Sips Magazine has published their Best of the Northwest issue awarding top prizes to the best beer in Western North America. Vancouver based Red Truck Beer Co. was given Gold for their lager as well as Silver for their Session Ale. Tied for this spot was also Deep Cove Brewery’s ISA. Also from BC. Bomber Brewing received gold for their CDA.
Hi , we are FIRED UP to forward you the below info. Over 200 breweries from Oregon, Washington State and B.C entered in this blind tasting.
“Sips Northwest magazine is excited to release our third annual Best of the Northwest issue, With more than 40 of the Northwest’s sharpest professional palates as our panel, we have compiled our list of the 2014 Best of the Northwest from more than 2,000 beverage submissions. Sip Northwest’s 2014 Best of the Northwest issue is a versatile compilation of the top billing beverages of the year. The winners are listed below.
Congrats to our friends from Deep Cove Brewing and Distillery and Bomber Brewing who also took home awards. We are very grateful for these awards and would like to thank our staff, supporters and the BC Craft Brewing community.
BEST OF BEER
Champion: Red Truck Beer Co. Red Truck Lager
“Atop this sparkling , light coloured beer, snowy white foam releases the scent of yeast and old world hops. The Flavour is clean and slightly sweet with a mild metallic bitterness lingering. The basic character is similar to the nationally recognized mega brands beers but the quality is noticeably higher, making this beer infinitely more quaffable.” SIPS, Oct 3rd, 2014
Champion: Schooner Exact Brewing Company Emerald India Session Ale
2nd Place (tie): Red Truck Beer Co. Red “Ute” ISA
Deep Cove Brewers & Distillers Sun Kissed Tea Saison
3rd Place: Breakside Brewery Passionfruit Sour Ale
Champion: Fremont Brewing Co. Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Star Oatmeal Stout
2nd Place: Fremont Brewing Co. Bourbon Barrel-Aged Abominable Winter Ale
3rd Place: Breakside Brewery Bourbon Barrel-Aged Aztec
Wander Brewing, Bellingham, WA”