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Moody Ales in Port Moody wins first place for IPA

First prize in the North American IPA category at the 2022 B.C. Beer Awards went to Moody Ales & Co. on Brewers Row in Port Moody.

Three Tri-City breweries took home provincial prizes last weekend for their suds.

The B.C. Beer Awards returned last Saturday, after a three-year pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a modified event at the Croatian Cultural Centre in Vancouver.

For this region, the winners are:

  • Moody Ales & Co.- Port Moody
    • first place for West Coast IPA (North American IPA category)
  • Yellow Dog Brewing - Port Moody
    • second place for Ruff Westcoast IPA (North American IPA category)
  • Patina Brewing Co. - Port Coquitlam
    • honourable mention for Dark Lager (Dark Lager category)
    • honourable mention for Kolsch (Kolsch category)

On its website, Moody Ales describes its award-winning West Coast IPA as having “jammy tangerine, marmalade and apricot notes.”

“A vivacious apricot aroma illuminates layers of jammy tangerine marmalade and ripe peaches. Notes of fragrant wood and dank hops deliver toned-down bitterness for a well-rounded, ever-so-piney finish.”

As for the second-place Ruff Westcoast IPA, the limited release by Yellow Dog “will have you dreaming of those crisp summer evenings spent outdoors,” its website reads. “Very citrus forward, it brings notes of grapefruit, stone fruit and orange peel to the palette while finishing dry and crisp like your favourite IPA should.”

Meanwhile, Vancouver’s Parallel 49 Brewing took the Best in Show title for its 10th anniversary Brett Saison while Gladstone Brewing of Courtenay was named the Brewery of the Year.