A member of the Riot Brewing Co. team pours a beer at the Canadian Brewing Awards in Halifax.

Chemainus’ Riot Brewing pours one of the best Porters in the country

Canadian Brewing Awards uses blind tasting to pick best beers and ciders

Riot Brewing Co. is continuing its magnificent run during the 2018 award season with a silver at the Canadian Brewing Awards (CBAs) in Halifax, and this time it’s an American-style Porter that’s centre stage.

The annual national competition judges the quality of beer manufactured here in the Great White North and is a widely recognized symbol of brewing excellence.

Riot Brewing Co. won a silver in the Porter category, a style originating in the UK, for its Vortex Robust Porter. The drink is brewed with dark roasted malts that showcases a balanced sweetness with notes of coffee and chocolate.

“We are absolutely blown away. We are still coming off of the high of winning two awards at the World Beer Cup and now a silver for the Vortex Robust Porter at the Canadian Brewing Awards. It’s Crazy. I’m super proud of all of our staff and what they have accomplished,” said Morgan Moreira, co-founder of Riot Brewing Co..

“B.C. breweries are kicking ass right now and we are so stoked to be a part of it.”

It was only a couple months after opening in 2016 that Riot’s Good Vibrations Classical Pilsner also won a silver medal at the 2017 CBAs.

Awards this year were handed out in 55 style categories during the 16th annual ceremony held on May 26 at the Halifax Event Centre in Nova Scotia capital.

Winners were selected from over 170 entries from 333 breweries and cideries from across Canada. Blind tasting is done to determine who creates the best beer and cider in a variety of style categories.

Other Vancouver Island winners included Sooke Oceanside Brewery which took bronze in the Baltic Porter category for its Bear Beach Baltic Porter; Vancouver Island Brewery our of Victoria won silver for its Dominon Dark Lager in the North American Style Dark Lager category; In the Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer – Pale to Amber category Sooke Brewing Co. won bronze for Gin Bourbon Barrel Aged Saison; Victoria’s Lighthouse Brewing Co. also took home silver in the Flavoured Stout/Porter category for Seaport Vanilla Stout; Moon Under Water Brewery, also out of Victoria, was golden in the Wood and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer group for Farmhouse Gruit 2018.

The latest honours for Riot Brewing follows closely on the heels of two medals at the prestigious World Beer Cup Awards in Nashville. Breakfast of Champions Coffee Lager, brewed in collaboration with Drumroasters Coffee of Cobble Hill, took home a bronze award and their year round offering, Working Class Hero Dark Mild was awarded a gold medal.

The 15-bbl microbrewery also recently won the Business Achievement Award – 1-10 Employees at the 2018 Black Tie Awards organized by the Duncan Chamber of Commerce as well as the Business of the Year – Agri Food & Food Production at the Business Examiner Awards in January.

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