Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault inc. of Edmundston, New Brunswick, returned with the bronze medal at the 15th edition of the Canadian Brewing Awards for their pilsner "La Kedgwick", for a second year! La Kedgwick won the bronze medal at the same competition in 2015.
The Canadian Brewing Awards are the country's most illustrious brewing competition. Bringing home an award is a significant mark of excellence. The winners are selected from about 60 different beer categories, based on the international rules of the Beer Judge Certification Program.
Over 1700 beers were submitted to the judges. Petit-Sault Brewers distinguished themselves in the "European-style Lager" category at the announcement of the winners on Saturday, May 27 in Ottawa, along with Big Rock Brewery of Calgary (gold) and Brewsters Brewing Company of Edmonton (silver). Only two other New Brunswick breweries came back with awards, namely Pump House and Moosehead.
"We don't brew beer to win prizes, but to nurture the passions of beer drinkers. However, winning such a prestigious award is a testament to the excellent work of our brewers and our desire to always offer high quality products, " stated André Léger, CEO.
It should be noted that Petit-Sault Brewers, which opened in 2014, are not at their first awards. Indeed, Belgian blonde Bob LeBoeuf earned the bronze at the Atlantic Canadian Beer Awards in 2014, while the three other beers swept the Belgian Specialty Beers category in 2015. Authentic Belgian wit Tante Blanche won gold in the 2016 edition of the same competition and Bonhomme Sept-Heures, a strong pumpkin ale, won the bronze medal.
Les Brasseurs du Petit-Sault Inc. is an craft brewery in Edmundston that develops, manufactures and markets high quality Belgian-inspired craft beers. The microbrewery, which was founded with the support of more than 80 shareholders, is located in downtown Edmundston, in the former Edmundston Police Station. The company includes a production and packaging plant with a sales counter and an on-site tasting room.