Canada names this year’s ‘Beer of the Year’

Sasquatch Stout

If you’re looking for a new beer to try this summer, why not go for one that’s been named the best in the country? 

British Columbia’s Sasquatch Stout, made by Old Yale Brewing Co., was named this year’s “Beer of the Year” at the Canadian Brewing Awards, which were held in Fredericton, New Brunswick this past Saturday night. 

According to TAPS Media, more than 900 beers from over 130 breweries were entered in this year’s competition. The Sasquatch Stout’s “black and robust” taste shone through as the winner by being the highest-scoring single-entry beer in all 38 categories. 

And if this year’s award isn’t enough to convince you to try the oat-and-roasted-chocolate malt brew, it’s no stranger to awards. It also won a gold medal at the Canadian Brewing Awards in 2005, and a silver in 2009. 

But in case a dark beer like this isn’t your ideal drink for a sunny day on the dock, you can find the entire list of winners from the 2014 Canadian Brewing Awards (including everything from English Style IPAs to North American Style Lagers) here