Last week at Queen’s Park, The Honourable Steve Peters, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, led MPPs, Queen’s Park staff and selected guests in media in a third annual tasting of craft beers from across Ontario.
48 beers from 15 members of the Ontario Craft Brewers were available for sampling, and tasters cast ballots to choose their favourites in six categories, with a seventh category – the “Speaker’s Selection” – chosen by the Speaker himself. The winning beers will be available in the dining room and at catered events & receptions at Queen’s Park for the 2010-11 year.
The winners for this year were:
Golden Lagers & Pilsners – Beau’s Lug Tread Lagered Ale
Refreshing Ales – Cameron’s Cream Ale
Amber Lagers, Ales & Honey Beers – Flying Monkeys Hoptical Illusion Almost Pale Ale
Malty Dark Lager or Ale – Muskoka Dark Ale
Bold Flavoured Ale, Stout or Porter – Grand River Plowman’s Ale
Wheat Beer & Specialty – Mill Street Lemon Tea Beer
Speaker’s Selection – Railway City Dead Elephant Ale