Third Annual Virginia Craft Brewers Fest held in Nelson County Saturday, August 23th
Roseland, Va. - The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild hosted the 2014 Virginia Craft Brewers Fest and the th...ird annual Virginia Craft Brewers Cup competition Saturday, August 23th at Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub. There were more than 2,500 in attendance to enjoy tastings from 51 Virginia craft breweries.
This year’s competition, managed by master Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) judge Tom Cannon, had 28 judges review 221 beers in 23 different categories. George Stewart, Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade, presented the awards for Best in Show. The winners of Best of Show and each category are as follows:
Best of Show winners 2014 Virginia Craft Brewers Cup Gold: Devils Backbone Outpost – Turbo Cougar Silver: Devils Backbone Basecamp – Smokehaus Lager Bronze: Devils Backbone Basecamp – Berliner Metro Weiss
American and German Lager Gold: Devils Backbone Outpost – Turbo Cougar Silver: Blue Mountain Brewery – Living Helles Bronze: Devils Backbone Outpost – Schwartz Bier
Pilsner Gold: Lost Rhino Brewing Company – Rhino Chaser Pilsner Silver: Legend Brewing Company – Pilsner Bronze: Mad Fox Brewing Company – Praha Pils
Vienna and Oktoberfest Gold: Devils Backbone Outpost – Vienna Lager Silver: Sunken City Brewing Company – Sunktoberfest Bronze: Lost Rhino Brewing Company – RhinoFest
Kolsch and Blonde Ale Gold: Champion Brewing Company – Killer Kolsch Silver: Parkway Brewing Company – Bridge Builder Blonde Bronze: Capitol City Brewing Company – Capitol Kolsch
Light and Amber Hybrid Beer Gold: Bull and Bones Brewhaus – Appalachian Alt Silver: Sunken City Brewing Company – Steemboat Beer Bronze: Champion Brewing Company – Stickin’ in my Rye
English, Scottish, and Irish Ale Gold: Apocalypse Ale Works – Heavy Red Horseman Silver: Midnight Brewery – Not My Job Bronze: Old Bust Head Brewing Company – Bust Head English Pale Ale
American Pale Ale Gold: Beach Brewing Company – Ghost Ship Silver: Triple Crossing Brewing – Easy Now Bronze: Center of the Universe Brewing Company – Ray Ray’s Pale Ale
American Amber and Brown Ale Gold: O’Connor Brewing Company – Red Nun Red Ale Silver: South Street Brewery – Browntown Bronze: Wolf Hills Brewing Company – Creeper Trail Amber Ale
Porter Gold: Parkway Brewing Company – Raven’s Roost Baltic Porter Silver: Old Ox Brewery – Black Ox Bronze: Port City Brewing Company – Porter
Stout Gold: Apocalypse Ale Works – 6th Seal Silver: Chaos Mountain Brewing – Coco Borealis Bronze: Three Notch’d Brewing Company – Oats McGoats Oatmeal Stout
India Pale Ale Gold: Starr Hill – King of Hop Silver: Port City Brewing Company – Monumental IPA Bronze: Sunken City Brewing Company – Red Clay IPA
Imperial IPA Gold: Three Brothers Brewing – Admiral Silver: AleWerks Brewing Company – Bitter Valentine Bronze: Triple Crossing Brewing – Street Creed
German Weizen Gold: Lost Rhino Brewing Company – Final Glide Hefeweizen Silver: Extra Billy’s – My Only Weiss Bronze: Smartmouth Brewing Company – Sommer Fling
Strong Ale Gold: Wild Wolf Brewing Company – Wolfinstein Silver: Triple Crossing Brewing – Yoke of Oxen Bronze: Old Bust Head Brewing Company – Gold Cup Russian Imperial Stout
Belgian and French Ale Gold: Old Ox Brewery – Saison d’Ox Silver: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery – Singel Bronze: Bull and Bones Brewhaus – Sun Lit Wit
Belgian Strong Ale Gold: Chaos Mountain Brewing – Agents of Chaos Silver: Apocalypse Ale Works – Lustful Maiden Bronze: Blue Mountain Brewery – Marsedon
Sour Ale Gold: Devils Backbone Basecamp – Berliner Metro Weiss Silver: Champion Brewing Company – Tart Berliner Weiss Bronze: Strangeways Brewing Company – Uberlin Berliner Weiss
Fruit Beer Gold: Wolf Hills Brewing Company – Watermelon Wheat Silver: Devils Backbone Outpost – Pear Lager Bronze: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery – Virginia Blackberry
Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer Gold: Blue Mountain Barrel House – Spooky Silver: Ardent Craft Ales – Honey Ginger Bronze: Wild Wolf Brewing Company – Ginger Lager
Smoke-Flavored/Wood-Aged Beer Devils Backbone Basecamp – Smokehaus Lager Starr Hill – Bourbon Barrel Bandstand Barleywine Blue Mountain Barrel House – Dark Hollow
Specialty Beer AleWerks Brewng Company – Lover’s Greed Starr Hill – Whiter Shade of Pale Ale Devils Backbone Outpost – East/West India Pale Lager
The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild is a coalition of independent, small, commercial breweries dedicated to growing the craft beer industry in the Commonwealth. The Beer Institute reports the beer industry in Virginia accounts for 8,123 jobs with an economic impact of $623 million.
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