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2016 Virginia Craft Brewers Festival: VBR Awards-Christopher Guest Edition

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Another year, another successful trip to the mountains for the Virginia Craft Brewers Festival. While this will be a bittersweet ending to our trip out to Devil's Backbone, it has seemed that the festival is becoming more than the venue itself, and vice versa. So while we are looking forward to what the future has in store next year, we look back onto what was a crazy Saturday in August. While the official list of winners were presented to the breweries last week, we are here to offer our own awards for the best of what we found was great…

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Virginia Craft Brewers Award Winners

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Moved up a few days, the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild gave out the Commonwealth's biggest hardware of the year, and for a 2nd straight year, a first time overall champion is crowned. James River Brewing Company, who won a gold for their Fluvanna Fluss Hefeweizen last year, broke through and won First Place Best of Show with their River Runner ESB. The overall Second Place Best In Show went to Old Bust Head for their Oktoberfest, and Backroom Brewery won Third Place Best In Show with their Lemon Basil Wheat Beer. Here is the complete list of winners and we can't wait to…

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Virginia Craft Brewers Fest 2016 Preview: The Last Waltz in Roseland

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The end of summer means the beginning of one of the most important beer festivals in the Commonwealth. A chance for craft brewers and breweries to get together and celebrate their best for a chance to take home some hardware. Of course we are talking about the Virginia Craft Brewers Fest which will be kicking off later this week, with the public festival on Saturday, August 20th. There are 80+ breweries confirmed for this weekend, large and small, young and old. Combine this with all day music, games, and a legit VIP area and it is going to be a…

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Pony Pasture Pilsner, Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery (Goochland, VA)

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I've enjoyed a nice solid vacation down south while fellow VBR's Alex has been manning the articles and Ben has been on our other social media platforms. But the time to relax is over. It is August, which means it is Virginia Craft Beer Month. While we celebrate Virginia brews year round, this month is a great opportunity for the Commonwealth to really get the Virginia brand out there. And of course, we are going to do our part by pushing out a ton of content and extensive coverage of the biggest party of the year at the Virginia Craft Brewers Festival.…

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