Local Breweries Win Statewide Medals

Local Breweries Win Statewide Medals
(Precarious Beer Project, the brewery arm of Amber Ox Brewpub in Williamsburg, scored two medals)

Staff Report

Local breweries had a good showing when the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild announced the 2018 Virginia Craft Beer Cup winners on June 4 at WestRock in Richmond. There were nearly 300 brewers and supporters in attendance to celebrate excellence in independent Virginia craft beer.

The Virginia Craft Beer Cup continues to be the largest state competition of its kind in the United States. The VCBG is committed to giving its members the opportunity to compete, obtain critical feedback from certified judges, and get statewide recognition that will help build their brands. “Contributing to the development of outstanding independent craft beer is central to our mission,” said Brett Vassey, President & CEO, Virginia Craft Brewers Guild. “The Cup is an important part of helping to expand public recognition and peer appreciation for great craft beer.”

The 2018 Virginia Craft Beer Cup winners from Hampton Roads are as follows:


CATEGORY: Amber and Brown American Beer

First Place: Legend Brewing Company, Brown Ale

Second Place: Alewerks Brewing Company, Tavern Brown Ale

Third Place: MoMac Brewing Company, Craney Island Brown Ale



First Place: The Oozlefinch Craft Brewery, Dr. Rendezvous

Second Place: Reaver Beach Brewing Company, The Reaver


CATEGORY: Strong British Beer

First Place: The Virginia Beer Company, Elbow Patches Oatmeal Stout


CATEGORY: Dark and Strong Lager

First Place: Wasserhund Brewing Company, Doppeldog Lager


CATEGORY: Fruit Beer

Third Place: The Bold Mariner Brewing Company, Monkey’s Fist


CATEGORY: International Lager

First Place: Coelacanth Brewing Company, Tailgate


CATEGORY: Pale Bitter European Beer

First Place: Bull Island Brewing Company, King Street Kolsch


CATEGORY: Specialty Beer

Third Place: Precarious Beer Project, Reve Du Jour


CATEGORY: Strong American Ale

First Place: Precarious Beer Project, Everything Is Lava But the Swings Are  Base


CATEGORY: Strong Belgian Ale

Third Place: Reaver Beach Brewing Company, Oceanus Arum



Second Place: Wasserhund Brewing Company, Bourbon Barrel Haywire Husky