The 2022 Oregon Beer Award Winners

, The 2022 Oregon Beer Award Winners

(10 Barrel Brewing named Large Brewery of the Year)

On April 6, things got rowdy at Revolution Hall in Portland as the Oregon Beer Awards celebrated the state’s best craft brewers.

And we’ve all the big winners for you…

, The 2022 Oregon Beer Award WinnersReferred to as the “Oscars of Oregon Beer,” this year’s competition saw nearly 1,100 entries in 30 categories that were evaluated by more than 100 judges, including brewers, industry veterans and journalists, in a double-blind presentation to ensure anonymity.

Bend, Oregon’s 10 Barrel Brewing was named Large Brewery of the Year.

Grains of Wrath Brewing was named Medium Brewery of the Year and McMinnville, Oregon’s Bierly Brewing was named the Small Brewery of the Year.

Here is a complete list of the 2023 winners:


  • Gold: Pilsner, pFriem Family Brewers
  • Silver: Pils, Heater Allen Brewing
  • Bronze: Sol Power Pils, Worthy Brewing

Golden, Blonde, and other Light Ales

  • Gold: Dad Beer, Baerlic Beer Co
  • Silver: Livin’ La Vida Kolscha, Gratitude Brewing
  • Bronze: Wentworth by the Sea, Breakside Brewery

Hoppy Lagers

  • Gold: Brainsicle, Sasquatch Brewery
  • Silver: Project Pilsner, Motueka Gigantic Brewing
  • Bronze: Terrifica Horror Pils, Wayfinder Beer

Light German and European Lagers

  • Gold: Frost Hammer, Grains Of Wrath
  • Silver: Vienna Lager, Grains Of Wrath
  • Bronze: Kellerbier, pFriem Family Brewers

Dark German and European Lagers

  • Gold: Black Diamond Dark Lager, Bend Brewing
  • Silver: Dementor’s Kiss, 10 Barrel Brewing Portland
  • Bronze: Hidden Hand černé pivo, Wayfinder Beer

, The 2022 Oregon Beer Award WinnersStout and Porter

  • Gold: Strand Plain, ForeLand Beer
  • Silver: Favorable Fortune, Block 15 Brewing
  • Bronze: Mrs. Pierce’s Porter, Thunder Island Brewing

Classic UK Styles

  • Gold: Alewife, Steeplejack Brewing
  • Silver: Velvet ESB, Hopworks Urban Brewery
  • Bronze: ESB, Breakside Brewery

Classic North American Styles

  • Gold: Upside Brown Ale, Falling Sky Brewing
  • Silver: Twheat, 10 Barrel Brewing
  • Bronze: Red Fang Malt Liquor, Wayfinder Beer

Belgian Beers, German Wheat Beers, and Traditional Brett Beers

  • Gold: Rain Harvester, ForeLand Beer
  • Silver: Wild Series: Gin Fizz, Sunriver Brewing
  • Bronze: Islands in the Stream, Von Ebert Brewing

Red Beers

  • Gold: ALTerior Motive, StormBreaker Brewing
  • Silver: Brits Abroad Red Ale, Away Days Brewing
  • Bronze: Tootle’s Marbles, Sunriver Brewing

Strong Beers

  • Gold: Cavatica, Fort George Brewery
  • Silver: Gravity Drop Baltic Porter, Wayfinder Beer
  • Bronze: Frankie, Migration Brewing

Sessionable Hoppy Beers

  • Gold: Woodlawn Pale Ale, Breakside Brewery
  • Silver: Bondi Beach Party, Sunriver Brewing
  • Bronze: Rainbows & Unicorns, Breakside Brewery

, The 2022 Oregon Beer Award WinnersIndia Pale Ale

  • Gold: Wanderjack IPA, Breakside Brewery
  • Silver: IPA, pFriem Family Brewers
  • Bronze: Evan is My Homie, Breakside Brewery

Hazy or Juicy IPA

  • Gold: Love and Ritual, Great Notion Brewing
  • Silver: Hazy Perspective, Mountain View Brewing
  • Bronze: Awesome Sauce, Ascendant Beer

Imperial India Pale Ale

  • Gold: Interpreter IPA, Ruse Brewing
  • Silver: A Life Beyond The Dream Triple IPA, Oakshire Brewing
  • Bronze: Hop Pillow, McMenamins Old Saint Francis School

Dark Hoppy Beers

  • Gold: (2021) Orange Giant Barleywine: Triple Dry Hopped Edition, Ecliptic Brewing
  • Silver: Perpetual Dawn, Grains Of Wrath
  • Bronze: Falling Up, Grains Of Wrath

