Lacombe’s Cilantro and Chive wins Culinaire Magazine Finest Drinks List award

Lacombe business also took home Gold Award for Best Beer List

Honored. Humbled. JACKED!

For the third year in a row Cilantro and Chive picked up some hardware from Culinaire Magazine’s Alberta’s 2019 Finest Drinks List awards. This time around a Diamond Award for Best Alberta Content and a Gold Award for Best Beer List.

In a press release, Cilantro and Chive raved about the craft beer and distillery scene in Alberta.

“Why not promote what’s available here at home. From the beginning, we’ve been all about supporting local, using local food and beverage suppliers, supporting other local businesses

and giving back to the community that generously supports us. Those in the craft scene are crushing it, making amazing beer and spirits for us to serve, so they truly deserve the credit.”

The release said the list that took home the award includes over 150 craft beers, an Alberta-focused spirit list and alternating seasonal selections.

“It is nothing more than what we do every day,” the release stated.

In 2018 Cilantro and Chive was recognized with the Diamond Award for Best Alberta Content and the Gold Award for Best Beer List and in 2017 the Diamond Award for Best Alberta Content.

Terry Andryo was on the selection committee in 2017 and actively engaged in Alberta agriculture and the craft beer scene. His point of view is from the farmers’ side of the table, engaged in Agricultural Marketing with ATB Financial:

“I’m guilty of it; I eat, drink and embrace local. In my travels, I venture a lot, and often go out of my way to experience the best of what’s local and fresh regionally, but I’ve never experienced a selection in both depth and breadth that I’ve encountered at Cilantro and Chive in Lacombe,” he said.

“Not only do they support the immediate geography of offerings, but also their list of Albertan made Craft Beers and Spirits is unparalleled. Their core offering of local beverages is considerably large; add to that seasonal taps and special casks that rotate periodically, creating a cornucopia toselect from. You’ve raised the local bar bar quite substantially Cilantro and Chive. Well played.”

The winning lists from the 2019 Alberta’s Finest Drinks Lists awards are featured in the September issue of Culinaire. Cilantro and Chive is among some great company, the cream of the crop from major markets like Edmonton and Calgary.

-With Files from Cilantro and Chive

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