On June 16th the WA Beer Awards announced the 117 breweries who won awards in 74 categories out of the 181 breweries that entered. Out of the almost 1,300 beers in the competition Chuckanut won a total of six awards. Chuckanut Marzen Lager and Vienna Lager each won Gold medals; Chuckanut Pilsner received a Silver medal; and Chuckanut Mexican Style Lager, Doppelbock and Dunkel Lager all received Bronze Medals. Last year Chuckanut received an unprecedented eight medals to win Large Brewery of the Year 2017 for many of the same beers.
Chuckanut Brewery’s Marzen Lager is an amber beer with a complicated and tantalizing mix of malts finished with enough hops to help create a dry spicy finish. The Vienna Lager is a year round Chuckanut beer that is amber colored, smooth and easy drinking with the typical Chuckanut dry finish. Chuckanut’s Pilsner is another year round Chuckanut beer known for its golden color, snappy finish and extremely drinkable taste. This beer just won Gold at the World Beer Cup 2018.
The Doppelbock is a bigger beer than the others that won awards with a 7.4%ABV and was aged over 3 months for a smooth rich finish. The Mexican Style Lager is an easy drinking, sessionable blonde lager that is Chuckanut’s summer seasonal lager. Dunkel Lager is one of Chuckanut’s most awarded beers. Dark, juicy, malty with a smooth finish Dunkel is a great beer in any season.
Some of the award winning beers will be on tap at both Chuckanut locations and around the Sound. Chuckanut is now available in very selected accounts in Portland, OR as well!