By Jeff Maisey
Sixteen independent craft breweries from Virginia score medals at the 34th annual Great American Beer Festival in Denver.
In total, 1,720 breweries participated during this year’s virtual event and 273 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:
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
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
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 Brwwing Co, Mosaic Pale Ale, Category: Juicy/Hazy Pale Ale
Old Bust Head Brwing 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