The World Beer Cup recognizes central Virginia’s breweries

This past weekend the Brewer’s Association presented their annual World Beer Cup awards in San Diego. 3,921 beers in 95 categories were judged, and three winners from each category were chosen to reign supreme.1 Three of those chosen beers were from central Virginia’s exploding beer scene, which is pretty awesome. And it’s not like this […]

This past weekend the Brewer’s Association presented their annual World Beer Cup awards in San Diego. 3,921 beers in 95 categories were judged, and three winners from each category were chosen to reign supreme.1

Three of those chosen beers were from central Virginia’s exploding beer scene, which is pretty awesome. And it’s not like this is some competition of slouches either, this is the big leagues! Major, super legit breweries from all over the world (27 different countries) compete in this thing. It is a Big Deal.

To have three of the region’s breweries recognized, including RVA’s own Hardywood Park, fills me with bubbly, beer-related pride.

Here’s the details on our award winning brewers:

Category 6: Herb and Spice Beer, 80 Entries

  • Gold: Sgt. Pepper, Cambridge Brewing Co., Cambridge, MA
  • Silver: Ring Of Fire, Dragonmead Microbrewery, Warren, MI
  • Bronze: Hardywood Gingerbread Stout, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Richmond, VA

Category 17: American-Belgo-Style Ale, 48 Entries

  • Gold: Last Chance, The Haymarket Pub & Brewery, Chicago, IL
  • Silver: Blue Reserve, Blue Mountain Brewery, Afton, VA
  • Bronze: Le Freak, Green Flash Brewing Co., San Diego, CA

Category 35: Vienna-Style Lager, 41 Entries

  • Gold: Vienna Lager, Devils Backbone Brewing Co., Roseland, VA
  • Silver: Heavy Seas Marzen Vienna Lager, Clipper City Brewing Co., Baltimore, MD
  • Bronze: Belle Gueule Originale, Brasseurs RJ, Montreal, Canada

You can view the full (gigantic) list of categories and winners here (PDF).

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Footnotes

  1. That’s a, like, ten-year-old Iron Chef joke which I’m sure no one gets. But I still keep using it! 
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Ross Catrow

Ross loves his family, Richmond, and beer (in that order). He is the master and commander of the good ship RVANews, and he watches a lot of movies.

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