Riot Brewing Co. Wins 2 Awards at World Beer Cup ®
Chemainus, BC • May 4, 2018— Riot Brewing Co. claimed a gold and a bronze award in the 2018 World Beer
Cup, a global beer competition that evaluates beers from around the world and recognizes the most outstanding
brewers and their beers.
Awards were given in 101 beer-style categories during the World Beer Cup award ceremony on May 3, 2018 at
Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn.
Riot Brewing Co. received a gold award in the English-Style Dark Mild Ale beer style category for its Working
Class Hero Dark Mild, a beer brewed with Chocolate and Crystal malts that showcases roasted notes of
chocolate and coffee. Staying true to style, this English-Style Dark Mild Ale is low in alcohol and remains fairly
light in flavour and mouthfeel.
Riot Brewing Co. also received a bronze award in the Coffee Beer style category for its Breakfast of Champions
Coffee Lager, a crisp and clean lager that has been infused with coffee from Colombia produced by Drumroaster
Coffee.
Riot Brewing Co. is a 15-bbl microbrewery located in Chemainus, British Columbia, Canada that specializes in
true-to-style, flavourful and approachable craft beers. Riot Brewing Co. is the only Vancouver Island brewery to
win an award, and the only Canadian brewery to win two awards in the 2018 World Beer Cup.
“We’re absolutely stoked - speaking politely - to win gold for our Working Class Hero Dark Mild, and bronze for
our Breakfast of Champions Coffee Lager, the result of some serious hard work from our incredible team,” said
Aly Tomlin, owner of Riot Brewing Co. in Chemainus, BC. “BC’s beer scene is growing and we’re proud to be
part of the success of our industry, especially on an international scale.”
World Beer Cup winners were selected by an international panel of 295 beer judges from 33 countries, 72
percent of whom were from outside the United States. Widely regarded as the “Olympics of Beer,” the World
Beer Cup saw an impressive field of 8,234 entries from 2,515 breweries in 66 countries—the largest competition
to date.2 !
Riot Brewing Co. wins medals in international beer competition
Presented by the Brewers Association, the World Beer Cup has been held biennially since 1996, to celebrate
the art and science of brewing by recognizing outstanding achievement. For additional information, visit the
World Beer Cup website.
Riot Brewing Co. was conceived in 2009 when Aly Tomlin and Ralf Rosenke hatched the crazy idea of opening a
brewery. The two of them incorporated in 2013, and continued the quest to launch Riot Brewing Co. It was in
2015 when Morgan Moreira joined the family, that the brewery moved closer to becoming a reality. Riot Brewing
Co. finally opened in November 2016 after an epic and rewarding journey. Head brewer Fabian Specht, formerly
of Central City Brewers & Distillers and Howe Sound Brewing, joined the team in early 2016 and embraced
Riot’s commitment to sessionable true-to-style beers. The Riot Squad can be found on Vancouver Island in the
beautiful seaside town of Chemainus BC. Riot Brewing Co. beers can be found on Vancouver Island, the Lower
Mainland and through out BC, for now. Posted: May 8, 2018 Originally Published: May 4, 2018
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