Deschutes Brewery Red Chair Named World’s Best Beer


Deschutes Brewery’s Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale took the title of World’s Best Beer for the second time in the World Beer Awards, the U.K.-based competition honoring the best in a range of internationally recognized beer styles. Along with this top honor, this spring seasonal also swept three sub-categories winning World’s Best Pale, World’s Best Pale Ale and The Americas Best Pale Ale.

Cam O’Connor, brewmaster for Deschutes Brewery, says, “Our brewing team always strives to produce high quality, consistent beers year after year. Receiving World’s Best Beer twice for Red Chair is a testament to the amount of attention we give to each beer and receiving the award a great honor.”

The World Beer Award program selects winners from around the world by blind-tasting hundreds of entries from nearly 40 countries. Awards were announced following four rounds of judging by an international, highly respected judging panel. The competition selects, awards, and promotes to consumers the best beers available internationally.

A complete list of awards for Deschutes Brewery includes:

World’s Best Rankings
•    Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale – World’s Best Beer
•    Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale – World’s Best Pale Beer
•    Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale – World’s Best Pale Ale
•    The Abyss – World’s Best Stout & Porter
•    The Abyss – World’s Best Imperial Stout
•    The Dissident – World’s Best Oud Bruin
•    Twilight Summer Ale – World’s Best Seasonal Pale Ale
•    Obsidian Stout – World’s Best Dry Stout

The Americas Best Rankings
•    Obsidian Stout – The Americas Best Dry Stout
•    The Abyss – The Americas Best Imperial Stout
•    The Dissident – The Americas Best Oud Bruin
•    Black Butte XXI – The Americas Best Chocolate & Coffee Flavoured Beer
•    Twilight Summer Ale – The Americas Best Seasonal Pale Ale
•    Red Chair Northwest Pale Ale – The America’s Best Pale Ale
•    Hop in the Dark – The Americas Best Black IPA
•    Collage – The Americas Best Wood Aged Beer


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