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Ontario Brewing Awards Winners


Gold Medal Winners - Ontario Brewing Awards

On Tuesday the Ontario Brewing Award Winners were announced in Toronto. 57 brands of Ontario brews were submitted for judging across 15 different categories. The big winners were walking away with 3 Golds, 3 Silvers and 1 People’s Choice. Close behind were and with 2 Golds, 2 Silvers and 2 People’s Choice each. The People’s Choice favourite was with 3 People’s Choice and 2 Silver Medals.

Last year’s awards caused some controversy around the judging, so this year they brought in a combination of experts and regular joes to do the judging. The expert’s votes combined to the Gold & Silver Medal winners, and the cumulative results were used for the People’s Choice.

Keep reading for the full list of Gold, Silver and People’s Choice Winners.

NORTH AMERICAN LIGHT LAGER

Anti-Gravity Light Ale
GOLD – for Antigravity Light
SILVER – for Formosa Springs Light
PEOPLE’S CHOICE – for Nickel Brook Pilsner

PILSNER

Pilsner Winner

GOLD – for J.R. Brickman Pilsner
SILVER – Old Credit Brewing for Pale Pilsner
PEOPLE’S CHOICE – for Pilsner

DARK LAGER

Steelback Dark
GOLD – Steelback Brewery for Steelback Tiverton Dark Lager
SILVER – for Waterloo Dark
PEOPLE’S CHOICE – for Black Jack

AMBER ALE

Cameron's
GOLD – for Cameron’s Auburn Ale
SILVER – Old Credit Brewing for Amber Ale
PEOPLE’S CHOICE – for Nickel Brook Ale

BITTER

Arkell
GOLD – for Wellington Arkell Best Bitter
SILVER – for Best Bitter Special
PEOPLE’S CHOICE – for Best Bitter

SPECIALTY

Winter Ale
GOLD – for Winter Ale
SILVER – for Wellington Iron Duke Strong Ale
PEOPLE’S CHOICE – for Nickel Brook Cuvee

FRUIT BEER

Mill Street's Framboise

GOLD – for Frambozen
SILVER – for Nickel Brook Green Apple
PEOPLE’S CHOICE – for Orange Peel Ale

WHEAT BEER

Belgian Wit
GOLD – for Belgian Wit

NORTH AMERICAN LAGER

Golden Horseshoe
GOLD – for Golden Horseshoe
SILVER – for Niagara’s Best Lager
PEOPLE’S CHOICE – for Laker Lager

CREAM ALE

Cameron's Cream Ale
GOLD – for Cameron’s Cream Ale
SILVER – for Robert Simpson Confederation Ale
PEOPLE’S CHOICE – for Nickel Brook Draught

AMBER LAGER

Buzz
GOLD – for Millenium Buzz
SILVER – for Red Leaf
PEOPLE’S CHOICE – for J.R. Brickman Amber

PALE ALE

Tank House Ale
GOLD – for Tankhouse Ale
SILVER – for IPA
PEOPLE’S CHOICE – for Wellington Special Pale Ale

HONEY BEER

GOLD – for J.R. Brickman Honey Red(unfortunately, no photo)
SILVER – Old Credit Brewing Company for Holiday Honey

DARK ALE

Hockley Dark
GOLD – for Dark Traditional English Ale
SILVER – for Scotch Ale
PEOPLE’S CHOICE – for Devil’s Pale Ale

PORTER/STOUT

Hockely Stout
GOLD – for Traditional Irish Stout
SILVER – for Coffee Porter
PEOPLE’S CHOICE – for Keefe’s Irish Stout

The awards and consumer tasting was held at the , sponsored by , Ontario Brewers, , and , and hosted by , the “Professor of Beer”.

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