Posted September 11, 2013

Barley Days’ Royal George Brown Ale awarded CCBA Label of the Year

barley-days-royal-georgeThe Collectors of Canadian Brewery Advertising (CCBA), Canada’s national organization for collectors of brewery memorabilia, has announced that Barley Days Brewery, based in Prince Edward County, ON, was awarded the Label of the Year award for its Royal George Brown Ale.

Presented yearly since 1983, the Label of the Year award is chosen by CCBA members throughout Canada and the United States recognizing achievement in beer label design across Canada. The announcement was made at the Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport Hotel in Winnipeg, MB, during the 34th annual CCBA convention.

“The colourful Royal George Brown Ale label incorporates the detail of a painting by Canadian artist Peter Rindlisbacher.”

“Mr. Rindlisbacher’s painting, entitled Royal George Battle Off Kingston, commemorates the day in November 1812 when the H.M.S. Royal George, the largest warship on Lake Ontario, raced to Kingston harbour after being intercepted by a  squadron of seven ships and with the help of shore batteries, resisted an attack by American forces.  Peter Rindlisbacher was born in Windsor, Ontario, in 1956 and at an early age developed a keen interest in all things nautical. During the 1980s, Mr. Rindlisbacher’s marine art developed into a successful full time career.”

Barley Days’ owner, Christopher Rogers,  expressed delight upon hearing of his label’s selection and was presented with a commemorative wooden plaque.

Royal George Brown Ale is a 5.1% ABV English-style Brown Ale available in bottled 6-packs through the brewery.

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