The Fifth Annual Washington Beer Awards took place at the Washington Brewers Festival in Marymoor Park on June 17, 2017. This year there were 1,207 beers from 165 working breweries in Washington state, ranging over 64 categories. It was the largest single state professional competition in the United States to date. Washington state has 355 craft breweries ranging from super nano to regional.
And this year, Chuckanut Brewery, based in Bellingham, took home the prestigious Large Brewery of the Year (over 2,500 bbls), in addition to bringing home eight other awards.
3 Gold Medals
Chuckanut Brewery’s Pilsner, Alt Bier and the new Filtered American Wheat all were awarded Gold Medals. The Filtered American Wheat stood out as a beer made from Chuckanut’s South Nut, from neighboring farmers and malting house because it uses all Skagit Valley Malting grains.
4 Silver Medals
The Vienna Lager, Kolsch German Style Ale, British IPA and Doppelbock all received Silver Medals.
1 Bronze Medal
Chuckanut’s Dunkel Lager once again was awarded a medal, this time a Bronze. The Dunkel has received numerous medals from the Washington Beer Awards, North American Beer Awards, Great American Beer Festival, and the World Beer Cup.
Chuckanut Brewery & Kitchen located at 601 West Holly St, Bellingham since late 2008 has been awarded the National Small Brewpub/Brewer of the Year 2009 and National Small Brewery/Brewer of the Year 2011 at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). The full service “Kitchen” serves from 11:00 a.m. to guests of all ages with an eclectic fresh local menu. South Nut’s Tap Room is in the heart of Skagit Valley, 11937 Higgins Airport Way, Burlington and welcomes guests of all ages.
For more info about Chuckanut’s awards winning beers please check out www.chuckanutbrewery.com
For more about craft beer in Bellingham, www.bellingham.org/eat/beer/ .