Medals for 16 Virginia Breweries in Denver (via Jeff Maisey @ Virginia Craft Beer Magazine)

Sixteen independent craft breweries from Virginia score medals at the 34th annual Great American Beer Festival in Denver.

In total, 240 breweries participated during this year’s virtual event and 272 metals were awarded overall. 

Skipping Rock Beer Co, with locations in Charlottesville and Staunton, was the best performer from Virginia, winning a gold for its Baltic Porter and its Amber Lager taking home a a bronze.

The Virginia medalists are as follows: 

GOLD MEDAL

O’Connor Brewing Co., ODIS, Category: Stout

Smartmouth Brewing Co, Safety Dance, Category: Kellerbier/Zwickelbier

Sweetwater Tavern Centerville, Crazy Jackass Ale, Category: Rye Beer

Lost Rhino Brewing Co, RhinO’fest, Category: Vienna-Style Lager

Skipping Rock Beer Co, Baltic Porter, Category: International Dark Lager

SILVER MEDAL

Precarious Beer Project, Fortune & Glory, Category: Bohemian-style Pilsener

Bear Chase Brewing Co, Kodiak Kolsch, Category: German-Style Kolsch

Blue Mountain Brewery, Summer Lovin’, Category: English Ale

Rocket Frog Brewing Co, Wallops Island, Category: American-Style Brown Ale

BRONZE MEDAL

Big Ugly Brewing, Steady As She Gose – POG, Category: Contemporary Gose

Skipping Rock Beer Co., Amber Lager, Category: Amber American Lager

Port City Brewing Co., Oktoberfest, Category: Vienna-Style Lager

Random Row Brewing Co, Mosaic Pale Ale, Category: Juicy/Hazy Pale Ale

Old Bust Head Brewing Co, Vixen, Category: Irish Red Ale

Beale’s, Plumpricot, Category: Specialty Berliner-Style Weisse

Barley Naked Brewing Co, Irish Prenup, Category: Sweet Stout/Cream Stout