When Our Village Makes The Big Leagues… | August 27, 2019

Thornbury Village wins the World Beer Awards!

Each year The World Beer Awards takes place in Norfolk, United Kingdom with over 1,000 entries from around the globe. The Awards carefully select the very best internationally recognized beer styles. The final was held in London, where 50 international brewers, industry experts, and journalists tasted and voted on the World’s Best in each of the nine categories. Thornbury Village took home four awards!

We are thrilled to announce Thornbury Village Craft won 3 BEST IN CANADA awards (highest honour possible), and 1 GOLD award!

Award winners include: 

  • Pickup No.26 Pilsner: Best of Country ‘Czech style Pale’ 
  • Doppelbock: Best of Country ‘Strong Beer’ 
  • Black Mountain Side Baltic Porter: ‘Best of Country ‘Strong Porter’ 
  • Dam Dark Lager: Canada GOLD ‘Dark Beer’ 

Our Brewmaster James Wilson creates well-made craft beers which are balanced and true to style – and if you ask us (and The World Beer Awards) he does just that! “I take great satisfaction in producing great beer for family, friends, and our customers to enjoy.”  said Thornbury Village’s Brew Master, James Wilson. “Being named the top Pilsner in Canada is a huge honour,  but to also be Best of Country Strong Beer & Strong Porter as well as win Gold for our Dam Dark Lager is beyond incredible. Receiving this recognition from the World Beer Awards is amazing and a testament to all the hard-work and dedication put forward by the entire brewing team.”

Have you tried our award winning beers? Learn more about each one below: 

Pickup No.26 Pilsner (BEST OF COUNTRY): An authentic Czech-style pilsner brewed with Bohemian malts, Saaz hops and genuine Czech yeast. Pleasing malty flavours & a soft floral and spicy hop character make this a complex and well-balanced Bohemian Pilsner.  

Doppelback (BEST OF COUNTRY: “STRONG BEER”): Strong maltiness with a presence of smooth alcohol warmth. Aroma is slightly nutty, with notes of coffee, molasses, and dried fruits. Roasty, full-bodied, slightly sweet yet quaffable. 

Black Mountain Side Baltic Porter (BEST OF COUNTRY: “STRONG PORTER”): This robust porter is dark in colour with a hint of deep red. The complex malt aroma and flavour features notes of coffee, dark chocolate, toffee, roasted malt, jammy plum, and toasted pumpernickel. A fullbodied beer with a pleasant alcohol warmth. The Black Mountain Side finishes dry with a nice roasted malt bitterness.

Dam Dark Lager (CANADA GOLD: “DARK BEER”): An authentic Munich Style Dunkel that is deep mahogany in colour and refreshing. Malt-forward with subtle hop flavours & hints of nuts, toast and toffee. It boasts a palate of delicate roastiness with dark-chocolate flavours, finishing dry and crisp. 

Thornbury Village Craft Beer -Pickup Truck Pilsner and Dam Dark Lager- are available at select LCBO, The Beer Store, grocery store and licensee locations in Ontario. 

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