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Last night, the 5th Annual Canadian Brewing Awards Gala was held at the Dub Linn Gate Irish Pub in Vaughan, Ontario. Over 200 beers in 21 categories were entered into the competition this year with awards of gold, silver or bronze given to the top 3 scoring beers in each category.
The CBAs again recognized one brewer for outstanding achievement, with Mill Street Brewery being awarded this years “Brewery of the Year”. New this year was the “Beer of the Year” for the highest scoring beer in all categories, awarded to Garrisons Brewing Company for their “Imperial Pale Ale”.
The full winners list appears behind the cut. To discuss the results with other beer lovers, check out the discussion thread on the Bar Towel Forum
North American Style Amber Lager
GOLD Red Leaf Smooth Red Lager, Great Lakes
SILVER Harvest Lager, Bushwakker Brewing Co. Ltd
BRONZE J.R. Brickman Amber, Brick Brewing Co.
Bock Traditional German Style
GOLD Copper Bock, Canoe Brewpub
Fruit and Vegetable Beer
GOLD Frambozen, Mill Street Brewery
SILVER Raspberry Wheat, Phillips Brewing Co.
BRONZE Great Lakes Pumpkin Ale, Great Lakes
North American Style Dark Lager
GOLD Steelback Tiverton Dark Lager, Steelback
SILVER Hermann’s Dark Lager, Vancouver Island Brewing
BRONZE Black Jack Black Lager, Great Lakes
Light (Carlorie Reduced) Lager
GOLD Jack Rabbit, Big Rock Brewery
SILVER Moosehead Light, Moosehead Breweries Ltd
BRONZE Steelback Light, Steelback Brewery
Wheat Beer Belgian Style White
GOLD Blanche de Chambly, Unibroue
SILVER Belgian-Style Wit, Mill Street Brewery
Wheat Beer German Style Hefeweizen
GOLD Muskoka Hefewissbier, Lakes of Muskoka Cottage Brewery Inc.
SILVER True North Wunder Weisse, Magnotta
European Style Lager (Pilsner)
GOLD Walkerville Premium Blond, Walkerville Brewing
SILVER Kelowna Pilsner, Tree Brewing
BRONZE Whistler Premium Export Lager, Whistler Brewing
Strong or Belgian Style Ale
GOLD Swans Legacy Ale, Swans Buckerfields Brewery
SILVER St-Ambroise Vintage Ale, McAuslan Brewing
BRONZE Surly Blonde, Phillips Brewing Co.
GOLD True North Cream Ale, Magnotta Brewery
SILVER Russell Cream Ale, Russell Brewing Co.
BRONZE Cameron’s Cream Ale, Cameron’s Brewing
North American Style Lager
GOLD Muskoka Lager, Lakes of Muskoka Cottage Brewery
SILVER Golden Horseshoe Premium Lager, Great Lakes
BRONZE Cameron’s Lager, Cameron’s Brewing
North American Style Blonde/Golden Ale
GOLD Piper’s Pale Ale, Vancouver Island Brewing
SILVER Griffin Extra Pale Ale, McAuslan Brewing
BRONZE Stock Ale, Mill Street Brewery
GOLD Black Oak Nutrcracker Porter, Black Oak Brewing Co.
SILVER London Style Porter, Propeller Brewing Co
BRONZE Coffee Porter, Mill Street Brewery
English Style Pale Ale (Bitter)
GOLD Cutthroat Pale Ale, Tree Brewing
SILVER Red Devil Pale Ale, R & B Brewing Co.
BRONZE Black Oak Pale Ale, Black Oak Brewing Co.
India Pale Ale
GOLD Imperial Pale Ale, Garrison Brewing Company
SILVER Amnesiac DBL IPA, Phillips Brewing Co.
BRONZE Hophead India Pale Ale, Tree Brewing
GOLD Stonehammer Premium Dark Ale, F&M Brewery
SILVER Nut Brown Ale, Garrison Brewing Company
BRONZE Tall Timber Ale, Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.
GOLD McAuslan Scotch Ale, McAuslan Brewing
SILVER Swans Scotch Ale, Swans Buckerfields
North American Style Amber/Red Ale
GOLD Blue Buck, Phillips Brewing Co.
SILVER Race Rocks Amber, Lighthouse Brewing Co.
BRONZE (tie) Irish Red Ale, Garrison Brewing Company
BRONZE (tie) Tankhouse Ale, Mill Street Brewery
GOLD Swans Oatmeal Stout, Swans Buckerfields
SILVER Espresso Stout, Yukon Brewing Company
BRONZE Keepers Stout, Lighthouse Brewing Co.
Wheat Beer North American Style
GOLD Grasshopper, Big Rock Brewery
SILVER Sungod Wheat Ale, R & B Brewing Co.
BRONZE High Country Kolsch, Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.
Honey/Maple Lager or Ale
GOLD Niagara Honey Brown, Niagara Brewing Co.
SILVER Steelback Tiverton Bear Honey Brown, Steelback Brewery
BRONZE J.R. Brickman Honey Red, Brick Brewing Co.
BEER OF THE YEAR, Garrisons Imperial Pale Ale
BREWERY OF THE YEAR, Mill Street Brewery