Montana breweries again did well at the North American Beer Awards. The competition is held in Idaho Falls each year in early June in conjunction with the Mountain Brewers Beer Fest. Organized by the North American Brewers Association, this well regarded competition is conducted as a single blind sampling followed by rank ordering of the entries within a category.
Philipsburg Brewing Co. led the Montana contingent with three gold medals and one bronze. Here are the results for Montana breweries in alphabetical order:
Bitter Root Brewing Co.
Silver – Wee Heavy – Scotch Ale (Wee Heavy)
Blackfoot River Brewing Co.
Bronze – Double Black Diamond Extreme Stout – Foreign-Style Stout
Silver – Milk Stout – Sweet Stout
Bronze – Blue Collar ESB – Strong Bitter ESB (Extra Special)
Bozeman Brewing Co.
Gold – Plum Street Porter – Robust Porter
Canyon Creek Brewing
Silver – Copper – Scottish-Style Light, Heavy, and Export
Silver – Sweet tooth Bock 2017 – Traditional Bock
Bronze – Eau Tableau – Belgian-Style Pale Ale
Draught Works Brewery
Bronze – Gwin Du – Dry Stout
Bronze – Bobs your uncle – Ordinary Bitter Best Bitter (ESB)
Bronze – Nine Circles – Cream Ale
Great Northern Brewing Co.
Bronze – Man Bun Doppel Schwartzbier – Baltic-Style Porter
Madison River Brewing Co.
Bronze – Copper John Scotch Ale – Scottish-Style Light, Heavy, and Export
Gold – Salmon Fly Honey Rye – Session Beer
Map Brewing Co., Bozeman, MT
Silver- Ridge Hippie – Kolsch
Philipsburg Brewing Company
Gold – Otter Water – Light Ale
Bronze – Haybag Hefeweizen – American-Style Hefeweizen, American-Style Dark Hefeweizen
Gold – Rope Swing Saison – Saison
Gold – 5 Phantoms Pumpkin – Spice Barleywine – Pumpkin or Pumpkin Spiced Beers, Herbed Spiced
Red Lodge Ales Brewing Co.
Bronze – Czechmate Pilsner – Bohemian-Style Pilsner
Silver – Liver Eatin’ Dunkelweizen – American-Style Hefeweizen, American-Style Dark Hefeweizen
Silver – Summer Daze Doppelweiss – DunkelweizenWeizen Bock
Gold – CANU – Cream Ale
The full list of winners by brewery and by styles is available here.