EDMONTON, AB – The inaugural Canadian Brewer of the Year Award was recently awarded to Ray Duperron of Edmonton in recognition of his numerous medal wins at homebrewing competitions across the country in the past year.
The new award was created by the Edmonton Homebrewers Guild as a way to recognize Canadian homebrewers who create exceptional beer. Medal winners at registered homebrew competitions are given 3 points for each gold medal win, 2 points for each silver, and 1 point for each bronze, with the Top 50 point scorers listed on the Canadian Brewer of the Year website, and the highest scorer awarded the Alexandra Cup.
Duperron soundly defeated all competition, achieving 72 points in the past year, with Mark Whitehead of Lethbridge, AB coming in second with 48 points. And Duperron’s success also helped the Edmonton Homebrewers Guild attain the top spot in the homebrew club competition with a total of 188 points, beating second place finishers Ale and Lager Enthusiasts of Saskatchewan with 139 points.