Congratulations to all the winners!
Virginia Craft Brewers Cup 2014 Winners Announced

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

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

Gold: Parkway Brewing Company – Raven’s Roost Baltic Porter
Silver: Old Ox Brewery – Black Ox
Bronze: Port City Brewing Company – Porter

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.