Vancouver Island Brewery hits gold standard at national awards

Vancouver Island Brewery wins two gold and silver at Canadian Brewing Awards

Vancouver Island Brewery made three podium appearances at the nation’s premiere beer awards, with two golds and a silver at the 2015 Canadian Brewing Awards.

The beers, judged by an expert panel of certified judges, were graded on five criteria, including flavour, appearance and aroma.

“This is a significant accomplishment,” said general manager Murray Langdon. “To earn this kind of recognition, on a national scale, is truly gratifying.”

Islander Lager took gold in the North American Style Lager category, while Hermann’s Dark Lager earned top spot in the North American Style Dark Lager. Beachcomber Summer Ale, claimed silver in the Wheat Beer, German Style category.

This year’s awards competition featured more than 1200 entries from across Canada, a record for the competition.