Oakville brewery’s ‘milkshake’ takes gold at World Beer Awards

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Published October 26, 2021 at 4:02 pm

An Oakville brewery’s New England IPA beer has been voted the world’s best.

Cameron’s Brewing has been awarded the coveted title of World’s Best Milkshake IPA/New England IPA by the World Beer Awards, an international organization that selects the very best beers of the year.

The local brewery says it “wowed judges” with its Cruising Through the Galaxy Hazy IPA, a mixture of papaya, lemon and passionfruit.

The family-run craft brewery topped established breweries from around the world, including Brazil, Germany and Japan.

“Cameron’s Brewing could not be prouder of this prestigious award,” says Clint Israel, President of Cameron’s. “To be named the world’s best New England IPA, and be up against hundreds of accomplished breweries from all over the world, is a dream come true.”

Nearly 100 judges tasted over 2000 beers from 400 breweries across the globe at the 21st World Beer Awards ceremony.

This year’s competition had a particularly high standard of entrants, according to judges from across the world.

“This year’s edition of the World Beer Awards judging in Canada was the largest I have yet overseen, and I was generally very impressed by the quality of all the Canadian entries,” says Stephen Beaumont, co-author of the World Atlas of Beer and overseer of the event’s Canadian judging.

“That impression was confirmed later at the overall judging in London, England, where Canadian breweries scored more ‘World’s Best’ awards than did any other country.”

Cruising Through the Galaxy Hazy IPA was first unveiled by Cameron’s on October 30, 2020.

The 2021 IPA winner, which is smooth, tropical and juicy, tastes “like a summer day and is unlike any other product on the market, says the local brewery.

Cameron’s was distinguished as one of only two Ontario breweries to win an award at the event.

The local brewery was originally started as a hobby in 1997, making all of its beers on site with a combination of craft and chemistry.

Cameron’s products have been recognized more than 250 times at local, national and worldwide brewing awards, including 18 major beer awards in 2019 alone.

“We are always excited to be recognized for the team’s hard work, dedication and diligence,” says Jason Britton, Vice President and Brewmaster at Cameron’s Brewing.

The local brewery’s products are available at the LCBO, the Beer Store and grocery store chains, Cameron’s also offers free home delivery across Ontario.

Beer lovers can also visit the Oakville-area brewery, located at 1165 Invicta Drive, to try its award-winning brews.

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