Compiled by Staff

The World Beer Cup — considered the “Olympics of Beer Competitions” — was held in early May in Minneapolis. 

Seven breweries from Virginia earned hard-to-get medals. 

“The World Beer Cup showcases the incredible breadth and talent of the global brewing community,” said Chris Swersey, competition director, World Beer Cup. “Winning an award at this extremely competitive event symbolizes one of the greatest accomplishments in the art of brewing. Congratulations to this year’s winners on their outstanding achievements.” 

Some 10,542 entries from 2,493 breweries were entered by beer makers in 57 countries. 

The most entered categories this year were American-style IPA (384 entries), Juicy/Hazy IPA (343), German-style Pilsener (254), Wood/Barrel-Aged Strong Stout (237), International Pilsener/Lager (231), and Munich-style Helles (202).

And the award-winning beers from Virginia are as follows: 


Basic City Brewing Company, Basic Ought — European Dark Lager

COVA Brewing Company, Aloha State of Mind — Contemporary Gose

Devils Backbone Basecamp/Brewing, Ramsey’s Export Stout — Export Stout 



Port City Brewing Company, Downright Pilsner — Bohemian-style Pilsener 



Alewerks Brewing Company, Bourbon Barrel Porter — Wood & Barrel-aged Strong Beer

Black Hoof Brewing Company, Dominator Doppelbock — German-style Doppelbock

Decipher Brewing Company, Artemis, Other Strong Beer