We’re excited to announce that Blind Enthusiasm was one of the most successful breweries in both the 2024 World Beer Cup® and Concours International de Lyon. Judges awarded three medals to barrel-fermented beers from our brewery, The Monolith, at each competition, the most of any Canadian brewery.

World Beer Cup®

Known as “the Olympics of beer,” the World Beer Cup® is the most prestigious beer competition in the world, judging beers from 2,060 breweries across 50 countries. Judges awarded one gold, one silver and one bronze to to beers from Blind Enthusiasm’s specialized mixed and spontaneous fermentation brewery, The Monolith. Seventeen total medals were awarded to Canadian breweries at the competition.


Gold — Homage to the Old OnesBelgian-Style Sour Ale
Silver — Bière des CharentesWood- and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer
Bronze — Spontaneous ManifestoBelgian-Style Sour Ale

Concours International de Lyon

The Concours International de Lyon is another of the most well known and respected competitions on the planet, judging over 10,700 beers from 49 countries. Blind Enthusiasm is honoured to have been awarded three gold medals in this competition. These wins follow up two golds and a silver that Blind Enthusiasm Brewing Company was awarded at previous iterations of the Concours International de Lyon.


Gold — Homage to the Old OnesLambic & Gueuze
Gold — Fruitful Pursuits: Riesling*Lambic & Gueuze
Gold — Fruitful Pursuits: Quince* Sour Beer

“We are deeply honored and thrilled to receive such prestigious recognition at both the World Beer Cup and the Concours International de Lyon,” said Greg Zeschuk, founder of Blind Enthusiasm Brewery. “These awards are a testament to the dedication and passion of our team, who work tirelessly to push the boundaries of brewing innovation. We are immensely proud to represent Edmonton and Alberta on the global stage and to share our love for exceptional craft beer with enthusiasts around the world.”

These award winning beers are available at The Monolith, Biera and the Biera Market. They are also available at select liquor stores across Alberta