Unibroue Makes a Splash at the World Beer Championship in Chicago

The iconic Canadian brewery receives 12 more medals to add to its collection

CHAMBLY, QC, May 29, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Unibroue is proud to announce it has received 12 new medals at the 2013 Chicago Beverage Tasting Institute World Beer Championship, in the Belgian & Continental Style Ales category. The Québec-based craft brewery, the first of its type in North America, received a platinum medal for its La Fin du Monde beer; four gold medals (Blonde de Chambly, Terrible, Trois Pistoles and Don de Dieu); six silver medals (Blanche de Chambly, 17 Grande Réserve 2011, Raftman, Maudite, Noire de Chambly and Seigneuriale); and a bronze medal for its 17 Grande Réserve 2012.

"We're really pleased with our beers' award-winning performance around the world," says Jerry Vietz, Unibroue's Master Brewer. "These new medals reinforce our drive to create outstanding beers that are truly appreciated for their richness, their quality and above all, their flavour."

This latest honour translates into an impressive total of 208 medals and distinctions received by Unibroue since it created its exceptional selection of distinguished beers, some of which have gleaned more than their share of prestigious awards, including La Fin du Monde (36 medals, including 11 platinum and 15 gold), the Trois Pistoles (26 medals), and the Maudite (25 medals).

Unibroue beers are sold across Canada and the U.S., and in many countries across Europe. La Fin du Monde is Unibroue's most popular beer in the U.S.

About Unibroue
Created in 1991, Unibroue is the leading craft brewery in Québec and among the foremost craft breweries in North America. It brews more than 15 beer brands and has won over 208 international medals since its inception. Its bottle-fermented beers are produced through a brewing method inspired by the two-centuries-old tradition developed by Trappist monks in Europe—more specifically in Belgium. Unibroue is headquartered in Chambly, Canada, and has eight warehouses in Québec. Its nearly 300 employees work in production, distribution, sales and marketing, and administration. For more information about Unibroue, please visit www.unibroue.com.

SOURCE: Unibroue

For further information:

Martine Geoffrion, DDMG Communications
514 894-1703 / mgeoffrion@ddmg.ca

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