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Two Eugene beers win

gold medals in Denver

Two Eugene brewers, West Brothers Brewery and Wild Duck Brewery & Restaurant, were among five Oregon breweries that received gold medals in the Association of Brewers' Great American Beer Festival, Sept. 25-27 in Denver, Colo.

West Brothers Brewery won gold in the Coffee-Flavored Beer category with its Up All Night Espresso Stout.

The Wild Duck Brewery took the gold medal in the Barley Wine-Style Ale category with its Auld Gnarley Head Barleywine.

The other gold medal winners from Oregon were the Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. of Portland (Widmer Blonde Ale) in the Golden or Blonde Ale category, Deschutes Brewery of Bend (Deschutes Summer Seasonal) in the Bitter category, and Alameda Brewhouse of Portland (Black Bear XX Stout) in the Foreign (Export)-Style Stout category.

The competition drew more than 2,000 entries from 393 breweries. The gold, silver and bronze medal winners in 65 categories are listed on the Web at

Firehouse Restaurant

wins chowder contest

The Firehouse Restaurant, on Bay Street in Florence, placed first in the professional chowder competition held Sept. 27 during the Chowder Blues & Brews Festival in Florence.

The Baked Alaska Soup Company of Astoria placed second, and LeRoy's Blue Whale of Yachats placed third. Eleven coastal restaurants participated in the competition.

The Red Lion Hotel in Coos Bay received the People's Choice Award for its chowder.

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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Oct 10, 2003
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