Oregon’s Willamette Weekly created the Oregon Beer Awards to honor the best breweries, tap houses, bars, beers and festivals. We were happy to see former Chuckanut Brewery Head Brewer, Josh Pfriem’s brewery win! Here are the winners!

Best New Brewery
Buoy Beer Company – 49pts
StormBreaker Brewing – 40pts
Ex Novo Brewing Company – 32pts
Baerlic Brewing Company
Fat Heads Brewery
Wild Ride Brewing Co.

Best Beer Bar
Belmont Station – 49pts
Bailey’s Taproom – 39pts
Saraveza Bottle Shop and Pasty Tavern – 31pts
ABV Public House
Crow’s Feet Commons
The Bier Stein
The Cheese Bar
The Hop and Vine
Tin Bucket

Best Brewpub Experience
Pfriem Family Brewers – 40pts
Breakside Brewery – 31pts
Fort George Brewery – 29pts
Barley Brown’s Brew Pub
Buoy Beer Company
Double Mountain Brewery
McMenamins Edgefield
Pelican Pub & Brewery
Terminal Gravity Brewing
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Best Beer Festival
Cheers to Belgian Beers – 38pts
Hood River Hops Fest – 29pts
Oregon Brewers Festival – 28pts
Bend Brewfest
Eastern Oregon Beer Festival
Festival of the Dark Arts
Holiday Ale Festival
Portland Beer & Cheese Fest
Portland Fruit Beer Fest

Brewery Of The Year
Breakside Brewery – 55pts
The Commons Brewery – 51pts
Barley Brown’s Brew Pub – 23pts
Deschutes Brewery
Fort George Brewery
Gigantic Brewing Company
Heater Allen Brewing
Old Town Brewing Co.
Pfriem Family Brewers
Pints Brewing
Upright Brewing

Best Lager
Pils – Heater Allen Brewing – 35pts
Engelberg Pilsner – Upright Brewing Company – 31pts
Dunkle Lager – The Commons Brewery – 22pts
Gold Beach Lager – Arch Rock Brewing Company
Helles – Buoy Beer Co.
Spica Hefepils – Ecliptic Brewing
HUB Lager Northwest Pilsner – Hopworks Urban Brewery
Lux – Ninkasi Brewing Company
Old Town Pilsner – Old Town Brewing
Unkle Pilsner – Silver Moon Brewing

Best Dark (Porter, Stout, Browns & Unflavored)
Turmoil Black IPA – Barley Brown’s Brewpub – 37pts
Cavatica Stout – Fort George Brewery – 33pts
Tsunami Stout – Pelican Pub & Brewery – 27pts
Black Bear XX Stout – Alameda Brewing Company
Primeval NW Brown Ale – Baerlic Brewing Company
Irish Stout – Breakside Brewery
Black Butte Porter – Deschutes Brewery
Sandy Paws – Heater Allen Brewing
Schwarzbier – Old Town Brewing
Bertha Brown Ale – Sasquatch Brewery

Best Sour or Wild
Peche ‘N Brett – Logsdon Farmhouse Ales – 43pts
Flemish Kiss – The Commons Brewery – 37pts
La Tormenta – Breakside Brewery – 24pts
La Tache – The Ale Apothecary – 24pts
Cucumber Crush – 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Ching Ching – Bend Brewing Company
Noyaux – Cascade Brewing Barrel House
Hose – de Garde Brewing
Cultivateur – Deschutes Brewery
Jeux D’eau – Upright Brewing

Best Belgian Style
Urban Farmhouse Ale – The Commons Brewery – 66pts
Belgian Strong Dark – pFriem Family Brewing – 47 pts
Five – Upright Brewing – 26pts
Straffe Drieling Tripel – Logsdon Organic Farmhouse Ales
Winema Wit – Pelican Pub & Brewery
Wandlepad – Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Belgian IPA – Deschutes Brewery
Volta – Gigantic Brewing Company
Little Green Dry Hop Saison – Flat Tail Brewing
Belgian Blond – Sasquatch Brewing

Best of the Island of Misfit Beers

(This category includes herbed, spiced, fruit, vegetable, chocolate, coffee, or other flavored beers)
Sweet Heat – Burnside Brewing Co. – 29pts
Too Much Coffee Man – Gigantic Brewing – 28pts
Flora Rustica – Upright Brewing – 28pts
Pumpernickel Rye Saison – The Commons Brewery – 24pts
Citra Hot Blonde – Barley Brown’s
Oblique Black and White Coffee Stout – Cascade Brewing Barrel House
Perihelion Crimson Saison – Ecliptic Brewing
Survival Stout – Hopworks Urban Brewery
Pampelmousse Citrus IPA – Lompoc Brewing
Oud Bes Strawberry Balsamic Flanders Red Ale – Oakshire Brewing

Best Hoppy Beer
Pallet Jack – Barley Brown’s – 56pts
Breakside IPA – Breakside Brewery – 51pts
3-Way IPA – Fort George/Block 15/Boneyard Brewing – 45pts
Fresh Squeezed IPA – Deschutes Brewery
White Astroid Imperial Wit IPA – Ecliptic Brewing
Gigantic IPL – Gigantic Brewing Company
Descender IPA – GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
Citrus Mistress – Hop Valley Brewing Company
Workhorse IPA – Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Silverspot IPA – Pelican Pub & Brewery
Upheaval IPA – Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Best Strong Hoppy Beer

Megafauna – Laurelwood Public House & Brewery – 34pts
Sticky Hands – Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant – 33pts
Notorious IPA3 – Boneyard Beer Company – 32pts
Fork Lift Double IPA – Barley Brown’s Brewpub
India Golden Ale – Breakside Brewery
Half Hitch – Crux Fermentation Project
Molten Lava – Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Comatose Imperial IPA – GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
The Perfect Storm Double IPA – Oakshire Brewing
Uncle Jim’s Maui Wowie Double IPA – Silver Moon Brewing

Best Traditional Beer

Altbier – Occidental Brewing Company – 48pts
Kiwanda Cream Ale – Pelican Pub & Brewery – 33pts
Kolsch – Old Town Brewing Co. – 28pts
Ashland Amber – Caldera Brewing Company
Sticke Alt – Heater Allen Brewing
Velvet ESB – Hopworks Urban Brewery
Laurelweizen – Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Helles Hefeweizen – Pints Brewery
Offen Kolsch – Upright Brewing Company
Hefweizen – Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Best Session Beer

Handtruck Pale Ale 5.5% – Barley Brown’s Brewpub – 40pts
Suicide Squeeze IPA 4.5% – Fort George Brewery – 33pts
Sweet As! Pacific Pale Ale 6.0% – GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall – 32pts
Bone Light Session Ale 4.0% – Boneyard Beer Company
Trilogy 1 Crystal Dry-Hopped Pale Ale 5.2% – BridgePort Brewing Co.
Off Leash NW Session Ale 4.5% – Crux Fermentation Project
Twilight Summer Ale 5.0% – Deschutes Brewery
Stellanova India Session Ale 4.2% – Ecliptic Brewing
Session Black Lager 5.4% – Full Sail Brewing Company
Migration Pale Ale 5.6% – Migration Brewing Company

Best Barrel-Aged
Mother of All Storms – Pelican Pub & Brewery – 15pts
Super Nebula – Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant – 14pts
Tough Love – Crux Fermentation Project – 13pts

For a full review of the awards checkout Brewpublic’s article. What did you think of the winners? How many of these beers or breweries have you tried and/or visited?