Phillips Brewing takes home gold at World Beer Cup

Phillips Brewing takes home gold at World Beer Cup
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A popular Victoria brewery took home a gold medal at the World Beer Cup this past week.

Dubbed ‘the Olympics of beer,’ the World Beer Cup sees thousands of breweries from across the planet looking to secure a medal in one of the competition’s 100-plus categories.

This year, Phillips Brewing took home the gold medal in the American-Style Sour Ale category with its Dinosour Stone Fruit brew.

Phillips describes the beer as “delightfully tart,” with a mix of apricot juice, peach juice, nectarine flavours and a house-culture lacto strain. Those flavours “mingle pre and post fermentaceous period, balancing sour flavours with light stone fruit sweetness,” according to the brewery.

The California-based Alvarado Street Brewery earned a silver medal for its Howzit Punch sour beer, followed by the Texas-based Alamo Beer Co. with its Fancy Meeting You Beer sour.

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Phillips was just one of 13 Canadian breweries to earn a medal at this year’s World Beer Cup, and was the only one from Vancouver Island.

The World Beer Cup launched in 1996 as a way to celebrate and showcase beer on an international stage.

Last year, 2,376 breweries from 51 countries submitted 10,213 beers for judgment in 103 categories.

The judging panel was made up of 272 industry professionals from 26 countries.

A full list of this year’s winners can be found on the World Beer Cup website.


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