NORFOLK — O’Connor Brewing Company again proved that they can brew with best at the Alltech Commonwealth Craft Beer Cup, snagging four medals on Saturday.
Among the sea of competition, the Norfolk-based brewery shined with several beers that gained recognition at the professional craft beer competition in Lexington, Ky.
For the second year in a row, the brewery’s Ibrik Imperial Turkish Coffee Stout aged in bourbon barrels secured a gold medal. The brewery’s R&R Lager and Ibrik Imperial Turkish Coffee Stout aged in maple syrup barrels were awarded a silver.
One of the brewery’s latest concoctions, the La Preciosa Hibiscus Saison, earned a bronze medal as well which owner and president Kevin O’Connor said was a proud moment.
“With R&R Lager and La Preciosa Hibiscus Saison being newly-released beers, it’s extremely exciting to have this kind of acknowledgment from Alltech’s panel of judges,” he said in a press release. “Ibrik has been a juggernaut beer for us since the very first batch, and we couldn’t be prouder that two of its barrel-aged variants have received a gold and a silver at the Commonwealth Cup.”