Reuben’s Brews was opened in Ballard back in August of 2012 by Adam and Grace Robbings. Named for their son, Reuben, the brewery has grown in popularity and has been putting out some great, award winning, beers. Reuben’s Brews is, perhaps, best known for their Rye beer such as: American Rye, Imperial Rye IPA and Roggenbier, among others.
Now, adding to their accolades, Reuben’s Brews has been named one of the top 10 breweries in the U.S., coming in tied for 4th place. They also picked up a few more medals for a few of their outstanding brews.
Here is the full press release from Reuben’s Brews:
SEATTLE, Wash. (July 7, 2014) Reuben’s Brews came out a winner at the 2014 U.S. Open Beer Championship. The Ballard brewery tied for 4th place on the list of “Top 10 Breweries 2014” and was awarded four medals – gold for the Roggenbier, silver for the American Brown and Auld Heritage, and bronze for the Dry Irish Stout. This is Reuben’s second Top 10 finish in the competition in as many years. In 2013, they placed 6th.
The U.S. Open Beer Championship is one of the biggest brewery competitions in the world and the only one to include both professional breweries and award-winning home-brewers. This year, entries in the highly regarded competition included more than 3,000 beers from 300 breweries in 20 different countries.
“We were very excited to hear how well we did this year,” says Reuben’s Brews co-founder and head brewer Adam Robbings. “It’s fantastic to be recognized in such a large competition with so many great breweries. We’ve won some nice recognition so far, but this is definitely the highlight!”
Reuben’s Brews was the only Washington brewery to make the Top 10. Grand National Champion honors went to Wormtown Brewery in Worcester, Mass. Stone Brewery from Escondido, Calif. and Deschutes Brewery from Bend, Ore. tied for second.
About Reuben’s Brews
Reuben’s Brews is a small family-owned and operated brewery located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, Wash. We hand craft all of our brews, which allows us to create a variety of beers and remain connected to our neighborhood. Since we opened in 2012, our beer has been honored with several local, regional and national awards. At the 2014 U.S. Open Beer Championship, we tied for 4th place. We won two gold medals at the 2014 Washington Beer Awards, and were runner up Best Small Brewery in the 2013 Washington Beer Awards. For more information, visit
Congratulations to Reuben’s Brews, the only Washington State brewery to make the top 10 this year (though, I can think of a few other local breweries I would like to have seen on the winner’s list), and to all the other winners.
If you’ve never tried any beers from Reuben’s Brews, you’re missing out. Drop by their taproom today, or pick up a few bottles at your local bottle shop and many supermarkets. Look HERE on Reuben’s Brews’ website for a full listing of where you can find their beers.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.