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StarChefs Adds Three More Categories to PDX Awards

In anticipation for its StarChefs Rising Stars gala (and apparently because editor-in-chief Antoinette Bruno really likes to drink), the online culinary magazine has announced three additional Portland-centric awards will be handed out during the December 5 event. The "Rising Stars Artisan Awards" will name winners in the categories of Coffee Roasting, Distilling, and Craft Brewing, which Bruno writes in her latest editor's letter "highlight the outsize national influence, DIY spirit, and serious ambition of the Portland craft beverage community." Unlike the already-named chef winners, Artisan award recipients will be announced at the event itself.

COFFEE ROASTERS
Brandon Smyth of Water Avenue Coffee
Sam Purvis of Coava Coffee
Brian Keefe of Stumptown Coffee
Din Johnson of Ristretto Roasters
Adam McGovern of Coffeehouse NW and Sterling Coffee

DISTILLERS
Lee Medoff of Bull Run Distillery
Christian Krogstad of House Spirits
Tom Burkleaux of New Deal Distillery
Sebastian Degens of Stone Barn Brandyworks
Stephen McCarthy of Clear Creek Distillery

BREWERS
Alex Ganum of Upright Brewing
Alan Sprints of Hair of the Dog
Ben Love of Hopworks Urban Brewery
Bryan Keilty of Lompoc
Ron Gansberg of Cascade Brewery

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