Tacoma and Puyallup area breweries scored 13 medals this weekend at the Washington Beer Awards.
The awards were announced Saturday at the Washington Brewers Festival in Redmond. More than 700 beers were entered, representing 107 breweries.
Among the most prestigious was a win for Puyallup River Brewing, which was awarded small brewer of the year. The brewery also took a gold medal for its Pineapple Paradise Saison and two other medals.
The Harmon and Ram each took two medals, with the Harmon taking a gold for its Puget Sound Porter. Engine House No. 9 took a gold for its sour beer, Raspberry Wild. Wingman Brewers took a gold in the vegetable beer category. (Yes, that’s a thing.)
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Northwest Brewing, a Pierce County brewer in Pacific, took two bronze medals. Pacific Brewing and Wingman Brewers also took bronze and silver medals. Read the full results here.
Here are the medals won by Pierce County brewers:
Gold: Sour beers category, Raspberry Wild
Gold: Other porters category, Puget Sound Porter
Silver: American-style stouts category, Stryker Stout
Bronze: American-style pale ales, Road Trip Pale Ale
Bronze: Belgian-Style wits, Blood Orange Wit
Bronze: American lagers category, 1897 Pale Lager
Small Brewery of the Year: Puyallup River Brewing
Silver: Farmhouse ales category, Paradise Blonde Saison
Gold: Fruit beers category, Pineapple Paradise Saison
Silver: Coffee and chocolate beers, Mud Mountain Milk Stout
Bronze: Strong lagers, Maibock
Bronze: American light ales, Blonde
Gold: Vegetable beers, Cucumber Brett