In the end of May, the North American Brewers Association holds their International Beer Awards Excellence in Brewing competition in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Qualified judges taste thousands of beers, ciders, meads and sodas. This year, Bellingham breweries took home a few medals of their own. Here’s the Bellingham brews that we all know and love that won big at the 2019 NABAs.
It was no surprise to see Chuckanut take home six medals for their lagering successes. They have some of their winners on draft at both North and South Nut so make sure you swing by to taste one of their multi-award winning lagers while the victory is fresh!
Category: Latin-American or Tropical Style Lager or Ale
GOLD: Asian Lager
SILVER: Mexican Lager
Category: Dortmunder Export
GOLD: Chuckanut Dortmunder
Category: Helles Bock/Maibock
SILVER: Chuckanut Maibock
GOLD: Chuckanut Altbier
Category: Rye Beer
SILVER: Chuckanut Rye Lager
Kulshan Brewing Company
Kulshan took home a couple medals for one of their always-popular fruited goses. They also won a Bronze for their refreshing Helles! Congratulations, Kulshan!
Category: Helles Lager
BRONZE: Helles Lager
Category: Flavored Gose
SILVER: Cherry Gose
Melvin Brewing Bellingham
Congratulations to Melvin Brewing Bellingham on their medal in the American Style Wheat Ale category! Victory is sweet, just like the honey in this delicious and refreshing honey wheat treat.
Category: American Style Wheat Ale
SILVER: Honey, Wheat Shrunk the Kids
Wander took home a variety of medals from NABA this year. Most notably their Oud Bruin! Wander recently celebrated 5 years of being open, and won the 2018 WA Large Brewery of the Year.
Category: Foreign-Style Stout
Category: Berliner-Style Weisse
GOLD: Champagne Toast
Category: Flanders-Style Red or Brown Ale
GOLD: Oud Bruin
Aslan Brewing Co.
Happy 5th Birthday to Aslan! What a way to celebrate than some shiny medals from NABA? Thank you for five years of delicious beer!