The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild held the 2017 Virginia Craft Beer Cup Awards Ceremony Monday, June 5, 2017, at WestRock in Richmond, Virginia. There were more than 240 brewers in attendance to celebrate excellence in craft beer this year. The Virginia Craft Beer Cup competition was managed by master Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) judge Tom Cannon and 40 judges. The competition also benefits from the continued counsel of Bill Butcher, Port City Brewing, and Bill Madden, Mad Fox Brewing. This year 356 beers in 24 categories were entered into the competition. The judging took place Saturday, May 13th at Fair Winds Brewing Company in Lorton, Virginia.
The Virginia Craft Beer Cup continues to be the largest state competition of its kind in the United States. The VCBG is committed to giving its members the opportunity to compete in VA, obtain critical feedback from certified judges and get noticed statewide. “The Virginia Craft Beer Cup recognizes brilliant independent craft beer and the creativity of the brewers that make it all happen,” said Brett Vassey, President & CEO, Virginia Craft Brewers Guild. “Congratulations to all the teams that competed in this year’s Cup.”
South Street Brewing took first place in International Lager and Strong European Beer with their Virginia Lager and third place for their Astrognomer in the IPA category.
Stable Craft Brewing a relative newcomer, grabbed second place with in the Amber and Brown American Beer with their Britchin Brown Ale.
Wild Wolf Brewing took third place for their Area 151 in the Fruit Beer category.
Just to name a few.
The 2017 Virginia Craft Beer Cup winners are as follows: