Two Richmond breweries received medals at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival.
Presented by the Brewers Association, a trade organization representing craft breweries, the Great American Beer Festival is the largest commercial beer competition in the world. The festival took place Oct. 3 to 5 in Denver.
Bingo Beer Co., which opened in November in Scott’s Addition, received a silver medal for its Black Lager in the German-Style Dark Lager category. Hardywood West Creek earned a bronze for its Pils in the German-Style Pilsener category.
Starr Hill, the Crozet-based brewery that has a tasting room in the works in Richmond, was awarded a gold medal for its Jomo in the Vienna-Style Lager category.
Ten other Virginia breweries were recognized at the festival, including Bluemont’s Bear Chase Brewing Co., which won a gold medal for its Oktoberfest, and Port City Brewing Co. in Alexandria, which received a gold medal for its German Pilsner.
Here is the full list of Virginia winners from the 2019 Great American Beer Festival:
Oktoberfest, Bear Chase Brewing Co., Bluemont — German-Style Maerzen
German Pilsner, Port City Brewing Co., Alexandria — Kellerbier or Zwickelbier
Jomo, Starr Hill Brewery, Crozet — Vienna-Style Lager
Shooter McMunn’s, Lost Rhino Brewing Co., Ashburn — Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout
Black Lager, Bingo Beer Co., Richmond — German-Style Dark Lager
Leicht, Precarious Beer Project — Beer Hall, Williamsburg — Pro-Am Comp
Oyster Jalapeno Porter, Bull Island Brewing Co., Hampton — Chili Beer
O’Dark Thirty, 6 Bears & A Goat Brewing Co., Fredericksburg — Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout
Red Ale, The Vanguard Brewpub & Distillery, Hampton — Extra Special Bitter
Eis Vienne, Devils Backbone Brewing Co. — Basecamp, Roseland — German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock
Festie, Starr Hill Pilot Brewery & Side Stage, Roanoke — German-Style Maerzen
Pils, Hardywood West Creek, Richmond — German-Style Pilsener
Red Molly Irish Red Ale, Pale Fire Brewing Co., Harrisonburg — Irish-Style Red Ale