(Fans of craft beer enjoy the 2018 Great American Beer Festival in Denver. Photo courtesy of Brewers Association)

By Jeff Maisey

Nine breweries from Virginia won medals at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado.

Here are Virginia’s 2018 award winners. 


Lost Rhino Brewing Co., Shooter McMunn’s, Classic Irish-style Dry Stout category

Gordon Biersch Tyson’s Corner, Bohemian Pilsner, Bohemian-style Pilsner category

Sweetwater Tavern, Iron Horse Lager, Dark Lager category



Blue Mountain Barrel House, 13.Five Ofest, Vienna-style Lager category

Port City Brewing Company, Optimal Wit, Belgian-style Witbier category

Hardywood West Creek, Singel, Belgian-style Blonde Ale category



Big Ugly Brewing Company, Ghost Rider Porter, Robust Porter category

Rocket Frog Brewing Co., Wallops Island, American Brown Ale category

Ardent Craft Ales, Pilsner, German-style Pilsener category