After winning the World’s Best Dark Beer award for its Unibroue 17 in 2010, Unibroue has just received the World’s Best Belgian Style Witbier title for the Blanche de Chambly, at the 2012 World Beer Awards in England. The brewery’s classic wheat beer, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, was chosen among nearly 600 beers entered from 32 countries. This is the Blanche de Chambly’s third nod from the WBA, which had declared it World’s Best Spiced Wheat Beer in 2011, and The Americas Best Spiced Wheat Beer in 2010.
“The fact that our creativity and brewing expertise keep being recognized”, says Sylvain Bouchard, beer sommelier at Unibroue, “after having garnered over 185 international awards for our products, such as La Fin du Monde, Quelque Chose, Terrible, Maudite, Trois Pistoles, Unibroue 17 and Éphémère Apple, only reinforces our position as a leader among the world’s brewers.”
After a blind taste test, the Blanche de Chambly was crowned “World’s Best Belgian Style Wheat Beer” by a prestigious international jury. Over the years, the following beers have also been rewarded for their excellence in various categories: Unibroue’s Don de Dieu (World’s Best Belgian Strong Pale Beer), Quelque Chose (The Americas Best Flavoured Dark Ale), Maudite (The Americas Best Amber Ale), Unibroue 17 (World’s Best Dark Ale), Blonde de Chambly (World’s Best Standard Pale Ale) et La Fin du Monde (The Americas Best Blonde/Golden Ale).
From its very first competition 20 years ago, and every year since, Unibroue has stepped up to the podium among the best beers in the world, in numerous international events. Its continuing success can be attributed to the consistent quality and constant innovation consumers have come to expect from this home grown brewery. With 14 awards, Unibroue is the most rewarded Québec-based brewery at the World Beer Awards.
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Created in 1991, Unibroue is the biggest artisanal brewery in Québec and among the biggest in North America. It brews more than 15 beer brands and has won over 183 international medals since its inception. Unibroue is headquartered in Chambly and has eight warehouses in Québec. Its nearly 300 employees work in production, distribution, sales and marketing, and administration. For more information about Unibroue, please visit www.unibroue.com.