Peterborough-based Publican House Brewery took home three medals at the 2019 Ontario Brewing Awards in Toronto on Thursday (September 12th).
They won a gold medal for their Henry’s Irish Ale in the American Brown Ale category, a silver medal for their Flagship brand Pub House Ale in the Kölsch category, and a silver medal for their seasonal brew Brut Ale in the Experimental Beer category.
From Left: Samantha Brown, Derek Murray, Kevin Buckle and Kevin Picken
“We are very pleased to have won three medals at this year’s Ontario Brewing Awards in recognition of both our traditional beer styles and one of our new beer recipes,” says Kevin Buckle, Head Brewer at Publican House.
“Our focus has always been on producing high quality beer, so to be recognized by our industry peers is particularly gratifying. And we are also thankful for the support of our community to help us get where we are today.”
The Ontario Brewing Awards, organized by TAPS Media, were held in Toronto at the Berkeley Church.
Ontario craft brewers entered their beer in more than 40 different categories that were judged by Beer Judge Certification Program certified judges to celebrate the best in Ontario craft beer.
A blast from the past is making a return to Peterborough & the Kawarthas, with the news that the iconic KLB Raspberry Wheat Beer is coming home to brew here after 17 years away.
“Kawartha Lakes Brewing started in Peterborough in 1996 and began brewing Raspberry Wheat along with other brands,” Kim Cranfield, Marketing Director of Publican House Brewery, tells PTBOCanada. ”They closed their doors in 2002, and since then Amsterdam Brewing in Toronto has been brewing the Raspberry Wheat. We've been working with them for some time and now have the rights to produce and distribute this beer, and have begun brewing it back in Peterborough in our brew house.”
Photo courtesy Publican House Brewery
Their vision of bringing it back home was realized with Publican House’s first batch of KLB Raspberry Wheat brewed in their Brew House in May. KLB Raspberry Wheat is one of the original fruit flavored wheat beers made in Ontario, and has won many awards and accolades over two decades.
It is lightly hopped with a high percentage of wheat malt, and a pure raspberry extract is added in the final stages of the brewing process. This brew is light amber, with a frothy white head. It is a crisp, full bodied brew with a unique raspberry aroma and a satisfying wheat finish.
KLB Raspberry Wheat, which is brewed and packaged out of the Publican House Brewery, is available in their Retail Store, Brew Pub, LCBO, The Beer Store, Grocery Stores and select restaurants and pubs near you.