Thursday, May 24, 2012

Ontario Crowns it’s favourite Beers and Brew Masters at the 9th Annual Brewing Awards


Toronto, ON


The results are in for the 9th Annual Ontario Brewing Awards presented by Toronto’s Festival of Beer!

The Gold, Silver and People’s Choice Awards, presented at Beer Academy in Toronto, were given out by Roger Mittag, the “Professor of Beer” on Thursday, May 17th. 

The annual award ceremony has become a tradition for beer lovers around the province, giving them a chance to meet the people that make their favourite brews as well as allowing them to test out something entirely new.

The following are this year’s winners for the 9th Annual Ontario Brewing Awards:

North American Light Lager


Gold: Cool Beer Brewing Company - Stonewall Light


Silver: Labatt - Rolling Rock Extra Pale

North American Lager


Gold: Labatt - Blue


Silver: Hogsback Brewing Company - Vintage Lager

People’s Choice: Hogsback Brewing Company - Vintage Lager


European Style Lager (Pilsner)


Gold: King Brewery - Pilsner


Silver: Kichesippi Beer Co. - Natural Blonde


People’s Choice: Kichesippi Beer Co. - Natural Blonde


Amber Lager


Gold: Cool Beer Brewing Company - Millennium Buzz


Silver: Great Lakes Brewery - Red Leaf Smooth Red Lager


People’s Choice: Nickel Brook Beers - Märzenbier Bavarian Style Red


Dark Lager


Gold: Cameron’s Brewing Co. - Cameron’s Dark 266


Silver: King Brewery - Dark Lager


People’s Choice: Mill Street Brewery -


Bock


Gold: Amsterdam Brewery - Spring Bock


Silver: Cameron's Brewing Co. - Cameron’s Deviator Doppelbock


People’s Choice: Amsterdam Brewery - Spring Bock


Honey/Maple Beers


Gold: F&M Brewery - Stone Hammer Maple Red Ale


Silver: Railway City Brewing Company - Honey Elixir


People’s Choice: F&M Brewery - Stone Hammer Maple Red Ale


German Style Wheat Beer


Gold: Denison’s Brewing Company - Weissbier


Silver: Magnotta Brewery - True North Wonder Weisse


People’s Choice: Denison’s Brewing Company - Weissbier


Belgian Style Wheat Beer


Gold: Amsterdam Brewery - Oranje Weiss


Silver: Mill Street Brewery - Belgian Style Wit


People’s Choice: Amsterdam Brewery - Oranje Weiss


Cream Ale


Gold: Muskoka Brewery - Cream Ale


Silver: Grand River Brewing - 1913 Traditional


People’s Choice: Muskoka Brewery - Cream Ale


British Pale Ale


Gold: Black Oak Brewing Company - Pale Ale


Silver: Grand River Brewing - Plowman’s Ale


People’s Choice: Grand River Brewing - Plowman’s Ale


North American Pale Ale


Gold: Nickel Brook Beers - Naughty Neighbour Pale Ale                   


Silver: Great Lakes Brewery - Crazy Canuck Pale Ale


People’s Choice: Black Creek Historic Brewery - Pale Ale


British IPA


Gold: Grand River Brewing - Curmudgeon IPA


Silver: Mill Street Brewery - India Pale Ale


People’s Choice: Mill Street Brewery - India Pale Ale


North American IPA


Gold: Cameron’s Brewing Co. - Cameron’s Rye Pale Ale


Silver: Muskoka Brewery - Mad Tom IPA


People’s Choice: Cameron’s Brewing Co. - Cameron’s Rye Pale Ale


Amber Ale


Gold: Amsterdam Brewery - Big Wheel Deluxe Amber


Silver: The Clocktower Brew Pub - Clocktower Red


People’s Choice: Amsterdam Brewery - Big Wheel Deluxe Amber


Dark Ale


Gold: Muskoka Brewery - Dark Ale


Silver: Black Oak Brewing Company - Nut Brown Ale


People’s Choice: Black Oak Brewing Company - Nut Brown Ale


Porter


Gold: Mill Street Brewery - Coffee Porter


Silver: Black Oak Brewing Company - Nutcracker Porter


People’s Choice: Mill Street Brewery - Coffee Porter


Stout


Gold: F&M Brewery - Stone Hammer Oatmeal Coffee Stout


Silver: Railway City Brewing Company - Black Coal Stout


People’s Choice: F&M Brewery - Stone Hammer Oatmeal Coffee Stout


Imperial Stout


Gold: Wellington Brewery - Wellington Imperial Russian Stout


Silver: Nickel Brook Beers - Bolshevik Bastard Imperial Stout


People’s Choice: Wellington Brewery - Wellington Imperial Russian Stout


Fruit Beer


Gold: Amsterdam Brewery - Framboise


Silver: The Clocktower Brew Pub - Raspberry Wheat


People’s Choice: Amsterdam Brewery - Framboise


Flavoured Beer


Gold: Grand River Brewing - Highballer Pumpkin Ale


Silver: Sawdust City Brewing Co. - Skinny Dipping Stout


People’s Choice: Cameron’s Brewing Co. - American Whiskey Barrel


Strong Beer


Gold: Niagara College Teaching Brewery - Rudolph’s Red Nose Ale


Silver: Mill Street Brewery - Ambre de la Chaudière


People’s Choice: Niagara College Teaching Brewery - Rudolph’s Red Nose Ale


Newcomer of the Year Brewery: 


Hogsback Brewing Company


Beer of the Year: 


Rickard’s Dark

Toronto’s Festival of Beer is scheduled from July 27-29th at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place.  Festival hours will be: Friday, July 27 - 4:30-11pm, Saturday, July 28 - 1:30-8pm, Sunday, July 29 - 1:30-8pm. Tickets are now available online at: www.beerfestival.ca.  Patrons must be of legal drinking age (19+) to attend and children and pets are not permitted on-site at the Festival.

Eska Water has signed on as the official water sponsor for TFoB. To ensure that the festival remains a safe and fun experience, Eska Water will be providing bottled water free of charge to all patrons at the festival. Drinking and Driving is never a tasty mix! Please drink responsibly. For more information, please visit www.beerfestival.ca.

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