Local Breweries Place in State Beer Competition

Tavern Brown Ale. Photo: Alewerks Brewing Company

This past Monday, The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild announced the 2018 Virginia Craft Beer Cup winners! And it’s no surprise that many of the ranking brews came from your very own Hampton Roads.

Competition was stiff this year, as the guild received over 375 beers in 27 different categories.

“Contributing to the development of outstanding independent craft beer is central to our mission,” said Brett Vassey, President & CEO, Virginia Craft Brewers Guild via press release. “The Cup is an important part of helping to expand public recognition and peer appreciation for great craft beer.”

Your local 2018 Virginia Craft Beer Cup winners are as follows:

Amber and Brown American Beer:
First Place- Legend Brewing Company (Portsmouth), Brown Ale
Second Place- Alewerks Brewing Company (Williamsburg), Tavern Brown Ale
Third Place- MoMac Brewing Company (Portsmouth), Craney Island Brown Ale

American Wild Ale:
First Place- The Oozlefinch Craft Brewery (Hampton), Dr. Rendezvous
Second Place- Reaver Beach Brewing Company (Virginia Beach), The Reaver

European Dark and Strong Lager:
First Place-Wasserhund Brewing Company (Virginia Beach), Doppeldog Lager

Fruit Beer:
Third Place- The Bold Mariner Brewing Company (Norfolk), Monkey’s Fist

International Lager:
First Place-Coelacanth Brewing Company (Norfolk), Tailgate

Pale Bitter European Beer:
First Place- Bull Island Brewing Company (Hampton), King Street Kolsch

Strong Belgian Ale:
Third Place- Reaver Beach Brewing Company (Virginia Beach), Oceanus Arum

Wood Beer:
Second Place- Wasserhund Brewing Company (Virginia Beach), Bourbon Barrel Haywire Husky

Click here to read the full list of 2018 winners.