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Posted: May 9, 2019

Fernie Brewing pale ale golden at CBAs

Fernie Brewing Company (FBC), BC’s most easterly brewery, is excited to announce that it won Gold at the Canadian Brewing Awards (CBA) for its Campout West Coast Pale Ale in the North American Pale Ale Category.

This year marks the 17th Annual Canadian Brewing Awards, which were held in Toronto from May 2-4. The Canadian Brewing Awards is Canada’s national competition for judging the quality of Canadian manufactured beer and is open to all Canadian majority-owned breweries of all sizes. With a total of 55 style categories, and thousands of beer submissions, a CBA medal is a widely recognized symbol of Canadian brewing excellence.

In fact, it wasn’t just FBC who brought home the hardware – B.C. breweries took home 50 medals at the CBA’s, testament to the strong and creative craft beer industry that is happening in the province. See the full list of winners.

“We’re thrilled to have won Gold at the Canadian Brewing Awards, as it’s Canada’s most prestigious beer competition,” said Lenka Hawrys, Communications Manager at FBC. “The fact that we won with one of our biggest selling, year-round brands, is even better – showing the strength and consistency of our core products.”

Launched in 2017, Campout West Coast Pale Ale has been a big hit from the start. Brewed in the Rockies with a taste of the coast, it’s a hop forward, light copper coloured Pale Ale with heaps of Mosaic and Ekuanot hops, delivering a strong aroma and tropical fruit flavours. A hint of caramel is derived from the crystal malts and oats are added to enhance the body and mouth-feel.

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