KITCHENER, ON, April 8, 2014 /CNW/ - Waterloo Brewing Co., the craft
brewing division of Brick Brewing Co. Limited (TSX: BRB), was awarded
gold, silver and bronze medals in its core beer styles - Pilsner, Dark
Lager and IPA- at the recent Ontario Brewing Awards.
This year's awards were held at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto on April
3, 2014 and included 251 entries, competing within 29 different
categories from 46 different Ontario breweries of which only 31
received an award. "As the only craft brewer in Canada to be certified
under the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, these awards are a
testament to our continued commitment towards giving our customers the
highest quality beer we can possibly make" said Russell Tabata Chief
Operating Officer, Brick Brewing.
Waterloo Pilsner won gold in the Pilsner category in its first Ontario
Brewing Awards against an extremely competitive field of
well-established brands of beer. "There are lots of people who
discovered Waterloo Pilsner last summer, with its deep golden colour
and not over-the-top hop finish" said George Croft, President and CEO
of Brick Brewing. "To win gold in such a popular category is a great
accomplishment, and a great reason to give this beer a try" added
Croft. Waterloo Dark adds a silver medal in the Dark Lager category to
its long list of Ontario, Canadian and international brewing
competition successes. Waterloo Dark has been the most popular dark
beer in Ontario for over twenty eight years and helped establish the
local craft beer category.
To complete the hat trick for Waterloo Brewing Co., Waterloo IPA took
home bronze in the British Pale Ale category. "Waterloo IPA is simply
an outstanding beer with a deep amber colour, all-malt character and a
hop finish that's just right. I am very proud of our brewing team that
puts so much care and craft into these great beers. And we're all very
proud to share them with our friends and neighbours in Ontario"
declared Mr. Croft.
Waterloo IPA and Amber were also recently awarded gold at Monde
Selection in Belgium, an international recognition of product quality.
Waterloo Dark and Pilsner were awarded silver. The family of Waterloo
Brewing Co. beers has grown by over 30% in the last year and is quickly
becoming a favourite of all beer drinkers who appreciate the effort
that goes into a well-crafted beer.
About Brick Brewing
Brick is Ontario's largest Canadian-owned and Canadian-based publicly
held brewery. The Company is a regional brewer of award-winning premium
quality and value beers and is officially certified under British
Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standards for Food Safety, one of the
highest and most internationally recognized standards for safe food
production. Founded in 1984, Brick Brewing Co. was the first craft
brewery to start up in Ontario, and is credited with pioneering the
present day craft brewing renaissance in Canada. Brick has complemented
its Waterloo brand premium craft beers with other popular brands such
as Laker, Red Baron, Red Cap and Formosa Springs Draft. In March 2011,
Brick purchased the Canadian rights to the Seagram Coolers and now
produces, sells, markets and distributes Seagram Coolers across
Canada. Brick trades on the TSX under the symbol BRB. Visit us at www.brickbeer.com.
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SOURCE: Brick Brewing Co. Limited
For further information:
George Croft President and CEO at (519) 742-2732 ext. 147