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  • Writer's pictureHowe Sound Brewing

Hopraiser West Coast IPA Shines at the 2024 Canadian Brewing Awards 🥈

We are thrilled to announce that our Hopraiser West Coast IPA has won Silver in the "American Style India Pale Ale" category at the 2024 Canadian Brewing Awards! This year’s competition was fierce, with 61 categories showcasing the best in Canadian brewing excellence.

Our team is incredibly proud of this achievement. Hopraiser West Coast IPA, one of our core beers, stood out among the many entries in its category. The judges praised its exceptional balance and distinctive flavours, highlighting it as a top-tier IPA.

Tasting Notes from the Judges

The feedback we received from the judges was nothing short of glowing. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Flavour Profile: The flavour is a delightful blend of honey and sweet hay malt character, perfectly balanced by a pleasant bitterness.

  • Hop Character: Citrus rind and pine dominate the hop character, with subtle floral notes adding complexity.

  • Overall Impression: "A very nice example of the style that hits all the correct notes with malt flavours, balance, and hop character."

These tasting notes affirm what our loyal customers have known all along: Hopraiser West Coast IPA is a superb representation of the American-style IPA, expertly crafted to deliver a satisfying and balanced drinking experience.

Where to Find Hopraiser

If you haven’t had the chance to try Hopraiser yet, now is the perfect time!

You can pick up a 4-pack at the brewpub or find it at fine retailers across the Sea to Sky region. Plus, for those who prefer to enjoy their beer on tap, Hopraiser is available at all Howe Sound locations. You can also buy it from our online shop here.

Congratulations to all the winners at the Canadian Brewing Awards! Join us in celebrating our latest award and raise a glass of Hopraiser.

Cheers to great Canadian beer! 🍻🍁


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