August 13 1953
Free Press Files
Interior Breweries announced this week that Fernie beer was awarded the Cross of Honour at the recent exhibition and competition for bottled beer in Paris, France. It was the first time the local brew was entered in the competition.
This is the second year in succession that a product of Interior Breweries, who have plants at Fernie, Nelson, Cranbrook and Trail, has won this outstanding award. Columbia Lager, produced at Nelson, won the Cross of Honour last year.
The award, a diploma and medal, is expected to arrive in the near future.
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