Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – It’s been brought to our attention that a certain brewery in the “North” recently won recognition for their Hefeweizen. Located on famous Granville Island, Granville Island Brewing recently won Silver at the World Beer Championships.

Organized by the Beverage Tesitng Institute (BTI) in Chicago, IL. and inning an impressive 88 points, this summer sipper beat out some pretty healthy competition.

“We’re extremely proud of the quality of our beers and we are truly honoured with this award,” says Granville Island brewmaster Vern Lambourne.“To be recognized amongst our peers is a testament to the level of excellence that we strive for everyday at our brewery.”

GIB’s Robson Street Hefeweizen is an unfiltered wheat ale brewed from a suspension of precious Bavarian yeast, with generous amounts of malted wheat and German hops. Adding a wedge of lemon makes Hefeweizen the perfect summer refreshment. Robson Street Hefeweizen is available in 6-packs in liquor stores and on patios throughout Metro Vancouver.

As much as we hate to admit it, having this beer in the Fall won’t be the same, so we would advise heading out and grabbing a six pack or pint of this, now.

About Granville Island Brewing (GIB)

Established is 1984, Granville Island Brewing (GIB) is Canada’s first microbrewery offering a variety of award-winning beers which are brewed and sold here in BC. GIB is dedicated to handcrafting only the finest premium beers that are 100 per cent all-natural and brewed in small batches to provide consumers with the ultimate tasting experience. In celebration of their West Coast heritage GIB names each beer after iconic Vancouver locations that embody the local lifestyle. From the original Island Lager and English Bay Pale Ale, to Cypress Honey Lager, and now their latest innovation; Brockton IPA, GIB continues to produce a diverse portfolio of beers inspired by life on the West Coast. For more information, visit

About Beverage Testing Institute

America’s oldest international beer competition, the World Beer Championships is open to all commercially produced beers from around the world. A medal-based competition, it awards medals based on the proprietary blind tasting methodology developed by the BTI and bands of the consumer accepted, 100-point quality rating scale. An elite group of experienced judges from retail, on-premise, distribution, and importing trades reviews the beers through blind taste tests.


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