Pacific Western Brewing’s Cariboo Genuine Draft has been awarded a bronze trophy in the “light lager” category at the Canadian International Beer Awards in Edmonton.
PWB CEO Taizan Komatsu said: “I am proud to be a part of a brewery that continues to produce award winning beers. It is an honour to lead a home-grown BC team that is dedicated to brewing quality product.
“At our brewery the quest for quality is ongoing and recent technological upgrades at our Prince George brewery have enhanced our ability to deliver products that taste better and stay fresh longer.”
The awards (formerly known as the Calgary International Beerfest Awards) were presented by Alberta Beer Festivals which awards Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies in 27 unique categories.
Judging was conducted over two days. Each judging group was led by a certified head judge, along with other experienced beer industry people and select media.
The awards criteria followed BJCP (Beer Judging Certification Program) guidelines. The Canadian International Beer Awards is an annual competition that is held to the highest international standards of judging beer.
Cariboo is PWB’s pioneer beer and to this day it still reflects the original name of the brewery and represents the BC region responsible for each and every delicious beer produced.