Portland Breweries Clean Up at the 2016 World Beer Cup

Because of course we did.

By Marty Patail May 9, 2016

Breakside at world beer cup 2016 brewers association hzlmec

Breakside Brewing receives an award at the 2016 World Beer Cup. 

Over the weekend, the 2016 World Beer Cup winners were announced at the Craft Brewers Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. No doubt, hangovers abound. As anyone who attended last year's CBC in Portland will attest, beer industry types take their partying seriously. According to one attendee, one industry party combined craps, cheesesteaks, mechanical bulls, and Betsy Ross and Rocky impersonators for a Scotch-fueled night of unbridled debauchery. 

The Brewers Association, the non-profit organizer of the World Beer Cup, received almost 7,000 entries from 1,907 breweries in 55 countries. Only 5 percent of those went home winners. Oregon claimed 17 winning beers altogether, with nine of those from the Portland area. Gold Beach's Arch Rock Brewing also took home a Champion Brewery and Brewmaster Award for "Very Small Brewery."

From Portland, Ecliptic and Occidental took home gold medals, while Base Camp, Columbia River, Portland Brewing, and Breakside won silver or bronze. Breakside's four awards (three for its Portland-brewed ales, and one for Lunch Break ISA, which is brewed in Milwaukie) makes it only one of six breweries to win three awards or more. In a press release this morning, Breakside bragged, "That's as many medals as the entire state of Washington won and three more than any other Oregon brewery."

It should be noted, Base Camp's extremely quaffable Lost Meridian Wit—which won bronze in the American-Style Wheat Beer category—was also named by Portland Monthly as one of 25 favorite summer beers last year


American-Style Wheat Beer with Yeast
Bronze: Lost Meridian Wit, Base Camp Brewing Co.

Smoke Beer
Silver: Breakside Smoked Porter, Breakside Brewery

German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock
Gold: Lucubrator, Occidental Brewing Co.

German-Style Altbier
Bronze: Breakside Will’s Alt, Breakside Brewery

Belgian-Style Pale Ale or Blonde Ale
Silver: Raise the Roost, Portland Brewing

Classic English-Style Pale Ale
Bronze: Breakside ESB, Breakside Brewery

Brown Porter
Gold: Capella Porter, Ecliptic Brewing

Oatmeal Stout
Silver: Stumblers Stout, Columbia River Brewing Co.

Australian- or International-Style Pale Ale
Silver: Breakside Lunch Break ISA, Breakside Brewery (Milwaukie, but we'll count it here anyway)


American-Style Wheat Beer with Yeast
Gold: Fuzztail, Sunriver Brewing (Sunriver)

Other Strong Beer
Gold: Brilliant, 10 Barrel Brewing Co. (Bend)

American-Style Sour Ale
Bronze: DAM Wild - Hops and Lemon Verbena, Flat Tail Brewing Co. (Corvallis)

Classic English-Style Pale Ale
Gold: Caldera Ashland Amber, Caldera Brewing Co. (Ashland)

Barley Wine-Style Ale
Bronze: Stormwatcher’s Winterfest, Pelican Brewing Co. (Pacific City)

Oatmeal Stout
Bronze: Sasquatch Shadow, Elk Horn Brewery (Eugene)

American-Style Pale Ale
Gold: Pistol River Pale, Arch Rock Brewing Co. (Gold Beach)

American-Style Black Ale
Gold: Turmoil, Barley Brown’s Brew Pub (Baker City)

For a full list of the winners, click here

Filed under
Show Comments