The 2023 Great American Beer Festival awards results are in and independent craft breweries from Virginia took home 8 medals.

Here are the medalists from VA.


Bear Chase Brewing Co., Kodiak Kolsch, German-Style Koelsch

Barley Naked Brewing Co., Rock Hill Irish red, Irish-Style Red Ale

Vibrissa Beer, Scout, Sweet Stout or Cream Stout

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



Blue Mountain Barrel House, Passionfruit on Acid, Fruited-Wood/Barrel-Aged Sour



Bear Chase Brewing Co., Buttons the Bear, Oatmeal Stout

Great American Restaurants – Sweetwater Tavern Merrifield, Midnight Rider Imperial Porter, Strong Porter 

Decipher Brewing Co. w/AHA Member Joel Miller, What Is That?, Pro-Am Competition