TORONTO, ON – Ontario beer bar and restaurant chain Beertown has announced that Jody Palubiski, CEO of its parent company Charcoal Group, has received one of the highest honours in the beer world from the Confederation of Belgian Brewers.
Palubiski has been named an honorary Knight of the Brewers’ Paddle, a title that is given to “individuals from around the globe are recognized for their endeavors in beer and their efforts to promote the beer of Belgium.”
“When we created Beertown, we were determined to shine a light on the best beers from around the globe,” says Palubiski in a statement. “Given the incredibly rich brewing history of Belgium it goes without saying that they are a big part of our business. Belgium is home to some of the very best beers in the world, [and] Guy McClelland at McClelland Premium Imports has opened so many doors with the brewers which has given us the opportunity to take members of our team to visit Abbeys and breweries all over the country.”
“Beer is at the centre of everything we do,” continues Palubiski. “It’s an art, a craft, and a form of artistic expression. The value we put on well-made beer is clear through our longstanding and authentic relationships with our vendors and suppliers. They are part of the Charcoal Group family, and it’s a thrill for everyone in this Group to receive this type of international recognition.”
Beertown was founded by Palubiski in 2012, and has 10 locations throughout Ontario, all of them aiming to be “a modern beer bar where guests can feel welcomed, and even though they don’t know anyone, they feel like they are in a room full of friends.” For more details, see the Beertown website.
Source & Photo: Charcoal Group