing Co. Kids These Daze

SILVER: Migration Brewing B Mo-HAZE-ic

BRONZE: Old Town Brewing Borneo

Barrel-Aged Beers

GOLD: Breakside Brewery and Taproom (aka Breakside Milwaukie) The Oligarch

SILVER: Ecliptic Brewing Ecliptic + Tesoaria Blood of Jupiter

BRONZE: Pelican Brewing Company (Production) Mother of All Storms

Rare and Historical Beers

GOLD: Breakside Brewery – Dekum Phantasmagoria

SILVER: Wayfinder Relapse IPA

BRONZE: Monkless Belgian Ales Peppercorn Imperial Wit

Flavored Beers

GOLD: Salem Ale Works Hootenanny Honey Basil

SILVER: 10 Barrel Brewing Co. East Side Pub Passionate Envy

BRONZE: Three Mugs Brewing Mo’ Honey Ale

Coffee Beers

GOLD: 10 Barrel Brewing Co. East Side Pub C4K

SILVER: Bend Brewing Company Coffee N Cream

BRONZE: Bend Brewing Company StumpTHUMPin’ Coffee Brown

Experimental Beers

GOLD: Alesong Brewing and Blending French 75

SILVER: Alesong Brewing and Blending Gose Anejo

BRONZE: 10 Barrel Brewing Co. West Side Pub Gindulgence

Pastry or Dessert Beer

GOLD: Great Notion Brewing - NW Luminous

SILVER: Alesong Brewing and Blending Senor Rhino

BRONZE: Breakside Brewery and Taproom (aka Breakside Milwaukie) Fourth Wave

American Sour Beers

GOLD: 10 Barrel Brewing Co. West Side Pub Allure

SILVER: The Ale Apothecary The Beer Formerly Known as La Tache

BRONZE: Breakside Brewery and Taproom (aka Breakside Milwaukie) Passionfruit Sour

Brett and Mixed-Culture Beers

GOLD: Logsdon Farmhouse Ales ZuurPruim

SILVER: Logsdon Farmhouse Ales Spontane Wilde

BRONZE: Oregon City Brewing Co Coming to Fruition: Cherry

Wood and Barrel-Aged Sour and Brett Beers

GOLD: Upright Brewing Saison Ellende

SILVER: 10 Barrel Brewing Co. West Side Pub Ginoculation

BRONZE: Stickmen Brewing Company- Lake Oswego Pub I Heart Wood 2019

Other Fresh Hop Beers

GOLD: West Coast Grocery Co Willamette’s With love

SILVER: StormBreaker Steambreaker

BRONZE: Level Beer Fresh Hopped Let’s Play

Fresh Hop Pale Ale and IPA

GOLD: Sasquatch Brewing Company Hey, I Just Met You, and This is Hazy

SILVER: pFriem Family Brewers Fresh Hop Centennial IPA

BRONZE: Breakside Brewery and Taproom What Fresh Beast

BEER DOING MORE

Ex Novo Brewing

BEST BEER FESTIVAL

Festival of the Dark Arts

BEST BOTTLE SHOP

Belmont Station

BEST BRANDING

Gigantic Brewing

BEST BREWPUB EXPERIENCE

Wayfinder Beer

BEST COLLABORATION

Terrifico Horror Pils (Wayfinder, Heater Allen, Modern Times)

BEST NEW BREWERY

Ruse Brewing

BREWERY OF THE YEAR—LARGE

Breakside Brewery

BREWERY OF THE YEAR—MEDIUM

Block 15 Brewing

BREWERY OF THE YEAR—SMALL

Ruse Brewing

HALL OF FAME

Jim Parker

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