Vankleek Hill, Ontario – The beer rating and review site RateBeer.com has ranked Eastern Ontario craft brewery Halcyon Barrel House among the top 10 new breweries in the world. The list, on which Halcyon placed fourth, was published Jan. 24, 2018, and is based on user ratings on the platform of breweries new to RateBeer.com since June 1, 2016.
Halcyon Barrel House, an offshoot of Beau’s Brewing, launched in May of last year, with a mission of producing wild and sour ales using traditional brewing methods of wood fermentation and bottle conditioning. Its inaugural release, Infinity Mirror Brett I.P.A., won Silver in the Experimental Beer, Canada category in the World Beer Awards last fall. The brewery has since released a Flanders-style sour red ale called Gravity Well, and Shifting Sands, a sour golden ale with fruit, as well as a number of one-off creations.
“Given that there were more than 6,400 new worldwide brewers who registered with RateBeer.com since June 2016, it’s quite the honour to be among the top ten. It’s an inspiration to keep doing what we are doing; that taking the time to make the best beer possible is absolutely worthwhile,” says Halcyon Barrel House Brewmaster Bryce McBain.
The full list of Best New Brewers in the World for 2018 can be viewed at https://www.ratebeer.com/ratebeerbest/newbrewers_2018.asp. Halcyon Barrel House beer can be found at select Ontario LCBO stores, or ordered online at www.LCBO.com. Halcyon Barrel House beer is also available in Québec at select craft beer retailers and craft-friendly establishments, and occasionally throughout the rest of Canada. A list of places to buy or enjoy Halcyon beer can be found at www.halcyon.beer.