HSB wins seven medals at the CBA & NABA 2012
SQUAMISH, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(June 26, 2012)
Howe Sound Brewing Company won three awards at the Canadian Brewing Awards in Montreal and another four at the North American Brewing Awards in Idaho. The Canadian Brewing Awards are Canada’s premiere beer competition, judging beers from across Canada in 39 style categories. This year, Canadian breweries from coast to coast competed with BC breweries, taking home 119 awards.
In Montreal, Howe Sound Brewing won awards for the following beers: Woolly Bugger Barleywine (Gold); Devil's Elbow IPA(Bronze); and Pumpkineater Imperial Pumpkin Ale (Bronze).
In the North American Brewers Awards 2012, Idaho Falls, HSB won in four categories; Baldwin and Cooper Best Bitter (Silver), Rail Ale Nut Brown (Silver); Garibaldi Honey Pale Ale (Bronze), and Pumpkineater Imperial Pumpkin Ale (Bronze).
In the last three months, we have competed in Canada and the US, and the competition and beer styles are truly artisan, changing and adapting to the growing demand of local consumers and public taste. As a microbrewery, one can adapt and change to an ever creative market without losing creativity and taste.
Howe Sound Brewery Manager, Paul Wilson attended the awards ceremony in Montreal. “It was a true competitive event and with more breweries and tastes from across Canada. BC breweries performed very well, and we’re very proud that our beers performed so well in a national blind-tasting competition especially our "Woolly Bugger" Barleywine that received a gold this year" Wilson said. Cheers!