A number of British Columbia breweries took home awards from the 2018 World Beer Cup, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding brewers and their beers.
Home to a craft beer revolution for more than a decade, B.C. held its own last week in Nashville, TN competing against more than 8,000 beers submitted from over 60 countries.
In total, eight breweries from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island won awards:
- Powell Brewery (Vancouver) – Gold, Old Jalopy Pale Ale
- Ravens Brewing Co (Abbotsford) – Gold, Corvus Lingonberry Lime Gose
- Riot Brewing Co (Chemainus) – Gold, Working Class Hero Dark Mild
- Riot Brewing Co (Chemainus) -Bronze, Breakfast of Champions Coffee Lager
- 33 Acres Brewing Co (Vancouver) – Silver, 33 Acres of Euphoria
- Four Winds Brewing Co (Delta) – Silver, Juxtapose
- Coal Harbour Brewing Co (Vancouver) – Silver, Smoke and Mirrors Imperial Smoked Ale
- Steamworks Brewing Co (Vancouver) – Silver, Scarlet
- Whistler Brewing Co (Whistler) – Bronze, Black Tusk Ale
Chemainus’ Riot Brewing Co. was the only B.C. brewery to claim multiple awards, winning gold in the English Style Dark Mild Ale beer category for its Working Class Hero Dark Mild, a beer brewed with chocolate and crystal malts that showcases roasted notes of chocolate and coffee.
Riot also received a bronze award in the Coffee Beer style category for its Breakfast of Champions Coffee Lager.
The World Beer Cup is widely regarded as the Olympics of Beer and winners were selected by an international panel of 295 beer judges from 33 countries.
– With files from Don Bodger