Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Three Breweries Win Double Medals at Spring Beer & Wine Fest Brewery Competition

In a field of nearly 90 beers, three breweries garnered double medals over the weekend in Portland's annual Spring Beer & Wine Fest beer competition, with another 13 breweries receiving medals as well.

Bend-based Deschutes Brewing, Hawaii’s Kona Brewing and Everett-Wash.-based Lazy Boy Brewing each won two medals in the competition. Kona grabbed two golds – one for Longboard Lager in the Lager category and one for Wailua Wheat in the Wheat category. Deschutes’ Miss Spelt, a German spelt ale, won silver in the broad Other category and its Hop Henge won silver in the IPA/Double IPA category. Lazy Boy won silver in the Belgian category with its Belgian Golden and garnered a second silver medal in the Red/Amber category with its Double Red.

Below is a list of all the winners in the 2009 Spring Beer & Wine Fest Beer Competition:

Gold Red/Amber Mad River Jamaica Red Red
Silver Red/Amber Lazy Boy Double Red Red
Gold Belgian Abbaye de Leffe SA Leffe Blond Belgian Golden
Silver Belgian Lazy Boy Belgian Golden Belgian Golden
Gold IPA/Double IPA Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA
Silver IPA/Double IPA Deschutes Hop Henge IPA
Gold Lager Kona Longboard Lager Dortmunder
Silver Lager Trumer Brauerei Trumer Pils Pils
Gold Other Cascade Lakes Blonde Bombshell Blonde
Silver Other Deschutes Miss Spelt German Spelt
Gold Pale Sierra Nevada ESB ESB
Silver Pale Hopworks Crosstown Pale Organic Pale Ale
Gold Porter/Stout New Belgium 1554 Dark Ale
Silver Porter/Stout Oakshire Espresso Stout Coffee Stout
Gold Wheat/Wit Kona Wailua Wheat Wheat
Silver Wheat/Wit P. Weissbierbrauerei Aventinus Eisbock Iced Doppelweizen

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