Waterloo Dark was awarded a Gold in the International Lager Category at the Ontario Brewing Awards, held on Saturday November 14th. The virtual ceremony celebrated the best Canadian-owned brewers, brewing in Ontario, across 36 categories. Waterloo Brewing was one of over 100 Ontario breweries who collectively submitted 400 entries.
Waterloo Dark Lager has been a big award winner for Waterloo Brewing since 1984 when introduced to the market as Ontario's first craft beer. It stands as a testament to Waterloo Brewing's continued commitment of quality, craftsmanship and a sprit that spans across time.
On Saturday, November 14, 2020, Waterloo Brewing won Gold in the International Lager category at the Ontario Brewing Awards. A distinction, not unfamiliar to the beer that has been celebrated as the leading dark larger since its introduction in 1984.
"Waterloo Dark is Ontario's first craft beer" confirms Kim Mannerow, Director of Marketing for Waterloo Brewing. "This award reinforces its position as the leading dark larger despite the increased competition over the years. It's always wonderful to be recognized for our commitment to quality and craftsmanship. We couldn't be more proud."
This is not the first win Waterloo Dark has earned since its introduction. It has been awarded accolades from the World Cup of Beer, Canadian Brewing Awards, Monde Selection International Quality Institute, and previous years at the Ontario Brewing Awards.
"This year's win is especially gratifying" adds Trish Benne, Director of Brewing and Blending. She notes that there were more entries for awards this year, than last, with the market for craft beer in Ontario continuing to grow and becoming increasingly competitive. "After all these years, the superior quality of the brew continues to stand out among the competition.
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