2022 Winners

On behalf of Specialty Competitions LLC, the Washington Beer Commission and the Washington Brewers Guild, we are proud to announce the winners of the ninth annual Washington Beer Awards®.  1,400 beers were entered in the competition by 179 Washington breweries.  All of the beers submitted must have been both brewed and made commercially available in the state of Washington.  The entries were evaluated in a blind format using the Brewers Association Style Guidelines by panels of trained beer judges who awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze placements for each category grouping.

(You can download a PDF version of the winners list here).



WABA Award



Complete Results:


Light German-Style Lagers:

Gold: Chuckanut Brewery - Chuckanut Chuck Light

Silver: Optimism Brewing  - Hello, World!

Bronze: E9 Brewery LLC - Saturday Sunshine


German-Style Pilsners:

Gold: Brothers Cascadia Brewing - The People's Pilsner

Silver: Fremont Brewing - Golden Pilsner

Bronze: Four Generals Brewing - Spalter Pils


German-Style Oktoberfests:

Gold: Grains Of Wrath - Gerstenwolf

Silver: San Juan Island Brewing Company - San Juan Festbier

Bronze: Brick West Brewing Co – Festbier


German-Style Maerzens:

Gold: Scuttlebutt Brewing Co. - Oktoberfest

Silver: Sound To Summit Brewing - Snohtoberfest

Bronze: Garland Brew Werks – Maerzan


German-Style Schwarzbiers:

Gold: Whistle Punk Brewing - Schwarzbier

Silver: Maelstrom Brewing Company - Schwarzbier

Bronze: Dru Bru - Black Lager


Other European Amber & Dark Beers:

Gold: San Juan Island Brewing Company - The Late Boat

Silver: Bainbridge Brewing - Arrow Point Amber

Bronze: Resonate Brewery – Lithium


Bohemian-Style Pilsners:

Gold: Ravenna Brewing Co - Voltova

Silver: San Juan Island Brewing Company - San Juan Pilsner

Bronze: Twin Sisters Brewing Company - Pilsner From Now On


Vienna-Style Lagers:

Gold: Crane's Castle - Tivoli

Silver: Chuckanut Brewery - Chuckanut Vienna

Bronze: The Good Society Brewery & Public House - Love Is Love


American-Style Light Lagers:

Gold: Victor 23 Craft Brewery - North By Northwest

Silver: White Bluffs Brewing - Montana Blanca

Bronze: Fremont Brewing - Trail Magic


American-Style Lagers:

Gold: Formula Brewing - Japanese Lager

Silver: Georgetown Brewery - Roger's

Bronze: Resonate Brewery - Mexican Radio


Contemporary American-Style Lager:

Gold: Stoup Brewing - Cervecita

Silver: Lumber House Brewery - Lager

Bronze: 54-40 Beer – 1862


American-Style Pilsners:

Gold: Lowercase Brewing - Goethe Pilsnerist

Silver: Remlinger Brewing - Tolt'n Float'n (renamed Remlinger Light)

Bronze: Bale Breaker Brewing Company – Pilsner


Contemporary American-Style Pilsners:

Gold: Black Raven Brewing - Pilsner

Silver: Heathen Brewing - Badlands Pilsner

Bronze: Scuttlebutt Brewing Co. – Pilsner


American -Style India Pale Lagers:

Gold: Fringe Brewing - Metal Bridge

Silver: Haas Innovations Brewing - Serendipity

Bronze: Wheelie Pop Brewing - Global Border Patrol IPL


Other American-Style Lagers:

Gold: Flyers Restaurant And Brewery - Night Flight Dark Lager

Silver: Lowercase Brewing - Mexican Lager

Bronze: Dystopian State – Oktobrist


Australasian, Latin American or Tropical-Style Light Lagers:

Gold: Four Generals Brewing - Otra Chela

Silver: Twin Sisters Brewing Company - Mexican Style Lager

Bronze: Elliott Bay Brewing - Organic Baja Lager


International-Style Pilseners:

Gold: Kulshan Brewing Co. - Sunnyland - Mexican Lager

Silver: Icicle Brewing Company - Icicle Premium Pilsner

Bronze: San Juan Island Brewing Company - De Haro Light Lager


Strong Lagers:

Gold: Lucky Envelope Brewing - Helles Squared

Silver: Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery - Baranof

Bronze: The Good Society Brewery & Public House – Maibock


Kellerbiers or Zwickelbiers:

Gold: Seapine Brewing Company - Kolsch

Silver: ValHoll Brewing - Zwickel Pils

Bronze: Airways Brewing - Biergarten Kellerbier


German-Style Kölsches:

Gold: Four Generals Brewing - Koelsch

Silver: Future Primitive - Kingdome Kolsch

Bronze: Brick West Brewing Co – Riverside


German-Style Wheat Beers:

Gold: ValHoll Brewing - Blind Squirrel Weizenbock

Silver: Brothers Cascadia Brewing - Brothers Bavaria

Bronze: Well 80 Brewing Company - Volle Pulle!


