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BC dominates Canadian awards at World Beer Cup

This year’s edition of the prestigious biennial World Beer Cup® awards show was held alongside the Craft Brewers Conference in Nashville, TN this week. From April 30th to May 3rd, the Brewers Association presented its associated conference and trade show, BrewExpo America®.

During the awards show, it was revealed that 14 medals were won by Canadian breweries (out of a total of 302 awarded internationally). Of the 14 medals, nine (9) were won by breweries based in BC. The other five breweries were primarily based in much-larger Ontario and Quebec. Ontario alone has more than double the breweries that BC does, making for an impressive West Coast success ratio.

Riot Brewing of Chemainus BC managed the rare feat of winning two, of which one (their Working Class Hero Dark Mild) took home a coveted Gold Medal. Riot owners expressed shock at the win, and expressed gratitude for what will no doubt result in serious interest in their product line. “Proud to be from BC! And thanks to our Riot Squad, well done!”, Riot shared on Facebook.

Ravens Brewing wins a Gold Medal

Ravens Brewing of Abbotsford BC released a statement about their Gold Medal win. “The Corvus was first launched last summer and immediately became a favorite in the tasting room and throughout BC, “said Paul Sweeting, owner of Ravens Brewing. “Corvus won third place in the BC Beer Awards in 2017, earning gold in the World Beer Cup is an amazing recognition of the exceptional quality of beers made by our Head Brewer Dan Marriette and our hard-working staff.”

“It really took me by surprise. I am so proud of the Corvus and it’s such an honour to be recognized at World Beer Cup,” said Dan Marriette, Head Brewer at Ravens Brewing Company.

Here are Canadian medal winners at the 2018  World Beer Cup®.

Beer Name
Working Class Hero Dark Mild
Riot Brewing Co.
English-Style Mild Ale
Old Jalopy Pale Ale
Powell Street Craft Brewery
Extra Special Bitter
Corvus Lingonberry Lime Gose
Ravens Brewing Co.
Leipzig-Style Gose or Contemporary Gose
Four Winds Brewing Co.
American-Belgo-Style Ale
33 Acres of Euphoria
33 Acres Brewing Co.
Belgian-Style Tripel
Smoke & Mirrors Imperial Smoked Ale
Coal Harbour Brewing Co.
Smoke Beer
Steamworks Brewing Co.
Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer
Breakfast of Champions Coffee Lager
Riot Brewing Co.
Coffee Beer
Black Tusk Ale
Whistler Brewing Co.
English-Style Mild Ale
Scotch Ale Wee Heavy
Microbrasserie Gainsbourg
Scotch Ale
Ryes Against the Machine
Hell’s Basement Brewery
Rye Beer
Corsaire Microbrasserie
Ordinary or Special Bitter
Bord du Lac
Amsterdam Brewing Co.
French & Belgian-Style Saison
Flanders Sour Ale
Rebellion Brewing Co.
Belgian-Style Flanders Oud Bruin or Oud Red Ale

Find the full listing of US, Canadian and International medal winners at


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