Oregon breweries win big at Great American Beer Festival

8 Oregon breweries got medals

A file photo of beers served at a bar. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Oregon breweries took home 8 medals from the Great American Brew Fest last weekend in Colorado.

The Great American Beer Festival is the premier US beer and festival competition. Since it was founded in 1982, it has been growing along with the craft beer industry.

Portland breweries were big winners with 5 of the wins but Full Sail Brewing Co. in Hood River, Elk Horn Brewery in Eugene and Flat Tail Brewing in Corvallis also took home awards.

Full list of winners