Canada’s Best Beer – The 2014 Canadian Brewing Awards Results are in!

2014 Canadian Brewing AwardsThe Results are in from the 2014 Canadian Brewing Awards. Held in Fredericton, New Brunswick more than 700 beers were submitted into 38 different categories to sort out the good from the great in Canadian craft beer. BC breweries took home 36 different awards including 7 gold medals and the coveted Beer Of The Year award.

Congratulations to all the winners at this year’s 12th Annual Canadian Craft Beer Awards. This list of quality craft beer truly does represent some of the best beer in Canada and the best beer being brewed here in British Columbia!

FREDERICTON, NB – The winners of the Canadian Brewing Awards for 2014 were announced last night during a gala ceremony at the Fredericton Convention Centre, the final event in a two day conference that attracted brewers and other beer industry professionals from across the country.

Selected last month in a series of blind tastings by a panel of BJCP certified judges, the full list of winners for this year – including a second straight win for Toronto’s Great Lakes Brewery in the Brewery of the Year category – is as follows:

North American Style Lager
Gold: Brewhouse Pilsner, Great Western Brewing Co. SK
Silver: Premium Lager, Quidi Vidi Brewing Co. NL
Bronze: Stone Hammer Light, F & M Brewery ON

North American Style Premium Lager
Gold: 311 Helles Lager, Coal Harbour Brewing Co. BC
Silver: Islander Lager, Vancouver Island Brewing BC
Bronze: Iceberg Beer, Quidi Vidi Brewing Co. NL

European Style Lager (Pilsner)
Gold: Trailblazer Pilsner, Mission Springs Brewing Co. BC
Silver: Pilsner, Steam Works Brewing Co. BC
Bronze: Hoyner Pilsner, Hoyne Brewing Co. BC

North American Style Amber Lager
Gold: Millennium Buzz, Cool Beer Brewing Co. ON
Silver: King Vienna, King Brewery, ON
Bronze: Sea Dog Amber Ale, Vancouver Island Brewing BC

North American Style Dark Lager
Gold: Side Launch Dark Lager, Side Launch Brewing Co. ON
Silver: Hermann’s Dark Lager, Vancouver Island Brewing BC
Bronze: 33 Acres of Darkness, 33 Acres Brewing Co. BC

Light (Calorie-Reduced) Lager
Gold: Stonewall Light, Cool Beer Brewing Co. ON
Silver: Great Western Pilsner Light, Great Western Brewing Co. SK
Bronze: Great Western Light, Great Western Brewing Co. SK

Bock – Traditional German Style
Gold: Spring Bock, Amsterdam Brewing Co. ON
Silver: Canoe Bock, Canoe Brewpub BC
Bronze: Big Bock, Hoyne Brewing Co. BC

Kellerbier
Gold: La Pitoune, Le Trou du Diable QC
Silver: Potts Pils, Moon Under Water BC
Bronze: Four Winds Pilsner, Four Winds Brewing Co. BC

Porter
Gold: Harry Porter, Great Lakes Brewery ON
Silver: Red Truck Porter, Red Truck Beer Co. BC
Bronze: Get Well Porter, Get Well Brewing ON

Strong Porter (Baltic)
Gold: Kiek in de Kok Baltic Porter, Cannery Brewing Co. BC
Silver: Pothole Porter, Half Pints Brewing Co. MB
Bronze: Rye Baltic Porter, Amsterdam Brewing Co. ON

Cream Ale
Gold: Portage Ale, Mill Street Brewery ON
Silver: Original 16 Pale Ale, Great Western Brewing Co. SK
Bronze: Begbie Cream Ale, Mt. Begbie Brewing Co. BC

Kolsch
Gold: Lug Tread, Beau’s All Natural Beer, ON
Silver: Harvest Moon Organic Hemp Ale, Nelson Brewing Co. BC
Bronze: Arctic Ale, Swans Brewery BC

North American Style Amber/Red Ale
Gold: Boneshaker, Amsterdam Brewing Co. ON
Silver: 18 Karat Ale, Barkerville Brewing Co. BC
Bronze: Red Racer India Style Red Ale, Central City Brewers and Distillers, BC

North American Style Blonde/Golden Ale
Gold: Capital Blonde Ale, Forked River Brewing Co.
Silver: Brakeman Session Ale, Junction Craft Brewing Co. ON
Bronze: Blonde Ale, Picaroons Brewing Co. NB

Brown Ale
Gold: Old Boy, Parallel 49 Brewing BC
Silver: Salt Spring Dry Porter, Salt Spring Island Ales BC
Bronze: Bytown Brown, Clocktower Brewpub ON

American Style Black Ale
Gold: Big Rig Black IPA, Big Rig Brewery ON
Silver: Malevolent BIIPA, Nickel Brook Brewing Co ON
Bronze: Grizzly Beer, Bellwoods Brewery ON

Scotch Ale
Gold: Wee Angry Scotch Ale, Russell Brewing Co. BC
Silver: Vicar’s Vice, Amsterdam Brewing Co. ON
Bronze: St. Ambroise Scotch Ale, McAuslan Brewing Inc. QC

