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Awards & Accolades

As the Official Beer Partner of USTA New England, we love competition. In fact, since opening in 2017, True North Ales has won more awards at major brewing competitions than any brewery in Massachusetts and the second most in all of New England, trailing just one other brewery that was founded many years before us, back in 1995. With well over 200 breweries operating in Massachusetts and nearly 700 in New England, we believe this is quite an accomplishment.

Head Brewer Seth Barnum leads a team of professionals dedicated to the art of craft beer. Seth boasts impressive formal brewing credentials. In 2014 he was named the recipient of the Glen Hay Falconer Scholarship to attend the World Brewing Academy's International Diploma in Brewing Technology Program at Siebel Institute in Chicago and Doemens Academy in Munich, Germany. Seth knows how to make great beer.

In 2018, when True North Ales was 3 months old, we entered our first brewing competition and won a Silver Medal for our CERVEZA Mexican Lager at the New York International Beer Competition. We were also named Massachusetts Lager Brewery of the Year. Three months later, our VINCIANNE Belgian Blonde Ale earned a Gold Award at the World Beer Cup, the largest and most prestigious brewing competition in the world. VINCIANNE beat all the Belgian breweries that entered! It is truly a world class beer.


Since then, CERVEZA has gone on to win Gold (2021) and Silver (2020) Medals at the Great American Beer Fest (GABF), the world’s second largest and most prestigious brewing competition. It has earned Silver Medals at two other major competitions. VINCIANNE has won three additional Gold Medals and a Silver Medal at other major competitions. And our flagship IPA, NORTHERN HAZE, earned a Bronze Medal at the GABF in 2021.

But it doesn’t stop there. Others of our beers have won 5 Gold, 1 Silver, and 7 Bronze medals. A listing of all our awards follows.

GOLD Medals and Awards (10)

SILVER Medals (7) 

BRONZE Medals (8)

BREWERY Awards (7)