Thornbury Village Brewery for the win in two categories of Ontario's 'best in brews' awards

MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 3, 2016 /CNW/ - The Ontario Brewing Awards honoured Thornbury Village Brewery with two gold medals in highly competitive style-specific categories. Thornbury's Blue Mountain Lager took top spot in the Standard Lager category, while it's Pickup Truck Pilsner outperformed stiff competition in the coveted Bohemian Pilsner grouping.

The event which showcased beer from over 112 breweries contending in 45 division categories, was judged by a panel of industry certified experts at Toronto's Great Hall on Queen Street West. Beating out a number of tough contenders for these awards, Thornbury's success in these categories follows the brand's gold medals in the 2015 Canadian Brewing Awards.

"I'm humbled by this award" said Thornbury's head brewer, James Wilson "for me, it has always been about crafting great brews that our consumer will enjoy. Having the industry's recognition is a nice bonus".

"We're very proud of this win for Thornbury" says Jim Clark, President. "We had every confidence that by integrating the brewery into the Colio family that we were going to do great things. We are so impressed by these achievements and raise a mug to toast the future of Thornbury Village Brewery's success."

ABOUT THORNBURY VILLAGE BREWERY

Thornbury Village Brewery was acquired by Colio Estate Wines in February 2016, and operates in the heart of Nobleton, Ontario. With plans to join its partner and producer of the number one selling Thornbury Premium Apple Cider, the brewery will relocate to its namesake town bringing Thornbury Village Cidery and Brewery under one roof in scenic Blue Mountain apple country. Thornbury Village Brewery is the gold-medal recipient for both the 2015 Canadian Brewing Awards' and the 2015 World Beer Championship for Thornbury's Pickup Truck European Styled Pilsner. With a commitment to crafting stylistic, ultra-premium beer Thornbury Village Brewery has earned immediate recognition with both discerning beer drinkers and critics alike.

ABOUT COLIO ESTATE WINES:

The Colio Estate Wines story is one of patience, determination, and perseverance – qualities that remain today at the heart of our winemaking practices and spirit. It was along the Lake Erie Shore, the southernmost and warmest wine region of Ontario, where three Italian bricklayers named Alfredo, Enzo and Tiberio decided to fulfill their life dream of building a world-class winery, leaving a legacy of sophisticated domestic viniculture.

Over 35 years later, consumers continue to enjoy the rewards of the hard work and craftsmanship that go into every bottle of Colio Estate wines. The picturesque winery is located in Harrow in the heart of the Essex/Pelee Island Coast Wine Country. Our wines are available at LCBO stores and any of the 14 Colio Wine Boutiques across the province.    

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SOURCE Colio Estate Wines

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For further information: Danielle Giroux, Colio Estate Wines, 905-896-8512 Ext. 221, Danielleg@coliowinery.com

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