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Saturday, October 11, 2008

GABF Winners

The GABF has announced the winners for 2008. Oregon's haul:

Deschutes, ESB - Extra Special Bitter or Strong Bitter
Deschutes, The Dissident - American-Style or German-Style Sour Ale
Full Sail, Pale Ale - Classic English-Style Pale Ale
Full Sail, Session - International-Style Pilsener
Laurelwood, Himmelbrau Helles - Munich-Style Helles
Pelican, Surfer's Summer Ale- English-Style Summer Ale
Rogue, Dry Hopped Red - American Style Amber/Red Ale
Widmer, Drop Top - Bitter or Pale Mild Ale

Alameda, Black Bear XX Stout - Foreign-Style Stout
Rogue, Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Specialty Beer
Widmer, Hefeweizen - American-Style Hefeweizen

Bend Brewing, Hop Head - American-Style India Pale Ale
Cascade Brewing, Cascade Kriek Ale - Wood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer
Cascade Lakes, Blonde Bombshell - Session Beer
Deschutes, Chinquapin Butte Golden Ale - Gluten-Free Beer
Hopworks, Organic IPA - American-Style Strong Pale Ale
Pelican, Le Pelican Brun - Bronze Experimental Beer
Rogue, American Amber - American-Style Amber/Red Ale

I think this is Hopworks' first win. Congrats! Also, there are a couple sour beers here and three Belgian styles. Full Sail scored a couple of golds for classic beers--a well-deserved feather in their cap. And the Dissident is in the house. Nice! More thoughts and commentary as I digest this. Seems like a better than usual showing for Oregon.


Beer Aficionado said...

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Ben said...

This is excellent news. Glad to see Oregon nailing it down.

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