Brewhouse Light earns title of Best Light Beer in Canada

Brewhouse Light earns title of Best Light Beer in Canada

Date Posted:
26 Sep 2008

The Canadian Brewing Awards recently announced their 2008 winners with Brewhouse Light earning the distinction of Gold in the Light (Calorie Reduced) Lager category.

“We’re tremendously honoured,” says Great Western Brewing President Ron Waldman. “Earning the distinction of the best light beer in Canada is a little overwhelming to be honest. We believe beer from Canada in general is the best in the world – so to win as the best light beer at the Canadian Brewing Awards really puts us at the top of the top.”

Great Western’s brewmaster Viv Jones adds, “This award is a culmination of a lot of things coming together – be it the quality prairie barley we use, the well-balanced recipe we brew to, and all the people here at the brewery who are committed to brewing the best beer possible every single day.”

The Canadian Brewing Awards have emerged as the premiere competition for judging the quality of Canadian-brewed beer. A truly national competition, breweries of all sizes from across the country submit their best beers for blind tasting evaluation to see who brews the best beer in 21 style categories.

Beers are judged by a panel of 8 Certified Beer Judges (BJCP certified), with no commercial links to the brewing or beer-retailing industry, and consider 5 criteria: appearance, aroma, flavour, mouth-feel and overall impression. A Canadian Brewing Awards medal is now a widely recognized symbol of brewing excellence in Canada.

About Great Western Brewing Company:
Great Western Brewing Company brews premium beer with the finest Saskatchewan barley for a taste that’s uniquely Western and truly great. Great Western Brewing produces three core brand families of beer: Great Western Premium Brands, Brewhouse Brands, and Value Brands. The company has received numerous international awards for its premium beer and has been selected as one of the 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada for the past four years consecutively.


For more information contact: Great Western Brewing Company
Ron Waldman
306.653.4653 ext. 222