Awards

The Great American Beer Festival Winners

25 Medals and counting!

Click on any medal below to view details about each medal, plus a menu description for each beer.

Descriptions of each award:

1. Raging Rhino Red, Gold, 1991 GABF, Scottish Ale, Steelhead Brewing Co., Eugene, Oregon.
Deep red-amber color, crisp hoppy aroma, and a luscious combination of roasted toffee and caramel make this beer a favorite.

2. Station Square Stout, Gold, 1991 GABF, Stout, Steelhead Brewing Co., Eugene, Oregon.
Rich black, with hints of bittersweet chocolate, full and rounded with caramel malts. A classic Imperial Stout.

3. Emerald Special Bitter, Bronze, 1993 GABF, Traditional Bitter, Steelhead Brewing Co., Eugene, Oregon.
Bright copper color. Intense fruity-floral aroma with a crisp hop finish.

4. Rye Bock, Bronze, 1994 GABF, Specialty, Steelhead Brewing Co., Eugene, Oregon.
Deep golden color. The use of rye adds a spicy twist to an alt-style Maibock.

5. Harvest Rye, Silver, 1995 GABF, Specialty, Steelhead Brewing Co., Eugene, Oregon.
Chestnut brown in color, with a chocolate malty flavor and a clean quick finish. Rye adds a robust complexity.

6. Titanium Wheat, Bronze, 1995 GABF, Specialty, Steelhead Brewing Co., Irvine, California.
Strong yet light. An American-style wheat ale dry-hopped for an assertive finish. Watch out, it’s a kicker.

7. Old Weasel Barleywine, Bronze, 1996 GABF, Barleywine, Steelhead Brewing Co., Burlingame, California.
The beer equivalent of a tawny port, this well-aged ale is bursting with nutty and fruity flavors.

8. Nigel’s ESB, Silver, 1997 GABF, English-Style Strong Bitter, Steelhead Brewing Co., Burlingame, California.
A traditional extra special bitter made with British malt and hops. Rich and malty with a dry, bitter finish.

9. Fort Point Olde Ale, Bronze, 1997 GABF, English-Style Old Ale, Steelhead Brewing Co., San Francisco, California.
A deep red-brown malty beer, aged extra long for a smooth clean finish.

10. Hearthside Wheatwine, Gold, 1998 GABF, Other Strong Ales, Steelhead Brewing Co., Eugene, Oregon.
This well-aged strong-ale is made in the barleywine style with 60% wheat and is generously hopped. Copper-hued with a beautiful floral aroma.

11. Anniversary Ale, Gold, 1999 GABF, English Old Ale/English Strong Ale, Steelhead Brewing Co., Eugene, Oregon.
Deep copper color and complex anise-raisin aromas. A strong beer guaranteed to warm you in the winter months.

12. Emerald Irish Ale, Silver, 1999 GABF, American-Style Brown Ale, Steelhead Brewing Co., Burlingame, California.
A touch of the blarney here. Deep copper-red beer with a creamy brown collar of foam, and a rich, roasty, coffee-toffee finish.

13. Aztec Amaranth Ale, Gold, 2000 GABF, Specialty, Steelhead’s Bulldog Brewing Co., Fresno, California.
This unfiltered pale ale is made with a generous portion of Amaranth, a grain once grown by the Aztecs. Amaranth provides a pleasant fruit and nut aroma, which is balanced with floral hops.

14. Ghirardelli Kiss Chocolate Stout, Gold, 2000 GABF, Chocolate/Cocoa, Steelhead Brewing Co., Burlingame, California.
Black as dark cocoa. A rich, creamy, full-bodied stout with a sweet chocolate-covered-caramel flavor, and a dry chocolate finish.

15. Wee Heavy Scotch Ale, Silver, 2000 GABF, Other Strong Ales, Steelhead Brewing Co., Eugene, Oregon.
An aged, rich, smooth, malty winter warmer. This hearty ale is lightly hopped to accentuate the complex malt character.

16. McGilligan’s Scotch Ale, Bronze, 2000 GABF, Strong Scotch Ale, Steelhead Brewing Co., San Francisco, California.
Rich caramel aroma, slightly sweet full-bodied flavor with a crisp finish. A traditional Scottish Ale.

17. Hopasaurus Rex, Gold, 2001 GABF, Other Strong Ales, Steelhead Br. Co., Eugene, Oregon.
An imperial-style India Pale Ale. Extra deep gold color, extra strong, extra bitter, extra aromatic, extra everything.

18. Lord Stanley Stout, Gold, 2001 GABF, Irish-Style Dry Stout, Steelhead Brewing Co., Irvine, California.
A rich medium-bodied dry stout with lots of roasty flavors.

19. Hearthside Wheatwine, Silver, 2001 GABF, Other Strong Ales, Steelhead Brewing Co., Eugene, Oregon.
This well-aged strong ale is made with 60% wheat and is generously hopped. Copper-hued with a beautiful floral aroma.

20. Little Pookie’s Old Ale, Bronze, 2002 GABF, Fruit & Vegetable, Steelhead Brewing Co., Eugene, Oregon
A very special old ale fermented with figs and dates.

21. Hopasaurus Rex, Bronze 2002 GABF, Other Strong Ales, Steelhead Br. Co., Eugene, Oregon.
An imperial-style India Pale Ale. Extra deep gold color, extra strong, extra bitter, extra aromatic, extra everything.

22. Lord Stanley Stout, Bronze, 2002 GABF, Irish-Style Dry Stout, Steelhead Brewing Co., Irvine, California
A rich medium-bodied dry stout with lots of roasty flavors.

23. First Date Stout, Gold, 2004 GABF, Imperial Stout, Steelhead Brewing Co., Burlingame, California
A rich malty-sweet strong stout that utilizes dates for extra body and flavor.

24. U.C.I.P.A., Silver, 2006 GABF, Cellar or Unfiltered Beer, Steelhead Brewing Co., Irvine, California
An unfiltered India Pale Ale with a nice bitter bite and a citrus-floral hop aroma.

25. Break Action Porter, Gold, 2017 Oregon Beer Awards, Porter/Stout, McKenzie Brewing Co., Eugene, Oregon
A robust porter made from roasted malt, caramel malts, and toasted grains, with Cascade and Willamette hops and a hint of chocolate.