You know that Central City Brewing of Surrey, British Columbia, won three category gold medals, Beer of the Year honours and was named Canadian Brewery of the Year at the 2010 Canadian Brewing Awards. But did you know their praises were also being sung in reaches far from the lower mainland of BC?
Neither did I, until I had cause of late to peruse the website of the Chicago-area beer, wine and spirits merchant, Binny’s Beverage Depot.
On their splash page, Binny’s presents a number of rotating announcements, including the naming of their Top Ten Beers for 2010. “Might as well check it out,” I think, and so I wait for it to scroll around again and click in the appropriate space.
And there, in the numero uno position, is none other than Central City’s Red Racer IPA, ahead of such beer geek-lauded brews as Brooklyn Sorachi Ace, Stone Double Bastard and Troubador Magma. Not bad for a little, seven year old brewery out of the Canadian west. Congratulations again, Central City.