“Canadian Brewery of The Year” & more medals at 2017 NYIBC

It is with great excitement that The Exchange Brewery announces that it has received the title of « Canadian Brewery of The Year », along with being awarded 4 medals for selected beers, at the 6th Annual NYIBC.


Golden Ale (Ale Beer Styles – Belgian And French Origin)

Peppercorn Rye Saison (Ale Beer Styles – Belgian And French Origin)

Foreign Exchange Stout (Ale Beer Styles – North American Origin)


Amber Ale (Ale Beer Styles – North American Origin)

“We are so honoured to be recognized as the Canadian Brewery of the Year at the New York International Brewing Competition, and to be awarded 4 medals representing the breadth of beers that we adore to craft.” says Robin Ridesic, Founder & CEO of The Exchange Brewery.

“We wanted to submit a diverse selection of beers to our first international beer competition and were thrilled by the great response from the judging panel”, adds Sam Maxbauer, Head Brewer at The Exchange. “We are especially proud of the growth of our barrel program and honoured to be named Canadian Brewery of the Year.”

This is a definitely a wonderful way to celebrate the end of The Exchange Brewery’s first year of operations. The brewing staff is ecstatic and very excited to release more great barrel-aged, wild and funky brews in the upcoming year. “We’re already looking forward to all the creative brews we have up our sleeves for 2017 – to surprise and delight beer drinkers in Niagara and beyond.” (Robin R.)

About the Competition: The 6th Annual NYIBC saw more than 400 beers and ciders submitted from over 12 different countries. The New York International Beer Competition is one of the most respected international beer competitions in the world, as it is the only competition where all the judges are real trade buyers judging the liquid by its category and actual price. See the Complete list of 2017 Competition Winners.

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