Several Bend-area breweries took home medals at the Great American Beer Festival held last weekend in Denver:
--Deschutes won three medals. It won gold for Bourbon Murder (Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout category) and bronze for its Pinot Jubel (Wood- and Barrel-Aged Beer) and its Down 'n' Dirty IPA (English-Style India Pale Ale)
--Silver Moon won a gold medal, too, for Dark Side Stout (Foreign-Style Stout). It also won bronze for its Legacy Lager in the American-Style or International-Style Pilsener category.
--Bend Brewing Co. won bronze for Ching Ching in the American-Style Sour Ale division.
I've clearly not drunk enough beer this year, because I've only had the Legacy out of that group. Shame on me.
Rogue Ales was the only Oregon brewer to win a pair of gold medals.
Here's a video look at the festivities:
You can check out all the Oregon winners here, if you'd like. And here's a press release on the whole shooting match.