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.