Brasserie Deschutes receives the Brewery of the Year award and wins 5 medals at the Best of Craft Beer Awards

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – The Best of Craft Beer Awards have announced the medal winners for the 2022 International Beer Competition, where Bend’s Deschutes Brewery won three gold medals out of five total medals and was recognized as the brewery of the year in the hometown competition in Bend.

A total of 100 international judges evaluated nearly 3,000 beers from breweries from the United States, Canada and Central America in 56 categories. Deschutes’ latest release, Black Butte Non-Alcoholic was awarded gold in the NA category, the first competition for this beer.

“We are thrilled to receive this incredible recognition from this highly competitive competition and in such competitive categories here in our hometown,” said Veronica Vega, Director of Product Development for Deschutes. “These victories speak volumes about the talent and creativity of our R&D team.”

Deschutes received awards for the following:

Gold Medal for Black Butte Non-Alcoholic in the Non-Alcoholic Beer category

Gold medal for Bines & Sunshine in the Juicy or Hazy IPA category

Gold medal for Honey Dip Dubbel in the Specialty Grains & Fermentables category

Silver medal for Peach Cobbler in the Flavored Beers category

Bronze medal for the Belgian Blonde in the Belgian Ales category

“To have won an award in the competitive Hazy/Juicy IPA category is amazing. Our team is thrilled and looking for opportunities to market this IPA to celebrate this win and share it with our fans,” Vega added.

“I am very proud of the involvement of our entire operations team,” said Scott Birdwell Brewing Operations Manager at Deschutes. “It takes so much to be successful in competitions like this and to make great beer in general. Our ongoing review and refinement of recipes, our top-notch sensory and quality programs, and encouraging our co-owners to develop as judges to learn from our industry and our peers are just a few of the things that make recognition like this possible!

About the Best of Craft Beer Awards

The Best of Craft Beer Awards have just completed their eighth year of competition, with successive growth rates across participating breweries year on year. In that short time, the competition has become the third largest professional brewing competition in North America.

About Deschutes Brewery

Deschutes Brewery, an independent craft brewer in Bend, Oregon, and family-owned since 1988, is one of the quintessential Pacific Northwest beers. Founded on the guiding principles of true craftsmanship and ultimate quality, Deschutes is known as a leader in hops, dark ale, innovative India Pale Ales and experimental small-batch, aged-in-brew beers. was. The Deschutes Brewery is designed for the community, committed to sustainable business practices and supporting charities through our distribution footprint. Visit the Deschutes Brewery beer seeker to find a Deschutes beer near you in 36 states nationwide.

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