In baseball, August signals the coming of the dog days of summer. For beer lovers in the Commonwealth, though, August is a special time: Virginia Craft Beer Month. The highlight of the month is the fourth annual Virginia Craft Brewers Fest on Aug. 22 at Devils Backbone Base Camp in Nelson County. To get you prepped for the festivities, we’ve come up with a list of 31 selections — a beer a day — from breweries within the state. To be clear, this isn’t a ranking of the state’s top 31 beers. But many of them have taken home significant hardware, either at last year’s festival or at other competitions around the world. Some are personal favorites. All are from within the state and available either at stores or in tasting rooms. Prost! — Chris Lang
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