The World Beer Cup competition is held every two years. In this year's event, 8,234 beers representing 2,515 breweries were judged. Of the 302 medals awarded, five went to Virginia breweries.
Category: Irish-Style Red Ale
Gold Medal: Bald Irishman, Center of the Universe Brewing - Origin Beer Lab, Ashland, VA
Category: German-Style Altbier
Silver Medal: Alt Bier, Devils Backbone Brewing Co. – Basecamp, Roseland, VA
Category: Robust Porter
Silver Medal: Porter, Port City Brewing Co., Alexandria, VA
Category: Session Beer
Silver Medal: Session Pale Ale, Center of the Universe Brewing, Ashland, VA
Category: Baltic-Style Porter
Bronze Medal: Danzig, Devils Backbone Brewing Co. - Outpost, Lexington, VA
The only one of these I have not had is Bald Irishman, from Center of the Universe's sister research and development brewery, Origin Beer Lab. With a name like that, it seems like my kind of beer. Since the beer is released annually for St. Patrick's Day, I may have to wait to try it out.
Congratulations to all the winners for keeping Virginia brewing on the world stage.
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