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Great American Beer Fest 2022: Fair Winds and Atlas Win!

Lorton, VA’s Fair Winds Brewing took home silver in the Bohemian-Style Pilsner category for Pohlick Bay Pilsner, besting 185 other breweries. It’s Fair Winds third medal at the annual Great American Beer Festival; the others were for their saison, Siren’s Lure. “Although clear IPA is what we are traditionally known for, we really have leaned into our lagering program down here in Lorton,” says Chris Banich, Fair Winds Sales and Operations Manager. “To win a silver for our phenomenal Pilsner shows that the hard work at making traditional lager styles is paying off. We can’t wait to hang our medal on the wall to display that we make a top 3 lager in the entire country!”

For the first time in five years, a DC brewery has earned a medal, as Atlas Brew Works won bronze in the American Pilsener category, and yes, note the spelling difference. There were 148 entries from breweries in that category. A DC brewery last medaled in 2017, when the late Gordon Biersh – Navy Yard won gold in for i

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