VA breweries take home 13 awards at last weekend’s Great American Beer Festival in Denver

by | Oct 11, 2016 | BREWS & SPIRITS

Each year, the Great American Beer Festival brings together brewers from around the U.S. and in a public tasting event, the Denver-based festival awards those who have created the best beer. This past weekend’s festival, 286 medals were awarded, with Virginia breweries snagging 13 of them.

Each year, the Great American Beer Festival brings together brewers from around the U.S. and in a public tasting event, the Denver-based festival awards those who have created the best beer. This past weekend’s festival, 286 medals were awarded, with Virginia breweries snagging 13 of them.

Two Richmond breweries were awarded medals for their beers. Ardent Craft Ales took home the bronze for their Brett Saison in the Brett Beer category and Hardywood Park Craft Brewery took home a silver medal for their Grobe Teufel in the Historical Category.

Nine other Virginia breweries took home awards at the festival including Devil’s Backbone (who won 2), Spencer Devon Brewing, Great American Restaurants – Sweetwater Tavern, Lost Rhino Brewing Co, Ornery Beer Co., Ocelot Brewing, Port City Brewing Co., South Street Brewery (who won 2), and Blue Mountain Barrel House and Organic Brewery.

Devils Backbone took home two gold medals from the festival, one for their flagship beer, Vienna Lager, in the Vienna-Style Lager category and one for Danzig, a member of the Trail Blazer series, which won gold in the Baltic-Style Porter category.

To check out all the winners from each state click here.

Amy David

Amy David

Amy David was the Web Editor for RVAMag.com from May 2015 until September 2018. She covered craft beer, food, music, art and more. She's been a journalist since 2010 and attended Radford University. She enjoys dogs, beer, tacos, and Bob's Burgers references.




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