Beer brewed in Slave Lake earned the praise of judges at a recent provincial beer competition. Suds submitted by Dog Island Brewing won ‘Judges Selection’ honours in the Alberta Beverage Awards, which means second place, explains partner Ben Fiddler. Of the four types he and partner Chad Paulson entered, each of them got the same high honour. Two were pale ales (SandyAss and 9 Mile Session), one an India pale ale (Saints and Sinners) and the fourth entered in the fruit beers category (Dibs Berry).
They haven’t been bragging it up much though, because the volume they can produce on their original system is still so small. Work continues on the bigger brewery (pictured above) and is expected to take several more weeks. Fiddler says the goal is to have some sort of ‘coming out party’ in the third or fourth week of October, to coincide with Alberta Beer Week.