The B.C. Liberals weren’t the only ones to pull off an upset win this past week.Vancouver’s own Powell Street Craft Brewery has stunned the beer world by taking home the top prize at this year’s annual Canadian Brewing Awards.
Competing against more than 764 entries in the competition from 120 different craft brewers across the country, Powell Street beat out the competition to have their Old Jalopy Pale Ale be named Canadian Beer of the Year. Oh, and did we mention this is the first time Powell Street has ever been in the competition?
This upset win comes as no surprise to us, as we profiled the little East Van brewery over a month ago and raved about all three of their regular beer offerings. Demand for their beers was already causing shortages, so don’t be surprised to see the brewery struggle to keep up with demand now that they are award winners.
Overall B.C. breweries took home 33 medals during the competition. Other winners included Central City Brewing, Howe Sound Brewery, Granville Island, Parallel 49, Steamworks and Yaletown Brewing Co.