Chris Smith

Virginia Beer Co. brew wins international award

Virginia Beer Co. brew wins international award

Local brewery Virginia Beer Co. was recently recognized at a German craft beer expo for its Elbow Patches Oatmeal Stout.

Virginia Beer Co. co-founder Chris Smith accepted a Silver European Beer Star Award in the worldwide dry stout category for the beverage while attending BrauBeviale 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany. According to a news release, the event is the largest craft beverage exhibition in Europe and one of the largest in the world.

Elbow Patches Oatmeal Stout uses Northern Brewer hops and flaked oats to create a smooth base with aromas reminiscent of chocolate and coffee, according to the York County-based brewery’s website.

Smith said the York...