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Richmond brewery takes home a win at BC Beer Awards

Monkey 9 Brewing Co. wins third place for their Mizaru Brown Ale.
Julus Dubus is Monkey 9 Brewing Co.'s newest head brewer.

Richmond's Monkey 9 Brewing has walked away with an award in hand from the BC Beer Awards this year.

The event saw 121 B.C. breweries with 1,000 entries in over 31 categories for the 11th annual BC Beer Awards.

Steveston's Monkey 9 Brewing took home a third-place award with their Mizaru Brown Ale in the North American Amber & Brown Ale category.

The brown ale entry is an updated recipe by the brewery's newest head brewer Jules Dubus. It's known for its "roasted malt, chocolate and caramel characters."

This is the brewery's second time taking home an award in the category with the first being in 2019.

"It's very exciting for us and it's always great to be recognized," said Dallas, marketing manager of Monkey 9 Brewing.

"Brewer Jules has been recognized for something he put so much hard work into his craft and always learning. It's great for such a small brewery like ours to be recognized among 121 different breweries."

Dubus, who has been working at Monkey 9 for the past nine months, said they are trying to create more "approachable beers" for people at their brewery to make them "easy drinking sessions."

"Most of our beer is accessible to people who don't think they like beer," said Dubus. "That's one of the biggest goals of our brewery."

"The most important thing for us, we love what we are doing and we are trying to recreate and transfer this into our beer. Beer is a beautiful world and there's so much to talk about it and we want to transfer our passion to others."