Four Winds Brewing cleans up at the 2018 Growler Craft Beer Awards

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Gold medal – Beer of the Year, Juxtapose Wild IPA

Gold medal – Best Sour Ale, Quadrennial IV

Gold medal – Best Belgian-style ale, Triplicity

Gold medal – Best Light/Golden Lager, Elementary Lager

Gold medal – Best Fruit Beer, Raspberry Jam

Gold medal – Best Barrel-Aged Beer, Pequeno Cabo

Gold medal – Best Social Media

Silver medal – Brewery of the Year

Silver medal – Most Innovative/Creative Beer, Vinland Saison

Silver medal – Best branding/packaging

Bronze medal – North American-Style Ale, Velo


Where do you even begin with this medal haul?

Four Winds Brewing Co. absolutely dominated the inaugural 2018 Growler Craft Beer Awards, picking up 11 medals, including a whopping seven golds. It’s hardly surprising, however.

Since opening in 2013, the Delta brewery has built a reputation for exceptional, trendsetting beers and über hip branding, earning it Brewery of the Year honours at the 2015 Canadian Brewing Awards, and then Beer of the Year honours in 2016 for its Nectarous Dry-Hopped Sour. Today, there’s hardly a liquor store, bottle shop, restaurant, bar or pub in this province that’s worth your time and money that doesn’t carry Four Winds’ beers.

Founded by brothers Adam and Brent Mills and their father Greg, the brewery is still very much a family affair, with cousins and uncles all part of the team. The family will soon be growing, too, with a new brewery and restaurant planned for Tsawwassen’s Southlands development.

Whether it’s session-strength light lagers, barrel-aged sours, or mixed fermentation IPAs, as this year’s Growlies prove, Four Winds seems to be able to do no wrong.

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