Spotlight: Yellow Dog, Twin Sails win at 2018 BC Beer Awards

Recent accomplishments by residents, businesses and groups in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.


The 2018 BC Beer Awards — a three- day juried event that saw 1,085 entries from 109 breweries from around the province — named two Port Moody microbreweries to its list last month. Yellow Dog clinched the Brewers Challenge — presented by BC Hop Co. — for its Alpha Dog as well as third place for its Chase My Tail Pale Ale, in the North American Pale Ale category. It also garnered second prize in the Belgian Ale category for its Take A Walk Witbier. Twin Sails Brewing, which is also along Brewers Row on Murray Street, swept the Hazy IPA category, winning first, second and third place for its Orange Slices, Juice Plus and Single Whammy. It also earned second for its Rum Barrel Aged Imperial Con Leche, in the Smoke and Wood Aged Beer category.

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Tri-City News publisher and sales manager Shannon Mitchell congratulated A-List winners, at an event held last Thursday at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver. Copies of the 2018 A-List edition can be picked up at our PoCo office.




A school in the Dominican Republic funded by Port Moody’s Ruben’s Shoes was last month ranked as the best school in the country for math and Spanish. The charity runs Centro Educativo Toribio.




A clean-up of Coquitlam River Park last Saturday drew 37 volunteers. The Lower Mainland Green Team, Coquitlam city staff and Gleneagle TALONS students pulled 25 cbm of English Ivy and periwinkle. 




Coquitlam lawyer Tom Spraggs was appointed last month as chair of the BC Law Institute. Spraggs, who took over his family’s firm in 2005, has been on the board of directors since his appointment in 2012, by B.C.’s Attorney General. “It’s an honour to be appointed as this year’s board chair of BCLI,” Spraggs said in a news release. “I look forward to working with the staff and board as BCLI and CCEL continue their important work in legal research and law reform.”


The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has won an excellence in governance award for sustainable governance practices. The accolade was presented to the agency last Thursday during the 2018 Excellence in Governance Awards. “The port authority is working toward our vision to be the world’s most sustainable port,” said Duncan Wilson, vice president of corporate social responsibility, in a news release. “This award is a very encouraging endorsement of the progress we’ve accomplished together with our port community partners and we are truly honoured to be recognized for our sustainability efforts to date.”

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