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Tacoma and Puyallup brewers snag Washington Beer awards

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.)

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:

Engine House No. 9, Tacoma

Gold: Sour beers category, Raspberry Wild

Harmon Brewing Co., Tacoma

Gold: Other porters category, Puget Sound Porter

Silver: American-style stouts category, Stryker Stout

Northwest Brewing Co., Pacific

Bronze: American-style pale ales, Road Trip Pale Ale

Bronze: Belgian-Style wits, Blood Orange Wit

Pacific Brewing and Malting, Tacoma

Bronze: American lagers category, 1897 Pale Lager

Puyallup River Brewing, Puyallup

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

Ram Brewery, Lakewood

Bronze: Strong lagers, Maibock

Bronze: American light ales, Blonde

Wingman Brewers, Tacoma

Gold: Vegetable beers, Cucumber Brett

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