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Wallenpaupack Brewing Co. Wins Two Awards at Best of Craft Beer Awards

Wallenpaupack Brewing Co. Wins Two Awards at Best of Craft Beer Awards

Wallenpaupack Brewing Co. in Hawley, Pennsylvania has announced that it has won two Best of Craft Beer Awards in Bend, Oregon. Full details from the brewery are below.


Hawley, Pennsylvania - Wallenpaupack Brewing Company, the award-winning craft brewery and brewpub located adjacent to Lake Wallenpaupack in the Poconos region of Pennsylvania, today announced it has won two bronze medals in the 2020 Best in Craft Beer Awards, an international beer competition which took place February 7-9 in Bend, Oregon.

During the course of the three-day judging, 262 medals were awarded across 95 categories.  Judges were comprised of Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) members and a variety of leading industry experts who sampled the beers and awarded prizes.  Wallenpaupack Brewing Company achieved bronze medals for two of its most popular beers, which are offered daily at the brewery (on draught, cans, growlers and crowlers) and distributed at bars, restaurants and off-premise locations throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.  These include:

  • Paupack Cream Ale - a flagship beer named after the lake region, Cream Ale is an American classic that’s straw-colored, crisp and refreshing (4.5% ABV); and
  • Hawley Hefeweizen - a German-style wheat beer that gets its character from lots of wheat, a few hops and a Bavarian yeast strain.  Light and delicious with notes of banana and clove (5.1% ABV).

In total, 170 breweries representing 33 states were awarded medals during this year’s competition.  Only two breweries in the state of Pennsylvania were awarded prizes, with Wallenpaupack Brewing Company receiving 2 out of the 3 awards.

“This is the first time our beers have been recognized by leading experts outside of the state of Pennsylvania, and we’re absolutely thrilled that these judges saw in our beers what we (and our customers) already know and love,” said Becky Ryman, Owner of Wallenpaupack Brewing Company. “It’s an honor to represent the best of Pennsylvania craft brewing and stand with the many other craft breweries around the country producing exceptional beers.”

About Wallenpaupack Brewing Company

Wallenpaupack Brewing Company is an award-winning brewery located in Hawley, Pennsylvania adjacent to Lake Wallenpaupack, the state’s second-largest manmade lake, found in the Pocono mountains.   Inspired by the lake, the brewery produces a variety of exceptional craft beers that offer refreshment and complexity for any occasion.  Independently owned and operated by Rebecca Ryman since 2017, Wallenpaupack Brewing Company is committed to independence, exceptional craft brewing and the community which is its home.  For more information, please visit us on Facebook or Instagram.