Held each year in June, the annual 2014 North American Beer Awards took place last weekend in conjunction with the Mountain Brewers Beer Fest in Idaho Falls, ID. The competition organized by the North American Brewers Association is conducted as a single blind sampling followed by rank ordering of the entries within a category.
It’s a big deal, too, annually receiving more than 1,400 entries, including many of the best from around the western U.S. and beyond. Montana’s breweries put on a strong showing once again. Here are the Montana winners:
Big Sky Brewing Company
Gold – Bobo’s Robust Porter – Robust Porter
Gold – Summer Honey – Honey Beer
Silver – Nut Brown Ale – English-Style Brown Ale
Silver – Bitterroot Oatmeal Stout – Oatmeal Stout
Canyon Creek Brewing
Silver – One Night Stand – Golden or Blonde Ale
Bronze – Switchyard Scottish Ale – Scottish-Style Export
Bronze – Frambeaux – Lambic
Silver – Biere de Mars 2014 – Biere de Garde
Gold – Rob Moore Abbey Ale – Dubbel
Gold – The Golden Boy – Tripel
Bronze – That’s What She Said – Cream Ale
Gold – Backdraught – German-Style Rauchbier
Flathead Lake Brewing Co.
Bronze – Dirty Ginger – Other Belgian-Style Ales
Gold – Montucky Sour Brown – Flanders-Style Red or Brown Ale
Great Northern Brewing Co.
Gold – Wheatfish – Hefeweizen
Kettlehouse Brewing Co.
Bronze – Fresh Bongwater – English-Style Summer Ale
Silver – Double Haul – English-Style India Pale Ale
Madison River Brewing Co.
Bronze – Frostbite Barley Wine 12 – American-Style Barley Wine
Montana Brewing Co.
Bronze – Whitetail Wheat – Hefeweizen
Bronze – Custer’s Last Stout – Oatmeal Stout
Bronze – Beartooth Espresso Porter – Coffee Beers
Philipsburg Brewing Company
Silver – Corners Porter – Coffee Beers
Red Lodge Ales Brewing Co.
Silver – Liver Eatin’ Ale – Dark Hefeweizen
Tamarack Brewing Co.
Gold – Blue Jay White IPA – Hybrid Style Beers
Silver – Training Wheels Rootbeer – Carbonated Soft Drinks
Silver – Alt 0220 – Altbier
Bronze – Black Hops Tactical IPA – Cascadian Style Dark Ale