It is with great excitement and honour that The Exchange Brewery was awarded a Gold Medal for its Flanders Red Ale, at the Mondial de La Bière (Greg Noonan MBeer Contest) last weekend, in Montreal, QC.
GOLD: Flanders Red Ale
ABV 7.0% | IBU 27 | SRM 14. A Flanders-esque Ale aged in red wine barrels and blended to produce a complex sour masterpiece. Tasting notes: Deep amber in colour with fruity and funky nose. A complex sourness backed with light caramel, black cherries and ripe stone fruits.
“We are very excited to be honoured with a gold medal for one of our favourite sour beer styles”, says Sam Maxbauer, Head Brewer. “The Flanders Red Ale is truly a labour of love as every batch is blended from barrels of different ages. After 2 years of operation, the beer that is coming out of our barrel cellar has really opened up in the depth of flavour and complexity. We can’t wait to see what’s next!”
“As it was our first time taking part in a Quebec beer festival and beer competition, we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. The energy and passion that exists for Belgian-styles, sours and craft beers in general in Quebec is amazing, and we’re very excited about how well our beers were received”, says Audrey Le Goff, PR & Marketing Coordinator. “We’re very enthusiastic about our neighbouring province and hope to see more Quebec collabs, festivals (and distribution) happening in the near future.”
About the Festival and Contest: The MBeer Greg Noonan Contest is organized under the umbrella of the Mondial de la Bière of Montreal. This 13th edition of the contest was open to all breweries. The winners have been chosen by a jury of international experts and the awards are legitimized under the banner of an important national brewing event – the Mondial de la Bière. 11 medals were awarded: 1 platinum and 10 gold. See the complete list of the 2018 Winners here.