Tag Archive: GABF

Has Virginia found Equilibrium at the GABF?

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Two years ago, I was extremely excited to recap what was the most amazing Great American Beer Festival Awards Ceremony I've ever seen. To say that Virginia crushed it would be putting it mildly. The old guard dominated. The new players showed up and out. The surprises, well, surprised us. The overall medal count was tied for the most ever in Virginia history and showed that they were a power east of the Mississippi. But as the dust settled at last years GABF, a lot of people were left scratching their heads. Four medals were the lowest total count that…

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Five Virginia Beers You Need to Try

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Fresh off a good showing from Virginia breweries large and small - to include the independent brewers at Gordon Biersch and Sweetwater Tavern in NoVA! - at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival, let's think a little bit differently on the state of craft beer in the Commonwealth.  Sure, as we pointed out back in March, some places have fallen on hard times, but we're happy to see turn key facilities reopened by a Tucked Away, or an Ornery find a new home.  With so much change, could you really say you'd heard of all the Virginia breweries which brought…

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The GABF, Virginia, and YOU!

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  Another Great American Beer Festival is upon us, and it is that time of year where we talk hardware. The awards that are presented this weekend go a long way for both the industry at large and the individual craft breweries. Receiving a medal from the Denver, Colorado event is special and doesn't get thrown around lightly, which is why it stands today as a great measure of success. But what are we to expect from the Virginia contingency? Here is our short breakdown. What is the GABF? If you don't know by now, today starts the Great American…

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Improved Showing at #GABF by Virginia Breweries

  3 years ago     1361 Views     Comments Off on Improved Showing at #GABF by Virginia Breweries  

While The Commonwealth did not set any personal records this year, the 2015 performance by Virginia's breweries was stronger that last year and showed how Virginia is now poised to become THE East Coast destination for award winning beer. Seven Virginia breweries won a total of 9 medals, the 3rd highest count for the Commonwealth at the GABF. The day was highlighted by Port City Brewing Company (Alexandria, VA) 3 medals (2 silver and a bronze) and the award for Small Brewing Company and Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year, marking the 5th time in 6 years a brewery in Virginia has…

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What Should We Expect from Virginia at the GABF?

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I'm a huge nerd. I don't try and hide it. While most people compare me to Landfill from Beerfest and Barney Gumble from The Simpsons, I'm more like Fink and Frink, respectively, just trapped in those other bodies. I cram my head with useless knowledge and trivia to the point where my friends ask me random questions all the time. It came in handy at school on Wednesday Trivia Nights at Mellow Mushroom, but not much else. One thing I do love is stats. I was mercilessly ragged on by my Government-major roommate as they…

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