MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Thornbury Village Craft Brewery has won four “Best of Country” gold medals at the 2016 World Beer Awards in Norfolk, U.K.
The World Beer Awards, a global event recognizing the best international beer styles, brought together 1,500 entries from around the globe. The final round was held in London on Aug. 11, with 50 international brewers, industry experts and journalists tasting and voting on the winners. The next stage of the competition will see the gold medalists from every country competing for the title of “Best Beer in the World” for the respective categories.
Thornbury was named “Best in Country” in the following categories:
- Czech-Style Pale Lager — Pickup Truck Pilsner
- Dark Lager Munich Dunkel — Dark Horse Lager
- Helles/Münchner: Munich Lager — Blue Mountain Lager
- Vienna Lager — Jubilee Amber Lager
These wins come on the heels of the brand’s gold medals in the 2016 Ontario Beer awards and 2015 Canadian Brewing Awards. The winning beers will move forward in the competition and will be tasted against “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 medals,” says 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 a huge boost.”