Awards, Awards, Awards!

Award Season is Here!

We’re over the moon about the recent recognition the brewery’s received with these honorable awards from 2021 and 2020 craft beer competitions! 

Great American Beer Festival 

  • It’s always awesome to be recognized at GABF! This year, our Bend Pub draft exclusive Dee Wright Imperial Brown won silver in the Other Strong Beer category.  Catch our Assistant Brewmaster Robin Johnson describing this beer here.  

U.S. Open Beer Championship 

  • Dark Cherry Home at Port won gold for the Port Wine Barrel Aged Beer category. 

  • Non-Alc Irish Style Dark received the silver award in the Non-Alcoholic Stout/Porters. 

  • Lil’ Squeezy won silver in the Near Gluten Free category.  

  • Small batch exclusive Black Butte3 Amburana won bronze for the Barrel-Aged Barrel-Aged Strong Stout/Porter Extreme (over 12.5% ABV). 

International Beer & Cider Awards, NABA 

  • Blue Butterfly won gold for Brett Beer, Classic Gose. 

  • Another win for Black Butte3 Amburana in Barrel-Aged Strong beer. 

  • A silver medal was awarded to Bend Pub exclusive Otter Encounter in the English style summer ale category.  

World Beer Awards:  

  • Deschutes now has an award winning NA beer! Our newly released NA Irish Style Dark won Country Winner for ​Low & No Alc Porter & Stout​.  

  • The Ages (for Sour & Wild Beer) and The Abyss (Imperial Stout) are also Country Winners and Home at Port received a silver medal in the Flavoured Wood Aged​ category.  

  • A bronze awards was received for the Fresh Family can range in the Best Can Range category in the design competition.  

The Oregon Beer Awards:  

  • Our Bend Pub exclusive, Peach Cobbler won GOLD at The Oregon Beer Awards and both Blue Butterfly and small batch exclusive Black Butte3 Amburana brought home silver.  

  • Obsidian Stout grabbed a silver from the Australian Beer Awards and NA Irish Dark and Black Butte Porter brought home bronze medals.  

Local Awards 

Here in Bend, Oregon, Deschutes is honored to be voted Bend’s Best Brewery two years running by the Bend community in The Source Weekly’s Best of Central Oregon Reader’s Poll Awards. We were also voted best dark beer with Black Butte Porter, Best Hazy in Fresh Haze IPA, Best Seasonal for Jubelale and Red Chair NWPA grabbed 2nd place.   

In 2020… 


Deschutes was honored with Grand Champion at the U.S. Open Beer Championship. The competition’s founder, Dow Scoggins traveled all the way across the country to the brewery to hand deliver the awards and let us know this amazing fact: Deschutes is the first brewery to win Grand Champion more than once, and this is the 3rd time we’ve received these honors!  

In addition, Lil’ Squeezy, Home at Port, and Wowza won GOLD and The Ages and Obsidian Stout both brought home the silver.  

The Ages was a Country Winner at the 2020 World Beer Awards and Bend Pub exclusive Roucho Marx and Obsidian Stout won silvers.  

In the Best of Craft Beer Awards Black Mirror received GOLD and another for Roucho Marx, receiving a bronze. 

Blue Butterfly won gold at a global level at the European Beer Star Competition and silver at the Brussels Beer Challenge.  

Oregon Beer Awards in 2020 recognized Home at Port with a GOLD medal!