We are headed back to DC after an inspiring week at the 2012 Craft Brewers Conference in San Diego. Last night was the annual World Beer Cup Beer Dinner and Awards Ceremony, and we are proud to report that Maryland and Virginia Breweries fared quite well. In fact, four of the awards were given to breweries within the Metro DC area.
Here is the breakdown.
Beers judged: 3,921
Countries Represented: 54
Judges: 211 from 27 countries
Volunteers : 250
Virginia took home 5 medals: Devils Backbone, Great American Restaurants (Sweetwater), Hardywood Park, Rock Bottom Arlington and Blue Mountain.
Devils Backbone – Gold Medal, Vienna-Style Lager Category, Vienna Lager
Great American Restaurants – Silver Medal, Extra Special Bitter Category, GAR Pale Ale
Hardywood Park – Bronze Medal, Herb and Spice Beer Category, Gingerbread something Stout
Rock Bottom Arlington – Bronze Medal, Coffee Beer Category, Coffee Stout
Blue Mountain – Bronze Medal, American-Belgo-Style Ale Category, Blue Reserve
Maryland took home 3 medals: DuClaw, Flying Dog and Heavy Seas.
DuClaw – Silver Medal, Chocolate Beer Category, X-1 Chocolate Imperial Rye Porter
Flying Dog – Silver Medal, Aged Beer Category, Vintage Horn Dog
Heavy Seas – Silver Medal, Vienna-Style Lager Category, Heavy Seas Marzen Vienna Lager
The complete list of award winners is available for download from the World Beer Cup site. Look for more Craft Brewers Conference coverage on DCBeer.com in the coming days.