Barrel-Aged Beers

  • Gold: Slice of Heaven, 10 Barrel Brewing Portland
  • Silver: Maskerade, Deschutes Brewery and Alesong Brewing & Blending
  • Bronze: Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Imperial Brown, pFriem Family Brewers

Barrel-Aged Stouts

  • Gold: Cute Metal, Breakside Brewery
  • Silver: Coconut Rhino Suit, Alesong Brewing and Blending
  • Bronze: Space Music, Breakside Brewery

Flavored Beers

  • Gold: Flora Rustica, Upright Brewing
  • Silver: Corpo Seco Pumpkin Ale, Wayfinder Beer and Cloudburst Brewing
  • Bronze: Cocoa Cow, Sunriver Brewing

, The 2022 Oregon Beer Award WinnersFruit Beers

  • Gold: Coconut Brown Ale, Public Coast Brewing
  • Silver: Passionate Envy, 10 Barrel Brewing
  • Bronze: Huckleberry Cream Ale, MadCow Brewing

Coffee and Smoke Beers

  • Gold: Smokey the Beer, Level Beer
  • Silver: pFriemsters Union Double Maple Pecan Smoked Porter, pFriem Family Brewers
  • Bronze: McCollough Mocha Stout, 7 Devils Brewing

Experimental and Historical Beers

  • Gold: Paloma, Migration Brewing
  • Silver: Unbearable Lightness, Breakside Brewery
  • Bronze: Agrio Morado, 10 Barrel Brewing

Pastry or Dessert Beer

  • Gold: Marionberry Cheesecake, 10 Barrel Brewing
  • Silver: Yeti Sno Ball Fight, Great Notion Brewing
  • Bronze: Kill the Sun with Coconut, Chocolate and Toasted Almonds, Ex Novo Brewing

Specialty India Pale Ale

  • Gold: Synesthesia, Great Notion Brewing
  • Silver: Equatorial Haze, 10 Barrel Brewing
  • Bronze: Cosmic Chill, Silver Moon Brewing

American Sour Beers

  • Gold: Live!, ColdFire Brewing
  • Silver: Pretty Fly for a Cacti, Weekend Beer
  • Bronze: Rose City Sour, Cascade Brewing

Mixed Culture Beers

  • Gold: Sitka Spruce, Nebuleus Beer
  • Silver: Farmhouse Cuvee, Alesong Brewing and Blending
  • Bronze: Touch of Brett ‘21, Alesong Brewing and Blending

, The 2022 Oregon Beer Award WinnersFruited Mixed Culture Beers

  • Gold: Coming to Fruition: Cherry, Oregon City Brewing
  • Silver: Four Play, Upright Brewing
  • Bronze: Honey Haven, Nebuleus Beer

Gluten Free and Non-Alcoholic Beers

  • Gold: Hop Dipped IPA, Deschutes Brewery
  • Bronze: Extra Terrestrial Pub Ale, Mutantis Brewery & Bottle Shop
  • (* A silver awarded to Deschutes Brewery for Black Butte Non-Alcoholic was rescinded Thursday after competition organizers said they learned the beer was brewed outside of Oregon, which goes against competition rules. No other silver has been named.)

Fresh Hop Pale Ales and India Pale Ales

  • Gold: Fresh Hop Chinook IPA, Breakside Brewery
  • Silver: Fresh Coast IPA, Migration Brewing
  • Bronze: Fresh Hop Strata Wanderjack, Breakside Brewery

Fresh Hop Hazy Pale Ales and India Pale Ales

  • Gold: Strut Your Strata, Deschutes Brewery
  • Silver: Little Green Bag, McMenamins Old Saint Francis School
  • Bronze: Identical Truths, Ruse Brewing

Other Fresh Hop Beers

  • Gold: Pioneer ESB, Baerlic Brewing
  • Silver: Fresh Hop Sterling Pilsner, Breakside Brewery
  • Bronze: Fresh Hop Kolsch, Zoiglhaus Brewing

Best Bottleshop

  • John’s Marketplace SE Powell Blvd.

Best Beer Bar or Taphouse (tie)

  • The Beermongers
  • Lombard House

Best Brewpub Experience

  • Wayfinder Beer

, The 2022 Oregon Beer Award WinnersBest New Brewery

  • SteepleJack Brewing

Best Branding/Labels

  • Upright Brewing

Craft Advocate of the Year

  • Christina LaRue

Brewery of the Year: Large

  • Breakside Brewery

Brewery of the Year: Medium

  • Grains of Wrath Brewing

Brewery of the Year: Small

  • Nebuleus Beer

Hall of Fame

  • Teri Fahrendorf
  • Art Larrance
  • Alan Sprints


Congratulations to all of this year’s big winners…Live long and prosper!

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