The 2012 Craft Brewer Conference was held May 2-5 in San Diego, California. The biannual Brewers Association World Beer Cup competition was held in conjunction with the conference. Five Virginia breweries won awards this year.
Devils Backbone – A Gold Medal in the Vienna-Style Lager Category for Vienna Lager.
Great American Restaurants (Sweetwater Tavern) – A Silver Medal in the Extra Special Bitter Category for GAR Pale Ale.
Hardywood Park – A Bronze Medal in the Herb and Spice Beer Category for Gingerbread Stout.
Rock Bottom Arlington – A Bronze Medal in the Coffee Beer Category for Coffee Stout.
Blue Mountain – A Bronze Medal in the American-Belgo-Style Ale Category for Blue Reserve.
Congratulations to the breweries and the brewers for bringing more recognition to the Virginia craft beer scene.
You can see the compete awards list here.