TORONTO, ON – Following on last Friday’s announcement of Bellwoods Brewery being his top Ontario brewery of 2012, beer writer Stephen Beaumont today revealed his choice for Canada’s best brewery of the year.
The honour was awarded to MicroBrasserie Charlevoix of Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, with praise given to one of the brewery’s newest beers in particular:
While many breweries in my home and native land are crafting great beers these days, few are as across-the-board impressive as is Charlevoix, taking into consideration both their Belgian-influenced Dominus Vobiscum line and rather less heralded Vache Folle beers. In the former group, the new Saison stood out as a most impressive bit of beer-making, with a spicy-citrusy-grapey character and suitable-to-the-style hoppiness drying and bittering the finish. Added to the already outstanding Triple, Lupulus and Brut beers, it makes for a stunning profile, indeed.
Beaumont’s top brewery picks for the U.S., Latin America, Australasia and Europe will follow on his World of Beer blog in coming days.