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Press Release: Seven Deschutes Brewery Ales Win at 2011 World Beer Awards
Posted Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 by Tip Top

 

Descutes LogoBend, Oregon brewery wins twelve awards, with some beers dominating multiple categories 

Bend Oregon – November 1, 2011: Deschutes Brewery swept from Oregon to the world stage with some major wins at the 2011 World Beer Awards. This global award program selects winners for internationally recognized beer styles from around the world by blind-tasting more than 500 entries from 37 countries.Awards were announced following four rounds of judging by an international, highly respected judging panel. The competition selects, awards and promotes to consumers the best beers available internationally.  

Deschutes Brewery won awards for seven of its beers in 12 categories, including a top five ranking overall for Hop Henge Experimental IPA as the World’s Best Pale Ale.

“Winning top awards for Hop Henge gives us the confidence that we are doing the right thing when it comes to pushing boundaries and experimenting with our beers,” said Brian Faivre, brewmaster for Deschutes Brewery. 

Last year, Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale was ranked by the program as the World’s Best Beer overall, an honor that went to Vitus from Weihenstephaner Brewery in Germany this year.

A complete list of awards for Deschutes Brewery includes:

World’s Best Rankings

The America’s Best Rankings

Entrants’ beers were tasted blind and marked to an agreed and strictly enforced scoring system.  As well as aroma, flavor appearance/condition, mouth feel and finish, the judges looked for products with balance, character, complexity and quality.

About Deschutes Brewery

Located in beautiful Bend, Oregon, Deschutes Brewery is in the business of daring people to expect more from their beer. That's why we started off in 1988, on the banks of the Deschutes River here in Bend, Oregon, by selling Black Butte Porter at a time when others were sure a dark beer would never catch on. Our brewers love to push the envelope, especially if it makes someone nervous.  But for us, the highest praise is a raised glass and a toast of "Bravely Done!"  For more information about Deschutes Brewery and its courageously crafted beers, please visit www.DeschutesBrewery.com.

 

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