It’s award season, which means we get to bask in the glory of how amazing our town is when it comes to craft beer. It’s clear that we live in a constantly growing US craft beer destination city, but seeing the breweries we know and love become recognized for the great beer they are making is a reward in and of itself. This year, 1,467 entries were evaluated by a team of 78 judges. Bellingham was well represented, taking home nearly 20 medals. Here are some of your local favorites that won medals this last weekend at Marymoor:

Chuckanut Brewery

Congratulations to our very own Chuckanut Brewery for taking home the big guy, Large Brewery of the Year! Chuckanut is year after year a very well-decorated brewery when it comes to taking home medals for classic beers we all have the privilege of enjoying at home. Cheers to the amazing lagers, European-style craft beer and overall excellence you bring to the Bellingham beer community. Stop by soon and congratulate them on this huge honor!

Chuckanut Pilsner- Bronze- Bohemian-Style Pilsner

Chuckanut Dunkel- Gold- Other German Dark Lagers

Chuckanut Asian Lager- Silver- International Lagers

Chuckanut Mexican Lager– Bronze- International Lagers

Chuckanut Maibock- Gold- German Style Maibock/Heller Bock

Chuckanut Kölsch– Gold- German Style Kölsches

Chuckanut Alt- Gold- German Style Altbier

Chuckanut Rye Lager- Bronze- Rye Beers

Chuckanut Rauch Helles- Gold- Smoke Beers

Kulshan Brewing Co.

Helles– Silver- German Pale Lagers

Schwarzbier- Bronze- German-Style Schwarzbiers

Doppelbock- Bronze- Other Strong Lagers

Double Entendre- Gold- Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ales

Stones Throw Brewery

Raincountry Liquid Sunshine- Bronze- Light American Style Lagers

Kristal Who?– Bronze- Other German Wheat Beers

Boundary Bay Brewery

Old Bounder- Silver- Barleywines

Wander Brewing

Wanderale- Bronze- Belgian Ales

Champagne Toast- Bronze- German-Style Sour Beers

Earlybird- Gold- Wood & Barrel Aged Imperial Stouts

Aslan Brewing Co.

A Study of Dreams- Gold- German-Style Sour Beers

Twin Sisters Brewing Company

Strawberry Zwickelbier- Gold- American-Style Fruit Beers

The North Fork Brewery

Golden Beet Berliner- Bronze- Vegetable Beers

Atwood Ales

Mo’s Saison- Silver- Herb & Spice Beers

Congratulations to these other breweries of the year!

Very Small Brewery of the Year: Headless Mumby Brewing

Small Brewery of the Year: Dystopian State

Mid-Sized Brewery of the Year: Lowercase Brewing