Bar Towel News Editor
The First Annual Canadian International Beer Championship was held on July 7th, 2007 in conjunction with the Barrie Brews & BBQ Festival. The event was a BJCP Sanctioned Competition overseen by brewer and BJCP Master Judge Paul Dickey, and the entries were consolidated in similar styles for the awarding of medals as recommended by the BJCP.
Following are the medal winners in each of the ribbon categories. Each entry was judged according to the style guidelines for the style entered. The criteria were aroma, appearance, flavour, mouthfeel and overall impression. In some cases more than one medal may have been awarded, as determined by the panel of judges, if the judges felt the entry would have warranted a medal in the style in which the entry was originally entered.
Medal – Brand – Beer Style – Company Name
Category: North American Lager, Pilsner, European Amber Lager
Gold – Castle – European Amber Lager – South African Breweries
Gold – King Pilsner – Pilsner – King Brewery
Silver – Tyskie – European Amber Lager – Kompania Piwowarska S.A.
Bronze – Peroni – European Amber Lager – s.p.a. Birra Peroni
Category: Light Hybrid Beer, Dark Lager, Bock
Gold – Lug Tread Lagered Ale – Light Hybrid – Beaus All Natural Brewing Company
Silver – Stock Ale – Light Hybrid – Mill Street Brewery
Bronze – King Dark Lager – Dark Lager – King Brewery
Category: Belgian & French Ale
Gold – Blanche de Chambly – Belgian & French Ale – Unibroue
Category: English Brown Ale, Porter & Stout
Gold – County Ale – English Brown Ale – Wellington Brewery
Silver – Coffee Porter – Porter – Mill Street Brewery
Bronze – John Sleeman Porter – Porter – Sleeman Breweries
Category: Bitter & English Pale Ale
Gold – Tankhouse Ale – Pale Ale – Mill Street Brewery
Silver – Arkel Best Bitter – Bitter & Pale Ale – Wellington Brewery
Bronze – Special Pale Ale – Bitter & Pale Ale – Wellington Brewery