Oh, what Bliss

Tatamagouche Brew­ing Com­pany claims eight At­lantic Cana­dian Beer Awards


As if win­ning eight awards two days af­ter get­ting mar­ried wasn’t enough cause for cel­e­bra­tion.

Not only did Chris­tiane Jost and newlywed hubby Matt Kenny of e Tatamagouche Brew­ing Com­pany claim eight ti­tles on Sun­day at the At­lantic Cana­dian Beer Awards in Hal­i­fax, one of those just hap­pened to in­clude a gold medal for Bliss – a beer they cre­ated specif­i­cally for their nup­tial cel­e­bra­tions.

“We shouldn’t play favourites but I think that was my favourite award,” Jost said, still catch­ing up on rest fol­low­ing a drawn-out week­end of cel­e­bra­tions. “Very spe­cial. Just an­other un­ex­pected cel­e­bra­tion.”

Jost and Kenny were mar­ried Fri­day night at the Fox Harb’r Golf Re­sort and Spa and then had their re­cep­tion Satur­day night at the brew­ery in Tatamagouche.

Given their busy week­end, the cou­ple had de­bated whether they should at­tend the beer awards in Hal­i­fax but by the time Sun­day rolled around – and given they had al­ready pur­chased tick­ets – they de­cided to forge on.

“A lit­tle bit tired but noth­ing like hair of the dog to rally the troops,” Jost chuck­led.

The Tatamagouche Brew­ing Com­pany was rst opened in June 2014 in a con­verted butcher shop and li­brary along the main street of


Last year they claimed four ti­tles at the At­lantic Beer Awards. is year’s haul was un­ex­pected.

“It was a huge sur­prise. Huge sur­prise,” Jost said. “Ev­ery year we just hope for one… It was very spe­cial.”

Be­sides the award for their Bliss beer, which won in the sour beer cat­e­gory, the cou­ple claimed three other gold awards in­clud­ing one for their Giant­ess Bar­ley­wine in the North Amer­i­can Style Spe­cialty Ale cat­e­gory; Square One Sai­son for Euro­pean-style spe­cialty ale and also for Fero­nia in the ex­per­i­men­tal beer group.

In the sil­ver group­ing, they won the Ger­man Style Spe­cialty Ale cat­e­gory with their North Shore Lagered Ale and in the North Amer­i­can Style Spe­cialty Ale class for their Dry Hopped Lager­ho­sen.

eir Soaked Ber­liner Weisse, mean­while, won a bronze in the sour beer cat­e­gory.

And, to top it all o , Tatamagouche Brew­ing was also named At­lantic Canada Brew­ery of the Year.

“It was a big week­end for sure,” Jost said. “ ey don’t get too much big­ger.”

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The 2018 At­lantic Cana­dian Beer Awards had 52 Brew­eries and Cider Houses com­pet­ing through­out At­lantic Canada with 376 sub­mis­sions eval­u­ated by 26 judges for 15 di er­ent cat­e­gories.

2 Crows Brew­ing of Hal­i­fax claimed a gold medal for Beer of the Year with their For­ever Young se­lec­tion. Tatamagouche Brew­ing Com­pany’s prod­ucts are avail­able at the NSLC, pri­vate wine and beer stores and at other li­censed venues.

At­lantic Canada has the most brew­eries per capita for any re­gion in Canada with over 120 and count­ing.

The Tatamagouche Brew­ing Com­pany’s Giant­ess Bar­ley Wine, Bliss Mixed Fer­men­ta­tion Sai­son, Square One Sai­son, and North Shore Lagered Ale are avail­able at the brew­ery on 235 Main Street, Tatamagouche or on­line at www. tatabrew.com.


Chris­tiane Jost and her hus­band Matt Kenny of The Tatamagouche Brew­ing Com­pany are seen dur­ing the At­lantic Cana­dian Beer Awards last Sun­day in Hal­i­fax. The cou­ple picked up a to­tal of eight awards in­clud­ing At­lantic Canada Brew­ery of the Year.


Chris­tiane Jost and Matt Kenny are seen cel­e­brat­ing their re­cep­tion in­side their brew­ery in Tatamagouche last Satur­day night.


Bliss, a beer cre­ated by The Tatamagouche Brew­ing Com­pany specif­i­cally for the wed­ding of own­ers Chris­tiane Jost and Matt Kenny, won gold at last week­end’s At­lantic Cana­dian Beer Awards in Hal­i­fax.

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