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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Drum Roll Please..Some Awards To Share

Propeller Brewing Co. in Halifax, NS recently notified me of their recent haul of gold medals at the latest World Beer Championships.

India Pale Ale - Gold
Extra Special Bitter - Gold
Pale Ale - Gold
London Style Porter - Gold (late last year)

That makes 3 gold medals in a row for the IPA and the ESB, both outstanding beers and favourites of mine that I miss dearly here in Ontario. I think that everyone who enjoys 'good' beer and has had the pleasure of sampling some of Propeller's products would agree on their consistency, and these recent medals prove that John Allen and co. know what their doing.

After reading Josh Rubin's article in the Toronto Star today about Fuller's Director of Brewing, John Keeling, and his rating of Ontario pale ales, I'm thinking he would love Propeller's British style ales (it was great to see Keeling loved the Black Oak Pale Ale).

In other award news, the World Beer Cup recently announced the winners of 91 categories of beer, which included three Ontario breweries, one Quebec brewery and one British Columbia brewery.

Category 37: American-Style Dark Lager, 18 entries
Bronze - Waterloo Dark, Brick Brewing Co.

Category 41: Belgian-Style White (or Wit), 35 entries
Bronze - Mill Street Belgian-Style Wit, Mill Street Brewery

Category 78: Golden or Blonde Ale, 39 entries
Bronze - Red Cap, Brick Brewing Co.

Category 48: Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale, 24 entries
Gold - La Fin Du Monde, La Brasserie Unibroue

Category 37: American-Style Dark Lager, 18 entries
Silver - Canterbury, Pacific Western Brewing - Prince George BC

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