The Oregon Beer Awards select and recognize our state's top beers in 14 categories, and honor Oregon's exceptional breweries, bars and festivals in six additional categories. Tickets to the awards ceremony on February 23 at Revolution Hall are on sale now, and winners will be revealed during this "Emmys-style" evening. The Oregon Beer Awards are produced by Willamette Week, with help from Ben Edmunds, brewmaster at Breakside Brewery, and Ezra Johnson-Greenough of Portland Beer Week.

Event Tickets
Tickets to the awards ceremony are on sale starting Wednesday, January 20. Each $15 ticket includes a pint of award-winning beer, Bunk Bar sandwich samples and a $2 donation to Oregon Wild and the Oregon Brewshed® Alliance program. Brewer band Black Lodge (Ron Gansberg, John Harris) and Master of Ceremonies and comedian Amy Miller bring entertainment to the evening.


Gold, silver and bronze awards will be given in the following categories at 2016's Oregon Beer Awards:
Classic Styles (Lagers, Ales, Brown, Amber, Red, etc.)
Belgian Beers
Sessionable Hoppy Beers (6% ABV or lower)
Experimental Beers
Flavored Beers
Fruit and Field Beers
Sour & Wild Beers
Barrel-Aged Beers
Strong Hoppy Beers (7.5%+)
Dark Hoppy Beers
American IPA (6.1% – 7.5%)

Best Beer Bar
Best Beer Festival
Best Brewpub Experience
Best Bottle Shop
Best New Brewery
Brewery of the Year

OBA 2016 Blind Tasting Judging Panel
Lisa Allen – Heater Allen Brewery
Jeff Alworth – Beervana, The Beer Bible
Natalie Baldwin – Burnside Brewing Co.
Jason Barbee – Ex Novo Brewing
Sam Barber – Brewer
Trever Bass – Hopworks Urban Brewery
Tom Bowers – Merchant du Vin
Sean Burke – The Commons
Lucy Burningham – Beer Writer
Whitney Burnside – 10 Barrel Brewing PDX
Jonathan Carmean – Belmont Station
Martin Cizmar – Willamette Week
Brendan Cocks – Growler Guys Portland
Tonya Cornett – 10 Barrel Brewing
Kevin Davey – Brewer
Charlie Devereux – Brewer George Dimeo- Maletis Beverage
Ben Dobler – Widmer Brothers
Pete Dunlop – Beervana Buzz
Beau Evers – Crosby Hops
Teri Fahrendorf – Road Brewer
Jamie Floyd – Ninkasi Brewing
Nick Funnell – Brewers Supply Group
Alex Ganum – Upright Brewing
Abe Goldman-Armstrong – Cider Riot
Jon Graber – Micromatic
Josh Grgas – The Commons
Parker Hall – Willamette Week Beer Writer
Rik Hall – Baerlic Brewing
Mike Hunsaker – Fat Head's Brewery PDX
Erika Huston – Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
Ezra Johnson-Greenough – The New School
Ben Kehs – Deschutes Brewery PDX
Dustin Kellner – Worthy Brewing Erin Grey Kemplin- Ecliptic Brewing
Rodney Kibzey – BJCP
Andrew Lamont – Old Town Brewing Co.
Kyle Larsen – Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Jacob Leonard – Breakside Brewery
Gavin Lord – pFriem Family Brewers
Waylon McAllister – Metalcraft Fabrication
Kat Martin – Maletis Beverage
Ritch Marvin – Home Brewer
Jared McClintock – JVNW
Lisa Morrison – Belmont Station
Ben Parsons – Baerlic Brewing
Josh Pfriem – pFriem Family Brewing
Geoff Phillips – Bailey's Taproom
Chuck Porter – Brewer
Clark Prather – Saraveza
Don Scheidt – Celebrator Beer News
Bill Schneller – BJCP
Kevin Shaw – Buoy Beer
Jesse Shue – Golden Valley Brewing
Hilda Stevens – Bazi Bierbrasserie
Matt van Wyk – AleSong Brewing and Blending
Veronica Vega – Deschutes Brewery
Amity Worden –
Drew Worden –
Shane Watterson – Laurelwood Brewery and Public House
Darron Welch – Pelican Pub & Brewery
Tyler West – Oakshire Brewing Co.
Rob Widmer – Widmer Brothers Brewing
Jackson Wyatt – NWIPA
Jeremie Landers – Oregon Brew Crew (Lead Steward)
Ben Edmunds – Breakside Brewery (Competition Director)

Voting Academy Application Form
OBA also includes a pool of hundreds of industry insiders who will select the winners in the categories not included in the blind tasting competition. Want to join the Voting Academy? Please apply by filling out this form. Do forward this to others who'd be great voters, too. Voting happens digitally in January 2016.

Best Brewpub Experience
Best Beer Bar
Best Bottle Shop
Best Beer Festival
Best New Brewery
Brewery of the Year

Oregon Beer Awards' Hall of Fame presented by JVNW
The judging panel and Voting Academy will vote to induct one person into the inaugural OBA Hall of Fame presented by JVNW. The inductee will be honored during a special part of the program on February 23.

Thank you to our growing list of event partners:
Bazi Bierbasserie
Brewers Supply Group
Brewvana Brewery Tours
The Civic Taproom
Columbia Distributing
Country Malt Group
Digital Pour
Eco Firma Farms
General Distributors
Goose Hollow
Great Western Malting
The Growler Guys
Maletis Beverage
Metalcraft Fabrication
The New School Beer
Oregon State University
Point Blank Distributing
Portland Craft Beer Fest
Revolution Hall + Mississippi Studios
River Pig Saloon

For results from 2015's Oregon Beer Awards, go here.

Please contact with questions.

Interested in sponsoring the Oregon Beer Awards? Please contact Steph at for more information.