Chesapeake's Big Ugly Wins at Great American Beer Festival

Chesapeake's Big Ugly Wins at Great American Beer Festival
(Big Ugly Brewing Company founders. Photo by Sean Champignon)

BY JEFF MAISEY

Nine breweries from Virginia, including Chesapeake’s Big Ugly Brewing Company,  won medals at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado.

Here are Virginia’s 2018 award winners. 

GOLD MEDAL

Lost Rhino Brewing Co., Shooter McMunn’s, Classic Irish-style Dry Stout category

Gordon Biersch Tyson’s Corner, Bohemian Pilsner, Bohemian-style Pilsner category

Sweetwater Tavern, Iron Horse Lager, Dark Lager category

 

SILVER MEDAL

Blue Mountain Barrel House, 13.Five Ofest, Vienna-style Lager category

Port City Brewing Company, Optimal Wit, Belgian-style Witbier category

Hardywood West Creek, Singel, Belgian-style Blonde Ale category

 

BRONZE MEDAL

Big Ugly Brewing Company, Ghost Rider Porter, Robust Porter category

Rocket Frog Brewing Co., Wallops Island, American Brown Ale category

Ardent Craft Ales, Pilsner, German-style Pilsener category