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Burnaby-based Dageraad Brewing wins at Gold Medal Pints

Dageraad Brewing is going to have to buy a bigger trophy case.
Top of the podium: Dageraad brewery manager Mitchell Warner, centre, takes a sip from Dageraad’s winning beer. Dageraad Brewing took home gold for its Blonde brew at the inaugural Gold Medal Pints competition – part of Gold Medal Plates held in Kelowna earlier this month.

Dageraad Brewing is going to have to buy a bigger trophy case.

The Burnaby brewery took home a gold medal for its Blonde beer in the inaugural Gold Medal Pints competition, a new addition to the Gold Medal Plates culinary competition and Olympic fundraiser held earlier this month in Kelowna.

Dageraad’s Blonde beat out nearly 50 other beers from across the country on its journey to the top of the podium. At the Kelowna event, Dageraad went head to head against the top five finalists, including Original 16 (Great Western, Saskatchewan); Nectarous (Four Winds, B.C.); Headline Milk Stout (North Brewing, N.S.); and Péché Mortel (Dieu du Ciel, Que.).

In the end, the competitors were no match for the Blonde.

Taking home silver was Four Winds’ Nectarous while Dieu du Ciel’s Péché Mortel went away with a bronze medal.

“It's an amazing moment to be standing on the podium in between our buds at Four Winds and legendary Montreal brewery Dieu Du Ciel,” read a statement on Dageraad’s Facebook page.

Dageraad Brewing is located at unit 114-3191 Thunderbird Cres.