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Virginia and Maryland Breweries Rack Up 8 Awards in 2012 World Beer Cup

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
Breweries: 799
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.

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