NELLYSFORD, VA – June 6, 2017 – – Wild Wolf Brewing Company was one of the Virginia breweries honored Monday during the 2017 Virginia Craft Beer Cup Awards in Richmond Monday. Wild Wolf received a distinguished Bronze Medal Award – Fruit Beer, for its Area 151 beer. Wild Wolf Brewing Company released Area 151, a Belgian Style Ale Brewed with Blackberries in March of 2017. Area 151 is named for our location on Highway 151. This Belgian Style Ale has blackberries added during fermentation, giving the beer a beautiful color. We filter area 151 prior to packaging to add a crispness and to help bring the fruit forward. At Wild Wolf, we think beer first, fruit second!
Brewmaster Danny Wolf “I am particularly proud of this beer. We will only use real fruit in our beers, so it was challenging to find a number of great choices and then narrow it down to the brand of blackberries we are using. The color, aroma and flavor are just perfect.”
Owner Mary Wolf , “Since releasing the beer, we have had a hard time keeping it in stock, so I feel as though the market has approved the work our brewery team has done. I am so pleased that their hard work has been recognized.”
The Virginia Craft Brewers Guild held the 2017 Virginia Craft Beer Cup Awards Ceremony at WestRock in Richmond. There were more than 240 brewers in attendance to celebrate excellence in craft beer this year, a release said. The judging took place May 13 at Fair Winds Brewing Company in Lorton. This year 356 beers in 24 categories were entered into the competition — a decrease in submitted beers from 2016, which totaled 378 beers.
About Wild Wolf Brewing Company:
Wild Wolf Brewing Company was founded in 2011 by Mary Wolf. Her son, Brewmaster Danny Wolf, and his team sustainably brew fresh, award-winning craft beers in a variety of styles. Look for six packs of cans and draught offerings throughout Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. The brewery and restaurant, located in Nelson County, VA on the scenic State Rt. 151, is open seven days a week for pints, lunch, and dinner. The expansive grounds include a shaded dog-friendly biergarten, koi ponds, and mountain views. Wild Wolf Brewing Company also offers a fully equipped Event Center for special occasions. In addition, Wild Wolf is proud to have been presented with the Virginia Green Travel Alliance’s Travel Star Award for Green Brewery of the Year for two years in a row – 2015 and 2016. Find Our Beer: wildwolfbeer.com/beer-finder