Several local craft breweries received honors in the 2021 Virginia Craft Beer Cup competition hosted by The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild. Winners were announced on Monday, August 16 at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond.
Fully 283 beers in 20 categories from 95 independent craft breweries competed in the contest, which was held over three days in June at Old Ox Brewery in Ashburn, Va.
Among the local award recipients of the Virginia Craft Beer Cup are:
The Virginia Beer Company’s Terminally Pretty, which received second place in the Best in Show category. Terminally Pretty also won first place in the Pale Lager category. The brewery’s Elbow Patches earned a second-place finish in the Stout category.
St. George Brewing Company’s Honey Meade Lager, which earned second place in the Alternative Grain, Sugar, or Mixed Styles category.
Nansemond Brewing Station’s BEEnut Butter Nut Brown Ale, which won second place in the Brown Ale category.
Wasserhund Brewing Company’s April Showers, which won third place in the Bock category.
The Vanguard Brewery & Distillery’s Snap Guns IPA, which earned third place in the IPA category.
Maker’s Craft Brewery’s Barrel Aged Sour Cherry Porter won third place in the Mixed Fermentation category.
New Realm Brewing Company’s Euphonia Pilsner was awarded first place in the Pilsner category.
Precarious Beer Project’s Jiu Jitsu Shih Tzu won third place in the Specialty IPA category.
The Bold Mariner Brewing Company’s Frogman Lager won third place in the Amber Lager category.
Young Veteran’s Brewing Company’s What About Us Lagers received first place in the Dark Lager category.
That Damn Mary Brewing Company’s Smack It Like Its Hot received a third-place finish in the Vegetable/Spice category.