Sockeye Brewing added three medals to their list of achievements in brewing excellence in January at the 2017 Best of Craft Beer Awards. Sockeye beers were submitted alongside other notable craft breweries throughout the United States. Sockeye Brewing was one of just two Idaho-based breweries to claim medals at the competition this year.
The annual Best of Craft Beer Awards takes place at Mount Bachelor Village Resort in the growing beer town of Bend, Oregon. This year, 145 winning breweries from 35 different states took home medals for their exceptional craft beer in 2017. 88 BJCP judges and guest judges from the craft beer industry meticulously tasted 84 different style categories and awarded 245 medals. Of the accolades awarded, Sockeye’s Maibock Spring Seasonal won a gold medal in the traditional German-style bock category. Huggy Bear Dark Sour, a relatively new addition to the lineup, took a silver medal in the American-style sour ale category. Finally, Power House Porter secured a silver medal in the increasingly competitive brown porter category. Learn more about The Best of Craft Beer Awards and view the entire list of 2017 awards at bestofcraftbeerawards.com.