Reuben's Hazealicious is, officially, good.

Washington's done it again: This year, our great state brought home 20 Good Food Awards. (Just one fewer than Oregon. Insert side-eye here.)

What makes these sips and bites "good" isn't totally subjective, though: Before even being considered for a Good Food Award, entries in each category have to meet specific requirements. To be recognized in the coffee category, for example—like one Caffe Ladro roast recognized this year—roasters must promote "a safe and enjoyable work environment" by, among other things, "sponsoring or participating in social or environmental projects" like 1% for the planet. 

Judges then pick three products per category from each of five U.S. regions. Some Washington businesses doubled up this year, winning two titles in a single category (we raked in the awards for chocolate, fish, honey, and pantry); others, like St. Jude Tuna and Sequim Bee Farm’s honey, got their third or fourth consecutive accolade.

Here are this year's Washington winners:

Beer

Hazealicious IPA
Reuben’s Brews, Seattle

Cheese

Sleeping Beauty
Cascadia Creamery, Trout Lake

Bonneville
Daniel's Artisan, Ferndale 

Chocolate

The Bitter Nag
Bakery Nouveau, Burien

PISA Haiti
Bakery Nouveau, Burien

Cider

English Style IV
Liberty Ciderworks, Spokane

The Reserve Blend
Madrone Cider, Friday Harbor

Coffee

Guatemala Juan Alva Tello
Caffe Ladro, Seattle

Elixirs

Strawberry Peppercorn Shrub
Reverend Al’s Bona Fide Potents, Tacoma

Ginger & Hawaiian Chili Shrub
Shrub Farm, Bellingham 

Fish

Wild Smoked Sockeye
Lummi Island Wild Co-op, Bellingham

Wild Pink Salmon Ikura
Lummi Island Wild Co-op, Bellingham

Dill Canned Albacore
St. Jude Tuna, Bellevue

Grains

Organic Einka & Lentil Blend
Bluebird Grain Farms, Winthrop 

Honey

Dungeness Fields Spun Honey
Sequim Bee Farm, Port Angeles

Snowberry Rose
Sequim Bee Farm, Port Angeles

Pantry

The Standard Fermented Hot Sauce
HOSAco, Bellingham

Pickles

Local Cortido
Blue Bus Cultured Foods, White Salmon

Organic Eastern European Sauerkraut
OlyKraut, Olympia

Organic Smoke & Kale Sauerkraut
OlyKraut, Olympia

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