Friday, February 2, 2018

Award Wining Beer, Right Here.


We have a lot of award winning beer, right here, in Vancouver WA - almost too many to list. Curiously, Sip Northwest did not include any Vancouver (or North Bank) breweries in their 2017 Best of Beer list. This seems like a gross oversight. Vancouver and North Bank beers have won awards at the Best of Craft Beer Awards, Washington Beer Awards, and the World Beer Cup.

This is by no means an exhaustive list - I'm exhausted just putting it together - but these award-winning beers are on tap right now, right here:

Vancouver:

Fortside Brewing Company has their 2018 Best of Craft Beer award winner Orange Whip on tap. Last weekend they took home Silver for this beer in the Northeast-Style Pale Ale category. Get your hands on some of this!

Phantom Rojo is on tap at Ghost Runners Brewery. This beer took Gold in the Imperial or Double Red Ales category in the 2017 Washington Beer Awards as well as a Silver in 2016. I have a bottle of this in my wine fridge that's calling to me right now.

Loowit Brewing Company is pouring Two-Sixteen Red Ale. This beer took Gold in the Irish Red Ale category at the 2014 Washington Beer Awards and Silver in the 2016 Best of Craft Beer Awards. Also on tap is Grimlock Rye Porter, one of my favorites. This award winner took Silver in the 2016 World Beer Cup, Gold in the 2016 Washington Beer Awards, and Silver in 2017. At 5% ABV, you can have more than one!

North Bank:

On tap at 54°40' Brewing Company is their Kascadia K├Âlsch-Style Ale, Hubby's favorite. This ale took Gold at the 2017 Washington Beer Awards. Also pouring is Half Cocked IPA which took Silver in the Best of Craft Beer Awards.

Barrel Mountain Brewery has Metalhead Red IPA and Luv Ya Lager, both medalists in 2107 at the Washington Beer Awards. Luv Ya Lager also took a medal in the 2018 Best of Craft Beer Awards along with their Ash Cloud Amber and Starway Stout, also on tap. You can't go wrong with Barrel Mountain!

For an award winner in the American-Style IPA category, try The Cryo-Chronic Cryo-Hop IPA from Everybody's Brewery. At 6.9% ABV and 80 IBU, it's all-American! Get some food while you're there. Their food menu is very good.

Taphouses:

Ben's Bottle Shop
Wookus Black Ale, Firestone Walker Brewing Company - Silver, 2018 Best of Craft Beer Awards

Final Draft Taphouse
Breakside Pilsner - Gold, 2018 Best of Craft Beer Awards
Half Cocked IPA, 54°40' Brewing Company - Silver, 2018 Best of Craft Beer Awards
Wookus Black Ale, Firestone Walker Brewing Company - Silver, 2018 Best of Craft Beer Awards
Gluten-Free Grapefruit IPA, Ghostfish Brewing Company - Bronze, Washington Beer Awards

Grapes 'n Growlers (192nd Ave.)
Love Ya Lager, Barrel Mountain - Gold, 2017 Washington Beer Awards; Gold 2018 Best of Craft Beer Awards
Johnny Utah, Georgetown - 2017 Washington Beer Awards

Grapes 'n Growlers (Lakeshore Ave.)
Ash Cloud Amber, Barrel Mountain - Gold, 2018 Best of Craft Beer Awards
Johnny Utah, Georgetown - 2017 Washington Beer Awards



Happy Friday! Now, go out and get yourself an award-winning beer!

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