Four Bend breweries were awarded medals Saturday at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, the largest brewing competition in the United States.
Silver Moon Brewing won Bend’s only gold, in the Aged Beer category, with its 2010 Old Trainwreck Barleywine.
Deschutes Brewery picked up a silver in the American-Belgo-Style Ale category for its Chainbreaker White IPA. Two silvers were awarded to 10 Barrel Brewing Co., one for its American Stout in the American-Stout category, and one for German Sparkle Party in the German-Style Sour Ale category.
Bend Brewing Co. won a bronze in the Aged Beer category for its Lovely Cherry Baltic Porter.
Oregon breweries won 24 of the 254 medals awarded at this year’s festival, led by four medals awarded to Barley Brown’s Brew Pub in Baker City. Shawn Kelso, head brewer of Barley Brown’s until January, has since joined the 10 Barrel brewing team.
— From staff reports