Quebec Breweries Win Big at World Beer Awards 2012

LONDON, UK – The winners list has been announced for the 2012 edition of the World Beer Awards, and four Quebec breweries – Le Trou du DiableUnibroueBrasseurs du Monde and La Voie Maltée – have pulled in an impressive dozen awards between them.

The annual competition features hundreds of beers from around the world, with regional heats of blind tastings taking place for Europe, Asia and The Americas, followed by a final tasting of style winners from each region to select the World’s Best.

World’s Best winners from Quebec for this year included:

World’s Best Belgian Style Strong Dark Beer – Le Trou du Diable La Grivoise de Noel
World’s Best Belgian Style Strong Pale Beer – Unibroue Don De Dieu
World’s Best Biére de Garde/Saison – Le Trou du Diable Saison Du Tracteur
World’s Best Porter – Brasseurs du Monde Big Ben Porter
World’s Best Belgian Style Witbier – Unibroue Blanche De Chambly
World’s Best Label – Le Trou du Diable Schieve Tabarnak

Quebec-based winners from The Americas heat that were runners-up for the World’s Best included:

The Americas Best Belgian Style Dubbel – Unibroue Noire De Chambly
The Americas Best Strong Dark Beer – La Voie Maltée Polissonne
The Americas Best Vintage Dark Beer – Unibroue 17 Grande Rèserve
The Americas Best Belgian Style Blonde – Unibroue Blonde De Chambly
The Americas Best Belgian Style Tripel Pale Beer – Le Trou du Diable Buteuse Brassin Special
The Americas Best Strong Porter – La Voie Maltée Criminelle

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  1. Too bad La Voie Maltée won’t bottle in the near future. The Voie Maltée’s bottles were produced at Microbrasserie Charlevoix, but this great brewery needs more brewing days on their agenda to produce their own superb line-up.