… and Uncle Leo’s wins Golds, Silver
and Bronze medals
Christiane Jost and Matt Kenny did not think their weekend could get any better. Getting married on Friday and a celebration on Saturday at their brewery seemed like the best a weekend could get.
On Sunday night it was announced at the Atlantic Canadian Beer Awards Dinner and Gala in Halifax that Jost and Kenny’s Tatamagouche Brewing Company won seven medals of which four were Gold, two Silver and one Bronze. If that wasn’t enough, the brewery was also named Atlantic Canada Brewery of the Year. 2 Crows Brewing took home Gold for Beer of the Year for their Forever Young. North Shore Lagered Ale won Silver for German Style Specialty Ale; Dry Hopped Lagerhosen won Silver for North American Style Specialty Ale; Giantess Barleywine won Gold in North American Style Specialty Ale; Square One Saison won gold for European style specialty ale; Feronia won gold in experimental beer; Soaked Berliner Weisse won a bronze in the sour beer category; and the beer made for Matt and Christiane’s nuptials – Bliss – won gold in the sour beer category.
“Our parents thought we were nuts to go to Halifax and the awards dinner after such a busy week” said Jost, “but the brewing industry in Atlantic Canada is so much like family.”
“We were hoping to maybe take home a medal or two but nothing like this” added brewer Matt Kenny.
The Tatamagouche Brewing Company was first opened in June 2014 in a converted butcher shop and library in the financial district of downtown Tatamagouche.
Managed and run by Matt Kenny and Christiane Jost, the tiny brewery welcomes tens of thousands of visitors to the North Shore of Nova Scotia each year.
Tatamagouche Brewing Company’s product is available at the NSLC, private wine & beer stores, and many licensed venues.
The 2018 Atlantic Canadian Beer Awards had 52 breweries and cider houses competing throughout Atlantic Canada with 376 submissions being evaluated by 26 judges for 15 different categories. Atlantic Canada has the most breweries per capita for any region in Canada with over 120 and counting.
The Tatamagouche Brewing Company’s Giantess Barley Wine, Bliss Mixed Fermentation Saison, Square One Saison, and North Shore Lagered Ale are available at the brewery itself on 235 Main Street, Tatamagouche or online at www.tatabrew.com.
Uncle Leo’s was also a winner at the show. The Lyons Brook operation operated by Karl and Rebecca Whiffen took Gold medals for its Altbier in the German Style Specialty Ale category and its Encore IPA in the India Pale Ale category.
In the Beer of the Year category, Uncle Leo’s took Silver for Altbier and Bronze for Bronze: Encore IPA.