Award winning brew has connection to Bruce County

When it comes to beer, the Canadian Brewing Awards is Canada’s (CBAC) National competition where Canadian majority-owned breweries of all sizes compete in a sanctioned blind tasting to determine the best beers in 55 categories.  Winning a Canadian Brewing Award medal is a recognized symbol of Canadian brewing excellence.

A new organization representing over 700 craft breweries from every province and territory in Canada has just been formed and was just launched at the recent CBAC awards held at the Westin Hotel in Toronto.

While there were many winners across Canada, one had a connection close to home in Bruce County.


Photo submitted by Gord Boyd

Launched in 2015, Clifford Brewery out of Hamilton, won Gold for its Porter that is available at Rowland’s Your Independent Grocer in Port Elgin and LCBO stores.

With an even closer connection is Taproom and Brewery Specialist, Jeremy Boyd (2nd from L), whose father Gord Boyd lives in Southampton.

According to the company website, the Gold winner is a “dark and complex robust Porter with flavours of chocolate and coffee, combined with rich roasted malts and a balanced bitterness with the subtle earthiness of Fuggle hops in the aroma.”