One of the Best Beers in the World: Thornbury Village 'Pickup Truck Pilsner' wins title of World's Top Pilsner!

THORNBURY ON, Sept. 27, 2016 /CNW/ - The World Beer Awards honoured Thornbury Village Brewery with a Gold Medal win for  World's Best Czech-style Lager for its Pickup Truck Pilsner!

After winning the title of 'Best in Canada' in the category earlier in August, this next stage of the competition saw the gold medalists from each country competing to be named the best beer in the world for the respective categories. Pickup Truck Pilsner outperformed stiff competition with 16 entries from 12 countries competing for top honors in the category.

The World Beer Awards are the global awards selecting the very best internationally recognized beer styles. The competition took place in Norfolk, United Kingdom with over 1,500 entries from around the globe. The final round was held in London, where 50 international brewers, industry experts, and journalists tasted and voted on the World's Best in each of the eight categories.

"It has always been our goal to take the time to produce true to traditional style quality craft beer that the consumer will enjoy," said Thornbury's Brew Master, James Wilson. "Being named the top Pilsner in Canada last month was amazing, but to now be named the top in the world is beyond incredible. We are proud to bring Canada to the world stage and come out on top."

"We are very proud of another fantastic win for Thornbury" said Jim Clark, President. "Congratulations to our whole Brewery staff for all the hard work that goes into making a world-class Pilsner!"

Thornbury Pickup Truck Pilsner is available at select LCBO, The Beer Store, grocery store and licensee locations in Ontario.


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 Cider House 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.

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.

SOURCE Thornbury Village Brewery

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

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