Howe Sound Brewing Company Ltd.

Howe Sound Brewing Company Ltd.

October 04, 2011 10:00 ET

Lucky Seven for Howe Sound Brewing at 2011 Canadian Brewing Awards

SQUAMISH, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2011) - Howe Sound Brewing Company, from Squamish, BC, won a competition-high seven awards at the Canadian Brewing Awards, held in Toronto, Ontario. The awards were announced September 9. The Canadian Brewing Awards are Canada's premiere beer competition, judging beers from across Canada in 31 style categories. This year, 109 Canadian breweries from coast to coast competed with BC breweries taking home 34 awards.

Howe Sound won awards for the following beers: Howe Sound Lager (Bronze); Garibaldi Honey Pale Ale (Bronze); Woolly Bugger Barleywine (Bronze); Baldwin and Cooper Best Bitter (Silver); Megadestroyer Imperial Licorice Stout (Silver); Pumpkineater Imperial Pumpkin Ale (Silver); and Diamond Head Oatmeal Stout (Silver).

Howe Sound Brewery Manager, Paul Wilson, attended the awards ceremony in Toronto. "It was a great event and competition with some fabulous beers. BC breweries performed very well, and we're certainly very proud that our beers performed so well in a national blind-tasting competition," Wilson said.

Howe Sound Brewing is a family-owned craft brewery located in Squamish, BC, brewing 26 different artisan ales and distributing a full-range of lagers and ales in Canada and the United States, specifically Washington, Oregon and Minnesota.

The brewery opened its doors in 1996 and features 20 character guestrooms, a picturesque brewpub and restaurant, beer inspired cuisine and an internationally recognized microbrewery. John Mitchell, the pioneer of micro brewing, mentored a number of HSB's brewers. His dedication and continued commitment to fine ales has lead to accolades locally and internationally with Howe Sound Brewing.

For more information about Howe Sound Brewing, visit www.howesound.com. For all media related inquiries regarding Howe Sound Brewing, please contact Leslie Fenn 604.818.5097 or by email lfenn@howesound.com.

"Brew the beer you wish to see in the world."

26 fine craft brewed ales created locally in the wilds of BC.

Lucky Seven - Howe Sound Brewing awards from the Canadian Brewing Competition for 2011.

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