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.
Through a portion of the sales of its Paddler’s Ale and associated merchandise in 2018, Publican House Brewery raised $11,762.98 to support the ongoing work of the Canadian Canoe Museum in this, the third year of their “Paddler’s Ale” partnership. Last year, Publican House donated more than $7,000 to the museum.
Marty Laskaris, Partner, Publican House Brewery, and Carolyn Hyslop, Executive Director, Canoe Museum (Photo courtesy Canadian Canoe Museum)
“The Canadian Canoe Museum is excited to see this partnership grow and we are so grateful to Publican House for its continued support of the museum and its mission,” says Carolyn Hyslop, Executive Director of the Canoe Museum.
“In all sorts of ways, like this one, the community continues to rally around the museum, and together, as we share Peterborough and the Kawarthas with the wider world, we are so much stronger.”
In 2018, Publican House introduced Paddler’s Ale merchandise, including a baseball hat, T-shirt and tin mug.
This locally-designed merchandise features the Paddler’s Ale logo and is available at the Tumblehome Shop (in-store and online) at the museum, and at the Publican House retail store and online. New to the lineup this year is a crew neck sweatshirt in forest green, perfect for the campfire.
Photo courtesy Canadian Canoe Museum
“As a proud partner of The Canadian Canoe Museum, we're excited to see the growth of the organization and its upcoming expansion to a new waterside location near the historic Peterborough Lift Lock,” says Mark Laskaris, Partner at the Publican House Brewery.
“The combination of a locally-made craft beer, and a museum that highlights the art and craft of canoe making, is a perfect fit. We're proud to continue to contribute to the vibrancy of the museum and the role that it plays in Peterborough.”
Publican House Brewery has reached a great milestone this October, celebrating 10 years in business in Peterborough.
The idea for Publican House sprung in 2004 when co-founder Marty Laskaris saw an opportunity in the craft beer industry and over some beers and help from the former head brewer at Kawartha Lakes Brewing Company, hatched a plan.
After several years of renovations, the first beer was poured and growlers were available for sale in October 2008. Initially, beer was available for sale only at its on-site store.
Nowadays, most Publican House brands are available for sale in cans, growlers, bottles and kegs at the Brewery store, select LCBO’s, Beer Stores and grocery stores. Expansion of the brands continues in other areas and regions as well.
To celebrate the 10th Anniversary, Publican House has crafted a limited release beer, the 10th Anniversary Maibock (pictured below), with only 1,000 bottles available. This beer can be purchased in 750ml bottles in the Publican House Retail Store and on tap in the Brew Pub, while supplies last.
The 10th Anniversary Maibock, at 6% ABV, is golden amber in colour with rich aroma notes of butterscotch, dried apricot, sweetened bread and candied sugar. This uniquely crafted ale is sensibly hopped and malt forward in character, and is slightly sweet with hints of toffee, honey, bread and nut. It is unfiltered, and medium in body with an enjoyable mild finish.
Tenth anniversary celebrations this month culminate with a Pig Roast on Saturday, October 20th from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the Publican House patio.
This event will feature live music, beer specials, free brewery tours and more. The cost is $10 per person and includes a roasted pork sandwich. Tickets are available at the door.
Publican House Brewery in Peterborough has announced that their Flagship brand, Pub House Ale, was awarded a bronze medal at the 2016 Canadian Brewing Awards.
The Canadian Brewing Awards is the only national competition to judge the quality of Canadian manufactured beer and ciders in a variety of style categories. With over 1,200 submissions from 244 breweries, a Canadian Brewing Award medal is a widely recognized symbol of brewing excellence in Canada.
“As our best selling beer, Pub House Ale has a unique flavour profile that creates a distinct, yet easy drinking experience,” says Matt Philips, Partner at Publican House. “We’re excited to be recognized for the quality of our beer that we are so proud to produce.”
Pub House Ale is available in 473ml cans at select LCBO locations throughout Ontario and of course at Publican House's retail store at 300 Charlotte St.