Rye and American Wheat Beers:

Gold: Big House Brewing - Walla Walla Wheat

Silver: Formula Brewing - Friend Boat

Bronze: Remlinger Brewing - Honey Wheat


American-Style Cream Ales:

Gold: Lucky Envelope Brewing - Mexican Lager (But Seriously It Totally Fits The Cream Ale Style Guideline)

Silver: Wet Coast Brewing Co. - Wet Coast Cream Ale

Bronze: Postdoc Brewing - Hydrogen Blonde


Golden or Blonde Ales:

Gold: Lumber House Brewery - Tres Brewers

Silver: Laht Neppur Brewing - Backseat Blonde Ale

Bronze: North 47 Brewing Co - A Cream Come True


English-Style Bitters:

Gold: Machine House Brewery - Cambridge Bitter

Silver: Rainy Daze Brewing - Test Drive Amber

Bronze: Machine House Brewery - Best Bitter


English Pale Ales:

Gold: Double Bluff Brewing Company - Langley Summer Ale

Silver: Georgetown Brewery - Manny's

Bronze: ValHoll Brewing - Moe St. Pale


English Dark Ales:

Gold: Lowercase Brewing - Brown Ale

Silver: Audacity Brewing - Thames At Night

Bronze: Figurehead Brewing Company - Foxy Throwdown Brown


Irish-Style Red Ales:

Gold: Loowit Brewing Company - Two-Sixteen Red Ale

Silver: Kulshan Brewing Co. - Roosevelt - Red Cap

Bronze: Silver City Brewery - Ridgetop Red


Scottish Ales:

Gold: ValHoll Brewing - Kilted Viking

Silver: Penn Cove Brewing Co. - Maxwelton Scotch Ale

Bronze: Well 80 Brewing Company - Brew 200!!!!!!!


International Pale Ales:

Gold: Wet Coast Brewing Co. - Sparklehorse

Silver: Fortside Brewing Company - Silly Rabbit

Bronze: Pike Brewing Company – Waterfront


New Zealand-Style India Pale Ales:

Gold: Perry Street Brewing - Speechless IPA

Silver: Grains Of Wrath - Ripsaw

Bronze: Wander Brewing - Range Life


British & American Strong Ales:

Gold: Silver City Brewery - Old Scrooge

Silver: Victor 23 Craft Brewery - Jumbo Jet

Bronze: Cairn Brewing - Wee Heavy


Brown Porters:

Gold: Old Schoolhouse Brewery - Big Valley Brown

Silver: Spokanite Brewing - Uncle Porter

Bronze: Big Time Brewery - Coal Creek


Robust Porters:

Gold: Flyers Restaurant And Brewery - Pacemaker Porter

Silver: Bron Yr Aur Brewing Co - Thriller Pillar Porter

Bronze: Reuben's Brews - Production Brewery - Robust Porter


Oatmeal Stouts:

Gold: Rainy Daze Brewing - Haulin Oats Stout

Silver: Lazy Boy Brewing Co. - Lazy Boy Oatmeal Stout

Bronze: Anacortes Brewing Company,LLC - Mt Erie Stout


Other British Stouts:

Gold: Rooftop Brewing Company - TANK RIDE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT

Silver: Rainy Daze Brewing - Tay More Cowbell

Bronze: Optimism Brewing  - ...Before The Dawn


Irish Stouts:

Gold: Diamond Knot Brewing Company - Tropic Island Stout

Silver: Wenatchee Valley Brewing Co. - Trout Stout

Bronze: Watts Brewing Company – Xylocopa


American-Style Stouts, Imperial Porters & Imperial Stouts:

Gold: Bron Yr Aur Brewing Co - Gentlemens Stout

Silver: Hoh River Brewing - Black Raven Porter

Bronze: Salish Sea Brewing Co. - Big Chocolate Love


American-Style Pale Ales:

Gold: Old Schoolhouse Brewery - Stowaway Pale Ale

Silver: Flying Lion Brewing - Larry, Curly And Moesaic Pale

Bronze: Flying Lion Brewing - Call It A Day Pale


Juicy or Hazy Pale Ales:

