Blaze Ruud, Brewer (photo by Arthur Schwab)
OSB wins big at the Washington Beer Awards!
Winners were announced on June 15th at the Washington Brewer's Festival in Redmond WA. OSB took home the gold for Ruud Awakening IPA, the silver for Hooligan Stout, the bronze for Imperial IPA, and another bronze for Imperial Stout !!
We also were voted Small Brewery of the Year for Washington State!
It was a great brewfest and we were very excited to participate. We feel honored and grateful for the recognition and are happy to be able to make such well-loved beer. We'd also like to recongize our friends and fellow brewers at Icicle Brewery in Leavenworth and Ice Harbor Brewery in Kennewick ... both those breweries took home awards as well. We are thankful every day for being able to live in the beautiful Methow Valley, have fun jobs running the pub and making great beer, and being part of such a support network of brew fans. Thanks!!
Earlier in 2013, OSB took home the People's Choice Award for our Ruud Awakening IPA and also the Judge's Award 2nd Place for our Imperial Stout at the April Brews Day brewfest in Bellingham in April. Thanks to all our beer fans who came out and made this event really fun!
We are loaded to the brim with beer and are all ready for a busy summer. We have some new flavors on tap, including some beers made in collaboration with Anacortes Brewery. Ask our staff what's special on tap.
HOOLIGAN STOUT WINS AT U.S. BEER TASTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012/2013
Our Hooligan Stout was selected as a championship beer at the 2012/2013 Beer Tasting Championships. The USBTC mission is to simply find the best beers in America and tell people about them. Check out the whole list of current winners here.
Our new brewing system is operating at full capacity and we seem to need more beer! A good problem, for sure. We've significantly expanded our distribution in western Washington and are now distributing in Oregon as well. If you're interested in carrying our beer in your establishment, please contact us or you can contact our distributors directly. Their info is on the "Find our beer at these locations" page.
The Beer Table Guys - We received a great review from the Beer Table Guys who voted our Ruud Awakening IPA the best IPA in the Pacific Northwest! Check out their YouTube review: The Best IPA's Ever
Great job, Blaze, the brewing staff, and congratulations to all of us at OSB!
At our small brewery, we strive to create microbrews that satisfy both the discerning hop heads and those who prefer a lighter taste. Unique to Winthrop, we are fortunate to be provided with chlorine-free water flowing from the pristine North Cascade mountains. This clean, uncontaminated water helps enhance the natural flavors of the malts and hops bringing you a superior beer drinking experience.
Our beers have received awards on the regional, national, and international level. The demand has exceeded our supply! We have recently expanded our small brewery to include three new 15 BBL fermenters. These new fermenters havel increased our production so that we can not only keep our beers flowing on tap year round, we'll can now bottle and distribute more as well.
(Click on the beers below to go to the individual beer pages.)
Our Brewer's Reserve series has been extremely popular. We are brewing these big beers in our larger capacity fermenters, as well as our most popular beer, the Ruud Awakening IPA. The Barley Wine Style Ale and the Imperial Stout are sealed in wax and better when allowed to age.