English Style Pale Ale (Bitter)
Gold: Regina Pale Ale, Bushwakker Brewing Co. SK
Silver: Augusta Ale, Kensington Brewing Co. ON
Bronze: Red Devil Pale Ale, R & B Brewing Co. BC

North American Style Pale Ale (Bitter)
Gold: Rhyme & Reason, Collective Arts Brewing ON
Silver: Naughty Neighbour APA, Nickel Brook Brewing Co.
Bronze: Pinball Wizard APA, Get Well Brewing ON

Wheat Beer – Belgian Style (Wit)
Gold: Dominus Vobiscum Blanche, Microbrasserie Charlevoix QC
Silver: The Seasonal Citrus Wit, Dead Frog Brewery BC
Bronze: Blanche de Pratto, Microbrasserie Pit Caribou QC

Wheat Beer – German Style (Weiss)
Gold: Belle Gueule Hefeweizen, Les Brasseurs RJ QC
Silver: Farnham 12, Farnham Ale et Lager Inc. QC
Bronze: This is Hefeweizen, Moon Under Water BC

Wheat Beer – North American Style
Gold: Rooster Tail American Pale Wheat, Northwinds Brewhouse ON
Silver: Sun God Wheat Ale, R & B Brewing Co. BC
Bronze: Sir John A Honey Wheat Ale, PEI Brewing Co. PEI

Belgian Style Abbey Ale
Gold: La Fin du Monde, Unibroue QC
Silver: Blitzen, Steam Works Brewing Co. BC
Bronze: Raftman, Unibroue QC

Belgian Style Strong Specialty Ale
Gold: Gros Mollet, Microbrasserie du Lac St-Jean QC
Silver: Flacatoune, Microbrasserie Charlevoix QC
Bronze: Portes de l’Enfers, Stack Brewing ON

Barley Wine Style Ale
Gold: Ale de Hardy, Brasseurs du Monde QC
Silver: Yuletide Barley Wine, Wellington Brewery ON
Bronze: Etoile du Brasseur Barley Wine, Microbrasserie Pit Caribou QC

Stout
Gold: Sasquatch Stout, Old Yale Brewery BC
Silver: All Out Stout, Bridge Brewing Co. BC
Bronze: Shamrocker Potato Stout, Granville Island Brewing BC

Imperial Stout
Gold: Wreckoning RIS, Rockbottom Brewpub NS
Silver: Zombie Apocalypse, Indie Alehouse ON
Bronze: The Bottle Imp, Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. ON

English Style India Pale Ale
Gold: IPA, Mill Street Brewery ON
Silver: True North India Pale Ale, Magnotta Brewery ON
Bronze: IP’eh Russell Brewing Co. BC

American Style India Pale Ale
Gold: Thrust! An IPA, Great Lakes Brewery ON
Silver: Karma Citra IPA, Great Lakes Brewery ON
Bronze: My Bitter Wife IPA, Great Lakes Brewery ON

Imperial India Pale Ale
Gold: Shoulders of Giants, Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery ON
Silver: Immodest IIPA, Nickel Brook Brewing Co. ON
Bronze: The Vicar’s Cross Double IPA, Boxing Rock Brewing Co. NS

French and Belgian Style Saison
Gold: Saison du Pinacle, Brasserie Dunham QC
Silver: Four Winds Saison Brett, Four Winds Brewing Co. BC
Bronze: Farmhouse Classic, Bellwoods Brewery, ON

Special Honey/Maple Lager or Ale
Gold: Maple Stout, Cannery Brewing Co. BC
Silver: Sap Sucker Maple Porter, Fernie Brewing Co. BC
Bronze: Braggot, Parallel 49 Brewing BC

Fruit Beer
Gold: Ephemere Cerise, Unibroue QC
Silver: Pumpkin Head Brown Ale, Fernie Brewing Co. BC
Bronze: St. Ambroise Raspberry Ale, McAuslan Brewing Inc. QC

Wood and Barrel Aged Beer
Gold: Russian Imperial Stout, Parallel 49 Brewing BC
Silver: Maverick and Gose, Amsterdam Brewing Co. ON
Bronze: Two Weeks Notice, Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. ON

Wood and Barrel Aged Strong Beer
Gold: Stalin’s Choice, Great Lakes Brewery ON
Silver: La Buteuse-Brassin Special, Le Trou du Diable QC
Bronze: L’Imperatrice-Brassin Special, Le Trou du Diable QC

Wood and Barrel Aged Sour Beer
Gold: Oud Bruin, Yaletown Brewing Co. BC
Silver: Co-hop V, A la Fut QC
Bronze: Flanders’ ‘Stasche, Indie Alehouse ON

Gluten Free Beer
Gold: Glutenberg India Pale Ale, Brasseurs Sans Gluten QC
Silver: Glutenberg Rousse, Brasseurs Sans Gluten QC
Bronze: Glutenberg Belge de Saison, Brasseurs Sans Gluten QC

Experimental Beer
Gold: The Chocolate Manifesto, Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery ON
Silver: Atelier des Saveurs, Microbrasserie du Lac St-Jean QC
Bronze: Smokey the Beer, Russell Brewing Brewing Co. BC

Beer of the Year – Sasquatch Stout, Old Yale (BC)

Brewery of the Year – Great Lakes Brewery (ON)

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