Thornbury Village Craft Brewery wins "Best in Country" in two categories at the "Olympics for Beer" - the World Beer Awards

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 15, 2017 /CNW/ - Thornbury Village Craft Brewery was honoured in two categories with "Best of Country" at the prestigious 2017 World Beer Awards. The "Country Winner" awards recognize the Ontario Craft brewery as the best in Canada in two key categories!

Thornbury Village Craft Brewery won "Country Winner" for the following categories:

Czech-Style Pale Lager (Canada): Pickup No. 26  Pilsner
Vienna /Amber Lager (Canada):  Ladder Run Amber Lager

The winning beers will move forward in the competition and will be tasted against other "Country Winners" from other nations to compete for the 'World's Best Styles.' Those winners will then compete for the 'World's Best Beers' by Category. Winners will be announced in late September.

"I'm humbled by these awards," said Thornbury's Head Brewer, James Wilson. "For me, it has always been about crafting great brews that our consumer will enjoy. Having the world's best judges recognize our craft beers is an honour."

"We're very proud of these wins for Thornbury," said Jim Clark, President of Colio Estate Wines. "We are so impressed by these achievements and raise a mug to toast the future of Thornbury Village Craft Brewery's success."

The World Beer Awards are held annually and promote the 'World's Best Beers' to consumers and the trade throughout the world. The competition took place in Norfolk, United Kingdom with over 1,900 entries from around the globe, where 50 international brewers, industry experts, and journalists tasted and voted on the World's Best in each of the eight categories.


The Thornbury Village Craft Brewery is a proud Ontario Craft Brewer producing award-winning, small-batch crafted European style pilsners and lagers. Authentically created, we take an extra step in our process to ensure we create richer tasting beer. As one of the only decoction brew houses in Canada, (that extra step we take) we are committed to brewing stylistically true, ultra-premium beer.  Our Pickup No. 26 Pilsner won Best czech style pilsner in Canada at the World Beer Awards in 2016. All of our beer names and designs reflect some aspect of the heritage of our location in Thornbury Village.  Taste for yourself as see why "True Craftsmanship is at our Core".

The Colio Estate Wines story is one of patience, determination, and perseverance – qualities that still remain at the heart of our winemaking practices and spirit. It was along the sunny shores of Lake Erie, 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.

Over 35 years later, consumers continue to enjoy the rewards of the hard work and craftsmanship that are poured 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 Colio Estate Wines

For further information: Danielle Giroux, VP Marketing , Thornbury Village Craft Cider and Brew House & Colio Estate Wines, 905-896-8512 Ext. 221,


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