Virginia brings home 12 medals from the 2016 Great American Beer Festival.

What Saturday afternoon looks like! 2015...

What Saturday afternoon looks like at GABF! 2015…

5 Gold, 4 silver, and 3 bronze. Devil’s Backbone leads the way with two golds, continuing their domination of the Vienna Lager category.

Regionally, 5 from central Virginia, 2 from Richmond. and 6 from Northern Virginia. I’m counting Fredericksburg as Northern Virginia, but I guess it could be Richmond area.

Congratulations to all the winners, participants, and attendees at GABF this year. Looks like it was another great year in Denver. I’m planning on being back next year.

Here’s a complete list of all the winners:  http://allaboutbeer.com/news/2016-great-american-beer-festival-winners/

And here’s an excerpted list of Virginia winners:

Category 16: Session Beer – 52 Entries

Bronze: Slippery When Wit, South Street Brewery, Charlottesville, VA

Category 21: Historical Beer – 43 Entries

Silver: Grosse Teufel, Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, Richmond, VA

Category 25: Brett Beer – 53 Entries

Bronze: Brett Saison, Ardent Craft Ales, Richmond, VA

Category 33: Kellerbier or Zwickelbier – 69 Entries

Gold: Sunnyside Dweller, Ocelot Brewing, Sterling, VA

Category 44: Vienna-Style Lager – 67 Entries

Gold: Vienna Lager, Devils Backbone Brewing Co. – Outpost Production Facility, Lexington, VA
Silver: 13.FIVE Ofest, Blue Mountain Barrel House and Organic Brewery, Arrington, VA

Category 50: Baltic-Style Porter – 41 Entries

Gold: Danzig, Devils Backbone Brewing Co. – Basecamp, Roseland, VA

Category 52: German-Style Koelsch – 111 Entries

Gold: Light of Cologne, Ornery Beer Co., Woodbridge, VA

Category 55: English-Style India Pale Ale – 43 Entries

Silver: Face Plant, Lost Rhino Brewing Co., Ashburn, VA

Category 76: Belgian-Style Blonde Ale or Pale Ale – 61 Entries

Bronze: Sunken Road, Spencer Devon Brewing, Fredericksburg, VA

Category 95: Old Ale or Strong Ale – 38 Entries

Silver: COLOSSAL FIVE, Port City Brewing Co., Alexandria, VA

Pro-Am – 88 Entries

Silver: Vernal Equinox, Starr Hill Brewery, Crozet, VA
Brewmaster: Starr Hill Brewing Team
Homebrewer: Gary Layton

Congratulations again to the home team!

Huck was here!