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Washington State winners include beers from three Seattle-based breweries.

The Great American Beer Festival took place last week in Denver—the annual event doles out the most important beer awards of the year.

Want to see how Washington State fared in 2010? I’ve included all the award winners below by medal (gold, silver, bronze) and by category (categories are in bold).

Big congrats to all our breweries—including Seattle-based beermakers Hale’s (whose kolsch is definitely among my top five most purchased beers), Pyramid, and Elysian.

GOLD
Kellerbier/Zwickelbier Hale’s Ales (Seattle) Kolsch
Brown Porter Ram Production Brewery (Tacoma) Total Disorder Porter
Vienna-Style Lager Chuckanut Brewery (Bellingham) Chuckanut Vienna Lager

SILVER
Fruit Beers Pyramid Breweries (Seattle) Apricot Ale
Field beers Elysian Brewing Co (Seattle) Dark o’ the Moon

BRONZE
Other Strong Beer Boundary Bay Brewery (Bellingham) Imperial Oatmeal Stout
German-Style Pilsner Chuckanut Brewery (Bellingham) Chuckanut Pilsner