Gold: Single Hill Brewing Company - Sightglass

Silver: Reuben's Brews - Production Brewery - Reuben's Crushable

Bronze: Icicle Brewing Company – Alpenhaze


American-Style Strong Pale Ales:

Gold: Kulshan Brewing Co. - Roosevelt - Sunnyland

Silver: Hellbent Brewing Company - Dang! Citra IPA

Bronze: Brothers Cascadia Brewing - Bold As Love


Juicy or Hazy Strong Pale Ales:

Gold: Georgetown Brewery - Lily

Silver: Airways Brewing - Jumbo Juice

Bronze: Hop Capital Brewing - Zero To Hero


American Amber Ales:

Gold: Sound To Summit Brewing - Night Sky Red Ale

Silver: Two Beers Brewing - Immersion Amber

Bronze: Kulshan Brewing Co. - Sunnyland - Local Amber


American-Style Brown Ales:

Gold: Two Beers Brewing - SODO Brown

Silver: Brothers Cascadia Brewing - Clay's Brown Ale

Bronze: Haywire Brewing Co. – JERSEY


American-Style Black Ales:

Gold: Flying Lion Brewing - Double Black IPA

Silver: Cloudburst Brewing - Yeah But Why Tho?

Bronze: Wet Coast Brewing Co. - Scofflaw CDA


American-Style India Pale Ales:

Gold: Victor 23 Craft Brewery - Imitator

Silver: Fremont Brewing - Lush

Bronze: Gruff Brewing Co – 7


Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ales:

Gold: Diamond Knot Brewing Company - Lazer Sword Hazy IPA

Silver: Brick West Brewing Co - Helping Hand

Bronze: Single Hill Brewing Company – Polymorph


Imperial or Double India Pale Ales:

Gold: Stoup Brewing - Pistol Fingers IPA

Silver: Elysian Brewing - Airport Way - Snailbones

Bronze: Kulshan Brewing Co. - Sunnyland - Bull Of The Woods


Juicy or Hazy Imperial or Double India Pale Ales:

Gold: Wander Brewing - Googly Eyes

Silver: Ladd & Lass Brewing - Holographic Memory

Bronze: Trap Door Brewing - A Mega Pint?


Belgian-Style Witbiers:

Gold: Reuben's Brews - Production Brewery - Lilywhite Wit

Silver: Lowercase Brewing - Witbier

Bronze: The Good Society Brewery & Public House - Wit & Wisdom


Belgian & Belgian Inspired Ales:

Gold: Reuben's Brews - The Taproom - Citra Wit

Silver: Figurehead Brewing Company - Patersbier

Bronze: Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery - Wobble Wedge


Belgian Strong & Abbey Ales:

Gold: Burke-Gilman Brewing Company - Depuis Durbuy

Silver: Pike Brewing Company - Monk's Uncle

Bronze: Figurehead Brewing Company – Midwatch


Belgian and French Farmhouse Ales:

Gold: Fair Isle Brewing - Hanami

Silver: Terramar Brewstillery - Apricity Saison

Bronze: MIRAGE - Streetmap Of The Fucking Universe


Chili Pepper Beers:

Gold: Big Block Brewing - Pineapple Habanero Pale

Silver: Outer Planet Brewing - 7th Orbit

Bronze: Stemma Brewing - Conditus Lager


Brett Beers:

Gold: Fair Isle Brewing - Eugene

Silver: Dwinell Country Ales - Dusty Trail

Bronze: Stoup Brewing - Gaia's Whimsy


Berliner-Style Weisses:

Gold: Volition Brewing - Strange News From Another Star

Silver: No Drought Brewing - White Wolf

Bronze: Wander Brewing - Champagne Toast



Gold: Terramar Brewstillery - Octopus's Garden Gose

Silver: Uprise Brewing Co. - Guava Gose Fruited Sour

Bronze: Bainbridge Brewing - Better Weather 4Ever!


