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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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Banner Year for Virginia Breweries at the GABF

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You can slice it up any way, shape, or form, but there is no denying that the Commonwealth of Virginia had an excellent showing at the Great American Beer Festival. Virginia won 14 different medals in 13 categories, 4 Gold, 7 Silver, and 3 Bronze. The 14 total medals ties the all-time medal count from 2013, when Virginia also won 14 medals (4 Gold, 6 Silver, 4 Bronze). A total of 200 beers were entered from the Commonwealth and the 7% win rate is the 3rd highest among all states, only bested by Wyoming and Hawaii, who each entered less than…

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