Sunday, September 19, 2010

Virginia Brewers Show Their Metal, Again

Western States like Colorada, California and Oregan get a lot of (well-deserved) attention for the the fine craft beers produced there. However, Virginia brewers continue to show the world that good beer comes from these parts too! Three Virginia breweries came home with medals from this year's Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado.

The 151 judges at GABF judged 3,523 beers in 79 style categories. That's an amazing feat by itself!

Devils Backbone Brewing Company in Roseland, VA was awarded four medals:
  • GOLD in Category 6: Coffee Flavored Beer for Baltic Coffee
  • GOLD in Category 24: American-Style or International-Style Pilsener for Gold Leaf Lager
  • BRONZE in Category 51: English-Style Mild Ale for Ale of Fergus
  • BRONZE in Category 61: South German-Style Hefeweizen for Wintergreen Weiss

Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton, VA came away with two medals:
  • GOLD in Gold Category 1: American-Style Wheat Beer for Sandy Bottom
  • BRONZE in Category 41: German-Style K├Âlsch for Kolsch 151

Great American Restaurants (Sweetwater Tavern) in Centreville, VA brought home one medal:
  • GOLD in Category 53: Extra Special Bitter or Strong Bitter for Gar Pale Ale
Congratulation to these Virginia brewers! You can see the complete list of awards at GABF web site.

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