Vancouver B.C. ...
Steamworks new Flagship IPA has arrived. Taking home 1st place in the ultra competitive "North American IPA" category and then beating out all 750 total entries to win Best in Show, at Saturday's BC Beer Awards.
This is the 3rd time in the BC Beer Awards 7 year history that Steamworks has won the Best in Show award. Steamworks Pilsner took home the top prize in 2011 & 2012. It also marks the first time ever a female brewer has won the award, with Steamworks brewmaster Julia Hanlon receiving huge cheers upon taking the stage. Steamworks also won a 1st place award for their Kolsch and 3rd place awards for their Pilsner and YVR ISA. Steamworks' Gastown Brewpub chipped in with a 1st place of their own for their Classic Scotch Ale.
Steamworks flagship IPA pours cloudy and drinks juicy and proudly takes its place as a year-round brand alongside other award-winning beers such as: Steamworks Pale Ale, Pilsner, Heroica Red Ale and Kolsch.
Steamworks brewmaster Julia Hanlon expands upon the meticulous development process and award-winning new beer: "As a brewery well known for its speciality IPAs, we felt it was high time Steamworks come out with a core IPA. Trial brews of Flagship IPA began over a year ago so that we could fine tune every aspect of the beer. After scale up to a full production brew, I couldn’t be happier with the result. Flagship IPA has a huge tropical fruit aroma that gives way to a juicy flavour and a balanced, soft bitterness and mouthfeel and a nice, dry finish. I'm very proud of our brewing team for making this best in show winning beer and can't wait for people to try it."
The Flagship IPA is now available on-tap and in 6-packs in liquor stores across BC and as well in Steamworks Tall-Can Mash-Up 8 pack alongside three other award-winning Steamworks classics.
Additionally, Steamworks is supporting the release of their IPA encouraging people to 'Capture the Flagship' for the chance to win $1500 cash + other prizes. Click through to www.capturetheflagship.comfor more info
About Steamworks Brewing Company:
Named after the steam that flows through and powers its Burnaby brewery & flagship brewpub in Gastown, Steamworks proudly brews distinct, flavourful and award-winning craft beers.
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