American-Style Sour Ales:

Gold: Urban Family Brewing - Perpetuation

Silver: Ashtown Brewing Co. - Apricot Sour

Bronze: North Fork Brewery - Cucumber Berliner Weisse


Belgian Sour and Wild Ales:

Gold: McMenamins Breweries - Class Of 2021 (Anderson School Brewery)

Silver: Dwinell Country Ales - Field Hop

Bronze: Dwinell Country Ales - Blind Faith


American-Style Fruit Beers:

Gold: Elysian Brewing - Elysian Fields - Black Lime Lager

Silver: Triceratops Brewing Co - Strawberry Golden Ale

Bronze: Crane's Castle - El Veranito


Fruit Wheat Beers:

Gold: Icicle Brewing Company - Colchuck Raspberry Wheat

Silver: Laht Neppur Brewing - Peach Hefeweizen

Bronze: Hoh River Brewing – Oxbow


Belgian-Style Fruit Beers:

Gold: E9 Brewery LLC - Endless Circle

Silver: Fair Isle Brewing - Val

Bronze: North Fork Brewery – Electricberryland


Spice, Field and Herb Beers:

Gold: Fair Isle Brewing - Montgomery

Silver: Beach Cat Brewing  - Christmas In July

Bronze: In The Shadow Brewing - ITS HBL


Pumpkin Beers:

Gold: Elysian Brewing - Airport Way - The Great Pumpkin

Silver: Cloudburst Brewing - Your Worst Nightmare

Bronze: Lucky Envelope Brewing - Pumpkin Emoji Cream Stout


Coffee & Chocolate Beers:

Gold: Snow Eater Brewery   - Moose Trot

Silver: Paradise Creek Brewery - MooJoe Milk Stout

Bronze: Georgetown Brewery - Gusto Crème


Smoke Beers:

Gold: Four Generals Brewing - Rauch Dunkel

Silver: Black Fleet Brewing - Tolmie's Trek Maple Smoked Scotch Ale

Bronze: Metier Brewing Co. - Smoked Porter Aged In Tequila Barrels


Specialty & Historical Beers:

Gold: Dwinell Country Ales - Fool's Gold

Silver: Dunagan Brewing Inc. - Black Pool

Bronze: Varietal Beer Company – Hannuksela


Session Beers:

Gold: Brothers Cascadia Brewing - Best Day Ever!

Silver: Stoup Brewing - Pint Of Ambition IPA

Bronze: Kulshan Brewing Co. - Sunnyland - New Moon


Experimental Beers:

Gold: Whistle Punk Brewing - Apricot Crumble

Silver: Elysian Brewing - Airport Way - Gator Pie

Bronze: Victor 23 Craft Brewery - Sugar Plum Fairy


Experimental India Pale Ales:

Gold: Best Of Hands Barrelhouse - Heldscalla IPA

Silver: Top Rung Brewing Company - Kveik IPA

Bronze: Black Fleet Brewing - POG Slammer Juicy IPA


Wood & Barrel Aged Beers:

Gold: Fair Isle Brewing - Vince

Silver: Wander Brewing - Wild Warehouse

Bronze: Lagunitas Brewing Company - Seattle - Vine, Barrel, & Time - Pink Guava & Pink Peppercorn


Wood & Barrel Aged Imperial Stouts:

Gold: Reuben's Brews - The Taproom - All Hands - 10th Anniversary Stout


Bronze: Wander Brewing – Earlybird


Other Wood & Barrel Aged Strong Beers:

Gold: Old Stove Brewing - Barrel Aged Castaway

Silver: Ravenna Brewing Co - Lion Tamer

Bronze: Heathen Brewing - Reindeer Tears


Wood & Barrel Aged Sour Beers:

Gold: Elysian Brewing - Elysian Fields - Scarlet Beast

Silver: Best Of Hands Barrelhouse - Borne Back Ceaselessly

Bronze: Elysian Brewing - Elysian Fields - Pomace Ring


Fresh Hop Beers:

Gold: Icicle Brewing Company - Enchantments Experimental Hazy IPA

Silver: Old Stove Brewing - Freshy Fresh Citra Pale

Bronze: Old Stove Brewing - Freshy Fresh Mosaic IPA



Gold: Everybody's Brewing & Homebrewer Nathan Zorich - Natron Beer

Silver: Heathen Brewing & Homebrewer Andrew Morris - Roulette Of Brett

Bronze: Ladd & Lass Brewing & Homebrewer Tony Ochsner - The Pale Project


Collaboration Beers:

Gold: Scuttlebutt Brewing Co. & Sound to Summit  - Bridging The Trestle

Silver: Beach Cat Brewing & Anacortes Brewery - Raspberry Purrrree'

Bronze: Four Generals Brewing & Logan Brewing - Collab German Pils



Very Small Brewery of the Year (Sponsored by Yakima Chief Hops): Laht Neppur Brewing

Small Brewery of the Year (Sponsored by Crosby Hops): Four Generals Brewing

Mid-Sized Brewery of the Year (Sponsored by Skagit Valley Malting): Fair Isle Brewing

Large Brewery of the Year (Sponsored by Briess Malt and Ingredients): Stoup Brewing