THE BATTLE IS OVER… Congratulations to the 2016 757 Battle of the Beers Champs



Thank you Hampton Roads for joining us at Hunt Club Farm on August 6, 2016, and making the 2016 757 Battle of the Beers BIGGER and BETTER than ever!! This year ALL open-for-business 757 breweries (as of August 2016) – that’s 18 breweries, folks –  competed on behalf of their chosen charity in 3 unique categories including:
-Best IPA
-Brewer’s Choice
-People’s Choice


Beach Ambassadors would like to congratulate the brewers who placed in the 2016 Battle of the Beers!

Best IPA

1st place – Reaver Beach Brewing Co. Hammerhead IPA

2nd place – Wasserhund Brewing Company Doggie Paddle IPA

3rd place – The Virginia Beer Company Greener Pastures New England Style IPA

Brewer’s Choice

1st place – Commonwealth Brewing Company Oranje Brett Saison

2nd place – Wasserhund Brewing Company Haagen Dog Ice Cream Stout

3rd place – Back Bay Brewing Company Gringo Cerveza Lager

People’s Choice

1st place – Big Ugly Brewing Company Hot Pursuit Pineapple Habanero Blonde

2nd place – The Bold Mariner Brewing Company Sailor Kerrie Apricot Blonde

3rd place – Wasserhund Brewing Company Haagen Dog Ice Cream Stout

The annual event was hosted by Beach Ambassadors, a grassroots effort led by Hampton Roads men and women with the ultimate goal of supporting local,Hampton Roads-based charitable organizations through social and sporting events.
The event this year again raised money for Norfolk-based St. Mary’s Home. St. Mary’s Home is a special place full of love and laughter, where children and adults with severe disabilities from all across Virginia live, play, go to school and receive complex, professional, around-the-clock care in a nurturing, comfortable environment. Seventy percent of the proceeds will go directly to St. Mary’s Home. The winning breweries from each category will get to choose a charity of their choice for the remaining thirty percent of the proceeds.
The 2015 Battle of the Beers events raised nearly $11,000 for St. Mary’s Home and $2,500 for the Blocker YMCA and Child Development Resources charitable organizations. O’Connor brewing company won in the IPA category, Alewerks Brewing Company won in the Seasonal Category and Big Ugly Brewing Company won in the People’s Choice Category.