Oregon Dominates the 2016 Good Food Awards

At the major annual food fest, artisan producers from across Oregon scored big. (Only a certain state to our south—so, like, whatever—earned more accolades.)

By Alex Keith January 21, 2016

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“Artisan” pretty well sums up Oregon’s food scene. So it’s no surprise that at the 2016 Good Food Awards, an annual ceremony celebrating the most delicious, sustainable makers and growers in the country, our state took home 23 awards in all but one category (c’mon, Oregon chocolatiers!). The sixth annual festival received 1,937 product entries—33 percent more than ever before—in categories from charcuterie to cider. Oregon earned more accolades than any other state except California. Read on to learn about the winners:   

  • In the beer category, last year's winner Ninkasi Brewing Company took home the prize for its Dawn of the Red India Pale Ale. 
  • In the brand new cider category, Wild Perry Cider from Oregon's Art + Science.
  • A double dose of recognition was awarded in the confections category for Batch PDX’s Batch Bar & Twicks Bar as well as Bees & Bean’s Honey Bar Reserve.
  • Bee Girl’s Bee Girl Honey and Bee Local’s Bee Local Sauvie Honey took home sweet awards—the first for Oregon in the honey category.
  • Flavored with violets and fresh citrus, Elixir’s Iris Liqueur was awarded in the spirits category. 

To check out the rest of the winners, head over to the Good Food Awards website.

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